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Our Ayden Crowley breaks down the matchup between the Jackson Ironmen and Meigs Marauders on January 31st, 2023

Meigs falls just short in overtime against Jackson

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POMEROY, Ohio (WOUB) – The Marauders came into Tuesday’s game with a record of 5-11 looking to spark a run at the end of the season. Meigs faced a tough opponent playing the Jackson Ironmen, and although Meigs battled hard, they were defeated 39–37 in overtime.  

The first quarter featured an offensive struggle for both teams, as neither of them executed successful shots. Despite the struggles, Jackson jumped out to an early lead, but Meigs kept a competitive score. At the end of the first quarter, the Marauders held a two-point lead. 

The offensive struggles from the first quarter carried over to the second as they only scored five points. The Ironmen capitalized on the Meigs struggles, leveling the game at 17 all at halftime. One of Meigs’ most prevalent players was Dustin Vance, who had 13 points and six rebounds on the night. 

The second half started off stronger than the first for the Marauders, who were able to hit shots and have a more consistent offense. Jackson was able to match Meigs’ intensity and keep pace throughout the quarter. 

The fourth quarter was back and forth, and highly contested. Meigs offense had chances to win the game in regulation, including a game-winning shot attempt at the buzzer by Braylon Harrison, but it fell short.

During overtime, the Meigs offense was unable to capitalize on good looks. Post-game head coach, Jeremy Hill said “our execution was very poor at the end of the game… for whatever reason we’re just not closing down games at the end.” 

Meigs falls to 5-12 on the season, but we will look to play spoiler against TVC-Ohio leaders in the upcoming games.