Meigs topples Eagles, 54-35

Alex Hawley

January 23, 2014

ROCKSPRINGS, Ohio — The Marauders are back in the win column.

After dropping a pair of games the the Meigs boys basketball team snapped a two-game skid Wednesday night with a 54-19 victory over visiting Eastern, in Larry R. Morrison Gymnasium.

The Eagles (0-13) led 10-to-9 5:40 into the opening quarter but Meigs (7-5) scored six unanswered points to close out first with the 15-10 advantage. Eastern was held to just four points in the second period and the Maroon and Gold led 30-14 at halftime.

The Marauder defense kept it up through the intermission, holding the Green and Gold to six points in the third quarter. MHS scored 10 in the third and led 40-20 headed into the fourth quarter. Meigs went on a 8-to-3 run to start the finale and push its lead to a game-high 25 points. EHS outscored the Marauders 12-to-6 over the reminded of the game and Meigs took the 54-35 victory.

The MHS scoring was led by Isaiah English with 20 points, followed by Damon Jones with 10. Ty Phelps had eight points, Jordan Hutton added seven, while Cody Bartrum marked three. A.J. Kopec, Colton Lilly and Nathan Macek each had two points, rounding out the Marauder total.

Meigs was 21-of-56 (37.5 percent) from the field, including 2-of-9 (22.2 percent) from beyond the arc. The Marauders were 10-of-19 (52.6 percent) from the free throw line and they committed 17 turnovers. As a team MHS had 49 rebounds, seven assists and seven steals.

Jones paced Meigs with 15 rebounds, followed by English with 12. Phelps led the team with three assists, while Jones and Hutton each had two steals to pace the defense.

The Eagle scoring was led by Jett Facemyer with 10 points, followed by Daschle Facemyer and Christian Speelman with eight each. Cameron Richmond had six points, Andrew Stobart added two and Dylan Swatzel rounded out the EHS total with one point.

Eastern was 12-of-56 (21.4 percent) from the field, 3-of-17 (17.6 percent) from three point range and 8-of-17 (47.1 percent) from the free throw line. The Green and Gold had 35 rebounds, two assists, five steals and 23 turnovers in the setback.

The EHS rebounding effort was led by Speelman with seven and Stobart with six. Speelman and Stobart each had an assist for Eastern, while Cook paced the defense with a steal and two blocks.

The Marauders are now 3-1 against Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division opponents, while EHS is 0-2 against TVC Ohio teams.