TUPPERS PLAINS, Ohio — Control the glass, control the game.
The Eastern girls basketball team held a 43-to-13 rebounding advantage Thursday night en route to a 75-24 victory over Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division foe Wahama at “The Nest”.
The Lady Eagles (16-4,13-1 TVC Hocking) were led by Katie Keller with 19 points on 8-of-16 shooting, and Maddie Rigsby with 17 on 7-of-14 shooting. Erin Swatzel had 13 points, Jordan Parker chipped in with 11 and Jenna Burdette added five. Morgan Barringer finished with four points, while Taylor Palmer and Tori Goble each marked six to round out the EHS scoring.
Swatzel pulled down 15 rebounds to led EHS, followed by Keller with nine. Parked had a game-high six assists, while Savannah Hawley finished with four. Swatzel finished with four steals to lead Eastern, followed by Goble and Parker with two each. Keller had six blocks in the game, while Rigsby had two and Swatzel had one.
As a team Eastern had 43 rebounds, 22 assists, 10 steals, nine blocks and eight turnovers. The Green and White shot 10-of-16 (62.5 percent) from the charity stripe and 30-of-68 (44.1 percent) from the field, including 5-of-12 (41.7 percent) from beyond the arc. Rigsby accounted for two of the EHS three-pointers, while Burdette, Parker and Plamer each had one.
Wahama (2-16, 2-13) was paced by Sierra Carmichael with eight points, followed by Kelsey Zuspan with five. Bunni Peters marked three points, while Rachel Roque, Paige Gardner and Olivia Hill each finished with two points.
Carmichael and Zuspan each had a trio of rebounds to pace the Lady Falcons, while Hill finished with two. Gardner, Zuspan and Carmichael each marked one assist in the game, while Gardner and Zuspan each had one steal.
The Red and White as a team had 13 rebounds, three assists, two steals and 13 turnovers. Wahama shot 10-of-18 (55.6 percent) from the free throw line and 6-of-37 (16.2 percent) from the field, including 2-of-8 (25 percent) from three point range. Carmichael and Zuspan each hit a triple in the contest.
Eastern has now won 10 straight league games at home, dating back to last season. The Lady Eagles also defeated Wahama on January 3rd in Mason, by a count of 83-22.