GLOUSTER, Ohio — The South Gallia girls basketball team picked up its seventh straight victory of the season Monday night following a 56-40 decision over host Trimble in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division matchup in Athens County.
The Lady Rebels (12-3, 9-2 TVC Hocking) led wire-to-wire in the contest, as the guests stormed out to an early 21-9 advantage before using a 12-6 second quarter run to secure a 33-15 lead at the intermission.
SGHS kept that momentum going into the third period with a 15-7 charge to claim a 48-22 edge headed into the finale, but the Lady Tomcats (5-10, 5-6) countered with an 18-8 run down the stretch to wrap up the 16-point outcome.
South Gallia claimed a season sweep in the head-to-head series with a 59-42 home victory of THS back on December 15.
The Lady Rebels connected on 24-of-52 field goal attempts for 46 percent, including a 1-of-2 effort from three-point range for 50 percent. The guests also posted team totals of 33 rebounds (13 offensive), 14 assists, nine steals and 14 turnovers in the triumph.
Ellie Bostic led SGHS with 15 points, followed by Jasmyne Johnson with 12 points and Rachel Johnson with eight markers. Meghan Caldwell contributed seven points to the winning cause, while Lesley Small and Kelsey Corbin respectively added five and four markers.
Sara Bailey had three points for the victors, while Caitlyn Vanscoy rounded out the scoring with two markers. South Gallia was 7-of-14 at the free throw line for 50 percent.
No statistical information on Trimble was available before press time.