Greenwaves get back on track



RICH FAIRMAN

Sports Reporter


The Meade County Greenwave Basketball team has only played one team in district play this season due to cancellations, but on Jan 29, they were finally able to play against the Hancock County Hornets. Meade took their first loss of the season earlier in the week and were looking to bounce back but found troubles at the start of the game. Hancock jumped out to an early lead at the start of the game, which put Meade in catch up mode all through the first period. Meade changed up from their normal defense to fall back into zone. That change seemed to slow down the Hancock scoring by forcing them to take shots from the outside rather than get the ball down low for easy put backs. Meade closed the gap to get to within two by the end of the first and used the last half of the first to build momentum going into the second period.

Meade came out in the beginning of the second, putting together an 8-0 run to grab the lead, forcing Hancock to call a timeout. Hancock battled back, but Meade’s defense was just too strong, which caused Hancock to turn the ball over, allowing Meade to stay out in front. By the end of the first half Meade had built their lead to eight.

Meade came out in the second half settled and ready to play very aggressively. They went back to their man-to-man defense that gave Hancock headaches, along with issues trying to get the ball up the court. With Hancock having issues on offense, Meade was able to quickly spread their lead over Hancock to 15. By the end of the third period, Meade was in cruise control, hitting their marks and open players, which gave them a 21-point lead at the end of the third. Meade continued to cruise through the fourth period, rotating in players in and out, while keeping their lead intact. With the win Meade improves their record to 5-1 on the season and are now 2-0 in District 11 play.


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