GREENVILLE – The Lady Wave struggled with first-half play in the program’s MVL season opener before winning the second half in dropping a 46-23 conference matchup to the visiting Sidney Lady Yellow Jackets.
“When you are a young team, I said very early on we are going to take a step forward and two steps backward – this is your perfect example of it,” said Greenville coach, Rachael Kerns. “We could have just crawled in a hole and been done and we didn’t. We outscored them in the second half and not because he didn’t play his studs. We just did things a lot better.”
The experienced three-guard Lady Jackets smothering full-court press in the first half of play limited the Lady Wave to a single basket in both the first and second quarter giving the visitors a 28-4 lead at the break.
“Sidney has three incredible guards,” said Kerns. “They would play on any team in our conference.”
Greenville got on track in third-quarter play outscoring Sidney 12-7 sending the teams to the final quarter with the Lady Wave trailing 35-16.
Sidney answered with 11 fourth-quarter points while limiting Greenville to 7 points to earn the MVL win.
“There is a reason Sidney has won their side of the league for the last four to five years,” Coach Kerns said, “and there is a chance they can do it again this year.”
Greenville’s record goes to 2-1 on the season.