The Meade County High School Ladywave basketball team played their first home game of 2020 on Jan. 7, in front of a sparse crowd against the Muhlenberg Lady Mustangs. Both teams started the game off slow, but by the midway point of the first period, the game quickly picked up speed with both offenses finding their rhythm. At the end of the first period Muhlenberg had went on a four-point route to tie the game at 17. Meade came out in the second period shutting down Muhlenberg’s top scorers, but finding their offensive ball movement working against their defense. Meade jumped out to an eight-point lead quickly, which they continued to carry all the way to the half, going into the locker room at halftime leading 38-30.
Meade came out in the second half with the same momentum they had in the first, with senior Kendall Wingler dropping in a pair of 3s, followed by another from eighth grader Peyton Bradley to spread their lead even more, but the Lady Mustangs were relentless on the boards, and defense. Slowly they continued to chip away at Meade’s lead, and by the time the third period had ended, Muhlenberg had closed the gap to just six-points.
Muhlenberg’s offense came roaring back in the beginning of the fourth, scoring six unanswered points to tie the game with just under six minutes remaining in the game. Both teams continued to trade baskets keeping the game close until Muhlenberg took their first lead of the game at the three-minute mark.