PARKERSBURG, W.Va — The Lady Defenders defended early, as Parkersburg Christian was only able to score four points in the first period. The Ohio Valley Christian girls basketball team had three players in double figures in scoring Tuesday evening when they defeated Parkersburg Christian 59-38 in Wood County.
The Lady Defenders (10-10) came out strong, allowing only four points in the first period while scoring 14 of their own. Parkersburg Christian bounced back in the second quarter scoring 10 points. Ohio Valley Christian scored 12 in the second and took the 26-14 lead into the break.
After the break OVCS scored 12 points for the second straight quarter. the PCS offense came alive in the third quarter scoring 17 and cutting the Lady Defenders lead to seven, 38-31, headed into the finale.
The Lady Defenders closed out the game strong scoring 21 points over the final eight minutes, all while holding their hosts to seven. With the 59-38 road victory OVCS records stands at .500.
Madison Crank scored 17 points to lead the Lady Defenders in scoring. Emily Carman marked a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds, while Samantha Westfall scored 10. Beth Martin finished with six points, while Bekah Sargent and Sarah Schoonover rounded out the OVCS scoring with four points each.
Lydia Palmer led the way for Parkersburg christian with 12 points.
The Lady Defenders return to action Friday in the OCSAA regional finals against Coshocton Christian.