IRONTON, Ohio — The Ohio Valley Christian girls basketball team kept things interesting for eight minutes, but a 27-6 second quarter surge ultimately allowed host Ironton Saint Joseph to pull away for a 69-23 victory in a non-conference matchup in Lawrence County.
The Lady Defenders (1-3) found themselves down 13-7 after one period of play, but those seven points ended up being the most points that the guests would score the rest of the way. The Lady Flyers (5-1) followed with their big run of the night and established a 40-13 intermission advantage.
ISJHS went on an 11-5 run in the third period for a 51-18 edge, then closed regulation on an 18-5 surge to wrap up the 46-point decision.
Madison Crank and Emily Carman both led the Lady Defenders with eight points apiece, followed by Sarah Schoonover with three markers. Teah Elliott and Bekah Sargent each scored two points to round out the scoring for OVCS, which finished the night 6-of-10 at the free throw line for 60 percent.
Hannah Miller paced the Lady Flyers with a game-high 17 points, followed by Amber Neal with 15 points and Lynsey Booker with 11 markers. ISJHS was 3-of-6 at the charity stripe for 50 percent.