Junior forward Zane Medley had a big night for DHS, pouring in 30 points in the ballgame and surpassing the 1000-point mark for his career.
“He’s been a good player for us,” said Bearcat coach Aaron Becker. “He has to score every night. And for us tonight, he did a good job; he came up big.”
Medley, however, deflected praise for his individual accomplishments.
“I don’t know, it feels nice,” said Medley. “It’s good to get a thousand points in a win, but I couldn’t do it without my team, seriously… It’s not a one-man team; it’s a five-man team.”
Dadeville led 21-19 at the half, but Medley took over, scoring 16 of his team’s 21 third-quarter points to expand the advantage to 42-33.
“They just find me whenever I’m hitting, and I was hitting in the third quarter, so they found me whenever I was open and that’s how it goes,” Medley said of his teammates.
“He’s a good basketball player,” said Greenfield coach Damond Lacy. “If you don’t have a hand in his face, he’s gonna make you pay for it, and that’s what he did that quarter. He posts well, too. He’s strong and physical, and if you’re not ready to match it, he can hurt you.”
Coach Becker was pleased with the overall performance of his team.
“As the year has been going on, we’ve been playing more and more solid defense,” said Becker. “Our patience offensively is one thing. We played selfishly throughout this year, and we’re starting to trust each other and work through the offense and get off a quality shot every time. And I think we did that tonight really well."
The Bearcats held the Wildcats to just four points in the second quarter, which loomed large as the game went on.
“Something we’ve worked on this week is moving without the ball, and they guys, they executed,” said Becker. “That’s something we hadn’t done yet, either (until now).”
“We’ve got to start focusing on getting the ball back inside where we’re about 60% as a team, and get to the free throw line. We can’t just settle for outside jumpers,” said Lacy.
Junior Anthony Schwindler led Greenfield (9-9) with 12 points while sophomore Austin Marshall added 10.
Greenfield 15 4 14 15—48
Dadeville 10 11 21 14—56
Greenfield: Anthony Schwindler 12, Austin Marshall 10, Jacob Long, 9, Hunter Montez 7, Hayden Shepard 3, Brendan Black 3, Lane Hankins 2.
Dadeville: Zane Medley 30, Christian Long 8, Will Sappington 7, Riley Obert 6, Ben Yocom 3.