GREENVILLE – The Lady Wave took advantage of 21 unanswered points to defeat the visiting West Carrollton Lady Pirates 50-18 in a Wednesday night game.
“A very good team win,” said Greenville coach Rachael Kerns. “It’s always nice being on this side of the scoreboard.”
Greenville got off to an early 12-5 lead after one period of play with five Lady Wave getting in the scoring column led by Morgan Gilbert’s four points and a basket each from Haleigh Mayo, Cassie Cromwell, Saki Nakamura and Koryann Elliott.
The Lady Pirates battle back to trail by a single point at 14-13 with 3:49 showing on the second quarter clock before the Greenville girls would use an 11-0 run to close out first half play sending the teams to the break with the Lady Wave holding a double digit 25-13 advantage..
“We came out, got to a nice little jump and then we pulled off the press because it was just what we wanted to do,” said Kerns, “and then we just made mistakes and turnovers and didn’t score and didn’t score and the next thing you know its 13-14.”
“I went back to the group that I thought was going to play good solid defense and we went on an 11-0 run to close out the half,” Kerns added. “From that point on they score five points the rest of the game.”
Greenville took advantage of three Jada Garland third quarter three pointers, two Gilbert baskets and a bucket each from Payton Brandenburg, Annie Hayes, Cromwell and Mayo to outscore the visitors 21-4 and lead 46-17 with one period to play.
The Lady Wave scored 21 unanswered points in in just over five minutes of play; from 3:49 of the second period to 6:04 of third quarter.
With five minutes remaining in the game and the Lady Pirates with four players on the court as a result of foul trouble, Coach Kerns respectfully chose not to have her team score to close out the game, scoring just four points in the final period to earn a win over the GWOC American South team.
“It was really nice that I was able to get Addie Haupt in there for two quarters,” Kerns noted. “She battled injury early in the season that set her back just a little bit. It’s nice to see her be able to come back, and with our games we have coming up, I think that she will be able to get some more minutes too.”
Garland led the Lady Wave and all scorers in the game with 12 points, all coming from three point range.
With the win, the Lady Wave improve to 8-5 on the season and stand in the upper-half of the GWOC American North.
GREENVILLE 50, WEST CARROLLTON 18
LADY WAVE – J. Garland 12, M. Gilbert 11, H. Mayo 8, C. Cromwell 6, K. Elliott 5, P. Brandenburg 2, L. Shilt 2, S. Nakamura 2, A. Hayes 2 – TOTALS 17 1-4 5 50
LADY PIRATES – B. Cass 6, K. Champaco 6, B. Ivory 4, H. Bertke 2 – TOTALS 3 6-12 2 18
Greenville 5 (J. Garland 4, M. Gilbert 1)
West Carrollton 2 (B. Cass 1, K. Champaco 1)
SCORE by QUARTERS:
12-13-21-04 50 Greenville
05-08-04-01 18 West Carrollton
PHOTO CAPTION: Five Lady Wave wait to take court in GHS win over West Carrollton. (Gaylen Blosser photo)