ROCKSPRINGS, Ohio — The Gallia Academy boys basketball team captured its second win in as many nights Saturday during a 62-47 victory over host Meigs in a non-conference matchup at Larry R. Morrison Gymnasium in Meigs County.
The visiting Blue Devils (3-4) — fresh off a 79-66 triumph over Logan on Friday — kept a good thing going this weekend, as the Blue and White stormed out to a 21-13 advantage after eight minutes of play. The Marauders (0-7), however, battled back in the second canto, as the hosts went on a 16-12 run to pull within 33-29 at the intermission.
MHS kept that momentum going into the second half, as the Maroon and Gold went on a 9-5 run over the opening five minutes of the third to pull even with the guests at 38-all. GAHS answered with a 6-0 spurt to end the third period with a 44-38 lead headed into the finale.
The Marauders never came closer the rest of the way, as the guests closed regulation on an 18-9 charge to wrap up the 15-point decision.
Meigs connected on 17-of-45 field goal attempts for 38 percent, including a 4-of-16 effort from three-point range for 25 percent. The hosts also recorded team totals of 23 rebounds, 10 assists and four steals to go along with 20 turnovers/
Bryce Amos led the Devils and all scorers with 20 points, followed by Reid Eastman and Jimmy Clagg with nine markers apiece. Justin Bailey added eight points to the winning cause, while Caleb Craft and Nick Saunders contributed six markers each.
Joel Johnston and Wade Jarrell rounded out the GAHS scoring with two points each. The guests were 12-of-21 at the free throw line for 57 percent.
Dillon Boyer paced Meigs with 17 points, followed by Jesse Smith with 15 points and a team-high nine rebounds. Cody Mattox and Cody Stewart each added five markers, while Michael Davis and Darrel Goff respectively rounded out the scoring with three and two points. MHS was 9-of-19 at the charity stripe for 47 percent.
No statistical information was made available for Gallia Academy at presstime.
Gallia Academy returns to action Tuesday when it hosts Jackson in an SEOAL matchup at 5 p.m. Meigs returns to action Friday when it travels to Wahama for a non-conference matchup at 6 p.m.
Gallia Academy 62, Meigs 47
GA 21-12-11-18 — 62
M13-16-9-9 — 47
GALLIA ACADEMY (3-4): Reid Eastman 3 3-7 9, Joel Johnston 1 0-0 2, Justin Bailey 3 2-4 8, Caleb Craft 3 0-0 6, Nick Saunders 2 0-0 6, Bryce Amos 7 6-9 20, Wade Jarrell 1 0-0 2, Jimmy Clagg 4 1-1 9. TOTALS: 24 12-21 62. Three-point goals: 2 (Saunders 2).
MEIGS (0-7): Dillon Boyer 7 1-2 17, Michael Davis 1 0-2 3, Darrel Goff 0 2-4 2, Treay McKinney 0 0-0 0, Cody Mattox 1 3-3 5, Jordan Hutton 0 0-0 0, Jesse Smith 6 3-8 15, Cody Stewart 2 0-0 5, Dustin Ulbrich 0 0-0 0, Jared Williamson 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 17 9-19 47. Three-point goals: 4 (Boyer 2, Davis, Stewart).