RACINE, Ohio — The Southern boys basketball team fell to the visiting Williamstown 65-35 in a non-conference matchup on Saturday night in Meigs County.
The Yellowjackets got out to a big lead early in the contest, leading 14-4 after the first quarter. The Tornadoes (0-5) mustered up more offense in the second period, but six shots from three-point range kept the visitors up 36-18 at halftime.
Crenson Rogers’ six points in the third quarter gave the home team some life, but Williamstown’s 21 points in the quarter gave the Yellowjackets a 57-30 cushion heading into the final quarter.
The Yellowjackets finished with a 14-11 edge in field goals in the contest — including eight successful shots from beyond the arc. Both teams had the same number of successes from the free-throw line with seven.
Rogers led Southern’s efforts with 12 points. Blake Johnson, Weston Thorla and Trey Pickens each had four points, while Dylan Smith, Kody Greene and Brayden Cunningham finished with three points apiece. Clayton Wood contributed two points for the Tornadoes.
Riley Allen and Isaac Brown led the Yellowjackets with 14 points each. Brad Alsup and Landon Travis each had 12 points, while Aaron Bordas finished with six points. Bryce Haer contributed four points, followed by Josh Folwell with three points for Williamstown.
Southern will travel to Wahama on Tuesday. Game time is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
Donald Lambert can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2106