ALBANY, Ohio — One skid ends as another one continues.
The Alexander girls basketball team ended a five game losing skid Thursday with a 49-40 triumph over Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division guest Meigs, which has now lost six in a row.
Alexander (5-13, 2-6 TVC Ohio) jumped out to an early lead after out scoring the Lady Marauders (3-14, 0-8) 10-to-7 in the opening period. AHS added seven points to each lead in the second quarter with a 16-to-9 run. The Maroon and Gold trailed by 10 at the half.
Each team scored 13 points in the third period and AHS held the 39-29 advantage with eight minutes remaining. Meigs scored 11 in the fourth period but the Lady Spartans marked 10 and sealed the 49-40 victory.
MHS was led by junior Brittany Krautter with 13 points, followed by Morgan Russell and Kelsey Hudson with 10 points each. Tess Phelps scored four points, while pulling down a team-high eight rebounds. Delilah Fish notched two points, and Hannah Cremeans had one to round out the Meigs scoring.
The Lady Marauders shot 5-of-9 (55.6 percent) from the free throw line and 16-of-45 (35.6 percent) from the field, including 3-of-12 (25 percent) from beyond the arc. Hudson accounted for two of Meigs’ triples, while Krautter had the other. As a unit MHS had 31 rebounds, nine assists, two blocks, three steals and 15 turnovers. The Lady Marauders committed 14 fouls in the game.
The Lady Spartans were led by Marilyn Rankin with 14 points, and the duo of Carrie Nostrant and Kendall Meeks with 11 apiece. Allyson Malone had 10 points and Makina Milum added three to round out the AHS scoring.Nostrant and Milum each had 10 rebounds to pace Alexander.
The Red and Black shot 12-of-22 (54.5 percent) from the line and 18-of-51 (35.3 percent) from the field, including 1-of-11 (9 percent) from three. Nostrant had Alexander’s lone three pointer. As a team the Lady Spartans had 41 rebounds, nine assists, one block, nine steals, and 12 turnovers. AHS committed 10 fouls on the night.
Alexander also took the first meeting from the Lady Marauders by the count of 61-47 on December 13th in Rocksprings.