Lady Wave fall to Parkway

They did a good job on defense, but we did a really good job on the defensive end tonight too ... Coach Rachael Kerns

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Greenville freshman, Megan Loudy scores two of her 17 points to lead the Lady Wave in non-conference varsity basketball action. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

GREENVILLE – The Greenville Lady Wave dropped a 34-25 non-conference varsity basketball game to the Parkway Lady Panthers, the 2022-2023 MAC conference champions.

Megan Lind scores for Greenville in home game with Parkway. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“They won the MAC for a reason,” said Greenville coach Rachael Kerns. “They are probably the most fundamentally sound team we will see anyone in our conference in the half-court, their man-to-man defense.”

Greenville’s Sara Loudy looks for an opening in matchup with Parkway. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“They did a good job on defense, but we did a really good job on the defensive end tonight too,” Kerns added.

The Lady Panthers took the opening period by a 5-2 score with Greenville’s Megan Lind accounting for the Lady Wave’s lone basket of the opening quarter.

Period No. 2 had the visitors taking the quarter by a single point, 8-7 sending the teams to the break with Parkway leading 13-9. Megan Loudy scored all seven Lady Wave points including her first triple of the night.

Jayda Lyons looks for to pass for the Lady Wave vs Parkway. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

The third quarter of the night proved to be the Achilles heel for the Lady Wave with the visitors taking the period by a 14-5 score pushing its lead to a double-digit 27-14 advantage.

Avery Bauman brings the ball up-court for the Lady Wave in non-conference game with Parkway. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

The Lady Wave battled back in the fourth to make it a 28-24 Parkway advantage before settling for a nine-point loss sending Parkway to the free-throw line in the closing minutes with the visitors spreading the floor.

Brooke Schmidt positions for a Greenville rebound in home game with Parkway. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“We talk about a nine-point loss and I can think of about nine-points they had because of our silly turnovers,” Kerns stated. “We talk about every possession matters but on the flip side that is where we’re at in our program right now. We’re talking about two, three, four possessions that are swinging these games. Those are all fixable things, we are really young sometimes out there. We just need to be more efficient on the offensive end and the more we play together the better we will get with that.”

Greenville’s 5’3” freshman guard, Megan Loudy led the Lady Wave and all scorers with a game-high 17 points including two 3-pointers in the Monday night home game.

BOXSCORE:

PARKWAY – A. Miller 8, M. Hughes 8, B. Bruns 7, P. Williamson 5, Schoenlegen 3, A. Berry 2, C. Smith 2 – TOTALS 10 8-15 2 34

GREENVILLE – M. Loudy 17, S. Loudy 4, M. Lind 4 – TOTALS 4 8-14 3 25

3-POINTERS

Parkway 2 (B. Bruns 1, P. Williamson 1)

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

SCORE by QUARTERS

05-08-14-07 34 Parkway

02-07-05-11 25 Greenville