Athens Girls Take Season Series With Meigs

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The Meigs Lady Marauders hosted the Athens Lady Bulldogs Monday, Jan. 13.

The Bulldogs remain undefeated with a 64-26 victory over the Lady Marauders, who are now on a four-game losing streak.

There was not much anticipation surrounding the game, as the Lady Bulldogs are leading the TVC-Ohio conference and the Lady Marauders remain in the last spot.

Athens got off to a quick lead in the first quarter, ending it up 15-4. After this, Meigs was never able to recover.

The Lady Bulldogs maintained the lead by pressuring the Lady Marauders throughout the game. Athens refused to let up on their heavy defense and paid special attention to Meigs’ top scorer, Kelsey Hudson. The Lady Bulldogs double-teamed Hudson every chance they got.

The teams ended the first half with the Lady Bulldogs leading 42-15. It was clear that if the Lady Marauders were going to turn things around in the second half, they would have to step up their defense and reduce their turnovers.

Hudson was the only Lady Marauder to score in double digits, finishing with 10 points. While the Lady Bulldogs only had two players scoring in double digits, scoring was a shared effort among the players. Athens had 10 players score compared to Meigs’ five.

Hannah DeBruin scored an impressive 19 points for Athens, shooting nearly 80 percent from the floor.

Meigs head coach Amber Ridenour is optimistic that they will do better in their next game.

“I think that we’re getting closer to where we need to be and we’re are starting to play four quarters and we’re still working there,” said Ridenour.

Meigs (3-10) will travel to Nelsonville-York this Thursday. The Lady Buckeyes defeated the Lady Marauders in early December with a final score of 54-34.

Athens (15-0) hopes to maintain their undefeated record hosting The Vinton County Lady Vikings this Thursday.