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Even with Meade County struggling Friday night, the visiting Central Hardin Lady Bruins were no match for the Lady Waves.
Meade County shot 34.6 percent (18-of-52) from the field, but four players scored in double figures as the Lady Waves won for the eighth time in the last nine games, 70-31.
Despite going 3-of-9 from the field, junior guard Raley Johnson led the Lady Waves (19-9) with 17 points. Sophomore guard Morgan Turner chipped in with 15 points, 12 rebounds, two assists and one steal.
Meade County honored its three seniors – forward Megan Aebersold, guard Alexis Greco and center Maya Luney – before the game, and all three were a factor. Aebersold scored 12 points, Greco had 11 and Luney added nine points, 13 rebounds, three assists and two blocks.
Junior guard Aislynn Barnes paced the Lady Bruins (5-22) with eight points and 10 rebounds. Eighth-grade guard Mariah Helton scored seven and sophomore forward Autumn Jaggers added six points and six rebounds.
The Lady Bruins stayed with the Lady Waves in the first quarter as they trailed by just seven. But Meade County turned the game into a rout in the second, when it built a 33-10 lead.
UP NEXT: Meade County plays Frederick Fraize at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the 11th District Tournament semifinals at Hancock County. Central Hardin plays Fort Knox at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 17th District Tournament quarterfinal at North Hardin.
Josh Claywellcan be reached at (270) 505-1752 or firstname.lastname@example.org.