The Preble Shawnee girls may not have played their best game last Tuesday against Milton Union, but they came away with the win. The Arrows beat the Bulldogs in their only game last week, 70-52.
“It was a win,” said Shawnee head coach Joe Webster. “It was sloppy, but that’s what you expect after a layoff.”
With the recent snow days, the Arrows’ practice time has been limited, but still, a win is a win is a win.
The Bulldogs played the Arrows close for the first quarter, but Shawnee broke away with a huge second quarter, putting up 21 points to Milton’s seven.
Milton Union won the third quarter, 18-15, but Shawnee still held the nine-point advantage at 50-41 heading into the final period. They put 20 more on the board and held Milton Union to just 11.
The Arrows had little to complain about on offense with the 70-point performance, but the layoff hurt the defensive play more than anything.
“I think our defense was a little sloppy,” Webster said. “Our defense isn’t where it needs to be. But we had decent numbers with 14 offensive and 32 defensive rebounds. They did alright, played well under the circumstances.”
Two Arrows had huge games on the offensive side. Adrianna Moore led the Arrows with 22 points, and Maddie Woodard had her most productive game of the young season on offense with 21 points.
Moore chalked up a double-double with 16 boards, and she also had six steals and four assists. Woodard had six boards, one steal, and one block.
Riane Woodard also broke into double digits, scoring 11. She grabbed six rebounds as well.
Allison Began, Elise Walker, and Kelsey Klamm each had four points, and Kathie Stout and Sydney Steele each scored two.
The Arrows had a busy beginning of the week scheduled with home games against Twin Valley South on Monday, Dec. 16 and Madison on Tuesday. The South game, already a rescheduled one, is being rescheduled again due to snow. The Madison game, Webster said, will tell the Arrows a lot about themselves.
“Madison is good, strong, but they’re not as big,” he said. “We’ll find out Tuesday where we stand. I told the kids, it’s just going to be a game of whether you can handle their pressure.”
Shawnee will be at Carlisle on Thursday, Dec. 19, and they’re off after that until the Miami University Middletown Holiday Tournament on Dec. 27 and 28. The Arrows are now 2-1 with a 2-0 league record.