WELLSTON, Ohio — Wellston senior Sami Ousley scored a career-high 39 points, propelling the Lady Rockets to a 79-47 victory over visiting Ohio Valley Christian Thursday night in a non-conference makeup contest in Jackson County.
Ousley, a center, scored 11 points in the opening quarter, allowing WHS (11-10) to storm out to an 18-8 advantage after eight minutes of play. The Lady Defenders (3-13) were never closer the rest of the way, as Ousley scored eight of the hosts’ 16 second quarter points en route to a 34-18 lead at the intermission.
OVCS managed to keep pace in the third period, as Wellston used a small 16-12 spurt to increase it lead to 50-30 headed into the finale. Ousley netted 19 points down the stretch, which led the Lady Rockets to a 29-17 fourth quarter run while concluding the 32-point triumph.
The Lady Defenders — who were 9-of-20 at the free throw line for 45 percent — had just three players reach the scoring column in the setback. Emily Carmen led OVCS with 21 points, followed by Bekah Sargent with 14 points and Madison Crank with 12 markers.
Taelor Folden followed Ousley in the triumph with 17 points, while Shanea Long and Chelsea Atchison respectively contributed six and four markers. WHS was 11-of-17 at the charity stripe for 65 percent.