ROCKSPRINGS, Ohio — Now that’s saving your best for last.
The River Valley boys basketball team outscored host Meigs by 13 points in the fourth quarter of Saturday night’s 51-35 Raiders victory.
The Marauders (8-7)jumped out to a 12-7 lead at the end of the first quarter but River Valley (5-12) cut the MHS lead to 17-15 at the end of the half.
The Raiders held Meigs to eight points in the third period and took a three point edge into the finale. River Valley marked 23 points in the fourth to seal the 51-35 victory.
RVHS was led by Tyler Twyman with 17 points, including four three-pointers, and Seann Roberts with 16. John Qualls marked 12 points, Justin Rusk added four, while Brycen Hatfield rounded out the RVHS scoring with two points.
The Silver and Black shot 11-of-14 (78.6 percent) from the free throw line and had 11 turnovers in the game.
Meigs was led by Damon Jones with 16 points and nine rebounds, followed by Isaiah English with 12 points. Jordan Hutton marked seven points to round out the MHS total.
The Maroon and Gold shot just 8-of-18 (44.4 percent) from the charity stripe and committed 15 turnovers. Meigs had 26 rebounds and Ty Phelps led the way with three assists.
The Marauders defeated River Valley 50-49 on December 7, in Bidwell.