MASON, W.Va. — The Lady Rebels forced 32 turnovers Thursday night in a 63-39 victory over Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division foe Wahama in Mason County.
Both teams struggled on the offensive end at the start of the game but the Lady Rebels (3-2, 3-1 TVC Hocking) got things going with back to back buckets with just over five minutes remaining in the first. Wahama (1-4, 1-3) got on the board at the 4:36 mark but SGHS finished the period on a 14-4 run to make it a 12 point game at the end of the opening stanza.
The Lady Rebels began the second period with a three-minute 7-0 run to extend it’s lead to 19 points. Wahama couldn’t seem to figure out the South Gallia defense and the Lady Falcons trailed 36-10 at the half.
South Gallia began the second half with a 10-6 run extending its lead to 30 points. Wahama closed the third period with a 7-0 run and trailed 46-23 headed into the finale.
The Lady Rebels scored 15 unanswered points to open the fourth period giving SGHS its biggest lead of the game at 61-23. Wahama closed the contest with a 13-2 run but it wasn’t enough and South Gallia took the 63-39 victory.
South Gallia was led by Meghan Caldwell with 21 points on the night, 17 of which came in the first half. Ellie Bostic had 17 points, Jasmyne Johnson chipped in with seven, Rachel Johnson had six and Lesley Small finished with five. Mikayla Poling had four points and Sara Bailey finished with three to round out the SGHS scoring.
Sierra Carmichael had a team-high 19 points for the Lady Falcons, followed by Kelsey Zuspan with seven points, and Mackenzie Gabritsch with six points. Rachel Roque had three points, while Danielle Lavander and Olivia Hill each finished with two points to round out the WHS scoring.
Ellie Bostic had six rebounds to lead the Lady Rebels while Kelsey Zuspan’s four rebounds led the Lady Falcons. SGHS out rebounded WHS 16-to-14 in the game. Caldwell and Bostic led SGHS with four assists each while Caldwell had a game-high six steals. SGHS held a 32-16 turnover advantage on the night. The Lady Rebels committed 19 fouls, while Wahama had 17.
SGHS was 12-of-20 (60 percent) from the free throw line, while Wahama was 12-of-25 (48 percent) from the charity stripe.
These teams are scheduled to play once more this season, January 7th in Mercerville.