It was the Kelsea Fickiesen show during the Class A semifinals as the St. Mary’s senior scored 26 points and pulled down 16 rebounds to lead St. Mary’s ove Wheeling Central Friday morning 43-39.
"It’s unbelieveable what she can do sometimes," said St. Mary’s coach Howard Fickiesen.
Only four St. Mary’s players scored against Wheeling Central. Kendra Walker added ten points, while Dani Renner chipped in five and Bev Knight scored two.
"We didn’t do anything very well," said Meeks. We didn’t play St. Mary’s basketball at one end of the floor. Two days ago against Greater Beckley we ran some offense. Today if you find any give me a tape, but we did what got us here and that’s play defense."
St. Mary’s only shot 30.9 percent from the field, but were able to out-rebound the Maroon Knights 39-35 and forced Wheeling Central into 19 turnovers.
Up next is a matchup with the two-time defending state champions Huntington St. Joseph.
"Everybody’s already got us predicted to lose, that’s alright with us we’ll come out here and scrap all over the floor and let the state know that public schools still fight hard," Meeks said.