Teaford lifts Lady Tornadoes past Federal Hocking, 50-41

By Alex Hawley - ahawley@civitasmedia.com

STEWART, Ohio — Add another to the Lady Tornado winning streak.

The Southern girls basketball team extended its winning streak to five games on Monday night, as the Lady Tornadoes defeated Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division host Federal Hocking by a 50-41 count.

Southern (5-1) got a huge boost offensively by senior Faith Teaford, who was 13-of-19 from the field and 5-of-6 from the charity stripe for 31 points. Teaford also led the Lady Tornadoes on the glass with 11 rebounds, giving the SHS center her third straight double-double.

Next in the scoring column for SHS were freshmen Baylee Wolfe and Phoenix Cleland with five points apiece. Sierra Cleland scored four points and pulled in nine rebounds for the Purple and Gold, while Jaiden Roberts scored three points on the Southern’s lone trifecta.

Rounding out the SHS scoring was senior Macie Michael, who scored two points to go with seven rebounds and a team-best seven assists.

Teaford and Wolfe led the SHS defense with two steals apiece, while Sierra Cleland marked one steal and the team’s lone block.

The Lady Tornadoes shot 9-of-14 (64.2 percent) from the charity stripe and 20-of-45 (44.4 percent) from the field, including 1-of-4 (25 percent) from beyond the arc.

As a team, Southern finished with 31 rebounds, 12 assists, seven steals and 21 turnovers.

To this point in the season, Southern has been a polar-opposite of the Lady Lancers, as the Lady Tornadoes dropped their season opener, but have won all five games since, while Federal Hocking won its first game of the year, but has lost all five of its games since then.

SHS and Federal Hocking will meet in Racine, on January 12. The Lady Tornadoes will visit unbeaten Eastern on Thursday.

Alex Hawley can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2100.

By Alex Hawley