WEST CARROLLTON – The Greenville Lady Wave JV basketball team defeated the West Carrollton Lady Pirates 32-23 in a Wednesday night road game.
“It wasn’t necessarily the prettiest but they always say that good teams find a way to win no matter the situation or the circumstances,” said Greenville JV coach Laura Swigart. “I truly believe we are a pretty good team and we did what we had to do to find a win tonight.”
The Lady Wave took the opening period 8-4 with Emalee Bowling, Layne Claudy, Libby McKinney and Abbie Yoder each hitting a field goal for a balanced first quarter.
Period No. 2 went to West Carrollton by a 6-5 score sending the teams to the break with the Greenville Junior Varsity squad holding a 13-10 lead. Grace Shaffer nailed a 3-pointer and Yoder added a bucket for the Lady Wave in the second.
“We were still on the bus the first half for sure,” Swigart noted. “Not necessarily bad offense, we got some looks and didn’t finish some underneath. Defensively we only gave up 10-points so it’s not like we played bad defensively – we just didn’t have the spark to go.”
The Greenville girls battled back in third period play taking advantage of five McKinney points including a triple, Shaffer’s second trey of the night, a Taylor Yates bucket and a Yoder free throw with the Lady Wave taking the period 11-8 to lead 24-18 heading to the final period.
“The second half kind of started like the first half,” Swigart said. “It just helped that we knocked down a few shots in our offense. That separated the score a little bit.”
Greenville added to its lead in fourth quarter play, taking the final period 8-5 to earn the GWOC victory.
“That was a pretty good team win,” stated Swigart. “Libby McKinney made a few shots for us that helped – but that was pretty much just a team win.”
McKinney led the Lady Wave with 9-points.
GREENVILLE 32, WEST CARROLLTON 23
GREENVILLE – L. McKinney 9, A. Yoder 7, G. Shaffer 6, L. Claudy 4, N. Wright 2, T. Yates 2, E. Bowling 2 – TOTALS 10 3-6 3 32
WEST CARROLLTON – T. Dewberry 10, C. Robinson 5, R. White 4, T. James 2, T. David 2 – TOTALS 9 2-6 1 23
Greenville 3 (G. Shaffer 2, L. McKinney 1)
West Carrollton 1 (C. Robinson 1)
SCORE by QUARTERS:
08-05-11-08 32 Greenville
04-06-08-05 23 West Carrollton
PHOTO CAPTION: Libby McKinney nails a 3-pointer for the Lady Wave JV in win over West Carrollton. (Gaylen Blosser)