McARTHUR, Ohio — The Meigs girls basketball remained winless in league play while dropping their fifth straight overall decision Thursday night following a 51-23 setback to host Vinton County in a Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division matchup in Vinton County.
The visiting Lady Marauders (3-13, 0-7 TVC Ohio) never led in the contest, as the Lady Vikings (9-7, 6-1) stormed out to a 22-8 first quarter advantage and never looked back. The hosts followed their hot start with a 14-3 surge in the second canto, which allowed VCHS to secure a sizable 36-11 intermission edge.
MHS kept things more respectable in the second half despite being outscored in each of the final two quarters. The Lady Vikings used a small 10-8 third quarter run to establish a 45-19 lead headed into the finale, then closed regulation with a 5-4 run to wrap up the 28-point decision.
With the triumph, VCHS claimed a season sweep after also posting a 74-39 win at Larry R. Morrison Gymnasium back on December 11.
Mercadies George led Meigs with six points, followed by Delilah Fish with five markers. Tess Phelps and Morgan Russell each contributed four points, while Hannah Cremeans and Kelsey Hudson rounded out the scoring with two markers apiece. MHS was a perfect 2-of-2 at the free throw line in the setback.
Caitlyn Owings paced Vinton County with a game-high 12 points, followed by Johna Ramey with 10 points and Xan Hale with nine markers. The hosts — now winners of four straight contests — were also perfect at the charity stripe, going 7-for-7 overall.