MIAMI — Eight points.
That’s all Miami’s girls could manage in a 53-8 loss to Inola Friday, Dec. 15, at the NEO Field House.
The eight points are among the fewest in the girls’ basketball program, which was established in 1975.
The Lady Wardogs managed only nine points in a loss to Verdigris on Jan. 13, 2017, and had 15 against Fort Gibson several years ago.
The game was played at NEO since the Miami Activity Center was being used for the annual wrestling tournament.
Miami native and former Afton girls’ coach Ron Maple is in his first season at the Lady Longhorn helm.
The Lady Longhorns tried to help Miami, but turnovers, missed short shots and struggles on the offensive boards hurt.
The Lady Wardogs had a scoreless drought that stretched from the 5:05 mark of the second quarter to 1:23 of the fourth, when Maddie Arnold connected on a 15-foot shot.
The Lady Wardogs — 0-6 and 3-84 dating back to the 2013-14 season — had only four field goals and made only three trips to the free throw line, missing all of them.
Inola led 15-4 after the opening quarter, 28-6 at the half and 38-6 heading into the fourth quarter.
Shelby Hubbard accounted for half of the Lady Wardogs’ points while Bayleigh Beckwith and Arnold scored two each.
Inola (4-3) got 10 points from Kylee Dry.
Miami is idle until Jan. 2, when it hosts Pittsburg (Kansas) St. Mary’s-Colgan at the MAC.