SOUTH POINT, Ohio — The Gallia Academy boys basketball team had five players reach double figures, but Tayshaun Fox posted a game-high 32 points while leading host South Point to a 64-56 victory in an Ohio Valley Conference matchup in Lawrence County.
The Blue Devils (4-5, 3-3 OVC) dropped their second straight decision, but the guests started well after establishing 17-16 lead after eight minutes of play. The Pointers (4-6, 3-2), however, countered with a 17-12 run in the second quarter that gave the Blue and Gold a slim 33-29 edge at the break.
GAHS responded with a small 10-9 run to start the second half, allowing the guests to close back to within a possession at 42-39 entering the finale. Fox scored 17 fourth quarter points as SPHS made a 22-17 run down the stretch, allowing the hosts to secure the eight-point triumph.
Miles Cornwell and Justin Peck led Gallia Academy with 12 points apiece, followed by Wes Jarrell, Kole Carter and Devin Henry with 10 markers each. Justin McClelland also had two points for the Blue Devils, who went 4-of-13 at the free throw line for 31 percent.
Jared Whitt followed Fox with 15 points, while Elijah Adams and Logan Wade respectively added seven and four markers to the winning cause. Cade Brandt, Tanner Hill and Caleb Eplion wrapped things up with two points apiece for SPHS, which went 20-of-33 at the charity stripe for 61 percent.
The Blue Devils return to action Tuesday when they travel to Proctorville for an OVC contest against Fairland at 6 p.m.
Bryan Walters can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2101.