WELLSTON, Ohio — A solid victory.
The Meigs girls basketball team took care of business on the road against Wellston, as the Lady Marauders defeated the Lady Rockets 48-30 in a Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division matchup on Monday night in Jackson County.
The Lady Marauders (3-6, 2-4 TVC Ohio) took control of the contest early with a 10-5 lead after one quarter of play. The visitors extended their lead over the hosting Lady Rockets 26-16 heading into halftime.
Meigs allowed only four points from the Wellston offense in the third quarter, as the Maroon and Gold led 41-20 heading into the final period. The home team allowed only seven points from Meigs in the fourth quarter, but the damage was already done.
The Lady Marauders finished the game shooting 17-of-56 field goals (30 percent), while the Lady Rockets shot 11-of-41 from the field (27 percent). Wellston had a 37-32 advantage in rebounds, but the home squad turned the ball over 35 times. Meigs had 22 turnovers in the contest.
Alli Hatfield led the Maroon and Gold with 12 points, followed by Madison Fields with 10 points. Danielle Morris had six points, while Sarah Dowell contributed four points for the Lady Marauders.
Tory Doles led Wellston’s efforts with seven points, followed by Jaci Jeffries with six points. Katelyn Stewart had four points , while Sydney Mullins finished with three points for the Lady Rockets.
Meigs will travel to Wahama on Monday night for a 7 p.m. tipoff.
Donald Lambert can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2106