BELPRE, Ohio — A 22-10 fourth quarter charge ultimately allowed the South Gallia girls basketball team to pick up its sixth straight victory Thursday night following a 59-49 decision over host Belpre in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division matchup in Washington County.
The visiting Lady Rebels (11-3, 8-2 TVC Hocking) stormed out to an early 14-7 advantage after eight minutes of play, but the Lady Golden Eagles (7-5, 5-5) countered with a 13-6 surge in the second canto to knot things up at 20-all headed into the intermission.
BHS made a 10-9 run out of the break to secure its first lead of the night at 30-29 with 4:15 remaining in the third, then the hosts made another small 8-8 run en route to a 39-37 edge headed into the finale.
SGHS rallied with a 6-4 spurt to knot things up at 43-all, then made a 5-0 run to secure a 48-43 lead with 5:08 left in regulation. The Lady Rebels closed the game with an 11-6 surge to wrap up the 10-point decision and a season sweep of Belpre. South Gallia defeated BHS by a 71-53 margin back on December 17 in Mercerville.
Meghan Caldwell led the guests with a game-high 21 points, followed by Ellie Bostic with 13 points and Rachel Johnson with 12 markers. Lesley Small had seven points to round out the scoring for SGHS, which went 15-of-23 from the free throw line for 65 percent.
Sierra Baker paced Belpre with 20 points, followed by Katelyn Hughes with 15 points and Emily Hughes with eight markers. The Lady Eagles were 10-of-16 at the charity stripe for 63 percent.