Lady Wave falls to Troy

Defensively they didn’t give up very many points - not a lack of effort ... Coach Rachael Kerns

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Greenville freshman Megan Loudy drains a 3-pointer in MVL matchup with Troy. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

GREENVILLE – The Lady Wave struggled to get the ball to drop with the Troy Lady Trojans in town for a Wednesday night MVL matchup falling to the visitors 35-22.

Megan Lind brings the ball up-court for the Lady Wave in home game with Troy Lady Trojans. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“When you can’t score the basketball it’s going to be a hard time winning,” said Greenville coach, Rachael Kerns. “Defensively they didn’t give up very many points. Not a lack of effort, we did a lot of really good things.”

Lady Wave sophomore Sara Loudy dribbles the ball up the floor for Greenville in home matchup with Troy. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

The Lady Wave jumped out to a 7-2 lead in the opening 90 seconds of play only to have the visitors take the rest of the contest by a 33-15 score.

Greenville held a 7-6 lead after one quarter of play with Troy battling back with a 12-6 second-quarter score to lead 18-13 with the teams headed to the halftime break.

Avery Baumann drives to the Greenville basket in home MVL game with Lady Trojans. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Period No. 3 was not kind to either team at their respective offensive ends of the court as the Lady Trojans would hit a basket and go 2-4 at the line while Greenville knocked down a bucket to go 0-4 at the charity stripe for a 22-15 Troy lead with one period to play.

Brooke Schmidt makes a move in the lane for the Lady Wave in Wednesday night MVL game with Troy. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Greenville was forced to send Troy to the fourth-quarter free throw line in an attempt to get back in the game but came up short with the Lady Trojans taking advantage of 9-12 fourth-quarter free throw shooting while Greenville was 2-4 at the line.

“We had to foul a little but when you’re 7-of 51 from the floor you’re not going to win many basketball games,” Kerns stated. “When you get 51 shots off a lot of times things are going to go in your favor but we didn’t come out and compete for four quarters tonight.”

Troy was 12-22 at the charity stripe on the night while Greenville was 7-19 at the line.

BOXSCORE:

TROY 35, GREENVILLE 22

TROY – J. Almeida 8, K. Baker 7, P. Brewer 6, A. Bolden 4, Brooks 4, S. Adekoya 4, J. Smith 2 – TOTALS 10 12-22 1 35

GREENVILLE – M. Loudy 7, M. Lind 6, A. Baumann 4, S. Loudy 4, B. Schmidt 1 – TOTALS 6 7-19 1 22

3-POINTERS

Troy 1 (J. Almeida 1)

Greenville 1 (M. Loudy 1)

SCORE by QUARTERS

06-12-04-13 35 Troy

07-06-02-07 22 Greenville