COAL GROVE, Ohio — A 15-4 third quarter run ultimately proved to be too much for the River Valley girls basketball team to overcome Thursday night during a 65-42 setback to host Coal Grove in the Ohio Valley Conference opener for both squads.
The Lady Raiders (1-3, 0-1 OVC) managed to keep pace with the Lady Hornets (3-0, 1-0) for 16 minutes, as the guests trailed 17-14 after eight minutes of play and 31-28 at the intermission.
CGHS, however, responded with its biggest charge of the night to start the second half, which gave the hosts a commanding 46-32 lead headed into the finale. The Lady Hornets closed out regulation with a 19-10 surge to wrap up the 23-point decision.
Cady Gilmore led RVHS with 15 points, followed by Leia Moore with nine points and Chelsea Copley with eight markers. Shelby Brown and Courtney Smith respectively rounded out the scoring with seven and five points.
Ashley Adkins paced Coal Grove with a game-high 25 points, followed by Jacy Jones with 17 markers. Morgan Sites and Darrien Hankins both chipped in eight points apiece to the winning cause.
The Lady Raiders made five trifectas and went 11-of-14 at the free throw line for 79 percent. The Lady Hornets, conversely, made six three-pointers and went 10-of-15 at the charity stripe for 67 percent.