MASON, W.Va. — The Lady Falcons regular season finale spoiled by Belpre.
The Wahama girls basketball team dropped its final game of the regular season Monday night in a 61-39 Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division loss to Belpre in Mason County.
The Lady Falcons (2-20, 2-14 TVC Hocking) out scored Belpre (14-6, 9-6) 5-to-4 to open the game. The Lady Golden Eagles answered with a 12-to-2 run, ending the opening period with a16-7 lead.
BHS began the second period with a 7-0 that took four minutes off the clock. Both teams scored four points over the final 4:00 of the first half and the Lady Eagles held the 27-11 advantage at halftime.
Just 1:30 into the second half BHS expanded its lead to 23 points but Wahama countered with an 8-to-2 run. The Lady Eagles out scored WHS 9-6 over the final four minutes of the third period, and they led 45-25 with eight minutes remaining.
Wahama’s 10-to-4 to begin the finale cut the BHS lead to 14 points but the Lady Eagles sealed the 61-39 victory with a 12-to-4 run.
Sierra Carmichael led the Lady Falcons with 13 points, followed by Paige Gardner with six. Mackenzie Gabritsch and Kelsey Zuspan each chipped in with five points, while Olivia Hill marked four. Rachel Roque, Bunni Peters and Shalyn Greer rounded out the WHS offense with two points apiece.
The Lady Falcons shot 3-of-11 (27.2 percent) from the free throw line and 18-of-47 (38.3 percent) from the field in the game. Wahama had 29 turnovers and 21 rebounds, while committing 21 team fouls.
Belpre was led by Sierra Barker with 20 points and Katelyn Hughes with 11. Lexus Cunningham and Hannah Lawrentz both marked eight points, while Claudia Hall and Ashley Jenkins each had four. Emily Hughes, Rachel Packard and Audrea Linton rounded out the BHS scoring with two points apiece.
The Lady Eagles shot 10-of-17 (58.8 percent) from the line and 24-of-54 (44.4 percent) from the field in the triumph. BHS as a team had 27 turnovers and 31 rebounds.
WHS has now lost seven straight games, while Belpre has won seven of its last eight games.
The Lady Eagles also defeated Wahama on December 20th in Belpre, by a count of 66-21. Monday night’s game was senior night for the Lady Falcons and they honored seniors Paige Gardner, Mackenzie Gabritsch and Kelsey Zuspan before the game.