Meigs Week in Review: Jan. 5-11

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Zahara Pruitt

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Updated Tue, Jan 14, 2014 2:55 pm
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Both the Meigs boys and girls teams continued to be plagued by treacherous weather, resulting in their first games of the week being postponed.

BOYS

Beginning the week, the Marauders held onto their number two spot in the TVC-Ohio, with a 2-0 league record. The Athens Bulldogs are currently leading the conference. The Marauders hold a 5-3 overall record for the season.

The Marauders planned to host the Eastern Eagles on Tuesday night, but due to inclement weather, the game was postponed. The game has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 15.

Despite the unanticipated break the boys had, they came back ready to work.

On Friday, Jan. 10, the Marauders had an away game where they took on the Nelsonville-York Buckeyes. The Marauders were able to pull out a narrow win of 52-50, defeating the Buckeyes on their own turf.

The leading scorers for the night were Kalieb Sheets with 20 points and Damon Jones with 16 points.

Head coach Dave Kight was very proud of his “unselfish players.” He accredited their win to the balanced scoring seen among his players and their good, hard defense.

The boys remain second in the TVC-Ohio standings with a 3-0 record and a season record of 6-3.

GIRLS

The Lady Marauders began the week with a 3-7 record and a 0-4 record in the TVC-Ohio standings, putting them in dead last. Going into the week, the girls were optimistic that they could turn things around, but that unfortunately did not occur.

On Monday, Jan. 6, the Lady Marauders were scheduled to take on Gallia at home. The game was postponed due to the weather and has been rescheduled for Feb. 1 at 5:00 p.m.

Meigs took on the Vinton County Lady Vikings on Thursday, suffering a tough loss with a final score of 63-34. Head coach Amber Ridenour explained her thoughts on the game.

“Vinton is an excellent ball club, and our shot percentage was not good at all,” said Ridenour.

The Lady Vikings got off to an early lead of 11-2 in the first quarter. The Lady Marauders were never quite able to catch back up after that.

The leading scorers of the night were Danielle Morris with 9 points and Brooke Andrews with 8 points.

On Saturday, Jan. 11, Meigs hosted the River Valley Raiders. After a good fight by the Lady Marauders, they lost with a final score of 47-44.

The loss brought the Lady Marauders to a three-game losing streak.

Meigs currently has a 3-9 record for the season and a 0-5 record in the TVC-Ohio, maintaining last place.

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