COAL GROVE, Ohio — Too many turnovers give the Raiders its second straight loss.
The River Valley committed 20 turnovers Wednesday night in a 64-42 Ohio Valley Conference loss to Coal Grove in Lawrence County.
The Hornets (13-4, 5-3 OVC) took the early lead after out scoring RVHS (3-15, 1-7) 11-to-6 over the first eight minutes. The Raiders picked up the pace in the second quarter, as they scored 15 points. Coal Grove scored 17 in the second and led 28-to-21 at the half.
CGHS expanded its lead by five points in the third period after a 20-to-15 run in the third quarter. River Valley was out scored 16-to-6 over the final eight minutes of regulation and Coal Grove claimed the 64-42 victory.
River Valley was led by Tyler Twyman with 14 points and Ethan Dovenbarger with 12. Justin Rusk marked nine points, Seann Roberts added four and Joseph Loyd rounded out the RVHS scoring with three points.
The Raiders shot 7-of-12 (58.3 percent) from the free throw line and 15-of-34 (44.1 percent) from the field, including 5-of-11 (45.4 percent) from three-point range.
Conor Markins led the Hornets with 21 points, followed by Brandon Adkins with 14 and Alex Bare with 10. Austin Pleasants had nine points, Sean Paulus finished with six, while Isaiah Gunther and Joe Akers each finished with two.
Coal Grove shot 12-of-17 (70.1 percent) and 25-of-54 (46.3 percent) from the field, including 2-of-9 (22.2 percent) from beyond the arc.
The Hornets also defeated River Valley on January 4th in Bidwell, by a count of 53-36.