IRONTON, Ohio — They don’t call them Lady Defenders for nothing.
Host Sugar Creek Christian went scoreless in the third quarter and made only three field goals all night long, allowing the Ohio Valley Christian girls basketball team to roll to a 53-7 victory Thursday night in a non-conference matchup in Lawrence County.
OVCS (8-12) never trailed in the contest, as the guests stormed out to a 15-2 edge after eight minutes of play before utilizing 10-2 second quarter surge to secure a 25-4 advantage at the break.
The Lady Eagles were never closer the rest of the way, as the Lady Defenders went on an 18-0 tear in the third canto on their way to a 43-4 lead headed into the finale. The guests closed regulation with a 10-3 spurt to wrap up the 46-point triumph.
All six OVCS players reached the scoring column, with Bekah Sargent leading the way with a game-high 15 points. Emily Carman was next with 14 points, followed by Cassandra Hutchinson with eight markers.
Teah Elliott and Rachel Sargent each contributed six points to the winning cause, while Sarah Schoonover rounded out the scoring with four markers. The guests were 5-of-12 at the free throw line for 42 percent.
Callahan paced SCCA with four points, followed by Abrams with two points and Nichols with one marker. The hosts were 1-of-7 at the free throw line for 14 percent.
OVCS begins OCSAA tournament play Monday night when it hosts Coshocton Christian at 7:30 p.m.