Addis, Lady Buckeyes Escape Meigs With Hard Fought Win

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Free throws are the story for both Nelsonville-York (15-6, 9-2 TVC-Ohio) and Meigs (10-11, 6-6 TVC- Ohio) tonight. When the clock was coming to its final buzzer, both teams were fouling to force the opposing team’s player to a clutch situation.

Unfortunately for both teams, they could not make their free buckets.

It wasn’t until Jessie Addis of Nelsonville-York got past her defender on the blocks, jumped to get the rebound, palmed the ball while still in mid-air, and put the shot up. The ball banked in off the board and the Lady Buckeyes took the lead with just under 10 seconds left.

Meigs would not convert on the opposite end and the Lady Marauders would suffer their 11th loss of the season at home, 52-51.

Although Meigs lost tonight, they win the regular season series 2-1 against the Lady Buckeyes. Every game has been an intense matchup between Kassidy Betzing and Addis and tonight proved that, yet again.

Addis, with her ability to maneuver in the paint at her size and her speed to push the ball affected the Lady Marauders defense in the fourth. Addis led both teams with 18 points tonight.

As for Betzing, her ability to get in the paint in the Nelsonville-York 1-2-2 zone was very effective but her scoring from that area was off tonight. Betzing would find the space while cutting and get the ball, would turn to the basket, but the shot would not fall.

At the end of the game, Betzing was fouled and forced to the line, where she is a very good free throw shooter, but like her jumpers, her free throws were unsuccessful.

Becca Paulins also made an impact tonight for the Lady Marauders as she scored 12 points all on three-pointers. She had multiple opportunities to put away the game at the end of the fourth from the free throw line, but also like Betzing, her shots were not falling.

For Meigs, Marissa Noble added in six points in the fourth, with two clutch threes as the clock was just under two minutes. Maddie Hendricks finished with seven points and Madison Fields contributed five points.

The Lady Marauders will play their last regular season game against Warren at home.