Golden Eagles nip South Gallia, 47-46
Alex Hawley email@example.com
BELPRE, Ohio — All it takes is one.
The Belpre boys basketball team was fully aware of that fact Saturday night as the Golden Eagles took the 47-46 triumph over Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division guest South Gallia.
The Rebels (7-10, 6-7 TVC Hocking) trailed 10-4 after the first period but cut the Belpre (8-10, 7-5) lead to four, 22-18 at halftime. South Gallia outscored the hosts 19-to-14 in the third canto and took the 37-36 advantage into the fourth. The Golden Eagles tied the game with three seconds to play and Tavian Miller hit a game-winning free throw to cap off the 47-46 BHS win.
South Gallia was led by Landon Hutchinson with 17 points and Ethan Spurlock with nine. Mikey Wheeler and Ethan Swain each marked six points, while Brayden Greer had five and Gus Slone added two. Devin Lucas rounded out the Red and Gold scoring with one point in the setback.
SGHS shot 20-of-50 (40 percent) from the field and 5-of-12 (41.7 percent) from the free throw line. Greer hit the lone SGHS three pointer.
Belpre was led by Nick Therriault, who finished one rebound shy of a double-double with 17 points and nine boards. Deijon Bedgood marked 15 points, Logan Plummer added five and Tavian Miller had four. Sam Petty, Brennen Ferrell and Hayden Plummer each finished with two points in the win.
Belpre shot 15-of-42 (35.7 percent) from the field and 15-of-21 (71.4 percent) from the free throw line. Miller and Logan Plummer each hit a three-pointer for the victors.
SGHS held a 32-to-27 advantage in rebounding, while both teams committed 19 turnovers.
The Rebels have now dropped back-to-back, while Belpre’s win is its second straight. Prior to winning back-to-back games the Golden Eagles had dropped 6-of-7 contests.
South Gallia defeated BHS on January 30, in Mercerville by a count of 55-45.
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