Wave falls to West Carrollton Pirates

Tomorrow is another day - we'll work on finishing strong ... Coach Matt Hamilton

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Chase Drew battles for a Greenville score in the paint in home game with West Carrollton. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

GREENVILLE – The Green Wave dropped a 69-43 Tuesday night MVL matchup to the visiting West Carrollton Pirates.

Drew Hamilton drains a baseline 3-pointer in MVL matchup with West Carrollton. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

The Pirates took the opening quarter 21-14 with Jack Chick leading Greenville with five points including a 3-pointer.

Owen McGreevey drives strong to the basket for the Green Wave in Tuesday night home conference game with Pirates. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Greenville made it a close game trailing 24-20 early in the second period before Carrollton used an 8-2 run to close out first-half play and send the teams to the break with the visitors leading 32-22.

“A game is always a game of runs,” said Greenville coach, Matt Hamilton. “They would make a run, we would fight back, get within striking distance but then they would take off again.”

Josh Baker comes off the Greenville bench to drill a 3-pointer from way downtown in MVL game with the visiting West Carrollton Pirages. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

West Carrollton’s physical strength, size, and talent was evident in period No. 3 as the Pirates dominated in taking the quarter 22-9 to lead 54-31 after three complete.

Jack Chick goes strong to the basket for Greenville in home game with West Carrollton. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“Ultimately the athleticism and size got to us,” Hamilton noted. “Under the basket, we just didn’t have an answer for the offensive rebounding. You give up three or four shots a possession and it’s hard.”

Chase Drew dropped in two fourth-quarter buckets to lead the Wave in fourth-period scoring, Liam Jasenski canned a 3-pointer and Josh Baker came off the bench to hit a fourth-period triple from way downtown with the Pirates taking the final quarter 15-12 to earn to conference win.

Liam Jasenski launches a triple for Greenville in conference game with West Carrollton. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“There were a lot of things we did well and there were a lot of things out of our control,” said Coach Hamilton. “Tomorrow is another day. We have a couple of teams coming up that we’ve beaten and we can beat them again so we’ll work on finishing strong.”

West Carrollton was 10-15 at the free throw line while Greenville was 8-18 at the charity stripe.

West Carrollton improves to 7-10 overall and 7-7 in the MVL, Greenville drops to 3-16 overall and 3-12 in conference play.

Greenville travels to Fairborn to take on the Skyhawks this Friday, February 2nd with a 7:30 p.m. start time a Baker Middle School. The Wave earned its first win of the season defeating the Skyhawks 55-45 at Greenville.

BOXSCORE:

WEST CARROLLTON – A. Robinson 21, J. Ingram 9, B. Freeman 11, K. Davis 8, C. Ingram 8 B. Jones 6, J. Mustaine 2, I. Cunningham 2, B. Foster 2, TOTALS 25 10-15 3 69

GREENVILLE – D. Hamilton 13, C. Drew 10, J. Chick 5, L. Jasenski 5, L. Hocker 4, J. Baker 3, O. McGreevey 2, TJ Barr 1 – TOTALS  10 8-18 5 43

3-POINTERS

West Carrollton 3 (A. Robinson 3)

Greenville 3 (L. Jasenski 1, J. Chick 1, D. Hamilton 1, L. Hocker 1, J. Baker 1)

SCORE by QUARTERS

21-11-22-15 69 West Carrollton

14-08-09-12 43 Greenville