Marauders Undefeated with Win Over Athens

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With an eight-point lead at the half and an eight-point lead to finish 72-64 against Athens, the Meigs Marauders remain undefeated on the season.

Both teams contested each other yet played steady; when the Marauders tried to extend the lead, the Bulldogs came fighting back.

At halftime the Marauders led 38-30, but the the third quarter was rough on Meigs. The Marauders made numerous trips to the hoop but missed some baskets. These slip-ups allowed the Bulldogs to move ahead in the second half.

Griffin Lutz continued to help out the Bulldogs’ offense. Lutz led the Bulldogs in scoring with a total of 36 points on the night.

Another key to Athens’ competitiveness was the lack of Meigs’ Luke Musser, a key player for the Marauders. Musser played the entire game on two sprained ankles.

Despite Musser’s injuries, other Marauders stepped up, giving Meigs the edge over Athens. Head coach Ed Fry credits much of the Marauders’ success tonight to Colton Lilly.

“In the first quarter they were playing us in zone and we couldn’t get anything inside, so we moved Colton Lilly inside to play in the lane,” Fry explained. “I told the boys, he’s got to touch the ball every possession. So he scored a bunch.”

Colton Lily finished the game scoring 23 points for Meigs, while another high-scorer for the Marauders, Kaileb Sheets, had 25.

The Marauders (4-0) hope to keep up their good work Dec. 12 at their game against Rock Hill. As for the Bulldogs (0-3), they hope to come out with their first win, also on Dec. 12, against Piketon.