Meigs Lady Marauders: Dec. 6-12

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Disclaimer: All information on Meigs vs Alexander game courtesy of Alex Hawley with the Gallipolis Daily Tribune

The Meigs Lady Marauders suffered another setback this week as they have now lost four consecutive games after falling to Alexander and Nelsonville York.

The Lady Marauders faced tough competition against the Alexander Lady Spartans on Monday Dec. 7. Alexander came in to the game undefeated and in the end stayed that way. After a hard fought first half that saw both teams engulfed in a tough battle with Alexander leading just 31-21, the Spartans absolutely dominated the second half of the game.

The Spartans finished the game on a 29-13 run and by the final horn had stretched the lead all the way out to 76-38. Alexander was led by three different players who finished in double digits, namely Leah Richardson who finished with a game-high 27. The Lady Marauders had just one player in double-digits, freshman Kassidy Betzing, who finished with 10.

The Lady Marauders game against the Nelsonville-York Lady Buckeyes on Thursday night read much of the same way with Meigs falling 59-33.

This time it was Jessie Addis who did the majority of the damage against Meigs. Addis put up 20 points while teammate Samantha Taylor chipped in with 13.

After finishing below 40 points for the second time that week, many coaches might get discouraged, but not Meigs’ coach Scott Cleland.

“We are improving each game,” Cleland said, “Our defense is our strength. We are getting good shots [they are] just not falling. We are a we, [a] balanced team and each game someone different steps up.”

In the game against NY it was Madison Fields who stepped up leading the team with 10 points, while Madison Hendricks stepped up as well leading the team with five rebounds.

After four straight losses, the Lady Marauders now stand at 1-5 (0-3) and will face some tough competition next week. They host the Vinton County Lady Vikings (3-2) on Dec. 14 and the Athens Lady Bulldogs (1-5) on Dec. 17.