Utilizing excellent defense that included 14 steals, the Triad Lady Cardinals overcame 23% shooting from the field, including 3-29 from behind the 3 point arc, to notch a grinding 36-28 win over visiting Madison Plains in an Ohio Heritage Conference game Thursday night.
"We were concerned the offense might suffer tonight since this was our 4th game in 6 days," said Lady Cardinal head coach Jeff Merklin, "but our defensive effort, especially post Makenzie Cauley, was superb, as she held MP's leading scorer, Hope Fetherholf, to just 2 points. Assistant Erica Trainer did a great job analyzing film for this game, and Makenzie did a great job executing the game plan."
Frani and Cati LeVan led Triad with 11 points each, and Cauley scored 9 to go with a game high 14 rebounds. The win was Triad's 3rd in a row, and improved their record to 7-6, and 3-6 in the OHC. The Lady Cards travel to Cedarville for another OHC game on Saturday afternoon.