WAVERLY, Ohio — Senior Chance Burleson posted a triple-double and the Ohio Valley Christian boys basketball team picked up a season sweep of host Pike Christian Academy Tuesday night during a 63-35 victory at the Waverly First Baptist Church Gymnasium in Pike County.
Burleson posted 12 points, hauled in 13 rebounds and dished out 11 assists for the Defenders (11-8), who defeated the Lions by a 65-19 margin back on January 31 in Gallipolis. Burleson also came up three steals short of a quadruple double, finishing the night with seven thefts.
The Defenders led 24-13 after eight minutes of play and never looked back, as the guests followed with a 17-10 run to secure a 41-23 cushion at the intermission. OVCS kept that momentum going with a 14-4 surge in the third canto for a 55-27 lead, then both teams managed eight points down the stretch to wrap up the 28-point outcome.
T.G. Miller led the Defenders with 15 points, followed by Richard Bowman with 14 points and Burleson’s dozen markers. Lukas Wells chipped in 11 points to the winning cause, while Evan Bowman and Eric Blevins respectively added five and four points. Will Rankin rounded out the winning tally with two markers.
Braden Bakenhaster paced PCA with a game-high 23 points.
The Defenders will host East Richland Christian at 5 p.m. Thursday in an OCSAA tournament contest.