PEEBLES, Ohio — The Ohio Valley Christian girls basketball team held Faith and Hope to one point in the third period during Thursday night’s 66-44 victory in Adams County.
Faith and Hope came out in the first period with a 13-9 run to lead the Lady Defenders by four going into the second period.
The Lady Defenders (9-10) offense came alive in the second period scoring scoring 25 points in the period. OVCS held the hosts to 13 points in the second and went into half leading 34-26.
The Lady Defenders defense was the stellar in the third period only allowing one point to their opponents. Ohio Valley Christian scored 15 in the third and led 49-27 going into the finale.
With the game in hand OVCS scored 17 points in the final period. Faith and Hope matched Ohio Valley Christian’s effort with 17 points of their own. The Lady Defenders cruise to their ninth victory of the year 66-44.
Emily Carman led the way for the victors with 28 points on the evening. Freshman Bekah Sargent was also in double figures for OVCS with 12 points, while Beth Martin scored nine points. Sarah Schoonover had six points, Teah Elliot and Samantha Westfall finished with four points each, and Kelsey McCoy rounded out the OVCS scoring with three points. Madison Crank did not play due to illness.
Faith and Hope were led by Liz Fernandez with 23 points in the contest.
With the win Ohio Valley Christian pulls within one game of .500 and travels to face Parkersburg Christian Thursday at 7:30 p.m.