Updated Wed, Dec 25, 2013 1:41 pm
It was another exciting week of basketball for the Meigs Marauders, as both the boys and girls teams had two games. Each team hosted one game in Pomeroy and took to the road for their other.
For the boys, this week was about continuing their strong start to the season and remaining above .500. For the girls, the goal was riding the momentum of their big win over Wahama and having a chance to get to .500 for the first time since Dec. 2. Both teams had tough tasks in front of them, but had the opportunities to make some statements early in the season.
Coming into this week with a record of 2-1 and with a two-game winning streak, the Maurauders boys team was looking to continue their push to take over the lead in the TVC-Ohio.
On Tuesday, the Marauders took a loss against the Chesapeake Panthers in Meigs’ home opener, by a final score of 40-27.
Before the season started, Marauders coach Dave Kight stated his desire to have a defense-first team, and he had to have been happy with his team’s effort on that end of the floor. Kight knew that the offense would be a work-in-progress, and their 27 points in this game is a new season-low.
Meigs’ second game of the week was a higher scoring affair, as they beat conference foe Wellston 66-49. Their 66 points is a season high, and this game was a good example of how good Meigs can be when they play with intensity, something Kight has stressed this season.
The Meigs girls have had a tough start to their season, winning their season opener, but then dropping four straight before beating Wahama last Saturday.
Unfortunately, the Lady Marauders were unable to parlay that win into something more, and dropped both of their games this week. On Monday, the Lady Marauders fell on the road to the Jackson Ironladies 66-41.
On Thursday, Meigs hosted the Alexander Spartans, again scoring 41 points themselves, but giving up 69 to the Spartans. The Lady Marauders only have three returning varsity players from last year, so head coach Amber Ridenour knew that they would struggle to find consistency at times this season.
Following a 1-1 week for the boys, their current record sits at 3-2, 2-0 in conference, good for second place in the TVC-Ohio, trailing only Athens.
The girls fall to 2-6 on the season following their winless week. The Lady Marauders are winless in conference with a 0-4 record and sit in last place, but are only one game behind Wellston and the season is still very young.
Both teams have only two more games each before the New Year, and they may be very important steps towards the Marauders’ goals this season.