Fort Recovery edges Wapakoneta girls

William Laney
Sports Correspondent

WAPAKONETA — Fort Recovery girls basketball coach Brian Patch realizes his team understands their style of play. They will win games “ugly.”
Wapakoneta coach Rusty Allen said he is watching his young team come to grips with its identity after losing two long-time starters to graduation.
“We are still trying to figure ourselves out a little bit because we are young,” Allen said after the two squads clashed Saturday with Fort Recovery winning ugly, eking out a 37-34 over the host Lady Redskins. “We might not seem young because we have three seniors who are letter winners, but when you are throwing in a freshman, three or four sophomores and a junior who do not have a lot of playing time at the varsity level – we are still trying to figure out our identity.
“I think we took a step closer today in figuring that out,” he said. “We are learning what we can do well, what we need to work on and what type of a team do we want to try and become.”
Allen witnessed his Redskins squad take a commanding 11-6 lead at the end of the first quarter behind six points by junior post Makenzie Wilson, who ended with a game high 15 points. She also had four rebounds, two blocks and one assist and one steal.

For more details, see Monday's edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.