Lady Falcons fall at Trimble, 61-29

By Bryan Walters -

GLOUSTER, Ohio — Unfortunately, the streak continued.

The Wahama girls basketball team dropped its 56th consecutive Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division decision Thursday night following a 61-29 setback to host Trimble in Athens County.

The visiting Lady Falcons (1-4, 0-3 TVC Hocking) never led in the contest as the Lady Tomcats (1-3, 1-2) stormed out to an 18-6 first quarter advantage and never looked back.

Breanna Brammer and Emily Ward combined for 15 second quarter points as part of 21-11 run that allowed THS to secure a 39-17 lead at the break.

WHS was outscored 11-4 in the third period for a 50-21 deficit headed into the finale, then Trimble closed regulation with a small 11-8 run to wrap up the 32-point outcome.

Wahama managed no trifectas and only 11 field goals while going 7-of-20 at the free throw line for 35 percent. THS, on the other hand, made two three-pointers and a total of 27 field goals while netting 5-of-14 charity tosses for 36 percent.

Maddy VanMatre scored eight points in each half and paced the Lady Falcons with a game-high 16 points. Nena Hunt was next with nine points, all of which came in the first half.

Hannah Rose and Lexi Lane also scored two points apiece in the setback.

Ward paced THS with 15 points, followed by Kym Williams with 12 points and Brammer with 10 markers. Kaitlyn Spears and Payton Dixon were next with eight points apiece.

Sydney Hardy chipped in six points to the winning cause, while Skylar Moore rounded things out with two markers.

Bryan Walters can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2101.

By Bryan Walters