HEMLOCK, Ohio — It’s all about how you finish.
The South Gallia boys basketball team led by double-digits in the third period before the host Falcons rallied back to take the 64-60 victory in Wednesday night’s Tri-Valley Conference Hocking in Perry County.
Miller (2-6, 2-3 TVC Hocking) jumped out to a two point lead in the opening stanza after out scoring South Gallia (3-5, 2-3) 15-to-13 in the quarter. The South Gallia offense rallied for 20 points in the second quarter while holding MHS to 16. The Rebels held a 33-31 lead at halftime.
South Gallia pushed it’s lead up to 10 points after the half but Miller fought back and cut the lead to three headed into the finale. SGHS pushed its’ lead back to seven points early in the fourth period but the Falcons out scored the Rebels 21-to-14 in the final period to seal the 64-60 victory.
South Gallia was led by Brayden Greer with 38 points on the night. Greer hit six three-pointers and was 10-of-13 from the free throw line in the game. CJ Johnston a pair of three’s in the game and finished with eight points, while Gus Slone and Kody Lambert each had four points. Landon Hutchinson chipped in with three points, Ethan Swain added two and Alex Stapleton rounded out the SGHS total with one point.
The Rebels finished 12-of-17 (70.6 percent) from the free throw line, while Miller was 11-of-25 (44 percent).
Elijah Rader led Miller with 32 points including two three-pointers and an 8-of-11 performance form the charity stripe. Skylar Hook finished with 15 points, while Garrett Sinift added seven points including a three-pointer.
The win snaps Millers two game losing with the win, while sending the Rebels on a two game skid. South Gallia will have its chance at revenge on February 15th when Miller travels to Mercerville for the regular season finale.