LOGAN, Ohio — The Gallia Academy girls basketball team stayed competitive for three quarters, but host Logan used a 15-6 fourth quarter surge to wrap up a season sweep of the Angels following a 46-32 decision Monday night in a Southeastern Ohio Athletic League matchup in Hocking County.
The Blue Angels (3-16, 0-9 SEOAL) trailed 8-4 after eight minutes of play and were down 14-4 less than three minutes into the second period, but the guests closed the first half on a 13-7 run to pull within 21-17 at the intermission.
The Lady Chieftains (10-9, 5-4) watched their halftime lead get cut in half after Heather Ward nailed a jumper in the opening moments of the third canto, but the hosts countered with a 10-0 charge over the next three-plus minutes for a 31-19 edge.
GAHS closed the final 4:25 of the canto on a 7-0 run, allowing the guests to pull within 31-26 headed into the finale. The Angels, however, made just one field goal the rest of the way and missed 17 of their final 18 shot attempts.
Both teams had 33 rebounds in the contest and Gallia Academy had 22 turnovers, two less than the hosts’ total of 24. LHS won the first matchup between these teams in Centenary by a 35-31 margin on Dec. 10, 2011.
Gallia Academy connected on 9-of-44 field goal attempts for 21 percent, including a 0-for-7 effort from three-point range. The guests were also 14-of-22 at the free throw line for 64 percent.
Mattie Lanham led GAHS with 10 points, followed by Heather Ward with eight points and Ciera Jackson with four markers. Chelsey Sloan added three points, while Abby Wiseman, Haley Rosier and Kendra Barnes each chipped in two markers. Violet Pelfrey rounded out the scoring with one point.
Brooke Simons paced Logan with a game-high 24 points, followed by Ashley Frasure with nine markers. LHS was 16-of-38 from the field overall for 42 percent, including a 3-of-5 effort from behind the arc. The hosts were also 11-of-21 at the charity stripe for 52 percent.
Gallia Academy concludes its regular season and league schedule Saturday when it hosts Portsmouth at noon.
Logan 46, Gallia Academy 32
GA 4-13-9-6 — 32
L 8-13-10-15 — 46
GALLIA ACADEMY (3-16, 0-9 SEOAL): Abby Wiseman 1-0-2, Heather Ward 3-2-8, Haley Rosier 0-2-2, Ciara Jackson 1-2-4, Halley Barnes 0, Mattie Lanham 3-4-10, Violet Pelfrey 0-1-1, Kendra Barnes 1-0-2, Chelsey Slone 0-3-3, Micah Curfman 0. TOTALS: 9 14-22 32. Three-point goals: None. Field Goals: 9-44 (.205). Rebounds: 33 (Jackson 10). Turnovers: 22.
LOGAN (10-9, 5-4 SEOAL): Brooke Simons 8-6-24, Abbie Hughes 2-1-5, Mackenzie Mays 0, Ashley Frasure 3-3-9, Jaclyn McNeal 1-1-3, Mackenzie Dicken 0, Chloe Dietzel 1-0-2, Abby Rose 1-0-3. TOTALS: 16 11-21 46. Three-point goals: 3 (Simons 2, Rose). Field Goals: 16-38 (.421). Rebounds: 33 (Simons 9). Turnovers: 24.