SOUTH POINT, Ohio — The South Point girls basketball team defeated visiting Gallia Academy by a 61-50 count in an Ohio Valley Conference matchup Thursday night in Lawrence County.
The Lady Pointers held a slim 16-15 lead over the Blue Angels (1-5, 1-4 OVC) after the first quarter. The Blue and White kept pace with the home team with 10 points in the second period, as South Point took a 26-25 lead into halftime.
South Point (3-3, 3-2) began to pull away in the third quarter with 17 points in the third quarter. The Lady Pointers took a 43-37 lead heading into the finale. Gallia Academy’s 13 points in the fourth quarter wasn’t enough to overtake the home squad.
Adrienne Jenkins led the Blue and White with 20 points. Carly Shriver followed with nine points, while Jalea Caldwell had seven points. Hunter Copley and KoKo Higa each had four points. Jordan Walker finished with three points, while Hanna Johnson and Kim Edlemann added two points and one point respectively.
South Point’s efforts were led by Brooklyn Badgett with 22 points. Haley Rawlins finished with 16 points, followed by Kate Mundy with 15 points. Leah Lawson had six points, while Olivia Abner contributed two points for the Lady Pointers.
Both teams will meet again on Jan. 28 in Gallipolis. Gallia Academy will travel to Ironton on January 2 for a 2:30 p.m. contest.
Donald Lambert can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2106