Warren rolls past Blue Angels

By Paul Boggs - pboggs@civitasmedia.com

VINCENT, Ohio — By being outscored 61-35 over the final three quarters, the Gallia Academy Blue Angels lost 76-49 at host Warren on Monday night in a Southeastern Ohio Athletic League girls basketball tilt.

The contest was a makeup matchup from Saturday, which was postponed due to inclement weather.

With the loss, the Blue Angels fell to 2-14 overall and 0-4 in the SEOAL.

The Warriors raised their record to 12-6 — and 3-1 in the league.

Warren completed the season sweep of the Blue Angels, having won at Gallia Academy 92-33 on Dec. 18.

The Warriors did the most damage in the second half, amassing 31 points in the third quarter and outscoring GAHS 16-7 in the final frame.

The Blue Angels only trailed 15-14 following the first quarter — and 29-25 at halftime.

Gallia Academy out-rebounded Warren 43-32, led by Janelle Stevens with 10, Jalea Caldwell with nine and Adrienne Jenkins with eight.

However, the Blue Angels only shot 2-of-15 from three-point range, part of 34-percent overall (20-of-58).

Gallia Academy’s biggest bugaboo was turnovers, though — a whopping 33.

Warren was 27-of-63 from the field for 43-percent, including 7-of-25 from three-point land.

The Warriors won the third period 31-17 to begin to pull away.

Warren’s Molly McCutcheon mustered 19 points to lead all scorers, canning five three-pointers as part of her seven buckets.

She also grabbed seven rebounds, as Emily Jackson led the team in boards with nine.

Kate Liston netted 17 points for the Warriors, finishing with five field goals and 6-of-7 free throws.

Peyton Bowe, on five field goals and a free throw, added 11.

Jackson with nine points, Adrienne Lang with eight and Autumn Roddy with seven also chipped in for the hosts.

Katie Rauch added a field goal and free throw and Grace Way one field goal to round out the Warriors’ scoring.

Warren was 15-of-20 at the line, with Lang landing 4-of-6 and Jackson 3-of-4.

The Warriors also made off with 20 steals and dished out 16 assists, paced by Bowe with five apiece — in addition to her six rebounds.

Stevens, on seven field goals and a free throw, led the Blue Angels with 15 points.

Hunter Copley, Caldwell and Jenkins all notched nine, as Caldwell and Copley had four field goals and Jenkins three field goals and 2-of-2 free throws.

KoKo Higa and Carley Shriver scored a field goal apiece, while Jordan Walker drained two free throws.

Caldwell and Walker had three assists apiece, while Caldwell made two of the team’s five steals.

Gallia Academy returns home, and returns to Ohio Valley Conference action, on Thursday against South Point.

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

By Paul Boggs