Lady Defenders fall at Wellston

By Paul Boggs -

WELLSTON, Ohio — The visiting Lady Defenders got shut out in the opening quarter, and amounted only single digits in each of the final three, en route to a 50-17 girls basketball loss on Tuesday to the host Wellston Lady Rockets.

Wellston (3-8) won the first quarter 9-0, then posted back-to-back 11-point periods to lead 20-4 at halftime and 31-12 following three frames.

The Golden Rockets racked up 19 points in the fourth quarter compared to only five for Ohio Valley Christian.

Emily Childers scored all four of OVCS’ second-stanza points — on a field goal and two free throws.

In the third period, the Lady Defenders got two field goals from Childers — and one apiece from Kristen Durst and Olivia Neal.

In the final canto, Durst drained a three and Cori Hutchison had a basket.

The Lady Rockets were paced by 21 points from Tory Doles — who outscored OVCS by herself.

Sydney Mullins added 11 points, as both Mullins and Doles canned two three-pointers apiece.

The Defenders return to the road on Friday night — when they travel to Teays Valley Christian.

Tipoff time is set for 6 p.m.

Paul Boggs can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2106

By Paul Boggs