GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — A 30-17 second half run ultimately allowed visiting Wood County Christian to break away from a one-point halftime lead and claim a 42-28 victory over the Ohio Valley Christian girls basketball team Tuesday night in a non-conference matchup in Gallia County.
The host Lady Defenders (1-5) claimed a small 4-2 edge after eight minutes of play, but the Lady Wildcats countered with a 10-7 run in the second canto to establish a closely-contested 12-11 leaded headed into the intermission.
WCCS made its big charge of the night in the third stanza, as the guests used an 11-4 surge to claim a comfortable 23-15 cushion headed into the finale. Wood County Christian — despite going 4-of-9 at the charity stripe in the fourth quarter — closed regulation with a 19-13 spurt to wrap up the 14-point triumph.
Emily Carman led OVCS with a game-high 17 points, followed by Madison Crank with eight points and Sarah Schoonover with two markers. Teah Elliott rounded out the hosts’ total with one point. The Lady Defenders sank 8-of-19 free throw attempts in the setback for 42 percent.
Heather Lord paced the Lady ‘Cats with 10 points, followed by Sarah Barnett and Rebecca Morris with eight markers apiece. WCCS was 12-of-21 at the charity stripe for 57 percent.
OVCS dropped its third straight decision with the setback.