Greenville struggles in loss to Bethel

I thought we were ready to play like we did last night and their physicality just took us out of it very early ... Coach Matt Hamilton

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Carson Good comes off the bench to drill his second of three fourth-quarter Greenville 3-pointers in home game with Bethel. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

GREENVILLE – Following an impressive 49-40 Friday night conference win over Troy, the Wave struggled with the visiting Bethel Bees dropping a non-conference 58-39 Saturday night matchup.

Chase Drew hits a jumper for Greenville in non-conference game with Bethel. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“We struggle with physical teams,” said Greenville coach, Matt Hamilton. “We beat Piqua at Piqua and Troy at Troy. I thought we were ready to play like we did last night and their physicality just took us out of it very early.”

Drew Hamilton brings the ball up-court for the Wave in home game with Bethel. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

The teams played a 12-12 game after one quarter of action led by five Drew Hamilton points including a 3-pointer and four Chase Drew points.

The wheels fell off for Greenville in second quarter action with the Bees adding 16 points to the board while the Wave went ice-cold with just two points sending the teams to the break with Bethel doubling up on Greenville 28-14.

Period No. 3 wasn’t much kinder to the Wave with the Bees taking the quarter 12-7 for a 40-22 score with one quarter to play.

Layne Hocker scores for Greenville in the Wave’s home matchup with Bees. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Both teams saved their largest scoring output of the night for the fourth period of play with Bethel one better taking the period 18-17 for a Bees 19-point win. Carson Good came off the bench to lead Greenville in the fourth with three 3-pointers good for nine points.

Carson’s one we would like to see develop in getting that type of shot and be consistent,” Hamilton noted. “It was good to see him knock them down.”

“It’s the second time now,” said Hamilton. “We focused on Piqua and we didn’t put a lot of effort into Eaton that week, the Friday, Saturday games and we did the same thing this week. We focused on Troy and got a big league win and we laid an egg tonight.  I need to figure out how to handle that better and we’ll continue to work on skills and basketball IQ and how to handle teams that play physically like Bethel.”

BOXSCORE:

BETHEL – C. Ahrens 15, M. Halleg 13, E. Lowry 11, E. Alberti 6, C. Staton 6, J. Friend 3, C. Vest 2, L. Cornwell 2 – TOTAL 24 4-4 2 58

GREENVILLE – D. Hamilton 10, L. Hocker 9, C. Good 9, C. Drew 7, J. Chick 2, L. Jasenski 2 – TOTALS 7 4-8 7 39

3-POINTERS

Bethel 2 (J. Friend 1, M. Halleg 1)

Greenville 3 (C. Good 3, D. Hamilton 2, L. Hocker 2)

SCORE by QUARTERS

12-16-12-18 58 Bethel

12-02-07-17 39 Greenville