junior Adam Hickerson goes up for two of his game high 14
points against Sidney
Saturday. Hickerson also pulled down 14 rebound
as as the Wave topped off the Yellowjackets
on Hall of Fame Night,
56-47. CNO Photo by Dylan Knoop
Greenville gets big
win over Sidney
Hickerson leads the way with 14
By George Starks
GREENVILLE- Greenville junior Adam Hickerson netted 14 and pulled down
a like number of rebounds and Curtis Conrad added 11 Saturday to lead
the Wave to a 56-47 victory over Sidney on Hall of Fame night.
“This was a much deserved win by our kids,” said Greenville coach Dane
French. “These kids have been working hard every night and they did a
good job executing the plan tonight. I’m just real proud of them.”
After Sidney took a 16-12 lead after one, Greenville went into the
break forcing a 29-29- tie. The Wave then gained a six point edge after
three, 46-40, and looked to make big changes in the final stanza.
Greenville went up by as many as 10 points in the fourth before posting
With the offense clicking, the Wave defense was the key to gaining the
victory, holding sophomore Patwaulin Hudson to just 11 points..
“Defensively, we took the Hudson kid out of the game,” French stated.
“Sam Bowers and Zack Comer as well as Aaron Leverone and Rusty Hobson
all pitched in. We were rotating guys in and out, playing a box and one
on him and they did a great job. He had eight points early and had
three the rest of the way. We knew we had to stop their penetration and
we did that. The kids just executed the game plan.”
While the defense shined, the offense clicked.
When Hickerson and Conrad had been figured out by the Jackets,
sophomore Ryan Drew stepped up and delivered the final blows, netting
eight big points.
“Offensively, we are getting better,” said French. “We had a lot of
shots in the paint and were able to break their pressure and get some
easy baskets. We are not the biggest team but we have to get points in
the paint. Ryan and Curtis have really stepped up for us.”
One of the biggest things that Greenville saw improvement in was
turnovers, keeping the total down.
“I give a lot of credit to Sammy Bowers. He’s still making turnovers
but the great thing about him is the fact that he’s not giving them up
and leaving lay-ups,” French stated. “He’s really done a great job for
us and he spearheads our defense for us. He’s physical at the guard
spot and that helps cut down on penetration.”
Greenville will see West Carrollton next Friday and Hillsboro on