Lady Marauders fall at Jackson, 66-41

Bryan Walters

December 17, 2013

JACKSON, Ohio — The Meigs girls basketball team had eight different players score, but that still wasn’t enough Monday night following a 66-41 setback to host Jackson in a non-conference matchup in Jackson County.

The visiting Lady Marauders (2-5) trailed 21-14 after eight minutes of play, then the Ironladies followed with a 19-10 second quarter surge to secure a 40-24 lead at the break.

MHS won its only quarter of the night with an 11-10 run in the third, allowing the guests to trim their deficit down to 50-35 headed into the finale. Jackson (7-1) closed regulation with a 16-6 surge to wrap up 25-point triumph — the third straight for JHS overall.

Morgan Russell led Meigs with 12 points, followed by Kelsey Hudson with 11 points and Hannah Cremeans with four markers. Brook Andrus and Sadie Fox also added four points apiece to the losing cause.

Ariel Ellis and Abigail Houser each contributed two points, while Haiden English rounded out the scoring with one marker. The Lady Marauders were 6-of-16 at the free throw line for 38 percent.

Kacee Jenkins paced Jackson with a game-high 21 points, followed by Madison Ridout with 20 points and Kerrigan Hoover with seven markers. The hosts were 7-of-14 at the charity stripe for 50 percent.