CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Shooting woes stymie the OVCS offense.
The Ohio Valley Christian boys basketball team shot 0-of-15 from beyond the arc Monday night, as the Defenders lost by a count of 53-43 to host Cross Lanes Christian.
The Defenders (9-8) were held to just six points in the opening stanza, while CLCS (15-4) marked 16 in the quarter. Ohio Valley Christian answered with an 11-to-8 run in the second period to cut the Warriors lead to seven points at halftime.
After the half OVCS rallied for a 14-to-12 third period run that cut the Cross Lanes lead to five points headed into the finale. The Defenders scored 12 points over the final eight minutes but the Warriors scored 17 to seal the 53-43 victory.
T.G. Miller led the Defenders with 20 points, followed by Chance Burleson with 14. Richard Bowman marked four points, Phil Hollingshead added three and Evan Bowman rounded out the OVCS scoring with two points.
Ohio Valley Christian shot 14-of-43 (32.6 percent) from the field including 0-of-15 from three point range. The Defenders shot 15-of-19 (78.9 percent) from the charity stripe. Ohio Valley Christian forced 11 turnovers in the game.
Cross Lanes Christian was led by Tyler Corbin with 20 points and Grant Humphrey with 18 points. Austin Davis had 10 points, Anthony Mahgiras added three points, while Kyle Davis rounded out the CLCS scoring with two points.
The Warriors shot 17-of-39 (43.6 percent) from the field, 3-of-11 (27.3 percent) from three and 12-of-17 (70.6 percent) from the line.