Lady Wave dominate post play in win over Fairborn

It was a really good game to end on going into the new year ... Coach Rachael Kerns

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WIth win in hand, Lady Wave starters watch fourth quarter play from the bench in MVL win over Fairborn. (L-R) Avery Baumann, Megan Lind, Brooke Schmidt, Jayda Lyons, and Megan Loudy. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

GREENVILLE – The Greenville Lady Wave defeated the visiting Fairborn Lady Skyhawks 55-24 in Saturday morning MVL action.

“A great overall team win,” said Greenville coach, Rachael Kerns. “Sometimes Saturday mornings are rough and sometimes we play to our competition but today I don’t feel like we did that. It was a really good game to end on going into the new year.”

Greenville’s Aubrey Baumgardner scores a fourth-quarter basket in Lady Wave win over Fairborn. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

The Lady Wave jumped out to a 19-2 lead after one quarter of play led by six points each from Avery Baumann and post player Megan Lind. Baumann’s points came from two 3-pointers and Lind canning three 2-point baskets. Megan Loudy hit her first of two triples of the day.

Greenville added 17 points to the second quarter board led by eight Brooke Schmidt points in the post sending the teams to the halftime break with the Lady Wave holding a 36-8 advantage.

“Our posts were dominant today,” Coach Kerns stated. “Megan Lind was eight of nine (89 percent) and Brooklyn Schmidt was six of eight (75 percent) and when our posts shoot that high of a percentage we’re going to be alright. Avery Baumann did a good job of distributing the ball where our posts could do something with it.”

Period No. 3 went to Greenville by a 13-4 score giving the home-standing Lady Wave a commanding 49-12 lead and a running clock.

Maddie Hutchens goes to the basket for Greenville in Lady Wave MVL win over Fairborn. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“That first core group we had today did a phenomenal job,” said Kerns. “After three quarters they only gave up 12 points and they did so many good things.”

Coach Kerns used her entire bench in the fourth quarter of action with the visitors taking the period 12-6 giving the Lady Wave a 31-point conference win.

“Everybody got in, everybody got significant minutes today,” Kerns noted. “With that, some of us may have figured out what we ought to do to earn more minutes.”

“Today was a good game for us to work on things offensively,” added Coach Kerns. “Our post-ball movement and our posts – the way they were efficient today it makes me excited to go back and play some of these teams for a second time in conference play.”

BOXSCORE:

GREENVILLE – M. Lind 16, B. Schmidt 12, M. Loudy 9, A. Baumann 8, J. Lyons 2, J. Norris 2, A. Baumgardner 2, M. Hutchins 2, A. Loudy 2 – TOTALS 21 1-2 4 55

FAIRBORN – J. Mills 11, B. Kimball 10, A. Jones 3 – TOTALS 6 6-11 2 24

3-POINTERS

Greenville 4 (A. Baumann 2, M. Loudy 2)

Fairborn 2 (J. Mills 1, A. Jones 1)

SCORE by QUARTERS

19-17-14-06 55 Greenville

02-06-04-12 24 Fairborn