Meigs Marauders: Dec. 28- Jan. 3

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The Meigs Marauders are on a roll. With two more wins this past week, the Marauders now sit at 10-0 and have matched their win total from all of last season.

On Tuesday the Marauders traveled to Federal Hocking and dominated the Lancers taking home a 68-39 victory. Once again Meigs proved that they are an all-around solid team as they were able to excel on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball, as it was the fourth time this season the Marauders scored at least 60 points while holding their opponent to under 40 in a game.

As usual, this was a game that was about balance for Meigs as it had four players score at least 10 points in the game. Kaileb Sheets and Colton Lilly led the Marauders in points who each had 16 points. The team also rebounded and passed exceptionally well with three players grabbing at least seven rebounds and three more tallying at least three assists.

“We’ve developed depth, I feel pretty confident that we got a solid eight-man rotation now that we did not have before,” Meigs Head Coach Ed Fry said. “There were a lot of times when (Luke) Musser or Sheets or Lilly would never come out of the and tonight we were able to rest everybody.”

Just four days later Meigs was back to do more damage earning itself a 64-38 victory over the Eastern Eagles. But even with another big scoring output Coach Fry seemed to think that it was defensive that played the main role in its victory.

“We did not shoot the ball particularly well but, we played really good defense forcing 37 turnovers and that made up for are poor shooting. We stress [defense] all the time and sometimes the shots just aren’t falling but we were working really hard on defense and on the boards,” Fry said. “The defense was just there for us, we will shoot the ball better.”

For much of this year the Marauders have made their mark from deep but shot just 2-23 from deep in the game. Players like Jared Kennedy and Lilly were able to step up as Kennedy amassed five blocks while Lilly accumulated five steals.

In their next two comes the Marauders will face some of their toughest competition so far when they take on division foes Nelsonville-York on the 8th and Vinton County on the 12th. The game against Vinton County may end up being the early vote for game of the year as when they meet it will likely be one against two in the battle for the top spot in the TVC-Ohio.