SCIOTOVILLE, Ohio — A strong start led to a solid finish for the South Gallia girls basketball team Monday night during a 62-30 victory over host Sciotoville East in a non-conference matchup in Scioto County.
The Lady Rebels (13-4) stormed out to a commanding 21-6 advantage after eight minutes of play and never looked back. The guests followed with a small 14-11 second quarter run to secure a 35-17 edge at the intermission.
SGHS outscored the Lady Tartans (5-10) in the second half by a 27-13 overall margin, including a 17-7 third quarter surge to up the Lady Rebels’ lead to 52-24 headed into the finale. South Gallia closed regulation with a small 10-6 spurt to wrap up the 32-point triumph.
The Lady Rebels connected on 26-of-64 field goal attempts for 41 percent, including a 2-of-8 effort from three-point range for 25 percent. The guests committed 23 turnovers and were also 8-of-10 at the free throw line for 80 percent.
Meghan Caldwell led SGHS with a game-high 21 points, followed by Jasmyne Johnson with 11 markers. Mikayla Poling and Ellie Bostic each contributed eight points to the winning cause.
Sara Bailey and Alicia Hornsby both chipped in five markers apiece, while Rebecca Rutt and Courtney Haner rounded out the scoring with two points each.
Mercedes Tackett paced East with nine points, followed by Tiffany Craft with eight points and Jessie Monroe with six markers.