Lady Wave up and down in MVL win over the Stebbins Lady Indians
GREENVILLE – The Lady Wave defeated the visiting Stebbins Lady Indians 34-33 in MVL action after being up, being down and coming back for the win.
“It was good to be up, go down and come back and win,” said Greenville coach, Rachael Kerns. “It shows we still have a lot of fight left.”
The 2021-2022 Lady Wave season has had the team playing most games without a full roster dealing with injuries and sickness.
“We’re still trying to figure out how to play without a whole roster,” Coach Kerns noted. “We had back-to-back games missing two girls. We did get Lilly Hayes back so it was nice to get her in the rotation.”
Greenville jumped out to a 10-3 lead after one period of play with Gracie Thacker going 4-4 at the charity stripe for 4-points, Megan Lind 3-points, Skylar Fletcher 2-points and Avery Baumann knocking down a free throw.
Stebbins closed the gap outscoring the Lady Wave 11-7 in the second sending the teams to the break with Greenville clinging to a 17-14 advantage. Fletcher led GHS with 6-points and Laikyn Bruner added a free throw.
Period No. 3 went to Greenville by a 9-8 score with Fletcher scoring 6-points including 4-4 at the charity stripe and Minaxi Pandi drilling a 3-pointer for a Lady Wave 26-22 lead with one quarter to play.
Stebbins made it a fourth quarter nail-biter putting 11-points on the fourth quarter board to take the lead while the Lady Wave would score late in the game to take advantage of 8 fourth quarter points to pull out a 1-point conference win.
“We were up pretty much the whole game and they ended up coming down and hitting a 3-pointer going up 2 and then Meghan Lind had a great take from the elbow and got an and one but missed the free throw and we tied it up,” said Kerns. “We came back down, fouled, she makes one free throw with 34-seconds to go.”
“Skylar steals the ball on the full court press, passes to Gracie, Gracie makes a layup and then we had to play defense for about 26-seconds. They did end up getting a couple shots but I wouldn’t call them high quality shots for us to be able to hold off and win.”
“Overall Megan Lind was amazing on the glass,” Coach Kerns said of her freshman post player. “She ended up with 19-rebounds which is incredible and Gracie Thacker had 11-rebounds. We did a good job on defense. Nobody on their team got in double digits.”
Skylar Fletcher led Greenville and all scorers with a game high 16-points.
GREENVILLE 34, STEBBINS 33
GREENVILLE – S. Fletcher 16, G. Thacker 6, M. Lind 6, M. Pandy 3, L. Bruner 2, A. Baumann 1 – TOTALS 9 13-24 1 34
STEBBINS – T. Kielbaso 9, S. Coaston 7, B. Roche 6, Z. Ledbetter 5, S. Holt 2, A. Combs 2, A. Weimer 2 – TOTALS 5 5-16 6 33
Greenville 1 (M. Pandey 1)
Stebbins 6 (T. Kielbaso 3, B. Roche 2, S. Coaston 1)
SCORE by QUARTERS
10-07-09-08 34 Greenville
03-11-08-11 33 Stebbins