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Marauders triumph in thrilling showdown against Wellston

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WELLSTON, Ohio (WOUB) – Meigs traveled to Wellston to take on the 6-9 Golden Rockets Thursday night hoping to secure its first conference win. The lack of size on the Marauder’s end didn’t deter their drive as they would triumph 66-60. Keeghan Wolfe lit up the court from beyond the arc with six made threes to help her notch 24 points on the night.  


The first quarter was a back-and-forth affair with both teams coming out of the gate with physicality and a plethora of three-pointers. Keeghan Wolfe of Meigs was draining shots from everywhere on the court whether it be from the corner or inside. The emotions were flaring with multiple and-ones deriving on both ends of the floor  


The second quarter saw both teams continue scoring in bunches as Meigs was tallying threes with much contribution from Wolfe who finished the half with 13 points. Maggie Musser contributed three consecutive mid-range buckets down the stretch to help the Marauders offense. Poor shot selection and turnovers kept the Golden Rockets in the game as Meigs led 32-29 as the halftime buzzer rang out. 


Both teams began the second half trading three-pointers which set up another offense-heavy half. Wolfe started her half incredibly by draining her first three shots including two three-pointers. Andrea Mahr added to Meigs’s 2nd half total with two straight contested layups which brought the lead up to 10 for the Marauders. This would come with a caveat as she would go down with an injury late in the third after being elbowed in the throat. Despite losing her size, Meigs would hold off the Golden Rockets for the rest of the quarter as they led 51-42 


Mahr’s size was missed in the paint in the fourth quarter. Wellston utilized its size to dominate the paint resulting in a 9-2 run. With five minutes left in the contest, Meig’s lead dwindled to only two points. Mahr at that point heroically reentered the game for the first time since her injury and gave the spark the Marauders needed.  


“She’s a great asset to us. She has started every game since she was a freshman. Getting her back in the game as quick as possible was an advantage for us.” Coach Heath Hudson spoke on the importance of Mahr returning rapidly from her injury. 


Wolfe knocked down one more three down the stretch and Delana Wright iced the game with a contested layup to put the game out of reach for the Golden Rockets as Meigs would prevail 66-60. 


Coach Hudson stated how important their transition game was. 


“There was no way we could keep up with their size, I didn’t think they could keep up with our ability to run. We tried to push the tempo to limit their size advantage.” 





Wolfe voiced the importance of the team’s outstanding shooting. 


“We all started getting hot, it was a great shooting game. We’ve kind of been in a slump so this has been great.” 


Wolfe stated one final thing about how this game helps the team going forward. 


“We finally got our groove back.”