GREENVILLE – The Lady Wave varsity basketball team entertained the Marion Local Lady Flyers and the National Trail Lady Blazers in a three-way Tuesday night scrimmage.
“We were a little under the weather – we can’t make excuses, we have to figure how to come out and compete every night,” said Kerns. “Our last three quarters, especially quarters four and five were our best two of the night.”
The scrimmage was the second of the new season, following an earlier scrimmage with Celina.
“Tonight we took a couple steps backwards,” noted Kerns. “Part of it was the pressure we saw tonight was more than we saw in our first scrimmage. We are just having to learn different spots, different roles. The best way to figure out who is going to do what spots is by these scrimmages and figure who can do it.”
The Lady Wave team is coming off one of its best seasons in many years including a 60-34 postseason win over Stivers to close-out the 2017-18 year with a winning 14-10 record.
“One of our weaknesses right now – we just have to be able to score,” Kerns stated. “We did get some really good looks. Preseason jitters, we missed some shots that we need to start making but today’s scrimmage I would say is all about growing. We need to grow from this scrimmage.”
“We had to get on them a little bit after the first three quarters but it was good to see them respond to us,” added Kerns. “We have to grow, we have to learn and grow from each of these scrimmages.”
The Lady Wave varsity program continues build under the leadership of GHS head coach Rachel Kerns.
The 2013-14 season did not see a win going 0-23, picked up a win in 2014-15 with a 1-22 season, made it a 2-21 2015-16 year, improved to 9-14 in 2016-17 and earned a winning record going 14-10 last year.
PHOTO CAPTION: Haleigh Mayo drives to the basket for the Lady Wave in early season scrimmage. (Gaylen Blosser photo)