LOGAN, Ohio — A road trip to forget.
The Gallia Academy girls basketball team suffered an 83-43 defeat at the hands of Southeastern Ohio Athletic League host Logan, on Saturday afternoon at Jim Myers Gymnasium in Hocking County.
The Blue Angels (2-9, 0-2 SEOAL) managed just four points over the opening eight minutes of play, as Logan (9-6, 2-0) bolted out to a 17-point lead. The Lady Chiefs outscored their guest 22-to-7 in the second period and led 43-11 at halftime.
After the break, Gallia Academy’s offense came together, as the Blue and White posted 17 points in the third quarter. However, LHS posted 19 points in the third and led 61-28 with eight minutes to play. Logan out ended the game with a 22-to-15 run, sealing the 83-43 victory.
GAHS senior Jordan Walker paced the Blue and White with 15 points, followed by freshman Hunter Copley with 12. Adrienne Jenkins posted seven points, KoKo Higa added four, while Jalea Caldwell and Kim Edelmann rounded out the Blue Angel scoring with three and two points resepectively. Carly Shriver led Gallia Academy on the glass with six rebounds, followed by Copley and Walker with five each.
As a team the Blue and White had 35 rebounds, five assists, four steals and 30 turnovers. GAHS shot 7-of-9 (77.8 percent) from the free throw line and 16-of-44 (36.4 percent) from the field, including 4-of-10 (40 percent) from beyond the arc.
Paige Davis led the LHS scoring output with 19 points, followed by Paige Lunsford with 16 and Cassidy Bosch with 11. Allison McNeal marked 10 points, Cassie Bentley added nine, while Alicia Clark finished with six. Bethany Starlin and Tricia Bentley both poured in five points for the Purple and White, while Danielle Arnett rounded out the LHS total with two. Davis and Bosch each had five rebounds to lead the Lady Chiefs.
Logan finished with 29 rebounds, 22 assists, 21 steals and seven turnovers in the win. The Purple and White shot 7-of-9 (77.8 percent) from the free throw line and 32-of-68 (47.1 percent) from the field, including 12-of-27 (44.4 percent) from beyond the arc.
The Blue Angels will look to flip the script on January 30, in Centenary. Gallia Academy —which hosted Chesapeake on Monday —returns to the court on Thursday when Rock Hill visits Gallia County.
Alex Hawley can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2100.