TUPPERS PLAINS, Ohio — The unbeaten Eastern girls basketball team continues to roll through its competition, as was the case Thursday night following a 62-14 victory over visiting Federal Hocking in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division matchup at the Eagle’s Nest in Meigs County.
The host Lady Eagles (6-0, 6-0 TVC Hocking) led 21-2 after eight minutes of play, then used a 19-2 second quarter surge to establish a commanding 40-4 intermission advantage. The Lady Lancers (2-4, 1-4) never came closer the rest of the way en route to their fourth consecutive league loss.
EHS went on a 14-6 run in the third canto to claim a comfortable 54-10 cushion, then closed regulation with a small 8-6 spurt to wrap up the 46-point triumph. It was only the second time this winter that Eastern did not reach the 70-point plateau.
The 16 points allowed are the lowest total that Eastern has held an opponent to in six contests, while the 62 points scored are also an offensive low for the Lady Eagles. EHS is averaging 70.2 points per game while allowing just 22 per contest, and none of the Green and White’s six opponents have yet to score 40 points in a single matchup.
Erin Swatzel led the hosts with a game-high 20 points, followed by Katie Keller with 17 points and Jenna Burdette with 11 markers. Savannah Hawley chipped in 10 points to the winning cause, while Jordan Parker rounded out the scoring with four markers. EHS was 3-of-9 at the free throw line for 33 percent.
Cheyenne Singer paced FHHS with six points, followed by McKenzie Steele and Megan Thompson with three markers apiece. Ashley Roberts and Carly Tabler each had two points for the Lady Lancers, who connected on 1-of-8 charity tosses for 13 percent.
The Lady Eagles — who have now won 11 straight TVC Hocking contests overall — welcome unbeaten Jackson on Monday night in a non-conference matchup at the Eagle’s Nest.