Greenville’s improved play comes up short

Best we’ve played ... Coach Matt Hamilton

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Greenville's Drew Hamilton. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

WEST CARROLLTON – The Greenville varsity basketball’s improved play although not a win was evident at West Carrollton, home of the Pirates in dropping a 55-45 MVL Friday night road game.

“Best we’ve played,” said Greenville coach, Matt Hamilton.

The MVL teams played to an 11-11 standoff after one-quarter of play. The Pirates took control in period No. 2 outscoring the Wave 15-8 to take a 26-18 lead to the halftime break.

West Carrollton moved out to a 40-29 advantage by the end of the third period of action before Greenville battled back to take the final quarter by a 16-15 score falling to the home team by 10 points.

The Green Wave fared better in the turnover department by committing 17 while forcing the Pirates into 19 turnovers.

Drew Hamilton led Greenville in the scoring column knocking down 13 points on the night.

BOXSCORE:

WEST CARROLLTON – B. Foster 13, B. Jones 11, A. Robinson 9, J. Ingram 8, C. Ingram 6, I. Cunningham 2, K. Shrivers 2, D. Pitts 1 – TOTALS 19 14-27 1 55

GREENVILLE – D. Hamilton 13, L. Jasenski 10, J. Chick 9, C. Drew 6, L. Thorp 4, TJ Barr 3 – TOTALS 12 12-16 3 45

3-POINTERS

West Carrollton 1 (A. Robinson)

Greenville 3 (L. Jasenski 2, L. Thorp 1)

SCORE by QUARTERS

11-15-14-15 55 West Carrollton

11-08-10-16 45 Greenville