ROCKSPRINGS, Ohio — The Lady Marauders snapped their six game skid in convincing fashion.
The Meigs girls basketball team defeated the visiting Lady Tornadoes 61-33 Saturday night in a non-conference match up in Larry R. Morrison Gymnasium.
The Lady Marauders (1-6) out scored Southern (2-5) 14-to-8 over the first eight minutes of the game gaining the early edge. MHS junior Brittany Krautter took over in the second stanza, scoring 16 of the Lady Marauders 26 second quarter points. The Lady Tornadoes were held to just seven points in the second quarter and trailed 40-15 at the break.
Meigs began the second half on a 13-to-5 run and led by 33 points headed into the finale. Southern out scored MHS 13-to-8 in the final period and the Lady Marauders took the 61-33 triumph.
Krautter led all scorers with 29 points in the game including a trio of three-pointers. 24 of Krautter’s points came in the first half of play. Morgan Russell and Delilah Fish each tallied eight points for Meigs, while Mercadies George, Hannah Cremeans and Kelsey Hudson each had four points. Tess Phelps and Kirsten McGuire each finished with two points to round out the MHS scoring.
Celestia Hendrix had a team-high 15 points for the Lady Tornadoes, followed by Jansen Wolfe with six points. Jordan Huddleston finished with five points, including Southern’s lone three-pointer, Maggie Cummins had four points, and Hannah Hill finished with three points to close out the SHS scoring.
Meigs finished 4-of-10 from the free throw line for 40 percent, while Southern shot 6-of-16 for 37.5 percent.
The win gives Meigs coach Amber Ridenour her first varsity victory. The Lady Marauders snapped a six game losing skid with the victory, while this is Southern’s second straight loss.
This was the lone meeting between these two clubs this season.