Police Get Involved As Meigs Survives River Valley

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All eleven Marauders found their way onto the score sheet as Meigs was able to win a hard fought matchup against River Valley, 61-50 on senior night.

It was an ugly start for both teams as we only saw two buckets fall in the games first four minutes of play. Meigs, despite an opening three-pointer from Luke Musser (10 points) only shot one-of-six from the field in that span. To make matters worse, Jared Kennedy (nine points, six rebounds) picked up his second foul with just under three minutes to play, the only formidable force to stack up with River Valley’s six-foot-six Jacob Dovenberger. Right on cue, Dovenberger scored two straight layups on back to back possessions to put River Valley up 10-9 with just a minute left. Senior TJ Williams drew a foul as time expired, hit the first one and was then called for a violation as the second went in.

With the game tied, Meigs desperately needed to show some assertion on offensive in order to control this game, and that’s exactly what they got. An 8-0 run sparked by an array of Marauders allowed them to settle in and take a comfortable 31-20 lead heading into the locker room.

The Marauders opened the second half playing easily their best basketball of the entire game. An early 5-0 run not even a minute into the quarter forced River Valley to take a timeout and try to assess the Meigs onslaught. The turning point in the game came when, with just under five minutes left in the game, Dovenberger (11 points, nine rebounds) committed his fifth foul and Meigs took advantage. The Marauders were allowed to expose the River Valley down low and amass a convincing 51-30 lead heading into the final quarter of play.

An already chippy and intense game boiled over between quarters as antics off the court got to the point that the police in attendance had to get involved. This appeared to benefit River Valley as they were able to make a dent in the substantial Marauder lead and cut the deficit to 11, but ultimately the clock wasn’t on their side.

Meigs will have to wait eight days to face off with second seeded Fairfield Union in the first round of the playoffs, hoping to pick up their fifth straight win in the process. River Valley gets familiar foe Alexander on Monday.