Wave improves in loss to Pirates


By Gaylen Blosser - DarkeCountyMedia.com



The Wave’s Reed Hanes brings the ball upcourt for Greenville in the team’s home game with West Carrollton.

The Wave’s Reed Hanes brings the ball upcourt for Greenville in the team’s home game with West Carrollton.


Alex Baumgardner scores for Greenville in the team’s MVL game with West Carrollton.


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Greenville’s DJ Zimmer battles for a rebound in the Wave’s MVL matchup with the Pirates.


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Hayden Bush scores in the paint for the Wave in home game with West Carrollton.


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Million Bryant puts up a shot for the Wave in the team’s MVL home contest with West Carrollton.


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Nolan Curtis nails a 3-pointer for Greenville in varsity basketball game with the West Carrollton Pirates.


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GREENVILLE – Greenville dropped a 56-38 MVL matchup with the visiting West Carrollton Pirates in a game that saw the Green Wave battle back from a 23-10 first half deficit.

“I thought the kids played their hearts out tonight for four quarters,” said Greenville coach, Bobby Jones. “Our kids are coming to the gym every single day and giving me everything they have.”

The Pirates took the opening period 8-6 and extended its lead to 23-10 at the break outscoring the home team 15-4 in the second period of play.

Greenville put 11 points on the third quarter board while West Carrollton was adding 13 points sending the teams to the final period of play with the Pirates leading 36-21.

“You know your team is turning the corner – especially a team, a group of guys that hasn’t had much success winning through the years,” Jones stated. “You know they are turning the corner when you walk into the locker room and all their saying is; ‘we’re in this game, we’re still in this game’ because they know when they knuckle down they are very solid defensively.”

The Green Wave cut the Pirates lead to fourth quarter single digits before Carrollton made it a 20-17 final period score to earn the road win over Greenville.

“We worked a lot on attacking traps and taking care of the basketball,” said Coach Jones. “We didn’t turn the ball over as much tonight as we have been. Once we got settled down in the half court we were able to execute, work the ball, find the open man and go to the basket.”

“I thought our effort for four quarters tonight was phenomenal,” Jones concluded.

BOXSCORE:

GREENVILLE 38, WEST CARROLLTON 56

GREENVILLE – DJ Zimmer 9, H. Bush 8, N. Curtis 6, A. Baumgardner 4, T. Nicholas 4, M. Bryant 3, R. Hanes 2, J. Bunger 2 – TOTALS 13 6-16 2 38

WEST CARROLLTON – A. Lattimore 20, J. Howard 12, D. Ferguson 8, S. S hrivers 7, S. Walker 7, R. Douds 2 – TOTALS 19 3-9 5 56

3-POINTERS:

Greenville 2 (N. Curtis)

West Carrollton 5 (J. Howard 2, A. Lattimore 2, S. Shrivers 1)

SCORE by QUARTERS:

06-04-11-17 38 Greenville

08-15-13-20 56 West Carrollton

The Wave’s Reed Hanes brings the ball upcourt for Greenville in the team’s home game with West Carrollton.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2021/01/web1_Reed-Hanes-.jpgThe Wave’s Reed Hanes brings the ball upcourt for Greenville in the team’s home game with West Carrollton.

Alex Baumgardner scores for Greenville in the team’s MVL game with West Carrollton.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2021/01/web1_Alex-Baumgardner-.jpgAlex Baumgardner scores for Greenville in the team’s MVL game with West Carrollton. Gaylen Blosser | Darke County Media

Greenville’s DJ Zimmer battles for a rebound in the Wave’s MVL matchup with the Pirates.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2021/01/web1_DJ-Zimmer-.jpgGreenville’s DJ Zimmer battles for a rebound in the Wave’s MVL matchup with the Pirates. Gaylen Blosser | Darke County Media

Hayden Bush scores in the paint for the Wave in home game with West Carrollton.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2021/01/web1_Hayden-Bush-.jpgHayden Bush scores in the paint for the Wave in home game with West Carrollton. Gaylen Blosser | Darke County Media

Million Bryant puts up a shot for the Wave in the team’s MVL home contest with West Carrollton.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2021/01/web1_Million-Bryant-.jpgMillion Bryant puts up a shot for the Wave in the team’s MVL home contest with West Carrollton. Gaylen Blosser | Darke County Media

Nolan Curtis nails a 3-pointer for Greenville in varsity basketball game with the West Carrollton Pirates.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2021/01/web1_Nolan-Curtis-.jpgNolan Curtis nails a 3-pointer for Greenville in varsity basketball game with the West Carrollton Pirates. Gaylen Blosser | Darke County Media

By Gaylen Blosser

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Contact Darke County Media Sports Editor Gaylen Blosser at gblosser@aimmediamidwest.com or 937-569-0122

Contact Darke County Media Sports Editor Gaylen Blosser at gblosser@aimmediamidwest.com or 937-569-0122