Greenville Lady Wave Senior Night (L-R) Coach Rachael Kerns, Emalee Bowling, Laiken Bruner and Lilly Hayes. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Lady Wave honors three seniors

Lilly Hayes, Emalee Bowling and Laiken Bruner honored at Greenville Lady Wave Senior Night ceremony

GREENIVLLE – The Lady Wave honored three seniors, Lilly Hayes, Emalee Bowling and Laiken Bruner on Senior Night prior to a non-conference matchup with the visiting Bethel Lady Bees.

Coach Kerns showed her appreciation for her three seniors, stating; “Thank you to these three awesome young ladies for staying true to who they are and representing the Lady Wave basketball program with Pride. Best of luck to an incredible senior season.”

“What an incredible teammate Emalee is,” said Lady Wave coach, Rachael Kerns. “She has accepted whatever role we have asked her to play and continues to show up each day to get better. Players like Emalee are becoming far and few between.”

In order for a program to be successful you must have players Like Emalee,” Kerns continued. “We are so grateful Emalee has continued to pursue basketball for four seasons and our wish for her is that this is the best one yet.”

“I am so proud of Laikyn for continuing to play basketball,” Kerns stated. “As a junior she embraced her roll on JV and her skill only got better. Laikyn has an amazing attitude and is so coachable. She is great at making eye contact and can handle being coached.”

“Laikyn will go on to do great things in whatever she pursues because of who she is and how she handles herself,” added Kerns. “I am so proud of her efforts and thankful for how dependable she has become.”

‘Lilly Hayes makes everyone around her a better person,” said Coach Kerns. “As a coach, I am a better person/coach because of Lilly. Her optimism and overall attitude is above all.”

“Lilly has been such a joy to coach and brings the right mindset each and every day,” Kerns continued. “I have no doubt that Lilly will be great at no matter what she chooses to do moving forward. Thank you for your time, effort and commitment to the Lady Wave basketball program.”

The Lady Wave struggled to keep up with the visiting Lady Bees with the visitors jumping out to a 15-8 first quarter advantage. Minaxi Pandey drilled two first quarter 3-pointers to pace Greenville with 6-first period points.

Greenville took period No. 2 by a 6-5 count led by Skylar Fletcher’s 4-points and a bucket from Josie Camacho to trail 20-14 heading to the halftime break.

The third period had the Lady Bees keeping Greenville off the board while putting up 7-points to lead 27-14 heading to the final period of play.

Final quarter play saw the Lady Wave get back in the scoring column with 8-points only to have Bethel add 14 points to the book to win the non-conference game 41-22.

BOXSCORE:

GREENVILLE 22, BETHEL 41

GREENVILLE – S. Fletcher 11, M. Pandey 6, L. Bruner 2, J. Camacho 2, G. Thacker 1 – TOTALS 7 2-6 2 22

BETHEL – K. Calhoun 23, K. Moore 10, E. Evans 4, M. Montgomery 2, L. Heffner 2 – TOTALS 8 4-10 7 41

3-POINTERS:

Greenville 2 (M. Pandey 2)

Bethel 7 (K. Calhoun 7)

SCORE by QUARTERS

08-06-00-08 22 Greenville

15-05-07-14 41 Bethel

Lady Wave Senior Night; Lilly Hayes and parents. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Lady Wave Senior Night; Laiken Bruner and parents. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Lady Wave Senior Night: Emalee Bowling and parents. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Lady Wave floor leader, Skylar Fletcher barks out orders while bringing the ball up-court. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Greenville Lady Wave Minaxi Pandey buries one of her two 3-pointers on the night. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Gaylen Blosser / Editor

Gaylen Blosser is a sports enthusiast and has covered high school sports for nearly 20 years in Southwest Ohio. Gaylen has been a media sportswriter while most recently serving as Sports Editor for the local newspaper and will now serve as editor of Darke County Now while continuing to cover athletics. Gaylen is an accomplished photographer who has captured thousands of athletes in action over the years and is the recipient of the OHSAA Friends of Athletes Award and OHSAA Respect the Game State Award. Contact Darke County Now Editor Gaylen Blosser at gblosser@darkecountynow.com or 937-459-9547.

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