Big Reds rout Lady Raiders

By Paul Boggs -

WELLSTON, Ohio — In a word: Ouch!

The River Valley Lady Raiders were stymied to single digits in all four quarters — and were overwhelmed by the Parkersburg Big Reds 77-20 on Saturday night in a non-league girls basketball tilt.

The contest was part of the sixth annual Wellston Lady Rockets Classic, which was held at Wellston High School.

The loss left the Lady Raiders with a record of 1-4, as a win over Wellston last Thursday remains River Valley’s only victory.

Parkersburg —which is now 2-0 — placed five players with at least nine points, as the Big Reds never scored fewer than a dozen counters in any one quarter.

The Big Reds led 31-6 after the opening period, then extended the advantage to 53-10 at halftime —followed by a 65-13 command following three.

The closest canto came in the final frame, when River Valley scored seven points.

Parkersburg held a 10-0 advantage in three-point goals, paced by Alex Delozier and Tavien Clark, who popped three apiece en route to 10 and nine points respectively.

The Big Reds racked up a massive 30-7 advantage in total field goals.

Breanna Wilson, who was the Big Reds’ Most Valuable Player, led all scorers with 14 points.

Madi Mace added 13 and Hannah Carroll 12, as Wilson, Carroll and Mace mustered five field goals apiece.

The Lady Raiders had four players score —paced by Erin Jackson’s nine points on three field goals and 3-of-4 free throws.

Jessica Steele, River Valley’s Game MVP, added eight points on three field goals and 2-of-2 foul shots.

Maggie Campbell with a field goal and Savannah Reese with a free throw rounded out the Raiders’ scoring.

Paul Boggs can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2106

By Paul Boggs