Piqua earns MVL win over Greenville

Greenville cans 10 treys in Friday night loss to Piqua Indians

Greenville senior, Jarrod Demange drains one of five 3-pointers in MVL matchup with Piqua. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

GREENVILLE – The Piqua Indians defeated Greenville 54-46 in Friday night MVL basketball action in a game that saw the Green Wave hit double the number of 3-pointers than 2-point baskets.

Eric Brenner hits a Greenville trey in Friday night conference game with Piqua Indians. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“The guys played hard as always,” said Greenville coach, Matt Hamilton. “We battled the whole game, we had our self in apposition to win and once again we couldn’t quite get over the hump.”

Piqua took the opening quarter 11-6 knocking down three treys including two from Dre’Sean Roberts and Jarrod Demange a triple for Greenville.

Haiden Livingston drives to the basket for the Green Wave in MVL basketball game with Piqua. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

The two Miami Valley League teams played to an 11-11 second period sending the teams to the break with Piqua holding a 22-17 point advantage but not before Greenville would hold a 17-13 lead with 1:27 showing on the clock only to have Piqua closed out first half play on a 9-0 run and take a 5-point lead to the break.

Greenville’s Drew Hamilton drives to the bucket for a score in home game with Piqua Indians. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Greenville took advantage of an 11-2 scoring run to lead 17-13 at 1:27 in the second quarter only to have Piqua use a 9-0 run to close out first half scoring and take a 22-17 advantage at the break.

Piqua increased its lead to 36-27 taking the third 14-10 with Eric Brenner accounting for eight Wave points including two 3-pointers.

Chase Drew drives to the Greenville basket in Friday night MVL matchup with Piqua. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Greenville battled back to take the final period 19-18 with Demange burying three 3-pointers and 2-2 at the charity strip for 11-points and Hayden Livingston good for 7-points including two treys.

Piqua took advantage of a perfect 10-10 at the fourth quarter free throw line with Roberts canning 8-8 throws to seal the Indians win.

The Wave’s Jack Chick goes strong to the bucket for Greenville in home game with Piqua. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“It’s one of those games, a shot here or there, a turnover here or there, you look back and you think about plays that would have made a difference but in the end, their senior leader made eight free throws in the fourth quarter and was the difference,” Hamilton said.

Roberts led Piqua and all scorers with a game high 25-points including three treys and a perfect night at the free throw line, Demange paced Greenville with 19-points including five 3-pointers and 2-2 at the charity stripe.

Greenville closes out regular season play with a September 10, Friday night MVL home game with the Sidney Yellow Jackets.



PIQUA – D. Roberts 25, C. Beaugher 13, T. Kuhlman 6, A. Cox 6, K. Worner 4 – TOTALS 13 10-13 6 54

GREENVILLE – J. Demange 19, H. Livingston 12, E. Brenner 8, C. Drew 4, D. Hamilton 3 – TOTALS 5 6-10 10 46


Piqua 6 (D. Roberts 3, T. Kuhlman 2, C. Beaugher 1)

Greenville 10 (J. Demange 5, H. Livingston 3, E. Brenner 2}


11-11-14-18 54 Piqua

06-11-10-19 46 Greenville

Greenville’s AJ Shaffer looks for to pass for the Wave in varsity game with Piqua. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
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