Lady Marauders Fall in Nail-Biter Against Vinton County

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If there’s one infallible law of basketball, it is that one team will win. Even on the occasions when both teams put forth a winning effort, one team will be defeated. Such was the case when the Vinton County Lady Vikings hosted the Meigs Lady Marauders on Monday night, as the Lady Marauders lost by a score of 67-63 to move to 2-1 on the season in a game where both teams performed admirably.

The Lady Marauders, fresh off a 57-45 home victory against the Warren Lady Warriors, found themselves in a blue-collar, physical game bogged down by frequent fouls. Seven players in total finished the game with three or more fouls, including Meigs’ Taylor Swartz, who fouled out.

As a consequence of all the fouling, both teams found themselves at the charity stripe often. Vinton County had 16 free throw attempts, while Meigs had 19. Ten of the Lady Marauders’ attempts came from Kassidy Betzing, who sunk seven of them en route to scoring 22 points on the night.

Betzing was joined in the double-digit scoring column by Becca Pullins and Mallory Hawley, who contributed 16 and 11 points, respectively. Pullins had an impressive game from beyond the arc, nailing five three-pointers.

The contest was even in many facets, so it is no surprise that Vinton County also had three players get into double digits. The leading scorer for the Lady Vikings was Tegan Bartoe with 19, followed by Morgan Bentley with 15 and Lacie Williams with 13.

Despite the loss, the Lady Marauders have no reason to put their heads down. They’ll look to bounce back Thursday when they return home to face the Nelsonville-York Lady Buckeyes.