ROCKSPRINGS, Ohio — After dropping their first six games of the season, the Meigs Girls basketball team has now won two straight games.
The Lady Marauders shot over 50 percent from the field Wednesday night en route to a non-conference victory over Federal Hocking in Larry R. Morrison Gymnasium.
The Lady Lancers (3-5) began the game on a 9-to-3 run but Meigs quickly answered with eight unanswered points to take the lead. FHHS went on a 5-to-2 run to end the first period with a 14-13 lead.
After battling swapping leads to start the second quarter Meigs regained the upper hand with 5:28 remaining in the half. The Lady Marauders closed the half with an 8-0 run and took the 30-21 halftime advantage.
MHS out scored the Lady Lancers 14-to-9 in the third period and took the 14 point advantage into the finale. Meigs finished strong scoring 25 points in the fourth en route to a 69-43 win.
“A win is a win, it was an ugly win but we’ll take it” said Meigs coach Amber Ridenour. “We’re getting a little bit better every day and I think it is good for their confidence level. We started started off rough but we’re climbing back up.”
Brittany Krautter led the Lady Marauders with 22 points on the night including four three-pointers.Mercadies George finished with 13 points, while Kelsey Hudson finished with 10 points. All of Hudson’s points came in the fourth period. Ally Maxson had eight points, Morgan Russell had six and Delilah Fish finished with four. Tess Phelps, Houser and Hannah Cremeans each finished with two points on the night.
Cremeans finished with a team high six rebounds while George had five. Fish led Meigs with four steals and three assists. The Lady Marauders committed 14 turnovers on the night.
“They were on tonight,”coach Ridenour said. “We had a couple players come off the bench for us a do a real good job and that helps a lot.”
Meigs was 28-of-54 (51.9 percent) from the field including 4-of-7 (57.1 percent) from three. Meigs was 9-of-15 (60 percent) from the free-throw line.
Federal Hocking was was led by Carley Tabler with 11 points, McKenzie Steele with nine and Megan Thompson with eight. Zoey Wolfe had seven points, Ashton Cale had six and Whitney Gillian finished with two points to round out the FHHS total. Federal Hocking was 4-of-12 (33.3 percent) from the charity stripe.
This is the lone meeting between these teams this season.