MERCERVILLE, Ohio — Revenge at its finest.
The South Gallia girls basketball avenged a six point December 19 loss at Belpre, Saturday night at the Lady Rebels took a 47-42 victory in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division tilt in Gallia County.
The Lady Rebels (11-7, 7-6 TVC Hocking) took a three point lead in the first quarter and expanded it to 25-20 at the half. The Lady Golden Eagles (14-4, 9-4) held SGHS to just five points in the third period and Belpre took the three point lead into the fourth. South Gallia outscored BHS 17-to-9 in the fourth to take the 47-42 victory.
The Lady Rebels were led by Mikayla Poling with 20 points, including a 9-for-9 effort from the charity stripe, and Rachel Johnson with 10 points. Sara Bailey marked nine points, all from the free throw line, and Ashley Northup marked four points. Lesley Small and Lexi Williamson each finished with two points, rounding out the hosts total.
Sierra Barker led Belpre with 13 points, followed by Lexus Cunningham, and Kaitlin Hughes with six apiece. Cheyenne Barker, Jackie Cunningham and Cheyenne Henderson each had five points, while Rachel Packard capped off the BHS total with two points.
SGHS was 24-of-41 (58.5 percent) from the free throw line, while the Lady Eagles were 2-of-3 (66.7 percent).