GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — Sometimes it just isn’t your night.
The Ohio Valley Christian girls basketball team dropped a 74-12 decision to visiting Cross Lanes Christian, Tuesday evening in Gallia County.
The Lady Warriors (3-0) began the game with a 13-0 run that spanned over five minutes. The Lady Defenders (0-4) scored their first points of the game on a Bekah Sargent field goal at the 2:33 mark but CLCS answered with back-to-back baskets to end the first quarter with a 17-2 lead.
The Lady Defenders had their best quarter of the night in the second, scoring six points, while holding Cross Lanes Christian to 14. In the first half CLCS shot 15-of-42 (35.7 percent), compared to the 2-of-13 (15.4 percent) by Ohio Valley Christian. Cross Lanes Christian held a 21-to-9 advantage in rebounds in the first half. Cross Lanes Christian led 31-8 at the midway point.
Following the break CLCS went on a 19-0 run that lasted over six minutes. OVCS senior Sarah Schoonover hit a pair of free throws at the 1:37 mark but the Lady Warriors rebounded with an 8-0 run to end the quarter.
CLCS led 58-10 at the start of the fourth quarter and began the period with a 10-0 run. Following an OVCS field goal at the 3:59 mark Cross Lanes Christian finished the game with a 6-0 run, capping off the 74-12 victory.
The Lady Defenders were led by Bekah Sargent with seven points, followed by Schoonover with four points and Rachel Sargent with one point.
Courtney Kendrick led CLCS with 23 points, followed by Abby Jeffrey with 14 and Julianna Lowery with 10. Kaylee Witters had eight points, Laura Jones and Kathleen Legg each had six points, Catherine Morris added four points, while Mikayla Roberts rounded out the Lady Warriors total with three points.
Ohio Valley Christian’s rebounding attack was led by Rachel Sargent with six rebounds, followed by Bekah Sargent with five, Teah Elliott with four rebounds, Cassandra Hutchinson with three. Shoonover and Delaney Bronosky each had one rebound. Bekah Sargent led the OVCS defense with three blocks.
Kendrick pulled down 21 rebounds for the Lady Warriors, followed by Jones with seven and Jeffrey with five. Kendrick and Lowery each had six assists, while Legg led the defense with three steals.
Cross Lanes Christian shot 34-of-80 (42.5 percent) for the game, while OVCS shot 3-of-28 (10.7 percent). CLCS held a 50-to-20 advantage on the boards, while holding a 12-to-32 advantage in turnovers.
These teams will meet again on January 24, at Cross Lanes.