Marauders use Perimeter Offense to Beat Wellston

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With the game close at 54-53 late in the third quarter, it was Luke Musser who stepped up for the Marauders hitting a corner three. Meigs looked confident to end the game grabbing the 80-76 win over Wellston.

In the second half, both teams struggled to hit from three and looked to push the ball inside.

The Golden Rockets were unable to contain the speed of Colton Lilly, who was consistently able to beat out Wellston to the basket and draw fouls.

“We were shooting and shooting threes again but once we refocused in the second half,”coach Ed Fry said. “We got to the free throw line like 19 or 20 times.”

After maintaining the lead for the majority of the game, the Marauders faced turbulence midway through the second quarter when Wellston got hot from three going 4-4 from deep to take a 32-31 lead. The Rockets were able to stretch the lead out to three at 39-36 but with 25 seconds left it was Sheets who came up big with a three to tie the game before half.

“We were taking the ball to the basket so that’s what we have to do,” Fry said. “You get fouled and you get the other team in foul trouble and you have a chance to set your defense and do so many things when you attack the basket.”

Both teams looked to provide early pressure with Wellston running a half court press while while Meigs ran a 1-3-1, both teams were able to break down the other teams defense by hitting their shots from the outside.

Wellston shot 7-10 from the outside and was led Braydon Womeldorf who went in the half for 15 first half points. Meigs on the other hand was led by Luke Musser who finished with 17 points in the half 15 of which came from three.

On the game, the Marauders played a very team dominated game with seven players scoring and all five starters scoring at least five points. Overall Meigs was led by Musser who finished the game with 28 points and Sheets who had 19 points and 9 assists. Wellston however was led primarily by Womeldorf who had 31.

“I like scoring points,” Musser said. “However we can score points is how I like it to be.”

Meigs continues to sit at second place in the TVC-Ohio just one game behind Vinton County and plays River Valley on Friday, Jan. 29. The road won’t get better for the Golden Rockets when they travel to Athens on the same day.