OAK HILL, Ohio — A bad night? You better believe it.
The River Valley boys basketball team went scoreless for a span of 12:37 and managed only 10 points through three quarters of play Wednesday night during a 63-29 setback to host Oak Hill in a non-conference makeup contest in Jackson County.
The Raiders (3-19) concluded their 2012-13 regular season campaign on a down note, as the guests never led while dropping their sixth straight decision. The Oaks (18-3) shot 45 percent overall from the field and led by as many as 43 points in the contest.
OHHS jumped out to an early 17-7 advantage, then made a 16-3 second quarter charge to secure a comfortable 33-10 cushion at the intermission. Tyler Twyman had the lone second period basket on a trifecta at the 4:15 mark, which also started the 12-plus minute scoreless drought.
RVHS would miss its next 19 shot attempts, and Oak Hill made a 20-0 surge in the third canto to secure a 53-10 advantage headed into the finale. The Raiders hit 8-of-16 shots down the stretch and outscored the hosts 19-9 in the fourth, wrapping up the 34-point outcome.
Jacob Gilmore canned a three-pointer 23 seconds into the fourth stanza, which ended the Raiders’ scoring futility.
River Valley connected on 12-of-52 field goal attempts for 23 percent, including a 2-of-16 effort from behind the arc for 12 percent. The guests committed 14 turnovers and also went 3-of-7 at the free throw line for 43 percent.
Seann Roberts led RVHS with nine points, followed by Jacob Gilmore with six points and Brycen Hatfield with four markers. Tyler Twyman added three points, while Kyle Bays, Jonathan Qualls and Ethan Dovenbarger each contributed two markers.
The Raiders did win the battle on the boards by a 37-34 margin, including a 12-5 edge on the offensive glass. Roberts and Dovenbarger paced the guests with eight and seven rebounds, respectively.
The Oaks netted 25-of-56 shot attempts overall, including a 10-of-26 effort from three-point range for 38 percent. The hosts were also 3-of-6 at the charity stripe for 50 percent.
Drew Haislop led OHHS with a game-high 16 points, followed by Luke Hammond with 13 markers. Garrin Stiltner and Kyle Cox also chipped in seven points apiece for the victors.