MERCERVILLE, Ohio — Back to winning ways.
The Gallia Academy girls basketball team snapped a four-game losing skid Saturday evening with a 86-50 victory over Meigs during the opening game of the Lady Rebel Holiday Tournament at South Gallia.
Meigs (3-7) kept the game close through the first 4:30, only trailing by four, but the Blue Angels (4-7) closed the first quarter with a 13-0 run to take complete control.
Gallia Academy kept its foot on the gas petal, outscoring MHS 23-to-12 in the second quarter and 25-to-10 in the third to hold the 72-39 advantage through three quarters of play. The Blue and White outscored the Lady Marauders 14-to-11 in the finale and took the 86-50 triumph.
Kendra Barnes led the Blue Angels scoring output with 22 points, followed by Micah Curfman with 20. Jordan Walker and Kassie Shriver each had 13 points, Jamie Canfield and Carly Shriver both added six, while Jalea Caldwell rounded out the GAHS total with two points.
Gallia Academy pulled down 39 rebounds, assisted on 23 buckets, had 16 steals and three blocks. Curfman led the Blue Angles in rebounds with eight, assists with 11 and steals with five. Walker pulled down seven rebounds, which Barnes had six. Walker led the defense with two blocks, while Barnes had four steals.
The Lady Marauders were led by Kelsey Hudson with 17 points and Morgan Russell with 16. Ariel Ellis, Brook Andrus and Bre Colburn all had four points, Hannah Cremeans added three, while Danielle Morris marked two.
The Maroon and Gold had 32 rebounds, nine assists, four blocks and eight steals. Cremeans and Andrus each grabbed six rebounds to lead the way, followed by Colburn and Russell with five each. Russell and Andrus each had two assists, while Ellis led the defense with two blocks and two steals.
For the second consecutive year GAHS will meet South Gallia in the finals of the Lady Rebel Holiday Tournament on Thursday. Meigs will face Ohio Valley Christian in the consolation game on Thursday.