Lady Wave go undefeated in first scrimmage of the 2020-21 OHSAA basketball season.
GREENVILLE – The Lady Wave high school basketball program hosted the Mississinawa Valley Lady Blackhawks and the New Bremen Lady Cardinals to the 2021-22 season scrimmage opener with both the varsity and junior varsity squads taking to the court.
“We had eight with the varsity tonight and all eight got to play,” said Greenville veteran coach, Rachael Kerns. “I’m not really sure what to expect but whatever happened tonight exceeded my expectations.”
Coach Kerns took the opportunity to evaluate a Lady Wave varsity squad with a combination of veteran players as well as a talented incoming freshman class.
“The tallest and probably one of the most talented groups we have had in a long time,” Kerns said of the incoming freshman class. “It is just trying to put the pieces together to make the puzzle come together.”
“I was talking to my coaches before the scrimmage started and I said, ‘I’m not really sure of my expectations, what I am expecting’ – but whatever I was expecting we exceeded every expectation,” Kerns added. “This is a really solid first scrimmage for us.”
The Lady Wave varsity won each of the 10-minute quarters played on the night.
“Some quarters we put up major points and other quarters not quite as many but I don’t know that we ever gave up more than six or seven points,” noted Kerns. “That is going to be something we’re going to have to strive to do just to be in some of the games against a really good opponents.”
The Lady Wave will once again compete in the very competitive Miami Valley League, a conference made up of eight OHSAA DI teams and two DII teams including Greenville.
“The MVL is just loaded,” Kerns stated. “Our top half is as good as it has been in my last 10 years of coaching – but with that being said, it is still a measuring stick where we need to get to.”
“For as young as we played tonight as far as some of the young girls we played, we did a really good job rebounding, a really good job of help defense and we really took care of the ball well,” Kerns concluded. “If we can do those things we should be able to compete.”