Lady Defenders fall at TVCS, 47-34

By Bryan Walters - [email protected]

SCOTT DEPOT, W.Va. — A 17-6 second quarter run ultimately allowed host Teays Valley Christian to pull away from the Ohio Valley Christian girls basketball team Friday night during a 47-34 decision in a non-conference matchup in Putnam County.

The visiting Lady Defenders (1-3) led 4-3 after eight minutes of play, but the Lady Lions answered with a nearly 3-to-1 offensive output in the second frame — and that 11-point swing allowed the hosts to secure a 20-10 cushion at the break.

OVCS — behind eight points from Katie Bradley — made a 17-13 third quarter surge to close to within 33-27, but the Lady Lions closed regulation with a 14-7 run to wrap up the 13-point outcome.

Bradley led the Lady Defenders with 10 points, followed by Rachel Sargent and Kristen Durst with nine markers apiece. Ashley Childers and Emily Childers rounded things out with respective tallies of four and two points. OVCS was a perfect 4-of-4 at the free throw line, all of which came in the first half.

Sargent had team-highs of 10 rebounds and seven blocks, while Emily Childers came away with four steals. Bradley and Ashley Childers also hauled in six caroms apiece in the setback.

Holly Edwards paced TVCS with a game-high 24 points, with 19 of those coming through the middle cantos. Emily Hatfield was next with 12 markers, while Paige Williams and Katie Lucas completed the scoring with seven points and four points respectively. Teays Valley Christian was 5-of-8 at the free throw line for 63 percent.

The Lady Defenders return to action Monday when they travel to Covenant for a 6 p.m. contest.

Bryan Walters can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2101.

By Bryan Walters

[email protected]