CENTENARY, Ohio — Warren remains unbeaten on the season after defeating the Blue Devils 53-38 Friday night in a Southeastern Ohio Athletic League match up in Gallia County.
After swapping buckets twice to open the game Warren (3-0, 1-0 SEOAL) closed the first period with a 7-4 run, giving the Warriors the 11-8 advantage. The WHS defense gave Gallia Academy (1-2, 0-1) trouble in the second quarter as the Blue Devils turned the ball over eight times in the quarter. Warren capitalized on the Blue Devils mistakes and extended its lead to 21-13 at the half.
The Warriors defense didn’t let up after the half, forcing GAHS in to eight turnovers for the second consecutive quarter. Warren managed to out score GAHS 15-8 in the third canto and led 36-21 headed into the finale.
The Blue Devils opened the final period with a 6-1 run which trimmed the WHS lead to 10 points. Warren never let GAHS get any closer than 10 points in the fourth period however and the Warriors earned the 53-38 triumph.
Justin Bailey lead the Blue Devils with 12 points on the night. Nick Clagg notched 10 points for Gallia Academy, eight of which came in the fourth quarter. Cody Call finished with six points including the Blue Devils lone three-pointer, while Wade Jarrell and Alex White each finished with three points. Jimmy Clagg and Reid Eastman each finished with two points to round out the GAHS scoring.
The Warriors were led by Reece Patton with a game-high 17 points, followed by Michael Hall with 12 points and Evan French with 10. Danny Pannell marked five points including Warren’s only three-pointer, Dylan Leffingwell had four, Adam Lang notched three and Evan Yabs finished with two to round out the WHS scoring.
The Blue Devils went 9-of-15 (60 percent) from the charity stripe while Warren went 8-of-16 (50 percent). Gallia Academy turned the ball over 26 times on the night compared to 20 turnovers by Warren. The Warriors held a 26-to-24 advantage in rebounds in the contest. Gallia Academy never led in the game and there were just two ties, 2-2 and 4-4.
The Blue Devils will face Warren once more this season, January 18th in Vincent.