WAVERLY, Ohio — The Ohio Valley Christian girls basketball team had seven players reach the scoring column — including three in double figures — Tuesday night during a 55-32 victory over host Pike Christian Academy in a non-conference matchup at the Waverly First Baptist Church gymnasium in Pike County.
The Lady Defenders (4-13) managed a small 9-6 advantage after eight minutes of play, but the guests made their biggest charge of the night in the second canto after a 20-5 surge allowed OVCS to secure a 29-11 lead at the intermission.
The Lady Lions fought back with a small 14-12 run in the third canto to pull within 41-25 headed into the finale, but Ohio Valley Christian closed regulation with a 14-7 run to wrap up the 23-point triumph.
The win allowed the Lady Defenders to claim a season sweep of PCA after posting a 71-27 win on January 31 in Gallipolis.
Emily Carman led OVCS with a game-high 16 points, a dozen of which came in that pivotal second period charge. Madison Crank was next with 14 points, followed by Sarah Schoonover with 10 points and Abby Rankin with eight markers.
Teah Elliott chipped in three points to the winning cause, while Ashley Childers and McKinsey Sanders rounded out the scoring with two markers each. The guests were 3-of-7 at the free throw line for 43 percent.
Nicole Garmen paced Pike Christian Academy with 13 points, followed by Audrey Patton with 10 points and Brittany Garmen with five markers. PCA was 4-of-13 at the charity stripe for 31 percent.