I was at the Meade Co. game at Ohio Co. (Meade lost by 2 on a foul call with 3 seconds to go). A few takeaways are that Ohio Co. must have hit 70% of its 3 point shots. Haven't seen their stats for that game yet, but it felt like they hit everything. I think they also went 26 of 29 from the line (something close to that based on what I heard). They may not shoot that well again all season. Meade led for most of the game and even had an 8 to 10 point lead midway through the 4th. A few late turnovers, a couple of questionable foul calls and some late 3's were the difference. Again, that game was played at Ohio Co. Aiden Matthews is a different player this year. He can hit shots from all over the floor as he did against Ohio Co. He put up 21 points while only taking 12 shots from the floor (also dealt with some early fouls). Although Ohio Co. appears to have improved since last year, I give Meade Co. the edge between those two teams.
On Meade's game against Owensboro Catholic, they simply were not ready to handle the press. Catholic came in with a great game plan. Many of those baskets were steals on the press right underneath Meade's basket for easy buckets. Their execution was flawless. Meade's coach shut everything down in that one pretty early and cleared out his bench to make a point. Meade definitely has a long way to go if they will have any chance at playing with Catholic.
Meade did show some grit last night in a comeback win against Providence, Indiana. Matthews and Schwartz led the way in the win.