RACINE, Ohio — A 28-14 first half surge ultimately allowed the Meigs boys basketball team to claim its fourth straight victory of the season Friday night during a 54-39 decision over host Southern in a non-conference matchup at Charles W. Hayman Gymnasium.
The Marauders (4-2) stormed out to a 16-8 advantage after eight minutes of play and never looked back, as the guests followed by again doubling up the Tornadoes (3-4) with a 12-6 run to secure a 2-for-1 edge at the intermission.
SHS — which has now dropped three straight decisions — never came within two possessions the rest of the way, as the Marauders outscored the hosts by a small 26-25 edge in the second half. A 15-14 third quarter run gave MHS a 43-28 lead through three quarters of play, then both teams closed regulation with 11 points apiece to wrap up the 15-point outcome.
Meigs — which had only two victories all of last season — had three players reach double figures, led by Kaileb Sheets with 15 points. Dustin Ulbrich added 11 points to the winning cause, while Treay McKinney chipped in 10 markers.
Jared Williamson and Dillon Boyer respectively had eight and seven points, while Cody Stewart rounded out the scoring with three markers. MHS was 9-of-20 at the free throw line for 45 percent.
Trenton Wolfe paced Southern with a game-high 18 points, followed by Chandler Drummer with eight points and Adam Pape with five markers. Trenton Deem also had three points for the hosts.
Zac Beegle and Dennis Teaford both contributed two points apiece during the setback, while Casey Pickens rounded things out with one marker. The Tornadoes were 11-of-19 at the charity stripe for 58 percent.