WELLSTON, Ohio — A 19-6 first quarter deficit ultimately proved to be too much for the Meigs girls basketball team to overcome Thursday night following a 57-36 setback to host Wellston in a Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division matchup in Jackson County.
The visiting Lady Marauders (3-9, 0-5 TVC Ohio) never led in the contest, as the Lady Rockets (7-5, 2-3) stormed out to an early 6-0 edge before closing the opening canto with a 13-6 surge to secure a 13-point cushion after eight minutes of play.
MHS countered with a 13-9 run in the second stanza to pull within 28-19 at the break, but ultimately never came closer the rest of the way.
Wellston extended its lead with a 16-13 run for a 44-32 advantage headed into the finale, then the hosts closed regulation with a 13-4 surge to wrap up the 21-point triumph.
The Lady Marauders connected on 14-of-54 field goal attempts for 26 percent, including a 2-of-15 effort from three-point territory for 13 percent. The guests were also 6-of-9 at the charity stripe for 67 percent.
Brittany Krautter led Meigs with 12 points, followed by Kelsey Hudson with 10 points and Delilah Fish with six markers. Morgan Russell contributed four points, while Mercadies George and Hannah Cremeans respectively rounded out the scoring with two markers apiece.
Wellston outrebounded the guests by a slim 37-36 overall margin and committed 13 turnovers in the contest, four fewer than the Lady Marauders’ tally of 17.
WHS sank 21-of-60 shot attempts for 35 percent, including an 8-of-22 effort from three-point range for 36 percent. The hosts were also 7-of-11 at the charity stripe for 63 percent.
Taelor Folden and Sami Ousley both paced Wellston with a game-high 15 points apiece, while Ousley also hauled in a game-best 10 rebounds to record a double-double. Jordan Davis also added nine points and 10 assists to the winning cause.