Meigs Welcomes New Coach, Role Players

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Scott Cleland begins his first season with the Marauders after taking last year off from coaching. Cleland knows the TVC from his previous experience with Southern. “My goal is that we’re the most prepared team that steps on the court,” he said after the TVC Girls Tipoff. Cleland plans to keep a high tempo in games. “We just want to get it up and down the floor,” Cleland said. “We’re going to attack them and we’re going to go 100 miles an hour.”

Key Players:

Kassidy Betzing – Freshman Guard – Though she may be on the court for the first time as a Lady Marauder, Betzing put on a show at the TVC Tipoff, putting her on our list. She played a strong role on defense as she notched three steals and two blocks. Betzing’s greatest accomplishment, though, came at the end of the game when she knocked down a step-back jump shot as time expired to give her team the one-point win. Having clutch factor in her first game with Meigs shows she could be a big part of the team this year.

Madison Hendricks – Sophomore Guard –  Hendricks had an impressive freshman campaign for the Lady Marauders. This Meigs team as a whole has issues with staying calm, but Hendricks tends to bring poise when she’s on offense. Expect her to mature more in her second year and be a potential leader for this team.

Key Games:

Both home and away games against Wellston (Feb. 1 and Dec. 21)

Both home and away games against Federal Hocking (Nov. 23 and Jan. 4)

Both home and away games against Vinton County (Dec. 14 and Jan. 25)

Meigs has a lot of questions coming into the season. Longtime leader Kelsey Hudson graduated last year, and the Lady Marauders have a new head coach in Scott Cleland. The young team may take some time to find consistency, but a new slate is good for this possible rebuilding year.