MC girls falter down the stretch in 58-53 loss at Roy

<strong>ROY—</strong> After holding a two-point lead going into the fourth quarter, the Mountain Crest girl’s basketball team couldn’t overcome a big fourth quarter by Roy and dropped a tough road match on Thursday, 58-53.

Kenzie Rasmussen led the Mustangs with 13 points, while fellow senior McKenzie Anderson and Kelsee Nelson chipped in 12 and 9 points, respectively. Kaitlyn Hurley led the Royals with 19 points and Aubrey Hurley added 18 to pace their team to a win.

Roy (8-12, 3-6) snapped a six-game losing streak with the home win, but up until the decisive fourth quarter, the game was either team’s for the taking. Mountain Crest (7-12, 2-7) led 26-25 to end the first half and increased that lead by one going into the final quarter.

The Royal’s aggressiveness proved to be too much for the visiting team as they outscored the Mustangs 19-12 in the final quarter. Mountain Crest made five more field goals than Roy, but got to the free-throw line only six times, compared to the Royals going 15-of-19 from the charity stripe. Roy also converted on nine 3-pointers in the game, while Mountain Crest had five.

The Mustangs travel back to Cache Valley for a season-ending road game at Logan, where they hope to snap a three-game losing streak and send their seven departing seniors off with a win.

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