(January 22nd, 2015) – FAYETTE: It shouldn’t have come as a surprise to anyone that Fayette took down Hicksville last week. What should raise a few eyebrows, however, is the way in which they did so.
Fayette trounced the Green Meadows Conference team 48-31.
While the Lady Eagles quickly claimed an early advantage, it wasn’t until the second half that they pulled so far away from the Aces. By the end of the first period, Fayette was harboring a 5 point lead, 14-9. Hicksville refused to fall any further behind in the second quarter, and the two teams battled to a 10-10 tie before the half. This put the score at 24-19, in Fayette’s favor.
As the game played out in the second half, it quickly became apparent who was the superior team. The girls of Fayette began to distance themselves from the Lady Aces, taking the third period 13-6. They closed out the contest in similar fashion, outscoring the Hicksville girls down the stretch 11-6.
It was a balanced scoring attack that did in the Aces. Kaela Seiler led the charge with 12 points, making a pair of three-point shots along the way. Teammate and fellow junior Jessie Wheeler registered 5 baskets from inside the arc for 10 points. All 9 of Hannah Machacek’s points came on long ranged shots. Taylor Griffiths and Alexis Fruchey each added 6 points in the victory as well.
A shocking stat stands out, however. Fayette was just 1 for 2 from the free throw line. Hicksville was 7-11. Giving up such a large margin from the charity stripe is usually pretty difficult to overcome, yet the Lady Eagles did so with relative ease. Their pure offensive powess carried them to a blowout victory against a good team.
That’s a scary thought to process for the rest of the Buckeye Border Conference.