Lady Spartans outlast Meigs, 69-41
Alex Hawley email@example.com
ROCKSPRINGS, Ohio — Second half woes continue for Lady Marauders.
The Meigs girls basketball team trailed by just three points at halftime of Thursday night’s Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division contest against visiting Alexander. However, for the second straight league game the opposition outdid MHS after the intermission, this time the Lady Spartans taking the 69-41 victory.
The Lady Spartans (6-2, 2-2 TVC Ohio) charged to a 17-11 lead after the opening period but Meigs (2-6, 0-4) rallied to cut the lead to 29-26 at halftime.
Following the break Alexander held MHS scoreless for the 3:30 of the second half, expanding the lead to double digits. AHS held the Lady Marauders to just four points in the third period and led 51-30 headed into the fourth period. Meigs marked 11 points in the finale, but the Lady Spartans posted 18 and took the 69-41 victory.
Hannah Cremeans and Kelsey Hudson led Meigs with 12 points each, Cremeans on 5-of-6 shooting with a pair of free throws and Hudson on 3-of-10 shooting with five free throws. Morgan Russell had six points, Brook Andrus and Danielle Morris each had four, while Bre Colburn finished with three points.
Meigs shot 15-of-46 (32.6 percent) from the field, 1-of-9 (11.1 percent) from beyond the arc and 10-of-23 (43.5 percent) from the free throw line. The Maroon and Gold finished with 38 rebounds and 30 turnovers. Andrusled the rebounding effort for MHS with nine, followed by Cremeans and Russell with seven apiece. Husdon led the Lady Marauder defense with three steals, followed by Haiden English with two. Andrus, Hudson and Sadie Fox each finished with one assist in the setback.
Leah Richardson led the Lady Spartans with a game-high 24 points, followed by Allyson Malone and Marilyn Rankin with 10 points apiece. Kendall Meeks had eight points, Makira Milum marked five, Alexis Mohler had three, while Carrie Nostrant, Jennie Matteson and Chandra Wilson each had two. Allyson McClain, M.J. Daugherty, and Kylee Sams each finished with one point.
Alexander was 24-of-53 (45.3 percent) from the field, including 4-of-10 (40 percent) from three-point range. The Lady Spartans were 17-of-38 (44.7 percent) from the charity stripe with 20 turnovers in the win.
These teams will meet again on January 30, in Albany.
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