TUPPERS PLAINS, Ohio — A 23-5 second quarter surge ultimately allowed Eastern to gain control of a 63-25 victory over visiting South Gallia Thursday night during a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division matchup at the Eagles Nest in Meigs County.
The host Lady Eagles (2-0, 2-0 TVC Hocking) held a small 15-10 edge after eight minutes of play, then made their big charge of the night to secure a commanding 38-15 advantage at the intermission.
The Lady Rebels (1-2, 1-1) were never closer the rest of the way, as Eastern used a 13-6 third quarter run for a 51-21 edge — then closed regulation on a 12-4 surge to wrap up the 38-point decision.
The Lady Eagles connected on 26-of-54 field goal attempts for 48 percent, including a 6-of-16 effort from three-point range for 38 percent. EHS also hauled in 38 total rebounds, 21 of which came on the offensive glass.
Junior Jenna Burdette — a two-time Southeast District player of the year in Division IV that recently gave a verbal commitment to the University of Dayton — paced the Lady Eagles with a game-high 24 points, followed by Erin Swatzel with a double-double effort of 18 points and 10 rebounds.
Savannah Hawley was next with eight points, followed by Katie Keller with six points and Maddie Rigsby with five markers. Jordan Parker rounded out the scoring with two points. Rigsby also had 10 rebounds in the victory. EHS was 5-of-11 at the free throw line for 46 percent.
SGHS connected on 10-of-31 field goal attempts for 32 percent, including a 1-of-3 effort from behind the arc for 33 percent. The guests — who have now lost two straight — were also 4-of-6 at the charity stripe for 67 percent.
Meghan Caldwell paced the Lady Rebels with 10 points, followed by Ellie Bostic with five markers. Jasmyne Johnson and Rachel Johnson both contributed four points apiece, while Mikayla Poling rounded things out with two points.