Lady Raiders sweep Wellston, 60-40

By Bryan Walters -

BIDWELL, Ohio — The River Valley girls basketball team snapped a five-game losing skid Thursday night following a 60-40 victory over visiting Wellston in a Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division matchup in Gallia County.

The host Lady Raiders (8-7, 4-4 TVC Ohio) had six different players contribute at least a half dozen points in the triumph, which also allowed the Silver and Black to claim a season sweep. RVHS defeated the Lady Rockets (1-15, 0-7) by a 47-29 count in Jackson County back on December 7.

River Valley had five different players score in the first quarter en route to a 13-6 advantage, then the hosts made a 16-10 run to close out the half with a 29-16 lead. The Lady Raiders followed with a 22-12 third quarter surge for a 51-28 cushion, but WHS ended regulation on a 12-9 run to wrap up the 20-point outcome.

Shelby Brown led RVHS with 16 points, followed by Leia Moore with 11 points and Tianna Qualls with nine markers. Courtney Smith and Erin Jackson were next with eight points apiece, while Maggie Campbell and Jaden Neal rounded out the winning tally with respective efforts of six and two markers.

The hosts made 21 total field goals — including five trifectas — and also went 13-of-17 at the free throw line for 76 percent.

Amber Kisor paced the Lady Rockets with 17 points, followed by Madison Mullins and Alexis Green with six markers each. Katelyn Stewart and Tori Doles respectively chipped in five and four points, while Lauren Riepenhoff closed things out with two points.

Wellston — which has now dropped nine straight decisions — netted three of its 10 field goals from behind the arc and also went 16-of-25 at the charity stripe for 64 percent.

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By Bryan Walters