ROCKSPRINGS, Ohio — A total team effort.
The Meigs girls basketball had 10 players reach the scoring column while leading wire-to-wire Thursday night during a 56-14 victory over visiting Point Pleasant in a non-conference contest at Larry R. Morrison Gymnasium in Meigs County.
The Lady Marauders (6-7) picked up their second straight win — and fourth triumph in five decisions overall — after holding the Lady Knights (1-8) to a single made field goal in three of the four quarters played.
The hosts stormed out to leads of 9-2 and 28-9 after each of the first two periods, then MHS closed the second half on a 28-5 surge to wrap up the 42-point outcome. The Maroon and Gold also led 41-11 headed into the finale.
Alli Hatfield led Meigs with a game-high nine points, followed by Madison Fields with eight points and Kassidy Betzing with seven markers. Halley Barnes, Bre Colburn, Madison Hendricks and Marissa Noble also contributed six points apiece to the winning cause.
Sadie Fox was next with four points, while Danielle Morris and Courtney Jones rounded out the scoring with respective efforts of three points and one point. The hosts made 13-of-25 free throw attempts for 52 percent.
Alison Henderson paced PPHS with six points and Peyton Campbell added three markers, while Michaela Cottrill and Lanea Cochran each contributed two points. Skylar Woodall also had one point for the Lady Knights, who went 2-of-4 at the free throw line for 50 percent.
Meigs returns to action Monday when it hosts River Valley in a TVC Ohio contest, while Point Pleasant travels to Lincoln County on Thursday for a non-conference matchup. Both games will begin at 6 p.m.
Bryan Walters can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2101.