Greenville ladies basketball performs powerful in loss to Parkway

Greenville girls basketball plays tough in loss to Parkway

By Drew Terhall

GREENVILLE — The Woman Wave competed in a defensive battle at dwelling in opposition to Parkway on Jan. 8. They misplaced 34-25 in opposition to the defending MAC champions.

Head coach Rachel Kerns mentioned Parkway will likely be one of the essentially sound defenses they’ll face this season. She additionally thought her workforce performed some sound protection as properly.

“They’re in all probability probably the most essentially sound workforce we are going to see within the half courtroom, their man to man protection. They did a very good job. However, I believe we did a very good job on the defensive finish tonight too,” Kerns mentioned.

It was a defensive battle to begin as Parkway held a 5-2 lead after one quarter of play. As soon as freshman Megan Loudy made a 3 pointer to tie the sport at 7-7 with 2:22 left, the groups went forwards and backwards to complete out the quarter.

The Woman Panthers went into halftime main 13-9. It appeared just like the Woman Wave had some momentum brewing on offense to finish out the primary half.

However issues didn’t go easily within the third quarter. Parkway began to come back to life and hit a number of outdoors pictures to begin to draw back. After scoring 13 in a half, Parkway scored 14 factors within the third quarter alone.

Greenville didn’t make a subject objective within the third quarter. They had been capable of get to the free throw line and had been 5 for 8 from the road within the quarter.

Kerns mentioned it was a bodily recreation between the 2 defensive groups. Greenville had a tough time getting the ball within the submit and needed to preserve passing the ball across the perimeter, draining a number of further seconds off the clock.

Each level needed to be earned inside. Gamers like juniors Brooke Schmidt and Megan Lind locked down the paint.

“There was nothing simple. You couldn’t make a move simple, you couldn’t minimize via the lane simple. Give Parkway credit score, they do an excellent job on the defensive finish. Our ladies did a very good job within the paint in opposition to them as properly,” Kerns mentioned.

The Woman Wave awoke on offense within the fourth quarter. For the primary three minutes, Greenville went on an 8-1 run to get inside six factors of Parkway.

However the offense couldn’t maintain on to that momentum. The workforce had some turnovers that prevented them from getting nearer to Parkway.

Even once they pressured a turnover on the defensive finish, there have been occasions they gave it proper again to the Woman Panthers. Kerns mentioned these are all fixable issues that will likely be mounted with extra expertise and enjoying time collectively as a workforce.

That is nonetheless a younger workforce getting their ft moist on the varsity degree.

“9 level loss, I can consider about 9 factors they’d due to our foolish turnovers. We speak about each possession issues,” Kerns mentioned. “However on the flip aspect of that, how nice that’s the place we’re at in our program proper now. We’re speaking about simply two, three, 4 possessions which are type of swinging these video games.”

The workforce was capable of give some in-game ball dealing with expertise to some gamers. Junior Avery Baumann, their principal level guard, needed to sit out for some time within the fourth quarter in foul bother.

The workforce labored via some troubles bringing the ball up the courtroom and nonetheless saved inside placing distance of Parkway. However, they couldn’t get a run stepping into time earlier than they needed to begin fouling.

Seven totally different gamers scored for Parkway within the recreation. Greenville had three gamers rating. Loudy led the workforce with 17 factors with two made threes. Sophomore Sara Loudy had 4 factors and one made three whereas Lind had 4 factors.

Greenville is 5-7 on the season with a 2-6 MVL report. They’ll play a convention recreation at Sidney on Jan. 10 at 7:30 p.m.

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