RACINE, Ohio — Control the glass, control the game.
The Lady Tornadoes out rebounded Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division guest Miller 42-to-22 Wednesday night in a 60-43 Southern victory in Charles W. Hayman Gymnasium.
The Lady Tornadoes (6-14, 4-11 TVC Hocking) led by six after the first period, but went on a 22-to-5 run in the second. SHS held the 38-15 halftime advantage.
Miller (2-19, 2-13) out scored Southern 12-to-8 in the third period and 16-to-14 in the fourth but SHS claimed the 60-43 victory.
Celestia Hendrix led Southern with a double-double performance of 21 points and 14 rebounds. Jansen Wolfe finished with 10 points and six rebounds, while Jordan Huddleston had nine points. Shelby Pickens marked eight points, Haley Hill had four, while Alison Deem, Kyrie Swann, Caitlyn Cowdrey and Hannah Hill each had two points.
Southern finished with 12 assists, led by Maggie Cummins with five, 17 steals, led by Wolfe with four, and 42 rebounds, led by Hendrix with 14. Wolfe and Hannah Hill accounted for the two SHS rejections in the victory. The Lady Tornadoes shot 18-of-32 (56.2 percent) from the free throw line and 21-of-45 (46.7 percent) from the field, including 0-of-4 from three.
Miller was led by Ali Bray with nine points and nine rebounds, while Rebecca Houk added eight points. Jacy Dutiel and Graceyn Gibson each had seven points, while Sanae Dutiel had five, Katie Hall marked dour and Twila Muncy finished with three.
Miller won the first meeting between these teams, on December 20th in Hemlock 67-66.