NY Girls Preview: A New Year Means a New Team for the Lady Buckeyes

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The Nelsonville-York Lady Buckeyes are sure to be a tough match-up in the TVC-Ohio this season. Although they finished last in the league during the 2010-2011 season, the Lady Buckeyes have immensely improved and now have their eyes on a TVC-Ohio championship. 

Last season, Nelsonville-York was led by three freshmen, including standout players Angela Meade and Jennah Addis. Meade averaged 12.5 points per game and Addis averaged about 6 points per game. They will both be big assets on the scoring end for the Lady Bucks. “I have a lot more experience from last year and I am much more confident and comfortable with my teammates,” said Meade. 

Junior forward Shelby True was also impressive last season, averaging 8.2 rebounds and about 5 points per game. True will only be helped in the post with the addition of freshman, Madison Davis. Davis was the only freshman to make the varsity squad, but head coach Amanda Dalton has high hopes for her on both sides of the ball. 

“The girls are moving the ball really well and we have settled into our offense,” said coach Dalton. “I think one of the biggest things we have improved on is just having more experience.”

Friday, November 18th, the Lady Buckeyes hosted the Tri-Valley Conference Preview at the Ben Wagner Gymnasium. The Buckeyes looked in midseason form as they soundly defeated the Federal-Hocking Lady Lancers, 42-4. Jennah Addis and Shelby True paced the Lady Bucks with eight points apiece. 

If that game was any indication of the season to come, the Lady Buckeyes are sure to make some noise in the TVC-Ohio. “If we keep up our positive attitude and good work ethic, everything else will fall into place,” coach Dalton said. The Lady Buckeyes hope to start off their season on a positive note, when they take on the Lady Lancers again in their first non-league game of the regular season on November 28th at Federal Hocking.