GLOUSTER, Ohio — A slow start ultimately led to a bad finish for the Southern girls basketball team Thursday night following a 42-37 setback to host Trimble in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division matchup in Athens County.
The visiting Lady Tornadoes (1-3, 0-3 TVC Hocking) fell behind 13-2 after eight minutes of play, then outscored the Lady Tomcats (2-1, 2-1) by a 35-29 margin the rest of the way before eventually running out of time in the five-point setback.
Southern used a 17-12 surge in the second canto to cut its deficit down to 25-19 at the intermission, then went on a small 8-5 spurt to close within 30-27 headed into the finale. THS closed regulation with a small 12-10 run to wrap up the two-possession outcome.
The Lady Tornadoes connected on 15-of-58 field goal attempts for 26 percent, including a 3-of-5 effort from three-point territory for 60 percent. SHS committed 32 turnovers in the setback and netted just 4-of-19 free throw attempts for 21 percent.
Jansen Wolfe led Southern with a game-high 17 points, followed by Jordan Huddleston with 11 points and Maggie Cummins with five markers. Celestia Hendrix rounded out the losing tally with four points.
Emily McKee paced Trimble with 12 points, followed by Nicole Kish with eight markers. Demi Moore and Tia Altier both chipped in six markers apiece for the victors. THS was 14-of-24 at the charity stripe for 58 percent.