Lady Mavs Basketball Opener

 

The Lady Mavs started out with a great first quarter of play that seemed to revolve around great teamwork. The Starters: #11 Caitland Considine, Junior at guard, #12 Kilian Meilinger, Freshman at guard, #13 Julyssa Brown, Junior at Forward, #24 Dah’Vielle Lucas, Sophomore at Forward, and #25 Kentra Washington, Senior at Center were making great passes and taking the open shots. #10 La’Daisa Johnson subbed in for Caitland with 1:45 left on the clock. Killian Meilinger sank three 3-pointers, Caitland Considine had two decisive steals, and Kentra landed two great shots to end the first quarter at 6 to 19.

During the 2nd quarter #15 Walisha Brown replaced Julyssa Brown at the 3:27 mark. #20 Maiyua Bailey entered the game for Kentra Washington at 2:51 left in the quarter. However, the Green Wave Ladies showed lots of heart in their play cutting the lead down to only 9 points in the 2nd quarter ending at 15 to 24 Mauldin. 

Both teams were in a noticeable lull in the 3rd quarter where no fouls were called against either team and the Green Wave Ladies managed only 7 points and Mauldin only 9 with a score of 22 -33 by the end of the 3rd quarter.

The Green Wave Ladies took the floor in the 4th with motivation. They brought the score to 37 to 40 with only 2 seconds left as shown on the scoreboard. 

Coach Andrea Bell called time out when the Lady Mavs got possession of the ball to discuss with her assistant coach Laura Jones what play their team should run in the final seconds of the game. In a very dramatic fashion, the team waited patiently as possible at the sideline for their direction from the coach. The entire gym was nearly silent. As they discussed, they were pointing all over the floor.

Returning to her team, she described the play they wanted executed. The play was to inbound the ball on the other teams half of the court to Caitland, who basically held the ball until the final seconds ticked away, ending in a win for the Lady Mavs.

Both teams lined up and shook hands and showed good sportsmanship for two very well coached teams.

The high scorers for the Lady Mavs were Kentra Washington with 15 points, and Kilian Meilinger also with 15 points.