Waterford Dominates South Gallia to Move on

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The Waterford Lady Wildcats forced 26 turnovers en route to a 68-20 domination of the South Gallia Lady Rebels.

It was the Dani Drayer show all night as the senior guard finished with 18 points, 5 assists, 3 steals and 3 rebounds. She once again played a vital role in the offense and defense for Waterford.

Ball movement was also a major key to the Lady Wildcats blowout victory, as they finished with 20 assists.

“They play a nice zone, and we were able to break through that in the first half,” said Waterford coach Jerry Close, “I think every game you get something out of, and if you don’t, you’re not getting any better.”

South Gallia made the first basket of the night, but from there on it was all Waterford. At the end of the first, the Lady Wildcats forced 15 turnovers and led 26-2.

The Lady Rebels didn’t enter double-digit scoring until half way through the third quarter, and by that time, the game was well out of reach.

After halftime, the Lady Wildcats went into clock wasting mode, passed the ball around the key and just tried to finish the game. Compare to the first half, where Waterford scored 43 points, it only scored 25 points in the second half.

However, the defensive intensity was still there, as the Lady Wildcats only surrendered 15 points in the second half, and forced 11 turnovers in the half.

South Gallia’s season comes to an end with this defeat.

“It’s win or go home, so you have to bring it every night; we are just looking forward moving on and keep moving on,” stated coach Close.

While Waterford’s quest for a state title continues as the Lady Wildcats play the winner of Glenwood vs. Western at Jackson High School on Feb. 18.