BIDWELL, Ohio — It was a nice run while it lasted.
The River Valley girls basketball team’s five-game winning streak was ended as visiting Alexander defeated the hosting Lady Raiders 48-33 in a Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division matchup on Thursday night in Gallia County.
The Lady Spartans (6-0, 3-0 TVC Ohio) took an early 19-4 over the Lady Raiders (5-1, 2-1) after one quarter of play. Leah Richardson’s 16 points in the first half gave Alexander 29-12 lead heading into halftime.
The Silver and Black scored 10 points in the third quarter, led by a three-pointer from Shelby Brown. The visitors took a 39-22 lead into the finale. Leah Richardson’s four points in the fourth quarter helped keep the Lady Spartans in front.
Leia Moore led River Valley’s efforts with eight points, followed by Brown and Tianna Qualls with six points apiece. Erin Jackson and Courtney Smith each finished with four points. Carly Gilmore had three points, while Maggie Campbell contributed two points for the Lady Raiders.
Leah Richardson led Alexander with a game-high 25 points. Richardson also reached the 1,000-point plateau for her career during the fourth quarter.
Jala Mace followed with 11 points, followed by Nicole Hudnull with six points and Rachel Richardson with five points. Kendall Meeks contributed one point for the Lady Spartans.
The Lady Raiders will travel to Athens on Monday night. Game time is scheduled for 6 p.m.
Donald Lambert can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2106