The Mahomet-Seymour Lady Bulldogs have really hit a rough patch. Nathan Seal's crew has lost six games in a row. M-S is 8-12 overall, but the team still has just about a month to fix its woes before regionals get started.
On the bright side, senior Maddy Wade broke out for 13 points in the loss to Effingham.
Kailyn Northrup and Lakeida Nichols have been consistent all season long, and junior Makayla Rosenbery has started to find her groove.
If Wade can build off her stellar performance against Effingham, the Bulldogs will have four or five extremely capable scorers. Plus, their gritty play will keep them in many games.
Effingham 49, M-S 35. The game was decided at the free throw line. Effingham knocked down 15 free throws compared to the Bulldogs' three, and the Flaming Hearts handed M-S its sixth straight loss last Thursday.
Wade had struggled over the last couple weeks to really get going offensively. The senior guard/forward busted the slump against Effingham with 13 points.
Wade was 5-for-10 from the field. She drained a three-pointer and knocked down both of her free throws.
Rosenbery knocked down a three and finished with 10 points and four rebounds.
Northrup was held to just six points, but she dished out five assists and hauled in three rebounds.
Nichols filled the box score with four points, five rebounds, four steals, two assists and one block.
Sammie Beyer chipped in one bucket.
Ashley Wheeler didn't score, but she ripped down six boards.
The Lady Bulldogs will look to bust their six-game losing streak tonight against St. Thomas More. On Monday, the Bulldogs will face Mattoon at home. It will be their last home game for two weeks. M-S will begin a stretch of six straight road games on Thursday when the Lady Bulldogs travel to Normal for a showdown with Normal West. All three games will get started at 6 p.m. with the junior varsity game. The varsity game will tip off about 7:30.