Triad, Mechanicsburg fall in girls basketball


NORTH LEWISBURG – Triad’s shooting was as cold as the temperature outside against Shekinah Christian Thursday night, and the result was a 41-28 loss, dropping the Cardinals to 2-6 on the campaign.

Triad finished the game 12 of 63 from the field, including 2 of 28 from beyond the 3-point line.

“I’m not sure I’ve ever seen anything quite like that,” said Cardinal Coach Jeff Merklin. “Shekinah sat back in a 1-2-2 zone and packed it in … at some point, you simply have to hit some shots to be able to open up different areas of your offense. I will say that Shekinah is a very well-coached team, and they played to their strengths the entire night. We still have a young group of girls and instilling confidence in themselves is something that we need to continue to encourage. So much of shooting is mental, being able to just believe that you can knock the shot down when you get a good look. We’ll keep working at it.”

For the Cardinals, Audrey Lightle had 8 points in the paint and hauled down 6 rebounds.

Triad hosts Springfield Catholic Central in an Ohio Heritage Conference game Saturday at 1 p.m.

M’burg falls to SE

SOUTH CHARLESTON – Southeastern defeated Mechanicsburg, 53-45, Thursday night in OHC girls basketball.

The Indians were out-scored, 29-20, in the second half.

For Mechanicsburg, Mikayla Dodane had 21 points, Kacey Schipfer had 14 points and Morgan Hamby had 11 rebounds.

The Indians won the jayvee game, 12-8. Mackenzie Wilson had 7 points for Mechanicsburg.

Staff report

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