The Lady Raiders led in the first quarter, and with several lead changes taking place, the game went to the half with a tie score. The second half started off with multiple lead changes, but in the end South Point pulled away, winning 54-41.
Neither team could score points early in the first quarter, with Brooke Marcum making the first score of the game at the 5:14 mark on the second of two free throws. South Point put their first points on the board just inside the five minute mark of the quarter, on a Jalynn Bradburn two point field goal. River Valley led 12-9 at the end of the first quarter.
The Lady Raiders and South Point continued to keep things close in the second quarter, with South Point leading 24-23 with only a few seconds left in the quarter. A foul call against the Lady Pointers and a technical foul to follow allowed River Valley four free throws inside of one second remaining in the half. The Lady Raiders were able to make 1 of 4, to tie the game at 24 going into the half time break. River Valley’s Jenna Ward suffered a leg injury in the quarter, and did not return to the contest.
The third quarter began well for the Lady Raiders as the swapped points with South Point to keep the game within a few points. River Valley twice took a five point lead in the quarter, the final time at 37-32. South Point went on a 10-0 run to end the quarter, and retake the lead 42-37 going into the fourth quarter.
The fourth quarter was almost all Lady Pointers, as River Valley was held to only four points. South Point scored 12 points in the period to put the game out of reach.
The Lady Raiders were led by Marcum who earned a double-double with 16 points and 16 rebounds. Alli Neville had nine points, Kelsey Sands scored seven points, Ward added two points, and Jessica Hager and Tracy Roberts each added one point.
Roberts added nine rebounds and led the team in assists with three, and Cady Gilmore led the team in steals with three.
South Point was led by Bradburn with 28 points and Kayla Fletcher with 10 points.
South Point also won the JV contest by a final score of 32-20. South Point was led in scoring by Kadesha Fox with 12 points and Brianna Whaley with 11 points. For River Valley, Lenae Pence and Mercedes Combs each scored five points.
River Valley faces the Eastern Lady Eagles in a road contest on Monday evening, with tip-off set for 6 p.m.