ROCKSPRINGS, Ohio — The Gallia Academy girls basketball team may have arrived late to Saturday evening’s game at Meigs, but that didn’t stop the Blue Angles from starting fast and taking the 63-42 victory in Larry R. Morrison Gymnasium.
The Blue Angels (9-11) hit four three-pointers in the opening quarter to jump of to a 19-10 lead. The Lady Marauders (4-15) outscored GAHS 13-to-11 in the second quarter and the Blue and White led 30-23 at halftime.
Gallia Academy extended its lead by one point in the third quarter and outscored Meigs 22-to-9 in the finale to take the 63-42 triumph.
The Blue Angels were led by Kassie Shriver with 21 points, 18 of which came on six three-pointers. Kendra Barnes had 13 points, Micah Curfman and Jalea Caldwell each had eight, while Makenzie Barr marked seven. Jordan Walker finished with four points and Whitney Terry added two, rounding out the GAHS total.
The Blue Angels shot 21-of-61 (34.4 percent) from the field and 13-of-22 (59.1 percent) from the free throw line. GAHS had 42 rebounds, 15 assists, eight steals, two blocks and 11 turnovers in the win.
Walker led Gallia Academy with 12 rebounds, followed by Curfman with seven and Barnes with six. Curfman had a team-high six assists, followed by Shriver with three. Barnes and Curfman each had a block, while Curfman added four steals.
Meigs was led by Hannah Cremeans with 10 points, followed by Kelsey Hudson with nine and Sadie Fox with seven. Brook Andrus had six points, Ariel Ellis and Morgan Russell each added four, while Danielle Morris finished off the Lady Marauder scoring with two points.
Meigs shot 15-of-57 (26.3 percent) from the field and 10-of-15 (66.7 percent) from the free throw line. As a team the Maroon and Gold had 35 rebounds, 12 assists, six steals, one block and 14 turnovers.
Andus led Meigs with 14 rebounds, followed by Cremeans with seven. Russell and Hudson each had two steals to pace the defense, while Andrus had one block. Andrus finished with a team-high four assists, followed by Fox with three.
The Blue Angels also defeated Meigs in the opening game of the South Gallia Lady Rebel Holiday Tournament, in Mercerville on December 28, by a count of 86-50.