CENTENARY, Ohio — A 21-6 first quarter surge ultimately allowed visiting Logan to run away with a 76-47 victory over the Gallia Academy girls basketball team Friday night in a Southeastern Ohio Athletic League contest in Gallia County.
The Blue Angels (7-11, 1-5 SEOAL) outscored the Lady Chieftains by a 33-29 over the middle quarters, but 31 turnovers eventually caught up with the hosts over 32 minutes of play. LHS (7-9, 4-3) closed the final period with a 26-8 charge, allowing the Purple and White to secure the 29-point triumph.
Both teams traded 17 points apiece in the second canto for a 38-23 score at halftime, then GAHS made a 16-12 third quarter run to pull within 50-39 headed into the finale.
Logan’s victory also wrapped up a season sweep of the Blue Angels after posting a 66-52 decision at Jim Myers Gymnasium back on December 20.
Gallia Academy connected on 16-of-41 shot attempts for 39 percent, including a 3-of-10 effort from three-point range for 30 percent. The hosts were outrebounded by a slim 33-31 margin and made 12-of-25 free throw attempts for 48 percent.
Kassie Shriver led the Blue Angels with 12 points, followed by Kendra Barnes with 11 points and Micah Curfman with eight markers. Jamie Canfield was next with six points, while Jalea Caldwell and Makenzie Barr with three markers apiece.
Carly Shriver and Whitney Terry rounded out the team tally with a point each. Curfman and Barr each hauled in a team-high five rebounds, while Curfman led the way with four assists.
Logan sank 34-of-68 field goal attempts overall, including a 5-of-12 effort from behind the arc for 42 percent. The Lady Chieftains committed 18 turnovers and were 3-of-5 at the charity stripe for 60 percent.
Taylor Myers paced LHS with a game-high 25 points, followed by Paige Davis with 14 markers. Ashley Frasure contributed a double-double effort of 12 points and 10 rebounds, while Tricia Bentley added nine markers to the winning cause.
Craig Dunn, sports editor of the Logan Daily News in Logan, Ohio, contributed to this report.