Troy tops Wave in MVL action

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Greenville's Chase Drew draws a foul in MVL matchup with Troy. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

GREENVILLE – The Green Wave dropped a 65-39 varsity boys basketball game to the visiting Troy Trojans in Tuesday night MVL action.

Liam Jasenski brings the ball up-court for the Green Wave in home game with the Troy Trojans. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“As a player, as a coach, I don’t quit and I’m not going to get into a situation right at the end where they are going to get hurt but I expect them to play all the way,” said Greenville coach, Matt Hamilton. “There are situations where we find out more about ourselves – we did it a Butler on Friday.”

Layne Hocker launches a Greenville 3-pointer in conference game with Troy. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

The teams played to an early first quarter 7-7 score before the Trojans started to pull away taking the opening quarter by a 19-13 score. Liam Jasenski paced the Wave with six points coming from two 3-pointers and Drew Hamilton accounted for five points.

Period No. 2 went to Troy 17-8 with Layne Hocker draining a Greenville trey sending the teams to the break with the visitors holding a 36-21 advantage

Drew Hamilton drives to the basket for a Greenville score in home game with Troy. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Greenville senior, Chase Drew went 4-4 at the free throw line to account for the Wave’s third quarter points with Troy taking the quarter 14-4 and a 50-25 lead to the final period of play.

Greenville battled back in the fourth with its best performance of the night with Drew leading Greenville with six points. Troy took the final quarter by a slim 15-14 count to earn the conference win.

TJ Barr puts up a Greenville jumper in conference game with Troy Trojans. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

In the fourth quarter, we started doing things we need to do to win,” Hamilton stated. “We did it tonight towards the end, we started driving, we got fouls, and started putting pressure on them. We have to learn to do that for four quarters so that’s why I have them play like that even though the scoreboard is what it is but we have to learn to do that for four quarters.”

Troy put nine players in the scoring column led by 13 Kellen Miller points while Chase Drew was leading Greenville with 13 points.

 

BOXSCORE:

TROY 65, GREENVILLE 39

TROY – K. Miller 13, B. Haught, B. O’Leary 12, E. Kaiser 8, H. Furlong 6, I. Burns 6, N. McDowell 5, A. Luis 2, B. Terrill 1 – TOTALS 18 11-16 6 65

GREENVILLE – C. Drew 13, L. Jasenski 10, D. Hamilton 9, TJ Barr 4, L. Hocker 3 – TOTALS 10 10-14 3 39

3-POINTERS

Troy 6 (B. O’Leary 4, K. Miller 1, N. McDowell 1)

Greenville 3 (L. Jasenski 2, L. Hocker 1)

SCORE by QUARTERS

19-17-14-15 65 Troy

13-08-04-14 39 Greenville

Owen McGreevey handles the ball for Greenville in Tuesday night home game with Troy. (Gaylen Blosser photo)