VINCENT, Ohio — It takes four strong quarters to win a game.
The Gallia Academy girls basketball team was out scored by 16 points in the third period of Saturday’s 59-36 loss to Southeastern Ohio Athletic League host Warren.
The Lady Warriors (6-6, 5-1 SEOAL) began the game with a 13-to-10 run to take the early lead over GAHS (4-10, 1-5). The Blue Angels answered back, out scoring WHS by one point in the second quarter to cut the lead to just two points at the half.
After the break Warren came out firing on all cylinders, out scoring Gallia Academy 19-to-3 in the third period and expanding the lead to 18 points. Trailing 41-23 headed into the finale the Blue Angels were out scored 18-to-13 in the quarter and lost their fourth consecutive game.
GAHS was led by Chelsy Slone, who finished with a double-double performance of 10 points and 11 rebounds. Slone also accounted for the Blue Angels only two blocks. Micah Curfman and Kendra Barnes each chipped in with nine points, followed by Halley Barnes with six. Jordan Walker added two points and rounded out the GAHS scoring.
Gallia Academy shot 14-of-41 (34.1 percent) from the field including 1-of-11 (9.1 percent) from beyond the arc. Kendra Barnes hit the lone three-pointer for GAHS. The Blue Angels converted on 7-of-16 free throw attempts, equaling 43.8 percent.
The Blue Angels held a 29-to-28 advantage in rebounding but turned the ball over 11 more times than Warren.
The Lady Warriors were led by Jordanna Rauch with 18 points, coming by way of six three-pointers. Mackenzie Ullman had a double-double, 12 points and 10 rebounds, Taylor Foy contributed eight points, while Emma Ryan and Audrey Bowe each marked six points. Mackenzie Brooks accounted for the other WHS three-pointer and had five points, while Kendra Lynch and Josey Riffle rounded out the Lady Warriors scoring with two points each.
Warren shot 23-of-55 (41.8 percent) from the field, 7-of-15 (46.7 percent) from beyond the arc and 6-of-18 (33.3 percent) from the charity stripe.
The win snapped the Lady Warriors five game losing skid. The Blue Angels, who have lost four consecutive games, also lost to Warren on December 8th in Centenary by a count of 60-37.