MONROE — Freshman Addison Steenhoek had an impressive varsity debut, but a poor shooting night overall plagued PCM’s girls basketball team against Chariton on Saturday.
The Mustangs were just 10-of-40 from the floor and 2-of-16 from long range during a 54-32 loss to the Chargers in the season opener.
PCM (0-1) was outscored 28-22 in the first and fourth quarters, but Chariton dominated the middle two frames, holding a 26-10 advantage.
Steenhoek registered 16 points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals in her first high school game. She was 9-of-15 from the free-throw line.
Junior Paige Steenhoek chipped in 12 points, four rebounds and three steals, junior Sophia Steenhoek grabbed seven boards and senior Emily Foster collected four points and five rebounds. Junior Madie Reed registered four blocks and two steals. Only three players scored for the Mustangs.
Charlton (1-0) won the rebounding battle 43-21 and the Mustangs were just 10-of-18 from the foul line.
Avery Hall led Chariton with 27 points and 13 rebounds and Emma Rector tallied 10 points, 10 assists and six rebounds.