OVCS tames Wildcats, 63-49

Bryan Walters

February 5, 2014

WILLIAMSTOWN, W.Va. — What comes around goes around.

Senior T.G. Miller poured in a game-high 31 points and the Ohio Valley Christian boys basketball team shot 46 percent from the field while claiming a 63-49 victory over host Wood County Christian Tuesday night in a non-conference matchup in Wood County.

The visiting Defenders (8-10) picked up their fourth consecutive victory while also salvaging a season split with the Wildcats, who claimed a 58-53 road win at OVCS back on December 10.

Ohio Valley Christian stormed out to a 17-8 advantage through eight minutes of play, but WCCS (14-5) countered with a small 11-8 second quarter run to close to within 25-19 at the break.

OVCS kept its momentum going after halftime, as the guests went on a 20-15 charge in the third canto to secure a 45-34 lead headed into the finale.

The Defenders ended regulation with an 18-15 run — which included an 8-of-10 effort from the free throw line — in wrapping up the 14-point triumph.

Ohio Valley Christian connected on 24-of-52 shot attempts overall, which included a 5-of-12 effort from three-point range for 42 percent. The guests were also 10-of-17 overall at the foul line for 59 percent.

Miller made 14 field goals and was 3-of-3 at the line while scoring 27 of his 31 points through three quarters of play. Elijah McDonald was next for OVCS with 12 points, followed by Marshall Hood with six points and Evan Bowman with five markers.

Dillon Ragan chipped in four points to the winning cause, while Phil Hollingshead and Austin Ragan rounded out the respective tally with three points and two markers.

Wood County Christian made 19-of-46 field goal attempts for 41 percent, including a 3-of-10 effort from behind the arc for 30 percent. The hosts were also 8-of-12 at the charity stripe for 67 percent.

Patrick Goff paced the Wildcats with 18 points, followed by Isaac Brown with 12 points and Logan Huck with eight markers.