GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — The Ohio Valley Christian boys basketball team began the season with a win on Monday evening, defeating Faith and Hope by a 47-32 final score.
OVCS (1-0) led 13-9 at the end of the first quarter, and held a 24-19 half time advantage. The Defenders outscored Faith and Hope 14-2 in the third quarter to take a 38-21 advantage into the final quarter.
T.G. Miller led the Defenders with 22 point in the game, followed by Pete Carman with 11 points, and seven points each from Paul Miller and Chance Burleson.
Carman led the team with 12 rebounds, followed by T.G. Miller with eight rebounds and Burleson with five rebounds. Burleson led the team in assists with four.
The Defenders were 19-54 (.352) shooting in the game, including 2-9 (.222) from three point range.OVCS was 7-13 at the free throw line for 53.8 percent.
Zach Bro led Faith and Hope with 20 points, Alex King added 10 points and Drew Copus had two points.
Ohio Valley Christian will play at Calvary on Friday and Saturday.
OVCS 47, Faith & Hope 32
F&H9-10-2-11 — 32
OVC13-11-14-9 — 47