ROCKSPRINGS, Ohio — So much for gracious guests.
The Alexander girls basketball team scored 29 points over the final eight minutes of the Lady Spartans’ 76-38 victory over Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division host Meigs, Monday night at Larry R. Morrison Gymnasium.
The Lady Spartans (5-0, 2-0 TVC Ohio), which led Meigs (1-4, 0-2) by a 16-to-10 margin after the opening quarter, pushed their advantage to 31-21 at halftime.
Alexander outscored the Maroon and Gold 16-to-4 in the third canto, pushing the advantage to 47-25 headed into the fourth quarter. AHS finished the game on a 29-to-13 run, which finished off the 76-38 victory.
MHS freshman Kassidy Betzing led the hosts on the scoreboard with 10 points, followed by Madison Fields and Madison Hendricks with six points apiece. Danielle Morris marked five points, Alli Hatfield added four, while Marissa Noble finished with three markers. Sarah Dowell posted two points, while Sadie Fox and Haiden English rounded out the Lady Marauder scoring with one point each.
Alexander was led by Leah Richardson with 27 points, followed by Rachel Richardson with 15 and Alexis Mohler with 14. Jala Mace scored eight points, Kendall Meeks added six, Lexi Whitney marked four, while Nicole Hudnall rounded out the AHS scoring with two points.
MHS will have its chance at revenge on January 14, when the Maroon and Gold invade Albany. The Lady Marauders, who have lost three straight, return to action on Thursday at Nelsonville-York.
Alex Hawley can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2100.