McClain Christian’s boys were outscored 72-69 by visiting Daniel 1 Academy on Monday night at Immanuel Baptist Church.
Daniel 1 led 15-12 following the first quarter, 36-29 at halftime and 51-48 going into the fourth.
Eli Shouse scored 15 points for McClain while Charlie Booher finished with 14 points and seven rebounds, Evan Tubb 13 points and seven caroms, Jon Whitener 13 points and Will Norton 11.
“Very proud of our total team effort,” McClain coach Scott Liptrap said. “We had five guys in double figures and were impressive on defense all night.”
McClain will be back at Immanuel on Thursday when the Western Kentucky Trailblazers come in.