CENTENARY, Ohio — Some nights the shots just don’t fall.
The Gallia Academy girls basketball team shot just 22.6 percent from the field Monday night as the Blue Angels fell to visiting South Point by a count of 50-35.
The Lady Pointers held Gallia Academy (3-5) to just six points in each of the first two quarters, while scoring 15 and 12 respectively to take the 27-12 lead into halftime.
The Blue Angels turned things around in the second half, outscoring SPHS 12-to-11 in the third period thanks in part to Kendra Barnes connecting on a trio of three-pointers. With the South Point subs in the game in the fourth quarter GAHS outscored the Lady Pointers 11-to-8 but the guests claimed the 50-35 victory.
Barnes led the Blue Angels with 17 points, followed by Micah Curfman with eight and Whitney Terry with three. Jamie Canfield, Jalea Caldwell and Kassie Shriver each marked two points, while Jordan Walker had one to round out the GAHS scoring.
Gallia Academy shot 14-of-62 from the field (22.6 percent) including 4-of-16 (25 percent) from beyond the arc. The Blue and White were just 3-of-12 (25 percent) from the free throw line, while committing 12 turnovers and pulling down 24 rebounds. Curfman and Barnes led GAHS with five rebounds apiece, followed by Terry with four.
The Blue Angel defense was led by Barnes with five steals, followed by Curfman with four and Caldwell with three. Curfman led GAHS with two assists in the game.
The Lady Pointers were led by Brett Justice with 17 points, followed by Abbey Winkler with eight and Brooklyn Badhett with seven. Brianna Bacon had five points, Haley Rawlings had three, while Bonnie Hileman and Lakin Adams each marked two. Aundrea Bradburn rounded out the SPHS scoring with one point in the win.
South Point was 20-of-43 (46.5 percent) from the field including an 0-of-4 mark from three-point range. The Blue and Gold made 6-of-14 (42.9 percent) free throw attempts, while committing 16 turnovers and pulling down 41 rebounds. Justice led SPHS with 15 rebounds in the win.
South Point never trailed in the win.
GAHS will look for revenge on January 29, when the Blue Angels travel to South Point.