The arctic temperatures that swept across the midwest Jan. 6-7 changed some things around for the Metamora varsity girls basketball schedule.
The game scheduled with Washington Jan. 7 has been pushed to 7 p.m. Feb. 4 at Metamora. To fill the gap, MTHS picked up a game against Richwoods Thursday at home.
Metamora took a 53-32 loss to the Mid-State 6 team, Richwoods.
After the first quarter, Metamora trailed to the Lady Knights 17-8. Points for the Lady Redbirds came from Kara Hartnett and Kellie Steele with two field goals apiece.
Hailey Mueller put in a 3 in the second and Hartnett made another field goal for Metamora’s scoring.
Entering the half time break, MTHS was down 28-13.
Richwoods put up 16 points from free throws and field goals in the third and Metamora put up six from points by Kari Lalumandier, Heather DeLuca and Hannah Mueller.
The Lady Redbirds was able to put up 13 points for its game-high quarter in the fourth.
Hannah put up three points from making three of her six free throw attempts and Rachel Litviak made both her attempts at the line.
DeLuca put in two field goals and Peyton Roehnelt and Lalumandier made a field goal apiece in the final eight minutes.
The Lady Redbirds then played Morton (13-3, 5-1) for a 55-32 loss in the Mid-Illini game.
Morton held Metamora to just four points apiece in the first and second quarters while putting up 32 points before the intermission.
Metamora came back in the third quarter with nine points. Quinn Mathews put in four of her six points in the third, Hartnett and DeLuca put in a field goal apiece and Lalumandier made a free throw to contribute.
In the final eight minutes, Metamora outscored the Lady Potters, 15-10. Hartnett put up six points from three field goals. Mathews, Lalumandier, Steele and Mueller contributed two points apiece.
Roehnelt was sent to the free-throw line three times and made one of her attempts.
The loss pushed Metamora back to a 2-15 record and 1-4 in the M-I Conference.