Lady Wave JV defeats Sidney 40-26

It was a great team effort tonight ... Coach Craig Riethman

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Greenville Lady Wave JV take a timeout in MVL win over Sidney. (Chris Norris photo)

GREENVILLE – The Lady Wave junior varsity team defeated the visiting Sidney Lady Yellow Jackets 40-26 in MVL action.

Avery Baumgardner (10) passes into Maddie Hutchens (12) in Greenville JV win over Lady Yellow Jackets. (Chris Norris photo)

“It was a great team effort tonight,” said Greenville JV coach, Craig Riethman.  “This was the first game this year where I felt like I saw improvement on the floor and that was very promising. It was very spread out as far as scoring goes, almost every person on the team scored.”

Greenville put 12 players in the scoring column led by Maddie Hutchens’ 9 points and Aubrey Baumgardner’s 8 points.

“Madison Hutchens has been doing a good job in the JV games but she is also coming in strong and getting some solid minutes in the varsity game as well,” said Riethman. “Aubrey Baumgardner is a natural leader as a freshman on the floor for us and when she goes the team goes, she has an influence on the girls.”

Sara Loudy brings ball up-court for Greenville JV in win over Sidney. (Chris Norris photo)

The teams played to a 4-4 score after one period of play before the Lady Wave found its stride to outscore Sidney 15-4 sending the teams to the halftime break with Greenville leading by a double-digit 19-8 score. Hutchins paced the Lady Wave with 9 points in the second before heading to the locker room to dress for the following varsity contest.

Maddie Hutchens grabs a rebound for Lady Wave JV in home win over Sidney. (Chris Norris photo)

“Lily Wisner did a nice job defensively,” Riethman noted. “Lily has come around the last two games adding a lot of intensity defensively. She is starting to score a little bit on offense which is helping a lot as well.”

Greenville upped its lead to 32-17 outscoring the visitors 13-9 in the third quarter led by Baumgardner’s 6 points and the team’s lone triple of the night coming from Kaitlin Combs and a free throw for 4 points.

Period No. 4 went to Sidney by a 9-8 score giving the Lady Wave JV an impressive 14-point win.

Coach Riethman took time to talk about his 6’0” freshman forward, Mack Legenzoff.

Lady Wave 6’0″ freshman Mack Legenzoff puts up a shot for Greenville in team’s conference win over Sidney Lady Yellow Jackets. (Chris Norris photo)

“There is a lot of potential with Mack,” he said. “Mack missed her eighth grade year because she tore her ACL so she’s still a junior high player trying to figure out how to play high school basketball. She tries very hard and she’s trying to get confidence back with her knee.”

“Obviously you can’t teach somebody to be tall and I know Mack doesn’t want to be known as a tall player but a good player. She is working hard on that and she worked hard in the offseason. She came in by herself several times, got in the weight room, and worked on her post moves.”

“The last time she played was seventh grade so she’s trying to figure out how to play at a faster pace while rehabbing. It’s a lot of work and I know it’s mentally draining for her but she is doing a good job fighting through that.”

With the win Greenville improves to 2-1 season.

BOXSCORE:

GREENVILLE 40, INDIAN LAKE 26

GREENVILLE – M. Hutchens 9, A. Baumgardner 8, K. Combs 4, L. Wisner 4, M. Plessinger 2, C. Rammel 2, E. Fugett 2, S. Loudy 2, A. Hamilton 2, M. Legenzoff 2, B. Crampton 2, R. Davidson 1 – TOTALS 17 3-15 1 40

SIDNEY – C. Fenton 14, K. Huckleby 6, L. Spangler 4, C. Blackford 1, A. Ahrns 1 – TOTALS 4 6-12 4 26

3-POINTERS

Greenville 1 (K. Combs 1)

Sidney 4 (C. Fenton 4)

SCORE by QUARTERS

04-15-13-08 40 Greenville

04-04-09-09 26 Sidney