Now that’s a two-for-one special.
The Eastern girls basketball team notched its eighth straight victory and also claimed a season sweep of Trimble during a 64-21 decision Monday night in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division matchup in Glouster.
The Lady Eagles (9-1, 8-1 TVC Hocking) scored 22 points apiece in each of the first two quarters, allowing the guests to storm out to a 44-9 intermission advantage over the Lady Tomcats (0-11, 0-9).
Both teams traded 10 points apiece in the third canto for a 54-19 contest, then EHS closed regulation with a 10-2 run to wrap up the 43-point triumph. Eastern also defeated THS by a 63-9 margin back on December 1 in the season opener for both clubs at the Eagles’ Nest.
Jordan Parker and Maddie Rigsby both led EHS with 12 points apiece, followed by Savannah Hawley with nine points and Kelsey Myers with eight markers. Jenna Burdette added seven points, while Katie Keller and Erin Swatzel each contributed six markers.
Hayley Gillian rounded out the Lady Eagle scoring with four markers. The guests were 11-of-12 at the free throw line for 92 percent.
Trista Lackey paced Trimble with seven points, followed by Tia Savage with five markers. The hosts were 7-of-10 at the charity stripe for 70 percent.
Eastern returns to action Saturday when it travels to Tri-Village for a non-conference matchup at 10 a.m.
Southern 56, Wahama 53
The Southern girls basketball team snapped a seven-game losing skid Thursday night with a hard-fought 56-53 victory over host Wahama in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division matchup in Mason.
The Lady Falcons stormed out to a 15-8 advantage after eight minutes of play, but the visiting Lady Tornadoes countered with a 17-7 second quarter surge to claim a 25-22 intermission advantage.
WHS retaliated with a 17-12 run in the third canto to recapture the lead at 39-37 headed into the finale, but Southern responded with a 19-14 spurt down the stretch to wrap up the one-possession triumph.
Jessica Riffle led SHS with 17 points, followed by Courtney Thomas with 13 points and Celestia Hendrix with eight markers. Jordan Huddleston and Sarah Lawrence added respective totals of six and five points, while Angie Eynon chipped in three markers.
Emily Ash and Morgan McMillan rounded out the winning total with two markers each. Southern was 22-of-33 at the free throw line for 67 percent.
Sierra Carmichael paced the hosts with a game-high 19 points, followed by Karista Ferguson and Ashley Templeton with eight markers apiece. Mackenzie Gabritsch and Morgan Nottingham respectively added six and five points.
Kelsey Zuspan and Paige Gardner rounded out the WHS scoring with four and three markers. Wahama was 18-of-28 at the charity stripe for 64 percent.