DJ Zimmer battles for a Greenville rebound in the Wave's MVL game with Troy. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Troy downs Wave

GREENVILLE – The Green Wave dropped a 54-37 MVL matchup to the Troy Trojans in a Tuesday night OHSAA basketball action.

“You saw a totally different Greenville team from Saturday night to tonight,” said Greenville coach, Bobby Jones. “Troy is physical, they are athletic, they have athletes, they have scorers, they have shooters, they have big guys but that didn’t matter to our guys tonight.”

“Effort wise I have no complaints whatsoever with our guys,” Jones added. Good effort tonight.”

The Green Wave jumped out to a 7-3 lead midway through the first quarter and settled for a 9-8 lead after one period of play.

The Trojans took quarter No. 2 by a 19-7 score to lead 27-16 at the halftime break.

Greenville won the third period 8-7 to make it a 34-24 score with one period to play.

The fourth quarter belonged to Troy with the Trojans putting 20-points on the board while the Wave was getting its largest quarter output of the night putting 13-points in the book to give the visitors the win.

“I talked to our team in the locker room after the game about how proud I was of the effort, the intensity, the togetherness and the playing for one another that we saw for four quarters out there,” Coach Jones stated.

Coach Jones took time to talk about high school basketball officials and the good crew that was on hand to call the Tuesday night game.

“That is something we talked about – what is your body language going to be like,” said Jones. “Referees are going to be human and referees can get mad like players can get mad and coaches can get mad. If you don’t respect a referee, they don’t need to respect you.”

“Being positive out on the floor and showing that positive energy and body language towards your teammates instead of showing something negative towards the officiating – it goes a long ways and I think you saw that tonight,” added Jones. “We don’t want to see that anymore and our seniors said, that is not us that is not how we are going to play – let’s leave it all out on the floor and whatever happens, happens.”

“We’re going to get there and they know it’s not going to happen overnight.” Coach Jones concluded.

BOXSCORE

TROY 54, GREENVILLE 37

GREENVILLE – O. Garcia 8, A. Baumgardner 6, M. Bryant 6, H. Bush 6, DJ Zimmer 5, EB Fall 4, H. Livingston 2 – TOTALS 12 10-22 1 37

TROY – N. Prince 16, I. Phillips 10, K. Foster 9, C. Walker 8, N Davis 7, Z. King 2, E. Kaiser 2 – TOTALS 13 16-22 4 54

3-POINTERS

Greenville 1 (O. Garcia 1)

Troy 4 (N. Prince 1, N. Davis 1, C. Walker 1, I. Phillips 1)

SCORE by QUARTERS

09-07-08-13 37 Greenville

08-19-07-20 54 Troy

Greenville's Oriol Garcia sinks a free throw to lead the Wave in Tuesday night scoring. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Alex Baumgardner wins the opening tip for Greenville in the Wave's MVL matchup with Troy. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Million Bryant scores for Greenville in Tuesday night home game with the Troy Trojans. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Greenville senior, Hayden Bush scores in the paint for the Wave in MVL action with Troy. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
EB Fall brings the ball up-court for the Green Wave in Tuesday night MVL action with Troy. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Darke County Now Editor Gaylen Blosser

Gaylen Blosser / Publisher

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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