GLOUSTER, Ohio — Road blues.
The South Gallia boys basketball team fell to Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division host Trimble Tuesday night by a count of 63-60, putting the Rebels road record at 2-8. SGHS is 0-7 on the road in the TVC Hocking.
The Tomcats (9-9, 7-5 TVC Hocking) began the game with a 19-to-15 run, taking the four point lead at the end of the first period. THS expanded its lead to seven after out scoring South Gallia (5-12, 3-9) 14-to-11 in the second period. SGHS trailed 33-26 at halftime.
Trimble added two more points to its lead in the third period with a 16-to-14 run. South Gallia rallied for 20 points in the fourth period but the Tomcats scored 14 points to seal the 63-60 victory.
The Rebels were paced by Brayden Greer with 27 points, including a 13-of-15 effort from the free throw line. Kody Lambert had 12 points, followed by Michael Wheeler with 10 and Landon Hutchinson with nine. Ethan Swain had two points, while C.J. Johnston had one point to round out the SGHS scoring.
Hutchinson led South Gallia with 12 rebounds, while Greer paced the assist total with six. Wheeler and Greer led the defensive effort with two steals apiece, while Greer had the lone SGHS block. As a unit the Rebels had 27 rebounds, 11 assists, five steals and 13 turnovers.
The Red and Gold shot 19-of-28 (67.9 percent) from the free throw line and 18-of-43 (41.9 percent) from the field, including 6-of-17 (35.3 percent) from beyond the arc. Lambert drained four of the SGHS triples, while Greer accounted for the other two.
Trimble was led by Konner Standley with 16 points, Jake Kish with 12 and Austin Downs with 11. Micah Couch had 10 points, Wyatt Bragg added seven and Jacob Koons notched four. Wyatt Deak rounded out the THS scoring with two points.
Couch led the Tomcats with nine rebounds, while Deak finished with a team-high in steals with three and assists with five. Downs had Trimble’s lone block. The Tomcats collectively had 27 rebounds, 12 assists, eight steals and eight turnovers.
THS shot 8-of-17 (47.1 percent) from the free throw line and 25-51 (49 percent) from the field, including 4-of-11 (36.4 percent) from three-point range.
The win snaps a three game skid Trimble had against the Rebels. South Gallia won 45-42 on December 18th in Mercerville.