GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — A 41-22 first half surge allowed the Ohio Valley Christian girls basketball team to ultimately pull away for a 73-42 victory Friday night against visiting Parkersburg Christian in a non-conference matchup in Gallia County.
The host Lady Defenders stormed out to a 21-13 lead after eight minutes of play, then went on a 20-9 surge in the second canto for a sizable 19-point intermission advantage.
The Lady Knights never came closer the rest of the way, as OVCS went on a 19-14 run in the third period for a 60-36 lead headed into the finale. The Lady Defenders closed regulation with a 13-6 spurt to wrap up the 31-point triumph.
Madison Crank led the hosts with a game-high 24 points and nine rebounds, followed by Emily Carman with 14 points and Samantha Westfall with 13 markers. Beth Martin also contributed 12 points to the winning cause.
Bekah Sargent and Sarah Schoonover respectively added six and four points, while Kelsey McCoy rounded out the scoring with two markers. Martin added seven assists and Sargent led the way with four steals.
Hannah Bowser paced Parkersburg Christian with 10 points.
OVCS returns to action Tuesday when it hosts Hannan in a non-conference matchup at 7:30 p.m.