SOUTH PORTSMOUTH, Ky. — The Ohio Valley Christian boys basketball team snapped a three-game losing skid and moved back over the .500 mark Friday night following a 62-43 victory over host Harvest Christian Academy in a non-conference matchup in Greenup County.
The visiting Defenders (5-4) led 8-3 after eight minutes of play, then went on a 16-12 second quarter run to secure a 24-15 intermission advantage. OVCS then erupted with a 24-7 surge in the third canto, allowing the guests to claim a comforatble 48-22 cushion headed into the finale.
The Warriors closed regulation with a 21-14 charge, but their rally attempt ultimately ran out of time in the 19-point decision.
T.G. Miller led the Defenders with a double-double effort of a game-high 24 points and 11 rebounds, followed by Caleb McKitrick with 12 markers. Chance Burleson also added eight points and a team-high 12 assists to the winning cause.
Richard Bowman and Evan Bowman each contributed five points, while the trio of Phil Hollingshead, Marshall Hood and Lukas Wells all added two markers apiece.
Jacob Burch paced HCA with 13 points, followed by Matthew Hudson with 11 points and Titus Lemaster with nine markers.