Marauders handle Wahama, 63-34

By Bryan Walters -

ROCKSPRINGS, Ohio — The Marauders went on the defensive.

The Meigs boys basketball team limited visiting Wahama to just nine first half points Saturday night while picking up a 63-34 victory in a non-conference matchup at Larry R. Morrison Gymnasium in Meigs County.

The Marauders (16-3) picked up their second consecutive decision while improving to 9-0 in non-conference tilts this winter, as the hosts received a pair of trifectas from both Kaileb Sheets and Luke Musser as part of a 17-4 lead after eight minutes of play.

Sheets hit two more trifectas in the second canto as MHS went on an 18-5 surge to close out the half with a 35-9 cushion at the break. The Marauders followed with four more three-pointers in the third stanza as part of a 14-8 run that led to a 48-17 lead headed into the finale.

The White Falcons (7-9) — who have dropped three straight decisions — received seven point from Noah Litchfield as part of a 17-15 spurt down the stretch to wrap up the 29-point outcome.

The Maroon and Gold netted 11 of their 23 field goals from behind the arc and also went 7-of-9 at the free throw line for 77 percent. Sheets led the hosts with a game-high 19 points, followed by Colton Lilly with 12 points and Musser with nine markers.

Jared Kennedy and Tyler Fields respectively added seven and six points to the winning cause, while T.J. Williams contributed five markers. Zach Helton and Jaxon Meadows wrapped up the Meigs’ tally with four points and two points.

The Red and White made four of their 14 field goals from three-point territory and also went 2-of-6 at the free throw line for 33 percent. Ryan Thomas paced the guests with 12 points, followed by Litchfield with 11 markers.

Travis Kearns was next with four points and Nolan Pierce chipped in three markers. Mason Hicks and Mason Hildreth rounded out the White Falcon tally with two points apiece.

Bryan Walters can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2101.

By Bryan Walters