Girl Wave basketball fall at residence to division main Girl Aviators

Lady Wave basketball fall at home to division leading Lady Aviators

By Drew Terhall

GREENVILLE — With a starter down, the Girl Wave fell to the Miami division chief in Butler, 48-19, at residence on Jan. 17. The group was with out junior Megan Lind.

Head coach Rachel Kerns stated the protection general did advantageous as they’d gamers adjusting to new roles. However, the turnovers they’d led to the massive deficit.

“As soon as we obtained it right into a half-court sport, we did okay. We simply have to determine shifting roles and who’s going to do what. We are able to’t turnover the ball over at half court docket,” Kerns stated.

Each offenses took some time to get going. The Greenville offense obtained higher because the quarter went on and obtained off higher pictures.

Junior Maddie Hutchens got here off the bench and offered the spark wanted to maintain tempo with the Girl Aviators. She scored all six factors within the first quarter for Greenville.

Kerns stated it was good to see Hutchens be that spark and watch just a few pictures fall in.

“Maddie knew her position immediately. She’s undoubtedly the spark we would have liked there within the first half. We simply obtained to determine who else can sort of step up and rating,” Kerns stated.

From that time on, Butler began to pressure turnovers and began to develop their lead slowly. Greenville was pressured into lengthy, drawn out possessions by Butler as they couldn’t discover an open lane to assault.

The Girl Wave have been caught passing it across the perimeter and couldn’t get a clear move to go inside. Contested pictures and turnovers helped Butler get out in transition and generate some offense for them.

Butler led 22-11 at halftime. The Girl Aviators outscored the Girl Wave 26-8 within the second half.

Greenville couldn’t get right into a rhythm offensively to maintain up with Butler. They couldn’t persevere by way of the turnovers and hit sufficient pictures to get themselves again into the sport.

The protection was a vivid spot for Greenville. They continued to search out success limiting Butler’s half-court offense. Butler’s main scorer, junior Noel Smith, didn’t attain her season common of 9 factors till the fourth quarter when sophomore Jayda Lyons was guarding another person in a distinct lineup.

Kerns stated Lyons has been an ideal defender for all of them season. She has been in a position to remove or restrict an opponents main scorer. They simply couldn’t get momentum happening their facet for his or her offense to make the most of.

“Jayda doesn’t surrender very many factors, regardless of who she’s guarding. We simply have to determine how we might be higher on the offensive finish,” Kerns stated.

Hutchens led the group with 9 factors. Freshman Megan Loudy had 5 factors, junior Avery Baumann had three factors and sophomore Sara Loudy had two factors.

Greenville is now 5-10 on the season with a 2-9 MVL report. They may play at Troy on Jan. 20 at 11:45 a.m. after which host Xenia on Jan. 24 at 7:30 p.m.

Contact Every day Advocate sports activities editor Drew Terhall at [email protected]