BIDWELL, Ohio — The Lady Knights are back in the win column after losing five straight.
Point Pleasant rallied from five point halftime deficit to defeat host River Valley 47-42 Monday night during a non-conference contest in Gallia County.
The Lady Knights (2-5) and the Lady Raiders (1-7) battled evenly through the opening stanza, as each team scored eight points. River Valley’s offense picked up the pace in the second period, out scoring PPHS 14-to-9 en route to a 22-17 halftime lead.
Point Pleasant came out of the half playing the best it had all night, going on a 15-to-6 run in the third period, which led to a four point edge headed into the finale. The Lady Knights hit nine free throws in the fourth quarter and took the 47-42 win.
Senior Andrea Porter led Point Pleasant with 27 points on the night including 13 in the final period. Katie Bruner was also in double digits with 13 points, while Allison Smith had three. McKenzie Thomas and Cassie Nibert rounded out the PPHS scoring with two points apiece.
RVHS was led by senior Cady Gilmore with 15 points and freshman Courtney Smith with 10. Shelby Brown and Leia Moore each finished with six points, while Rachael Smith had three and Chelsea Copley had two to round out the Lady Raider scoring.
Porter finished her double-double off with a 13 rebounds, and also led the team in steals with five and assists with two. Smith and Bruner each finished with nine rebounds for the Lady Knights while Thomas finished with three steals.
Brown led the River Valley with 13 rebounds, followed by Moore with four and Copley with three. Gilmore had four assists to lead RVHS.
The Lady Knights were 13-of-19 (68.4 percent) from the free throw line led by Porter who was 11-of-13. The Lady Raiders were 12-of-21 (57.1 percent) from the charity stripe led by Gilmore who was 7-of-8.River Valley had a 15-18 turnover advantage.
River Valley has now lost five straight games with its last victory coming on December 3rd at Meigs. Point Pleasant snapped a five game losing streak with the win.
This was the third game of the Lady Knight’s six game road stand. River Valley started an eight-game home stand with Monday’s game.
These teams will meet again on January 28th in Point Pleasant.