ROCKSPRINGS, Ohio — A fast start by the Lady Golden Eagles hands Meigs its fourth consecutive loss.
Belpre out scored the Lady Marauders by 15 points in the first half en rout to a non-league 57-42 in Larry R. Morrison gymnasium.
The Lady Eagles (10-5) hit a trio of three-pointers in the opening period on their way to a 16-to-7 run. Belpre hit three more triples in the second quarter and led 35-20 at the half.
After halftime BHS out scored the Lady Marauders (3-12) by three points to expand the lead to 18 points. Meigs went on a 15-to-12 run over the final eight minutes but BHS held on for a 15 point victory.
Delilah Fish led the Lady Marauders with 11 points, followed by Mercadies George with nine points and Tess Phelps with seven. Hannah Cremeans marked five points, Ally Maxson notched three points, while Kirsten McGuire, Kelsey Hudson and Morgan Russell each added two points.
Meigs pulled down 33 rebounds as a team led by George with nine. Fish and Phelps each grabbed seven rebounds on the night. Phelps led MHS with four steals, followed by Maxson and Fish with three each. Kelsey Hudson finished with a team-high three assists.
The Lady Marauders shot 17-of-54 (31.5 percent) and 8-of-19 (42.1 percent) from the charity stripe. MHS was unsuccessful on three attempts from beyond the arc. Meigs committed 18 turnovers in the game.
Belpre was paced by Sierra Barker with 24 points on the night, followed by Katelyn Hughes and Emily Hughes with 10 points each. Audrea Linton had nine points in the game, while Rachel Packard and Hannah Lawrentz each finished with two points.
The Lady Marauders will have one more shot at the Lady Eagles this season, on February 6th in Belpre.