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Lady Dragons hit the hardwood

A new look and young squad of West Union Lady Dragons took the floor for the second time on Saturday, Nov. 7 as they played host to the Chillicothe Lady Cavs and the New Richmond Lady Lions in a tri-scrimmage on the Lady Dragons’ home court. Both Chillicothe and New Richmond are Division II school so the scrimmage was a good measuring stick for the Division III West Union girls.

The three teams rotated 10-minute quarters against each other, giving each side an equal dose of court time.

West Union head coach Jason Claytor has a mix of upperclassmen and youth and used the scrimmage as an opportunity to experiment with different combinations on the floor and was overall happy with his team’s performance.

“Overall, I thought we had a very productive day,” said Claytor. “The level of competition was great with both schools being D2 and Chillicothe projects to be able to make a deep tourney run this season.”

“I thought we made a lot of progress from our scrimmage last week with Piketon and Jackson. Our offense was more crisp and defensively we are starting to understand our rotations better. We still have a lot to work on and there are plenty of areas for improvement, but I feel that we made some strides in getting where we need to be.”

“Chillicothe is one of the most athletic teams around and we struggled with them in our first quarter but the second quarter we played against them was excellent,” continued the West Union head coach. “We went 0-3 quarter-wise with them, but we were super competitive against a very good team.”

“Once we get some shots to fall, I think we will be all right.”

The Lady Dragons will be in action on Friday, Nov. 13 in the annual Southern Hills Athletic Conference Preview, this year held at North Adams High School. West Union will play its two quarters against the Fairfield Lady Lions, scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. The regular season begins for the Lady Dragons on Nov. 24 when they host the Fayetteville Lady Rockets in their SHAC opener.

West Union guard Kristen Grooms looks to muscle her way around a Chillicothe defender in action from the Nov. 7 tri-scrimmage at West Union High School.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_WUHS1.jpgWest Union guard Kristen Grooms looks to muscle her way around a Chillicothe defender in action from the Nov. 7 tri-scrimmage at West Union High School. Mark Carpenter | People’s Defender

On the defensive side of the ball, West Union’s Jaycee Baldwin, left, closes in on a Chillicothe opponent during the Lady Dragons’ opening scrimmage of the season on Nov. 7.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_WUHS2.jpgOn the defensive side of the ball, West Union’s Jaycee Baldwin, left, closes in on a Chillicothe opponent during the Lady Dragons’ opening scrimmage of the season on Nov. 7. Mark Carpenter | People’s Defender
West Union hosts Saturday tri-scrimmage

By Mark Carpenter

mcarpenter@civitasmedia.com

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