RACINE, Ohio — The Southern girls basketball team stormed out to a nine-point halftime advantage, but visiting Symmes Valley rallied with a 38-21 second half surge to secure a 61-53 non-conference victory Saturday afternoon at Charles W. Hayman Gymnasium in Meigs County.
The Lady Tornadoes (2-9) suffered their sixth consecutive setback in heartbreaking fashion, as the hosts rallied from an early 14-7 first quarter deficit with a 25-9 surge to secure a 32-23 intermission advantage.
SVHS (5-7) countered with a 15-10 third quarter run to pull within 42-38 headed into the finale, then closed regulation with a 23-11 charge to rally back and claim the eight-point decision.
Cassandra Hutchison led SHS with a game-high 19 points, followed by Jansen Wolfe with 13 points and Jordan Huddleston with 10 markers. Maggie Cummins chipped in seven points, while Hannah Hill and Kyrie Swann rounded out the scoring with two markers apiece. Southern was 9-of-15 at the free throw line for 60 percent.
Kalli Hunt paced the Lady Vikings with 16 points, followed by Gracie Waddell with 12 points and Kaitlyn Payne with 10 markers. SVHS was 25-of-44 at the charity stripe for 57 percent.