JACKSON, Ohio — Host Jackson had nine players reach the scoring column while remaining unbeaten Wednesday night following a 65-27 decision over the Gallia Academy girls basketball team in a Southeastern Ohio Athletic League matchup in the Apple City.
The visiting Blue Angels (2-6, 0-3 SEOAL) never led in the contest and were tied at two 90 seconds into regulation, but the Ironladies (9-0, 3-0 SEOAL) followed with a 15-8 surge over the final six-plus minutes to gain a 17-10 first quarter advantage.
GAHS was never closer the rest of the way, as Jackson went on a 21-7 run in the second period to establish a commanding 38-17 lead at the break. The hosts used a 10-2 run to claim a 48-19 edge headed into the finale, then closed regulation with a 17-8 run to wrap up the 38-point decision.
The Blue Angels connected on 10-of-50 field goal attempts for 20 percent, including a 2-of-20 effort from three-point range for 10 percent. The guests had 19 turnovers and also posted team totals of 26 rebounds (eight offensive), seven assists and three steals.
Kendra Barnes led Gallia Academy with 14 points, followed by Micah Curfman with six points and Hannah Loveday with four markers. Abby Wiseman and Chelsy Slone rounded out the respective scoring with two points and one point.
Loveday hauled in a team-best seven rebounds, while Curfman had three assists and Barnes added two steals. The Blue Angels — who have now dropped six straight decisions — were 5-of-10 at the charity stripe for 50 percent.
Madison Ridout paced Jackson with a game-high 18 points, followed by Kerrigan Hoover with 11 points and Whitney Wills with 10 markers. JHS was 23-of-26 at the charity stripe for 88 percent.