ROCKSPRINGS, Ohio — So much for gracious guests.
After jumping out to a 35-11 halftime lead the Lady Dragons coasted to a 66-31 victory over Meigs Thursday night in a non-conference match up in Larry R. Morrison Gymnasium.
The Lady Marauders (0-1) were held to just three first quarter points by Fairland (2-0). FHS tallied 14 points in the first period and led by 11.
The teams picked the pace up in the second stanza, and Fairland out scored Meigs 21-8 in the quarter. MHS trailed by 24 at the break.
After the half Fairland went on an 8:00 19-6 run and stretching it’s advantage to 37 points. The Lady Marauders out scored FHS 14-12 in the finale but Fairland took the 66-31 win.
The Lady Marauders offense was led by Brittany Krautter with six points on 2-of-9 from the field and 4-of-5 from the line, followed by Morgan Russell with five points on 2-of-9 from the field and and 1-4 from the line. Tess Phelps was 2-of-6 from the floor for four points, while Ally Maxon, Delilah Fish and Kristin McGuire each finished with three points on a combined 3-of-6 from the field. Hannah Creameans was 1-of-4 and Mercadies George was 1-of-6, each scored two points, while Kelsey Hudson rounded out the MHS scoring by going 1-of-2 from the free throw stripe for one point.
Hudson and Krautter tied for a team-high with 2 assists apiece, while Hudson led the way with five steals. Phelps was the Lady Marauders’ top rebounder on the night with 12 boards, followed by McGuire and Krautter with four each.
Fairland was led by reigning division III AP southeast district player of the year Terra Stapleton, who finished the night with 17 points, eight rebounds, five blocks and four steals. Kelsey Riley had 10 points, eight rebounds and six steals in the triumph, while Makenzie Riley finished with eight points and 11 rebounds.
Meigs shot 11-of-43 (25.6 percent) from the field including 3-of-6 from beyond the arc. The Lady Marauders were 5-of-15 (33.3 percent)from the charity stripe on the night. The Lady Dragons were 27-of-72 (37.5 percent) from the field including just 1-of-9 (11.1 percent) from the three-point range. Fairland was 7-of-10 (70 percent) from the line in the game.
Fairland out rebounded MHS 53-to-29, while committing 11 less turnovers.