Lady Marauders fend off Federal Hocking, 55-50

Alex Hawley

December 24, 2013

STEWART, Ohio — The season sweep is complete.

The Meigs girls basketball team earned its first sweep of the season Monday night, defeating non-conference host Federal Hocking for the second time this season, 55-50.

The Lady Lancers (2-8) surged to a 19-to-9 advantage in the opening quarter but Meigs (3-6) answered with a 23-to-6 run in the second quarter, giving MHS the 32-25 halftime lead.

FHHS chipped away at the Lady Marauder lead by outscoing Meigs 12-to-10 in the third quarter. Both teams marked 13 points in the fourth quarter and Meigs held on for the 55-50 victory.

Kelsey Hudson led Meigs with 15 points, followed by Morgan Russell with 11 and Danielle Morris with 10. Brook Andrus and Hannah Cremeans each marked seven points, while Haiden English’s five rounded out the MHS total.

Meigs shot 18-of-58 (31 percent) from the field and 19-of-34 (55.9 percent) from the free throw line. The Lady Marauders pulled down 44 rebounds, led by Andrus with 12. Hudson had Meigs’ lone assist, while Cremeans had the team’s only blocked shot. Hudson and Andrus each had three steals to lead MHS. Meigs committed just 12 turnovers and 17 fouls in the game.

The Lady Lancers were led by Destiny Tabler with 13 points and Carley Tabler with 12. Ashton Cale marked nine points, Megan Thompson had seven, Tisha Glass added four, McKenzie Steel had three and Whitney Gillian rounded out the scoring with two points.

Federal Hocking shot 19-of-50 (38 percent) from the field, 1-of-8 (12.5 percent) from three-point range and and 11-of-22 (50 percent) from the free throw line. Steele’s triple was the only three-pointer in the game. FHHS had 39 rebounds, led by Destiny Tabler with 10, eight assists, led by Cale with three, five steal, 20 turnovers and 23 fouls. Thompson had the Lady Lancers only two blocks.

Meigs also defeated Federal Hocking in the season opener by a count of 63-59 in Rocksprings.