Megan Ball Reaches 1,000 Career Points As Waterford Dominates Federal Hocking

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The Lady Wildcats beat the Lady Lancers for the second time this season with a final score of 55-23. However, the win was not the most exciting moment of the night.

Megan Ball hit her thousandth career point with 30 seconds left in the first half. The crowd collectively stood up and clapped as her achievement was announced over the intercom. She joins her teammate Alli Kern in the thousand point club as Kern scored her thousandth point in week two.

Waterford took the lead early in the game, scoring 15 unanswered points in the first quarter. They were able to shut down Federal Hocking’s top scorers, Paige Tolson and Hannah Dunfee. Instead, Kylie Table for the Lancers was able to score 12 points, two of them being three-pointers.

Coach Tolson said The Lady Lancers “played hard on defense, battled them on the glass, but struggled on offense going up a strong defense.” It was just not enough though. At the half, the score was 28-10.

The energy picked up in the second half, and once the Lady Wildcats found their rhythm, there was no stopping them. They capitalized on Federal Hocking’s turnovers, found the open man in the Lancer’s zone defense, and made almost all their free-throws. The top scorers of the night were Ball and Kern with 15 and 18 points respectively. Kerns also lead in rebounds and steals.

However, the Lady Lancers still put up a good fight. Coach Close said that he was impressed with Fed Hock’s defense. Fed Hock kept Waterford to their lowest scoring game of the season. Waterford usually averages at least 60 points a game.

This game has solidified Waterford’s undefeated conference record and bumped Federal Hocking to fourth. Coming up, Fed Hock will host Wahama on the 20th and Waterford will host Wahama as well on the 22nd.