Updated Thu, Jan 9, 2014 11:35 am
The new year has been off to a slow start for Meigs basketball, as there has only been one game played so far in 2014. Large amounts of snow and dangerous weather conditions limited both Marauder teams this week. One of two boys’ games this week was postponed while the ladies’ only game of the week was also cancelled.
The snow put off Friday’s rivalry game where the Marauders were scheduled to take on the Vinton County Vikings and defend their second spot in the TVC-Ohio.
Much hype is surrounding this game, as it is part of a family rivalry between Meigs head coach David Kight and his brother. Coach Kight’s younger brother, N.J. Kight, is an assistant coach for the Vikings. No rescheduled date has been announced for the conference matchup.
The Marauders did take the court Saturday as they travelled to Wahama for a non-conference game. The Marauders defeated the White Falcons 55-43 and improved to 5-3 on the season.
The boys’ team will be in action again on Tuesday, Jan. 7, when they take on the the Eastern Eagles at home.
The Lady Marauders (3-7) had the week off and plenty of time to practice and prepare for the second half of the season.
The team was scheduled to play Thursday in a consolation game in the Lady Rebel Holiday Tournament against Ohio Valley Christian. Meigs head coach Amber Ridenour’s team failed to reach the championship game as they lost 86-50 to Gallia Academy in the opening round at South Gallia. A new date for the game has also not been announced.
Meigs will play their first game of the new year on Monday, Jan. 6, when they host a rematch against Gallia Academy.