Published Tue, Jan 15, 2013 12:09 pm Dateline
The Federal Hocking Lady Lancers were looking to avenge their 50-point loss to the Waterford Lady Wildcats Monday evening in Stewart. Waterford’s suffocating defense, however, led by Junior Hannah Dailey disabled the Lady Lancer’s offense, leading to a dominating 80-33 victory.
Every Lady Wildcat in uniform contributed to their second highest point total on the year. Having several players injured and sick did not seem to slow down the second place squad. Waterford’s Hannah Dailey, Taylor Hilverding and Randee Seevers all racked up double-digit point totals, hitting from everywhere on the floor.
As for the Lady Lancers, turnovers and fouls proved to be their demise. Sophomore Megan Thompson led her team in scoring, sinking 10 points and brining energy to an otherwise inefficient offense.
Despite the 47-point loss, Fed hock coach Jeff McKibben was proud of his team’s effort. He noted his team’s improvements from their first meeting with Waterford and insisted that growing as a team is more important than winning or losing.
With the loss, Federal Hocking drops to 5-7 on the year, but the Lady Lancers have a winnable game on Thursday against a struggling Southern squad. On the other hand, the Lady Wildcats will put their nine-game win streak on the line against Warren on Wednesday.