Marauders’ Offense Lights Up in Win Against Belpre< < Back to
Meigs showed team chemistry, playing with a fast tempo in its win over the Belpre Golden Eagles.
The Marauders held the lead throughout the game, eventually pushing ahead for a 64-57 victory. Their offense came alive in the second half, with quick counters and passing across the court for simple—yet crucial—field goals.
Jared Kennedy’s double-double led Meigs’ energy and scoresheet, with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Luke Musser also scored 17 points, along with three rebounds, a pair of assists, and three steals.
Head coach Ed Fry credits the Marauders’ enthusiasm and self-motivation for their energetic performance. Players agreed, saying that their teamwork during practice allows them to work together in games.
“We shoot with each other, so we know where the rebounds are going to go,” said Kennedy, explaining the team’s instinct to follow-up missed field goals and finish off fast breaks.
Musser also summed up the Marauder self-reliance well, mentioning, “We all get along [and] there’s no ‘me’ player.”
Both Meigs and Belpre found foul trouble. For Meigs’ the fouls disrupted its motion, giving Belpre the chance to stay in the game and threaten a comeback.
Belpre’s foul struggles appeared as the team pushed for its comeback. Tavian Miller, a key player for Belpre’s offense, fouled out with 2 minutes left in the game, allowing Meigs to takeover.The Golden Eagles also struggled with turnovers, notching 14 on the night.
The Golden Eagles soared on the foul line. The foul line was the team’s highest scorer against the Marauders. The Golden Eagles were nearly perfect with free throws, only missing one with seven minutes left in the fourth quarter.
The Marauders (1-0) hopes to double their win tally on Friday against Warren. Meanwhile, the Golden Eagles (0-2) will try to find their first win against South Gallia on Friday, as well.