Greenville girls basketball team defeats Piqua in GWOC American North opener


By Jamie Wilson - For The Daily Advocate



Greenville’s Morgan Gilbert applies defensive pressure during a girls basketball game against Piqua on Monday in Greenville.


Jamie Wilson|For The Daily Advocate

GREENVILLE – The Greenville girls basketball team won its first American North game of the season on Monday, defeating Piqua 45-40.

Greenville and Piqua matched each other nearly point for point to keep the game close. At the end of the first quarter the Lady Wave led 13-12.

In the second quarter Greenville pulled ahead and took a five-point lead, 28-23, into the halftime break.

Early in the second half Piqua came out strong with a Lily Stewart 3-pointer, pulling the Indians within two points. Greenville was able to maintain its lead, though, and finished the third quarter with a 37-36 lead.

During the fourth quarter the Wave increased their lead again. This time the Wave went up by five and the Indians couldn’t recover as Greenville won 45-40.

Morgan Gilbert led Greenville with nine points in the game. Also for the Lady Wave, Saki Nakamura scored eight points, Cassie Cromwell scored seven, Karsyn Shaffer scored six, Payton Brandenburg scored five, Jada Garland scored four, Kaylee Jackson scored four, and Lani Shilt scored two.

Stewart led Piqua with a game-high 17 points. Also for the Indians, Kelsey Magoteaux scored 12 points, Claire Went scored four, Lauren Williams scored three, Hailey McPherson scored two, and Tylah Yeomans scored two.

Greenville improved to 3-2 overall and 1-0 in the Greater Western Ohio Conference’s American North division with the victory. Piqua fell to 1-3 overall and 0-1 in the American North.

Greenville also won the junior varsity game 43-17.

Greenville’s Morgan Gilbert applies defensive pressure during a girls basketball game against Piqua on Monday in Greenville.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2016/12/web1_Morgan-Gilbert-WEB.jpgGreenville’s Morgan Gilbert applies defensive pressure during a girls basketball game against Piqua on Monday in Greenville. Jamie Wilson|For The Daily Advocate

By Jamie Wilson

For The Daily Advocate