Injury bug bites Lady Wave

Everyone is kind of getting a different role or their role is changing and we have to figure out how to do that ... Coach Rachael Kerns

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Brooke Schmidt pulls down a Greenville rebound in MVL matchup with Tippecanoe. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

GREENVILLE – The Lady Wave took the court Saturday without their leading scorer and second-leading rebounder, Megan Lind in an MVL matchup with the visiting Tippecanoe Lady Red Devils.

An injured Megan Lind cheers on her Lady Wave teammates in home game with Tippecanoe Lady Red Devils. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“Overall there were a lot of things we didn’t do like we have been,” Greenville coach, Rachael Kerns said of Lind’s injury keeping the junior post player out of the lineup. “We just have to figure out how to get back to what is going to be the new normal moving forward.”

Greenville sophomore Sara Loudy positions for a rebound against much larger Tippecanoe player. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

The Lady Red Devils put together four solid quarters earning a 57-25 conference victory with nine players putting points in the scoring column.

“Our girls played hard,” Kerns stated. “We gave up some in transition and we don’t typically do that. That part is going to be hard, that is going to be something we’re going to continue to focus on and work on.”

Jayda Lyons drives the ball for Greenville in home game with Tipp. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Greenville got off to a slow start with the visitors taking the opening quarter 13-2 and Tipp taking period No. 2 23-7 sending the teams to the break with the Lady Red Devils leading 36-9.

Maddie Hutchins scores for the Lady Wave in MVL game with Tippecanoe. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

The second half went to Tippecanoe by a 21-16 score as the Lady Wave battled back to keep Tipp from putting a running clock in play.

Coach Kerns took time to look at what the Lady Wave team may look like moving forward until Lind can return to the starting lineup.

GHS freshman Megan Loudy drains a 3-pointer for the Lady Wave in home game with Tipp. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“It is really hard where we’re at in our season and how we work trying to find the new normal,” Coach Kerns said. “Everyone is kind of getting a different role or their role is changing and we have to figure out how to do that.”

“Brooke’s (Schmidt) role is going to change,” she added. “She a great defender who can rebound, now she’s going to have to score a little bit. Ultimately moving forward her role having to shift is going to make her that much better next year and the same thing with some of the other girls with them getting bigger minutes right now, it’s just going to make the future a little better – just a lot of growing pains.”

Sara Loudy led Greenville in scoring with nine points.

BOXSCORE:

TIPPECANOE – Griffin 12, Post 12, Aselage 9, Cleckner 9, Hiser 4, Turner 4, Stallard 3, Clawson 2, Hoover 2 – TOTALS 17 5-8 6 57

GREENVILLE – S. Loudy 9, B. Schmidt 7, M. Loudy 6, M. Hutchens 2, J. Lyons 1 – TOTLAS 4 8-19 3 25

3-POINTERS

Tippecanoe 6 (Griffin 4, Cleckner 1, Stallard 1)

Greenville 3 (M. Loudy 2, S. Loudy 1)

SCORE by QUARTERS

13-23-10-11 57 Tippecanoe

02-07-07-09 25 Greenville