Slow start in second half does in Greenwaves
A shootout took place in Campbellsville Dec. 10, and the Campbellsville Eagles came out in front, 75-62. Meade County and Campbellsville traded baskets back and forth in the first quarter and Meade trailed, 21-16. The Eagles were led in the first quarter by Matthew Davis, who hit three of his first four three-point attempts and by Jordan Percell, a 6-foot, 7-inch center, thought by many to be the top player in the 5th Region, who had some critical offensive rebounds throughout the game.
The second quarter went a little better for Meade as they outscored the Eagles, 21-13 and they went into the half with a 37-34 lead. Meade shot 51.9 percent and got some big three-pointers from Bo Wilson to help them take the lead. The Eagles shot 37.8 percent for the half and many shots did not seem to be falling for Percell as he took and missed many mid- range shots from around the free-throw line.
Meade County should have hoped for no halftime break because the Eagles started the third quarter with 14-0 run in a 3:15 span and took a 48-37 lead. Percell got the hot hand and began to hit his mid-range shots as well as a couple three-pointers to bolt the Eagles into the lead. Meade had several shots go in and out as they watched Campbellsville take the lead and the game. The Eagles outscored Meade, 25-9 in the third and had a 59-46 lead at the end of the third.
Meade tried to cut into the lead, but Campbellsville was not going to let that happen. Campbellsville hit free throws down the stretch and Meade just could not get much to fall for them in the second half as they only shot 29.6 percent while the Eagles shot 55.0 percent. Both teams scored 16 in the fourth quarter and Campbellsville won, 75-62.
Campbellsville was led by Percell who had 31 points and 12 rebounds and Matthew Davis who scored 20 points, four rebounds and four assists. These two shot a combined seven of 15 from the three-point line. The Eagles won the rebound battle 42-32 over Meade and they shot 43.9 percent for the game.
Meade was lead by Bo Wilson who had a career- high 27 points and was 10 of 20 from the field and seven of 15 from three. Cheaney Schwartz had 14 points to go along with six boards and Stephen
Compton has six points and 11 rebounds in his first start of the season. Chase Garris also chipped in six points, four assists and zero turnovers. Through four games, Garris had 19 assists and only four turnovers as the point guard for the Greenwaves. Meade was without starting guard, Bryce Garris who was out due to an illness.
The Greenwaves take on the Fighting Tigers of Breckinridge County Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. in the Meade County High School Gym.
Individual statistics: Chase Garris, six points, two rebounds, four assists, one steal; Bo Wilson, 27 points, three rebounds, two assists, one steal; Jared Raymer, two points; Cheaney Schwartz, 14 points, six rebounds, one assist; Brady Smith, six points, four rebounds, one assist; Stephen Compton, six points, 11 rebounds, four assists; Wes Dowell, one point, two rebounds.