LOGAN, Ohio — A strong second quarter leads the Lady Chieftains past Gallia Academy.
The Logan girls basketball team turned a one point lead into a 13 point lead with a stellar second stanza Friday night en route to a 66-52 Southeastern Ohio Athletic League victory over the visiting Blue Angels.
The Lady Chiefs (4-2, 1-0 SEOAL) outscored the Blue Angels (3-6, 0-3) 13-to-12 in the opening period and 23-to-11 in the second. Gallia Academy trimmed the lead to 12 points after the third quarter but Logan held the Blue and White off to take the 66-52 win.
Micah Curfman led the GAHS scoring with 24 points, followed by Kassie Shriver with 11, Kendra Barnes with 10 and Jalea Caldwell with seven. Gallia Academy shot 20-of-44 (45.5 percent) from the field, 4-of-13 (30.8 percent) from beyond the arc and 8-of-23 (34.8 percent) from the charity stripe.
Gallia Academy had 29 rebounds on the night led by Curfman with nine, while Barnes led the defense with three steals. Curfman and Shriver each had four assist and both sank a pair of three pointers for GAHS. The Blue Angels committed 18 turnovers and 16 fouls in the loss.
Logan was led by Paige Davis with 17 points, Taylor Myers with 13 and Ashley Frasure with 10. Tricia Bentley had eight points, while Jaclyn McNeal, Abby Rose and Allison McNeal had six points apiece. The Purple and White were 25-of-57 (43.9 percent) from the field, 5-of-10 (50 percent) from beyond the arc and 11-of-15 (73.3 percent) from the free throw line.
Logan had 38 rebounds, led by Allison McNeal with nine, 15 assists, 12 steals, 18 fouls and 16 turnovers.
The Blue Angels have now lost three consecutive games.
GAHS will look for revenge on January 31, when the Lady Chiefs visit Centenary.