The Madison-Grant Argylls’ losing streak hit seven games on Tuesday night, as they were defeated by the Taylor Titans, 66-23.
Taylor took a 31-10 lead at halftime and never trailed, while holding the Argylls to single digit points in all four quarters.
Despite continued growth over the course of this season, the Argylls have really struggled with putting the ball in the basket throughout their current losing streak, scoring 30 points or less in all seven contests.
Furthermore, promising freshman Azmae Turner was out of the lineup for the third straight game, and it seems that she will miss significant time.
“I actually thought we did an improved job of taking care of the ball, but we didn’t adjust to changes very well,” Madison-Grant Head Coach Brandon Bradley said. “Also, Turner …will be out for at least the remainder of the regular season and possibly the Sectional. Her presence would give us another ball-handler who can take care of it and create scoring opportunities for others.”
Morgan Conliff led the Argylls with six points, while Blayklee Stitt scored five. Zoey Barnett and Gracey Fox each collected four.
While the wins continue to be hard to come by for the Argylls, Bradley has been pleased with the development of his post players, which include Conliff, Fox, Barnett, and Kayla Comer.
“I do think our interior players have continued to improve,” Bradley said. “While there is still room to grow, they have each developed better footwork, finished better around the basket, and learned to play lower and more physical.”
Going forward, Bradley and the Argylls will continue to work on the areas that need improving, which include reducing turnovers and becoming more consistent on offense.
“We are still battling the same demons going forward,” Bradley said. We must take care of the basketball better and value possessions, we must make easy baskets consistently, including layups and free throws, and we must be more assertive and aggressive instead of reactionary at both ends of the floor.”