PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Now that’s saving your best for last.
The Ohio Valley Christian girls basketball team scored 20 points in the final period Tuesday night, en route to a 56-47 victory over host Parkersburg Christian.
The Lady Defenders (7-13) jumped out to an early lead with a 10-to-7 run in the first period, but Parkersburg Christian answered with a 20-to-11 spurt in the second to take the 27-21 halftime advantage.
Ohio Valley Christian cut the lead by two points with a 15-to-13 third quarter but the Lady Knights still led 40-36 with eight minutes remaining. The Lady Defenders out scored PCS 20-to-7 in the finale to take the 56-47 triumph.
Emily Carman led the OVCS charge with 23 points, followed by Bekah Sargent with 11. Madison Crank marked seven points, Sarah Shoonover had six, Teah Elliott added five, while Rachel Sargent rounded out the OVCS total with four points.
The Lady Defenders shot 19-of-35 from the free throw line for 54.3 percent. Crank accounted for the lone OVCS triple in the game.
The Lady Knights were led by Faith Danh with 17 points, including five three-pointers. Angel Danh marked nine points, Jelisa Brown added eight, while Kylie Sealey and Emma Thomas each had five. Hannah Rawser rounded out the PCS scoring with three points. PSC shot 4-of- 8 from the charity stripe for 50 percent.
OVCS also defeated Parkersburg Christian on December 6th by a count of 58-18 in Gallipolis.