WELLSTON, Ohio — A tale of two halves.
The Meigs girls basketball trailed Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division host Wellston by just one point at halftime, Thursday night. The second half belonged to the Lady Rockets, who took the 56-33 victory and their first league win of the year.
The Lady Marauders (1-4, 0-3 TVC Ohio) jumped out to a 9-8 lead through one quarter of play, but Wellston (3-3, 1-2) answered with a 12-8 run in the second quarter to take the 20-19 lead into the half.
Following the intermission WHS pushed its lead to double digits with a 19-to-10 third period run. The Lady Golden Rockets secured the victory with a 17-to-4 spurt in the finale, giving the host the 56-33 triumph.
Meigs was led by Kelsey Hudson with 20 points, 12 of which came from behind the arc. Hannah Cremeans marked six points, Lexi Coleman had three, while Ariel Ellis and Sadie Fox each marked two points. The Maroon and Gold shot 7-of-10 (70 percent) from the free throw line in the setback.
Wellston’s scoring output was led by Chelsea McManaway with 22 points, followed by Lexi Hopkins with 15 and Destiny Clemons with nine. Jaci Jeffries marked four points, while Amber Kison, Brittany Newman and Amber Gilliland each finished with two points. WHS was 13-of-28 (46.4 percent) from the free throw line.
Meigs will look to avenge this loss on January 23rd, when the Blue and Gold visit Rocksprings.