STEWART, Ohio — The Lady Tornadoes remain winless after falling to Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division host Federal Hocking 66-57 Thursday night in Athens County.
Southern (0-2, 0-2 TVC Hocking) jumped out to an early 8-2 lead over the Lady Lancers (2-0, 2-0) but FHHS battled back with a 16-10 run to tie the game at 18 midway through the second period. Federal Hocking closed the half out with a 8-1 run giving the Lady Lancers the 26-19 advantage.
The hosts out scored SHS 21-12 in the third period and led by 16. Federal Hocking led by 21 with 5:34 remaining in the game but the Lady Tornadoes battled back and cut the lead to 63-55 with 1:14 left in regulation. The Lady Lancers lead was just too much for SHS to overcome and FHHS earned the 66-57 victory.
Southern’s offense was led by freshman Jansen Wolfe, as well as juniors Celestia Hendrix and Jordan Huddleston with 12 points apiece. Maggie Cummins contributed with eight points, including Southern’s lone three-pointer, while Cierra Turley finished with six points. Kyrie Swann, Darien Diddle and Savannah Bailey each finished with two points, while Cassie Roush notched one to round out the SHS scoring output.
Carley Tabler and Ashton Cale led led the Lady Lancers with 16 points apiece, followed by McKenzie Steele and Claudia Barnhart with nine points each.Cale, Tabler and Steele each hit a three-pointer in the game.
Each team made 24 field goals on the night but Southern struggled at the charity stripe, making just 8-of-33 (24.2 percent) attempts while Federal Hocking was 15-of-29 (51.7 percent) from the line.