By: Jack Jewitt
FAIRVIEW PARK, OH – Your Fairview Lady Warriors took on John Adams Lady Rebels in a non-conference match; this is the Warrior’s second game of the season. The Warriors looked hot as they came off of a win the night before against Brookside Cardinals, winning 41-20. Tonight they put up fourteen points in the first quarter which was almost triple the amount of last game.
Elysha Burrage for the Lady Rebels had enough as she converted on four baskets made and a pair of free throws to go with that. The game plan seemed simple enough as the Lady Rebels played through their star guard. But our Lady Warriors kept on fighting and fed it down low to Gabby Biggs as she put up ten points in the first half.
After the halftime break, the Lady Rebels went on a big 7-0 run. This would keep the game close for a while in the third quarter as the score had been stuck at 26-25 with the Lady Warriors leading still. The Warriors soon began to take advantage of all the miscues from John Adams as the Warriors went on a run themselves. Again it looked as if defending the paint was John Adams weakness.
At the beginning of the fourth quarter, the student section was in full effect as they have been shouting all game long. “Go, Warriors!!” Turnover woes had continued to be a problem for the Lady Rebels as they ended the game with twenty-three in total. Gabby Biggs and Maeve Mesaros took full advantage down low and posted a combined twenty-four points. More importantly, the dynamic duo looked unstoppable on the rebounds and defensively, as they piled numerous steals and blocks. A great performance from Jada Witnik, as well as she, finished the game with twelve points. The Lady Warriors won a tough battle, with the final score being 48-30.
Player of the Game: Maeve Mesaros
Maeve had eight points in total, thirteen rebounds, and countless steals and blocks as well.
How did you and your team battle through the controversy throughout the game?
“I think it was a really tough battle and we communicated really well throughout the game and kept moving the ball around, which really helped us pull off the win.”
Having this be your second game of high school basketball how do you think you’ve developed and fit into this offense?
“I think through practice, the team has been really including, which really helps me out during practices and games so I think I’m fitting in pretty well so far.”
Your Lady Warriors will play next at Lakewood High School against the Lakewood Rangers on Saturday, November 30th. The game starts at 11:30, be sure to make it!