The Lancers took a 17-7 first quarter lead over Southern, and in a near reversal of roles, the Tornadoes outscored Federal Hocking 18-7 in the second period. The Tornadoes took a one point lead, 25-24, into the half.
Both teams scored 20 points in the third quarter, allowing Southern to maintain their one points lead going into the fourth. Dustin Salser scored 13 of the Tornadoes’ 20 points in the third period.
The Southern 1 point lead became five in the fourth quarter, as the Tornadoes put 22 points on the board, 12 coming from Sean Coppick who scored a game high 20.
In addition to Coppick, scoring in double figure for the Tornadoes were Salser with 18 and Michael Manuel with 12. Cyle Rees had an excellent all-around game with six points, 11 rebounds, eight assists, and five steals, as well as taking a charge defensively.
Southern also saw scoring by Zach Manuel with seven points and two points each from Taylor Deem and Colby Roseberry.
The Lancers were led by Brendan Torrence with 18 points. Tyler Thompson scored 14 points, Ryan Rex had 11 points, Dewayne Clark had eight points, Evan McCune added seven points, and Aaron McPherson and Chris Saylor each scored two points.
The Tornadoes return to play on Friday, as they host Waterford at 6:30 p.m.