RACINE, Ohio — After nine straight losses the Southern Lady Tornadoes are back in the win column.
The Purple and Gold defeated Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division visitor Federal Hocking Thursday night by a count of 55-47, giving Southern its first win since December 10th.
Celestia Hendrix led the way for Southern with 22 points and 16 rebounds in the contest. Jordan Huddleston hit the lone three-pointer for SHS en rout to 12 points, while Jansen Wolfe scored 10 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Seniors Maggie Cummins and Shelby Pickens each chipped in with four points, followed by Haley Hill with two. Darien Diddle had one point to round out the SHS scoring.
Huddleston and Cummins each finished with a trio of assists to lead the victors. Cummins had five of the Lady Tornadoes 15 steals in the game, while Hill finished with four and Huddleston swiped three. As a team Southern had 45 rebounds, 13 assists, 15 steals and 17 turnovers.
The Lady Tornadoes shot 18-of-57 (31.6 percent) from the field including 1-of-4 (25 percent) from beyond the arc. Southern was 18-of-38 from the charity stripe for 47.4 percent. All of the Lady Tornadoes two-point field goals came from in the key.
The win avenges Southern’s prior loss to FHHS that came on November 29th in Stewart by a count of 66-57. The teams also split tea season series a year ago, with both teams winning at home.
No statistical information was made avalible for Federal Hocking at press time.