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GREENVILLE – The Greenville Lady Wave JV basketball team survived a dismal 3-point first half to storm back and get a 25-20 win over the Bethel Lady Bees.
“I don’t know how we only scored 3-points in a half and then score 22-points the second half,” said Greenville JV coach, Laura Germann.
The Lady Bees held Greenville scoreless in the opening period to lead 4-0 with one quarter in the book and took a 6-3 lead to the halftime break with the Lady Wave’s second quarter points coming by way of a Caydance Davidson 3-pointer.
“The first half we got every shot that we wanted,” Germann stated. “We made great passes into the post and the posts made post moves – we couldn’t finish. We got offensive rebounds on missed shots and we couldn’t finish. Our shot selection and everything we went to offensively was there the first half – we just couldn’t finish.”
Period No. 3 had the Lady Wave adding 13-points to the board led by Addie Klosterman and Ava Loudy with 4-points each, a Kylar Arnett trey and Kaitlin Combs going 2-2 at the line while Bethel was scoring 10-points sending the game to the final period tied at 16-16.
“I got on them a little bit at halftime and I was proud of Ava and Addy – they really came out and responded … stepping up and scoring a few more points,” Germann noted. “Kylar Arnett, Kaelyn Gump and Ella McLear did a pretty good job of handling the ball. They did a good job of feeding the ball into our post which I felt like was the best chance for us to score.”
“Freshman Kaitlin Combs came in and got a huge stop defensively and then came down and got fouled at the end of the third quarter and knocked down two free throws,” added Germann. “That was huge.”
With the fourth quarter scored tied at 18-18, Greenville scored 7-unanswered points to lead 25-18 before the visitors added a basket with 1-second on the clock to give the Lady Wave JV a 5-point non-conference win over the Lady Bees.
“We’re tied and Kaelyn Gump hits a big-3 in the fourth quarter and then after that we got a stop and came back down and scored,” Germann said. “Those were a few key plays there that were pretty big.”
“We are still getting used to playing with each other and some of the kids who were just role players last year are now kids that we need them,” concluded Coach Germann. “It’s about stepping up, it’s about having some confidence for themselves and I hope as we progress through the season we get better.”
GREENVILLE 25, BETHEL 20
GREENVILLE – A. Loudy 9, A. Klosterman 5, K. Arnett 3, C. Davidson 3, K. Gump 3, K. Combs 2 – TOTALS 5 6-14 3 25
BETHEL – A. Cox 6, A. Yates 5, A. Sheen 4, L. Lammers 4, J. Sebastian 1 – TOTALS 9 2-5 0 20
Greenville 3 (K. Arnett 1, C. Davidson 1, K. Gump 1)
SCORE by QUARTERS:
00-03-13-09 25 Greenville
04-02-10-4 20 Bethel
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 email@example.com or 937-459-9547.