Lady Buckeyes bully Southern, 62-30
Alex Hawley firstname.lastname@example.org
RACINE, Ohio — For one half the Lady Tornadoes held tight with non-conference guest Nelsonville-York, but the Lady Buckeyes took control in the second half and cruised to a 62-30 victory, Saturday afternoon.
The Southern girls basketball team (5-3) and the Lady Buckeyes were tied at 11 following a back-and-forth opening period. NYHS took control with a 9-0 run to start the second quarter and held the Purple and Gold scoreless until the 1:22 mark. SHS scored six unanswered points to end the half, but trailed 20-17.
Nelsonville-York began the second half with a 14-to-2 run over the first three minutes and continued the pace through the end of the third quarter, outscoring SHS 15-to-6 to take the 49-25 lead into the fourth. Southern was held to just five points in the fourth quarter and NYHS took the 62-30 victory.
The Lady Tornadoes were led by Faith Teaford with eight points and Celestia Hendrix with seven. Ali Deem marked five points, Jansen Wolfe had four, Jordan Huddleston added three, Macie Michael marked two and Haley Hill contributed one point.
Southern shot 13-of-50 (26 percent) from the field, including 2-of-11 (18.2 percent) from three point range. Southern converted on 2-of-8 (25 percent) attempts from the free throw line, while finishing with 38 rebounds, 35 turnovers, 10 steals, 13 fouls and six blocks.
Teaford led Southern with six rebounds, followed by Wolfe, Hendrix and Darien Diddle with five apiece. Teaford and Deem each marked two assists to lead SHS, while Wolfe paced the defense with four blocks. Deem finished with a team high three steals, followed by Haley Hill with two.
The Lady Buckeyes were paced by Madison Davis with 16 points, Kaitlyn Hurd with 14 and Angela Meade with 10. Samantha Taylor had seven points, Cassidy Dupler scored six, Jennah Addis added four, Chelsie Mays finished with three and Tori Campbell rounded out the NYHS total with two points.
Nelsonville-York shot 26-of-79 (32.9 percent) from the field, 3-of-19 (15.8 percent) from three point range and 7-of-22 (31.6 percent) from the free throw line. NYHS as a team had 51 rebounds, 19 turnovers, 24 steals, 13 assists and nine fouls.
Davis led NYHS with 17 rebounds, followed by Addis with seven. Addis, Taylor and Brooke Breeze each had three assists, while Davis finished with two. Addis’ seven steals led the defense, followed by Meade and Davis with five each.
Nelsonville-York also defeated Southern 68-45 on November 30, in Athens County.
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