ROCKSPRINGS, Ohio — Sometimes its how you start.
The Gallia Academy boys basketball team began the game with a 15-to-3 run en route to a 60-51 non-conference victory over Meigs, Friday night in Larry R. Morrison Gymnasium.
The Blue Devils (4-4) added five to their 12 point lead in the second period and led 35-18 at halftime. Meigs (3-3) went on a 15-to-11 run in the third quarter to cut the GAHS lead to 13 headed into the finale. The Maroon and Gold rallied for 18 points in the fourth but Gallia Academy scored 14 to take the 60-51 win.
Reid Eastman Gallia Academy with 12 points followed by Wade Jarrell and Wes Jarrell with 11 each. Kole Carter had seven points, Seth Atkins marked six, Devin Henry chipped in five, while Alex White and Jacob Streiter each had four to round out the Blue Devil scoring.
The Marauders were led by Kaileb Sheets with 21 points and Isaiah English with 15. Damon Jones had six points, Cody Bartrum marked five, while Jordan Hutton finished with four. Meigs shot 19-of-58 (32.8 percent) from the field, 8-of-19 (42.1 percent) from beyond the arc, and 5-of-13 (38.5 percent) from the free throw line.
English led Meigs with 10 rebounds, while Jones and Ty Phelps each had three assists. Gallia Academy held a 10-to-18 advantage in turnovers in the win.
The Blue and White have now won four consecutive games, after falling short in the first four of the season. This is the lone meeting between GAHS and Meigs this season.