By Robbin Kiser
January 31, 2014
Call Sports Editor
It wasn’t pretty at time.
But, the Piqua girls basketball team was able to hold off a determined Greenville squad and record a 45-34 win in GWOC North action Saturday afternoon.
“I thought we got a lot of good contributions from a lot of people,” Piqua coach Rory Hoke said.
A Greenville team that dropped to 0-19 jumped out to an early 6-1 lead behind four points from Haleigh Luce and Piqua led just 14-12 at halftime.
“They (Greenville) came in here hungry),” Hoke said. “That’s what happens when you leave a team like that in the game.”
And while Greenville stayed close the rest of the game, they could only counter-punch a big offensive game by Piqua guard Macy Yount.
Yount scored 13 of her game-high 19 points in the second half, hitting four 3-point field goals in the game.
“Huge game by Macy Yount,” Hoke said. “She hit some big shots when we needed them. She made 3-point field goals. That was huge for us.”
Greenville was still within three with a minute to go, before Piqua opened things up.
Yount and Katie Allen both hit a pair of free throws and two length-of-the-court passes from Yount to Tasha Potts finished things off.
“Macy (Yount) and Katie (Allen) both hit some big free throws in the final minute,” Hoke said. “Katie (Allen) had a real nice floor game. I thought Tasha (Potts), Kayla (Schrubb) and Morgen (Grunkemeyer) were big inside. They combined for 17 points. Teija Davis gave us a great effort off the bench.”
Potts added seven points to the Piqua cause, while Schrubb, Grunkemeyer, Yount and Allen all had four rebounds.
Piqua was 13 of 46 from the floor for 28 percent and 15 of 25 from the line for 60 percent.
Greenville was 11 of 39 from the floor for 28 percent and nine of 12 from the line for 75 percent.
The Lady Wave on the battle of the boards 24-21, but had 19 turnovers to the Lady Indians’ 10.
Piqua, 6-13 overall and 2-6 in the GWOC North, will play at St. Marys Tuesday, host Trotwood-Madison Wednesday and play at Troy Saturday.