Ladywaves dominate First Round of District Play


RICH FAIRMAN

Sports Reporter


The run for the District 11 Championship began on March 15 at the Hancock County High School with the Meade County Ladywaves taking on the Fredrick Fraize High School Lady Aces. These two teams did not meet during the regular season due to scheduling conflicts with COVID, but it was the same ole story when this determined Ladywave squad took the court. Meade got to work right from the very first touch of the ball with senior Jenna Gallimore opening the contest by hitting a three-pointer from the corner. Gallimore would finish with 15-points and led the team in three-pointers, knocking down four. Gallimore was not the only one, five other Ladywaves hit from long range, which added to the points total quickly. With Meade taking total control of the game, Meade jumped out to a 26-point lead, with Fredrick Fraize only able to hit one three-pointer and a free throw by the end of the first. Even with Meade having a wide lead, their defense did not let up in the second, keeping Fredrick Fraize grounded. Meade’s head coach Dona Hackert recognized what was going on and began rotating players in and out as she saw fit. Regardless of who she put in, Meade’s offense was on cruise control looking like a well-oiled machine as they moved the ball around the arc to open players. Meade did not allow Fredrick Fraize to score in the second, spreading their lead to 38 at the half.

After the half, it was time for the younger players on the team to show what they have learned through the season. Coach Hackert replaced all her starters midway through the third, turing the game over to the next generation to bring it home. In the second half of the game Meade put on a shooting clinic from beyond the 3-point arc, as the team combined for six three-pointers, with junior Kacie Ray knocking down a pair back-to-back. Fredrick Fraize had no answer for Meade’s overpowering offense, but still never gave up, and continued to fight till the very end, with the fourth period being their best offensive period of the game as they were able to score seven-points on Meade, but would still lose to Meade by a score of 73-.


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