Lady Wave Close Out Preseason Scrimmages On High Note

Tonight is exactly what we wanted for our last scrimmage of the season ... Greenville Lady Wave Coach, Rachael Kerns

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Megan Lind scores for Greenville in Thursday night scrimmage. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

 

GREENVILLE – The Lady Wave closed out the 2023-2024 preseason basketball scrimmage schedule on a positive note with the Houston Lady Wildcats and the Twin Valley South Lady Panthers taking to the Greenville Senior High School basketball court.

Lady Wave scrimmage. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“Tonight is exactly what we wanted for our last scrimmage of the season,” said veteran Lady Wave coach, Rachael Kerns. “Where we were at from scrimmage one just a week ago to today – it’s a totally different team. We just need to stay healthy.”

Brooke Schmidt goes strong to the basket in Lady Wave final scrimmage of season. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“It’s going to be a season of one step forward two steps back,” Kerns added. “We are so incredibly young as far as experience on the court but we are going to be a better defensive team this year. If we can continue to play solid defense we have at least a chance to compete with most teams on our schedule.”

The Lady Wave has more size this season than has been competing on the court in recent years.

Veteran Greenville coach, Rachael Kerns gives instructions to her Lady Wave in final tune-up for 2023-2024 basketball season. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“We do have a little bit of size,” said Kerns. “We’re putting all the pieces together. Scrimmages have been great, we have seen some good things and some bad things. The biggest thing we’re figuring out is who can play with who and who can play where. It’s still a work in progress.”

Greenville Lady Wave scrimmage. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Coach Kerns expects the Lady Wave to be competitive in the Miami Valley League this season against a conference that includes: Butler, Fairborn, Greenville, Piqua, Sidney, Stebbins, Tippecanoe, Troy, West Carrollton, and Xenia.

Jayda Lyons drives to the hoop for the Lady Wave in final scrimmage of new season. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“Butler, Tipp, and Sidney are all going to be really nice teams,” Coach Kerns stated. “Sidney and Butler are probably going to be the teams to beat. Tipp is just always solid all the way around and after that it’s kind of a free-for-all. I think we’ll kind of beat up on each other a little bit but I think we have a really good chance to win some games this year if we can stay healthy and continue to learn and grow.”

The Lady Wave opens regular season play Monday, November 27 on the road taking on the Indian Lake Lady Lakers, and return home with the Sidney Lady Yellow Jackets coming to town Wednesday, November 29 to open MVL action.