BIDWELL, Ohio — The River Valley girls basketball team had nine players reach the scoring column while posting a season-high in points Saturday following an 82-60 victory over visiting Meigs in a non-conference matchup in Gallia County.
The host Lady Raiders (3-10) shot 47 percent from the field while earning a season-sweep of the Lady Marauders, who RVHS defeated by a 55-48 margin back on December 3 at Larry R. Morrison Gymnasium.
River Valley received eight points from Shelby Brown in the opening canto, as the hosts jumped out to a 19-8 lead after eight minutes of play. The hosts followed with a 21-16 run in the second period, allowing the Lady Raiders to secure a 40-24 cushion at the break.
Meigs (3-10) battled back with a small 19-18 run in the third quarter to pull within 58-43 headed into the finale, but never came closer the rest of the way. RVHS made a 24-17 run down the stretch to wrap up the 22-point triumph.
The Lady Raiders connected on 34-of-73 field goal attempts overall, including a 4-of-10 effort from three-point range for 40 percent. The hosts were also 8-of-17 at the free throw line for 47 percent.
Cady Gilmore led River Valley with a game-high 30 points, 27 of which came after the first period. Shelby Brown was next with 18 points, followed by Chelsea Copley with 10 points and Leia Moore with eight markers. Brown and Moore also hauled in 10 and eight rebounds, respectively.
Rachael Smith added five points to the winning cause, followed by Courtney Smith with four points and Lindsey Canaday with three markers. Ashely Cheesebrew and Justyce Stout rounded out the scoring with two points apiece.
Kelsey Hudson paced MHS with 22 points, followed by Brittany Krautter with 12 points and Mercaides Geroge with six markers. Ally Maxson, Tess Phelps and Morgan Russell each added four points, while Kirsten McGuire chipped in three markers.
Hannah Cremeans and Abbi Houser both contributed two points apiece, while Sadie Fox rounded out the Meigs scoring with one marker. The Lady Marauders were 12-of-23 at the charity stripe for 52 percent.