Meigs falls to Lady Buckeyes, 54-34
Alex Hawley email@example.com
ROCKSPRINGS, Ohio — The Lady Buckeyes forced turnovers and took care of the ball, remaining perfect by defeating host Meigs by a count of 54-34 in a Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division contest, Monday night at Larry R. Morrison Gymnasium.
The Lady Marauders (1-3, 0-2 TVC Ohio) kept things close for a while and led 9-7 just over six minutes into play, but a 6-0 run by Nelsonville-York (5-0, 2-0) to end the opening period gave the Orange and Brown the 13-9 lead and all the momentum.
The Lady Buckeyes outscored Meigs 17-to-9 in the second quarter and took the 30-18 lead into the break. The NYHS defense stepped up after the intermission, holding the Maroon and Gold to just four points in the third quarter. Nelsonville-York led 44-22 at the beginning of the fourth and was outscored 12-10 over the final eight minutes of the game, holding on for the 54-34 victory.
Meigs was led by Brook Andrus with 14 points, followed by Kelsey Hudson with 10. Hannah Cremeans and Morgan Russell each marked four points, while Ariel Ellis had two in the setback.
The Lady Marauders shot 15-of-40 (37.5 percent) from the field and 1-of-5 (20 percent) from the free throw line. Meigs committed 26 turnovers and pulled down 39 rebounds in the game.
Andrus finished with a game-high 14 rebounds, followed by Cremeans with eight, Russell with five and Hudson with four. Andrus and Hudson each finsihed with three assists for MHS, while Cremeans and Lexi Coleman each had one assist. Hudson led the Lady Marauder defense with three steals, followed by Cremeans with two.
Angela Meade led the Lady Buckeyes with 12 points, followed by Madison Davis and Jennah Addis with 10 each. Kaitlyn Hurd had seven points, Samantha Taylor marked six, Brooke Breeze finsihed with five and Cassidy Dupler chipped in with four in the triumph.
As a team Nelsonville-York shot 21-of-66 (31.8 percent) from the field and 7-of-19 (36.8 percent) from the free throw line. NYHS had 43 rebounds and committed just 14 turnovers in the win.
Davis led the rebounding charge for the Orange and Brown, followed by Addis with eight. Hurd, Meade, Tori Campbell and Chelsie Mays each added five rebounds for NYHS. Addis had the lone pair of Nelsonville-York assists, while Breeze led the defensive effort with two steals and a block.
The Lady Marauders will look for a different result on January 16, when the travel to Nelsonville to face the Lady Buckeyes again.
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