WELLSTON, Ohio — The Ohio Valley Christian boys basketball team fell to 4-4 overall this season following a 69-44 setback to Teays Valley Christian Saturday night in the consolation game of the 2012 Big Blue Classic at Wellston High School.
The Defenders trailed 15-9 after eight minutes of play and never came closer the rest of the way, as the Lions (7-3) shot 49 percent from the field and canned nine trifectas along the way to secure the 25-point decision.
TVCS — which hit six three-pointers in the first half — connected on four trifectas in the second canto, which led to a 25-15 surge and a comfortable 40-24 intermission advantage.
OVCS responded with a small 12-8 run in the third stanza to pull within 48-36 headed into the finale, but Teays Valley Christian closed regulation with a 21-8 charge to wrap up the 69-44 decision.
The Defenders connected on 18-of-48 field goal attempts for 38 percent, including a 3-of-14 effort from three-point range for 21 percent. Ohio Valley Christian was also 5-of-11 at the charity stripe for 45 percent.
T.G. Miller led OVCS with a game-high 22 points, followed by Chance Burleson with 12 points and Caleb McKitrick with four markers. Richard Bowman and Phil Hollingshead rounded out the scoring with three points apiece.
The Lions were 26-of-53 overall from the field, including a 9-of-20 effort from three-point range for 45 percent. TVCS was also 8-of-10 at the charity stripe for 80 percent.
Zack Moore paced the Lions with 16 points, followed by the trio of Elias Beacom, Ben Parsons and Justin Wojcieszak with 14 markers each.
T.G. Miller was the lone OVCS selection to the 2012 Big Blue Classic all-tournament team.