TUPPERS PLAINS, Ohio — Fifty sure was nifty.
The Eastern girls basketball team scored 50 consecutive points to end the first half Thursday night en route to an 87-9 victory over visiting Miller in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division matchup at the Eagle’s Nest in Meigs County.
The Lady Eagles (14-0, 11-0 TVC Hocking) — currently ranked second in the Division IV AP poll — led wire-to-wire and jumped out to an early 10-4 edge two minutes into regulation, then followed with 19 consecutive points to secure a 29-4 lead after eight minutes of play.
The hosts never looked back, as EHS held the Lady Falcons (3-12, 2-9) scoreless in the second canto while going on a sizable 31-0 surge to claim a whopping 60-4 lead at the intermission. Eastern followed with a 15-1 third quarter spurt for a 75-5 edge, then closed regulation with a 12-4 run to wrap up the 78-point triumph.
The win allowed the Lady Eagles to claim a season sweep of Miller, as Eastern picked up a 78-14 decision in Corning back on December 10. EHS has won all 14 of its contests thus far by 17 or more points.
The Lady Eagles had all nine of their players score in the victory, with Jordan Parker leading the charge with a game-high 24 points. Laura Pullins was next with 14 points, while Jenna Burdette and Katie Keller respectively chipped in 13 and 10 markers each.
Maddie Rigsby was next with eight points, while Erin Swatzel and Hannah Bailey contributed seven and five markers respectively. Hannah Barringer and Lindsey Hupp rounded out the respective scoring with four and two points.
Eastern was 12-of-19 at the free throw line for 63 percent, while Miller made 3-of-6 charity tosses for 50 percent.
Janae Dutiel paced MHS with four points, while Jacy Dutiel chipped in three markers. Ali Bray rounded out the scoring with two markers.
The Lady Eagles have now won 17 straight regular season contests and are unbeaten in their last 13 home contests.