GLOUSTER, Ohio — A 22-2 first quarter surge ultimately provided host Trimble with enough of a cushion Monday night during a 61-20 victory over the Wahama girls basketball team in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division matchup in Athens County.
The visiting Lady Falcons (0-4, 0-4 TVC Hocking) never led in the contest as the Lady Tomcats (4-3, 2-2) forced 15 first quarter turnovers en route to a 20-point advantage through eight minutes of play.
Trimble followed with a 14-6 second period run for a 36-8 halftime advantage, then used a 17-6 surge out of the break to claim a commanding 53-14 lead headed into the finale. THS ended regulation with a small 8-6 run to wrap up the 41-point outcome.
WHS netted 8-of-36 field goal attempts for 22 percent, including misses on all three of its trifecta attempts. The guests finished the night with 30 turnovers and also made 4-of-11 free throw attempts for 36 percent.
Nena Hunt led the Lady Falcons with seven points, followed by Olivia Hill with four markers. Faith Henry, Kimber Bowyer, Maddie VanMatre and Lexi Lane each contributed two points, while Molly Fisher rounded things out with one point.
Trimble went 22-of-56 from the field for 39 percent, including a 6-of-17 effort from 3-point range for 35 percent. The hosts committed 15 turnovers and also went 11-of-26 at the charity stripe for 42 percent.
Morgan Murphy led THS with game-highs of 18 points and eight rebounds, followed by Nikki Kish with 14 points and Sydeny Hardy with 10 markers. Taya Lackey and Payton Dixon also chipped in six and five points, respectively, for the victors.
Skylar Moore was next with four points, while Emily Ward and Kenlynn Dixon rounded things out with two points apiece.
Trimble outrebounded the Lady Falcons by a 39-29 overall margin. Bowyer paced Wahama with six caroms.
Bryan Walters can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2101.