PEDRO, Ohio — In basketball a group effort often leads to positive results.
The River Valley girls basketball team got a total team effort Monday night en route to a 43-38 victory over Ohio Valley Conference host Rock Hill.
The Lady Raiders (6-7, 2-3 OVC) fell behind 13-9 in the opening quarter after Rock Hill connected on a pair of three-pointers. Tiana Qualls posted nine points in the second quarter, helping River Valley rally back to take the 23-20 halftime lead.
RVHS managed to extend their lead to four points by the start of the fourth period and out scored Rock Hill 8-to-7 in the finale. River Valley has now won back-to-back games, this one by a count of 43-38.
Qualls led the Lady Raiders with 13 points followed by Chelsea Copley and Shelby Brown with eight each. Courtney Smith marked six points, while Leia Moore and Rachael Smith rounded out the RVHS total with four points apiece. The Silver and Black were 9-of-12 (75 percent) from the free throw line, led by Copley with a 6-of-6 performance.
The Redwomen were led by Kaci Russell with 23 points, followed by Madison Daniron, Lindy Simpson, Samantha Dillon and Sarah Trairs with three points each. Brooklin Massie had two points, while Sabrina Henderson finished with one to round out the RHHS scoring. Rock Hill shot 6-of-7 (85.7 percent) from the free throw line in the setback.
These teams will meet again February 6, in Bidwell.