Published Sat, Jan 12, 2013 12:56 am Dateline
The Nelsonville-York Buckeyes suffered a 62-58 loss at Meigs Friday night, as numerous missed opportunities did the Buckeyes in.
After Meigs jumped out to a 15-10 first quarter lead, the second quarter took a step back as both offenses were stagnant. Nelsonville-York hurt themselves with missed layups and the flow of the game became choppy because of the abundance of fouls called by the referees. Meigs took a 26-19 lead to the locker room after a low scoring second quarter.
The second half was a different story as both offenses found their spark. Nelsonville-York and Meigs both turned to the defensive press and half-court traps. However, the aggressive play was plagued with each team picking up seven team fouls. Meigs outscored the Buckeyes by two in the quarter, and started the fourth quarter with a nine-point advantage.
Nelsonville-York took off their warm-ups and was ready to play and it showed as they scored 24 points in the final period. Clint Handa led the way for the Buckeyes, scoring 19 points, but he couldn’t shine past the two-headed attack of the Marauders. Dillon Boyer was the catalyst for Meigs all night, scoring 22 points on 9-of-12 shooting. Close behind was teammate Kaleb Sheets who added 17 points for the Marauders.
Nelsonville-York fell to 7-4 and will look for a quick turnaround as they travel to Trimble Saturday night for a TVC-Ohio matchup with the Tomcats. Meigs brought their record to an even 5-5 and will take a week off until their next game on Jan. 19 as they host the Wellston Rockets.