MERCERVILLE, Ohio — South Gallia opened its season in style Monday night with a 68-26 victory over Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division foe Miller in Gallia County.
South Gallia (1-0, 1-0 TVC Hocking) out scored Miller (0-1, 0-1) 21-3 over the first eight minutes of the game and carried the momentum into the second stanza. SGHS went on a 14-8 run before half and led 35-8 at the break.
The Lady Rebels came out of the half strong, outscoring Miller 25-5 in the third period to lead 60-16 headed into the finale. The Lady Falcons went on a 10-8 run to end the game and SGHS took the 68-26 win.
Senior Meghan Caldwell led South Gallia with 15 points on the night, followed by Ellie Bostic with 13 points, including seven from the free throw stripe. Lesley Small finished with nine points, Mikayla Poling and Rachel Johnson each had eight points, Sara Bailey and Alicia Hornsby each had five points, while Jasmyne Johnson finished with four. Katie Bostic rounded out the SGHS scoring with one point on the night.
Miller’s offense was led by Jacy Dutiel with six points, followed by Makayka Alexander and Ali Bray with five points each. Sanae Dutiel had four points, Tessa Pierce had three points, Rebecca Houck had two points, and Katie Hall finished with one point for MHS.
The Lady Rebels finished with 26 field goals including two three pointers. SGHS went 14-of-28 (50 percent) from the free throw line. Miller marked nine field goals including two three pointers. The Lady Falcons went 6-12 (50 percent) from the line.