CENTENARY, Ohio — The Gallia Academy boys basketball team had its two-game win streak come to an end Tuesday night following a 63-50 setback to visiting Vinton County in a non-conference boys basketball matchup in Gallia County.
The Blue Devils (6-11) started the night strong, as the hosts broke away from a 12-all first quarter tie by going on a 19-14 second period charge — allowing GAHS to secure a 31-26 advantage headed into the intermission.
The Vikings (12-3), however, quickly seized momentum in the second half after going on a 21-4 surge in the third canto for a comfortable 47-35 lead. VCHS closed regulation with a small 16-15 spurt to wrap up the 13-point triumph.
Justin Bailey led Gallia Academy with 15 points, followed by Reid Eastman with eight points and Wade Jarrell with seven markers. Cody Call chipped in six points for the hosts, while Seth Atkins added five markers.
Nick Clagg and Wes Jarrell each had three points for GAHS, while Alex White rounded out the scoring with two markers. The Blue Devils were 10-of-18 at the free throw line for 56 percent.
Bryce Owings paced the Vikings with a game-high 16 points, followed by Jordan Kidd with 13 points and L.B. Remy with nine markers. VCHS was 15-of-24 at the charity stripe for 63 percent.