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October 22, 2018

2/7/2018 1:40:00 AM
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Rockets pick up win on Senior Night
Wellston wins 56-30 over River Valley

Sports Editor

WELLSTON - Wellston scored 19 points off turnovers alone in the final regular-season home game on Monday as the Lady Rockets the season sweep against River Valley with a 56-30 win on Senior Night.

The Lady Rockets (9-10, 3-8 TVC-Ohio) head to Athens on Thursday to finish out their TVC Ohio Division regular season, before returning home to take on Oak Hill in a non-league makeup game on Saturday.

Wellston will begin Southeast District Sectional Tournament play in Division III next Monday at Jackson High School when the No. #12 Lady Rockets face fifth-seeded Coal Grove. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:30 p.m.

Sydney Spencer finished with her second double-double this season with a game-high 24 points and 12 rebounds for the Lady Rockets. Sydney Mullins added 19 points with nine rebounds and four steals.

Tory Doles, who was held to just four points, had a game-high 14 rebounds to go along with eight assists and one steal. Megan Vickers and Emily Kisor each finished with two points to round out the scoring for Wellston.

On Monday, seniors Kaylee Taynor and Vickers were recognized before the game.

However, Senior Night emotions didn't seem to cause any distractions, as the Lady Rockets started aggressively and grabbed an early lead they held for the remainder of the game.

Mullins and Spencer led the way, as they got things going offensively for Wellston in the opening period. Mullins scored on back-to-back possessions while Spencer made a pair of free throws and the Lady Rockets led 6-0 less than three minutes into the contest.

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River Valley (0-19, 0-11) rallied to close the margin to 6-5, but Wellston finished with a 6-0 run to lead 12-5 after one-quarter of play.

Both teams lacked offense in the second quarter, as Wellston held an 8-6 scoring edge and went into the locker room with a nine-point lead. Mullins scored 12 of her 19 points in the first half.

Wellston shot just 32.1 percent from the field, while the Lady Raiders shot a low 10.5 percent.

The third quarter proved to be the most productive quarter for the Lady Rockets as they outscored River Valley 24-12 led by Spencer, who scored 16 of her game-high 24 points and extended Wellston's advantage to 44-23.

Spencer added another six points in the fourth quarter, as Wellston outscored River Valley 12-7 en route to its 26-point win.

Wellston dominated on the boards, outrebounding River Valley 55-39, including 16-12 on the offensive glass.

Defensively, the Lady Rockets forced the Lady Raiders to turn the ball over 20 times and had 10 steals.

Jaden Neal and Carley Gilmore each scored seven points to lead River Valley. Kelsey Brown scored five points, while Hannah Jacks and Beth Gillman had four points each, and Kaylee Tucker added three points.

Meigs 53, Wellston 32

WELLSTON - Falling behind early and playing catch up for four quarter proved disastrous for the Wellston Lady Rockets on Friday, losing 53-32 to Meigs in a TVC Ohio Division makeup contest at home.

Wellston (8-10, 2-8 TVC-Ohio) trailed Meigs (10-10, 6-5) by 20 points at halftime and by 19 entering the fourth quarter.

Ashley Compston made one-of-two free throws to give Wellston its only lead before Meigs scored the next seven points and dropped the Lady Rockets into a hole they never escaped.

Kassidy Betzing scored 13 of her game-high 17 points in the first half for Meigs. Madison Fields added 11 points for the Lady Marauders.

Sydney Spencer finished with nine points to lead Wellston. Spencer's nine points came on 3-of-3 shooting from the field, including 3-of-6 from the free throw line. She also added five rebounds and one steal. Tory Doles and Compston each had five points and Daycee Clemons added three.

Kaylee Taynor, Mya Bouska, Emily Kisor, Sydney Mullins and Alexis Bouska rounded out the scoring with two points apiece for Wellston.

Wellston gave away 19 possession as opposed to only nine turnovers for Meigs.

The Lady Rockets, however, dominated on the boards, as they outrebounded the Lady Marauders 44-28, including 17-2 on the offensive glass, led by Kisor, Compston, and Doles with a combined 22 rebounds. Kisor finished with nine boards, while Compston had seven and Doles had six.

Wellston shot 23.4 percent from the field (11 of 47), while the Lady Marauders shot 44.8 percent (22 of 49). Meigs made four 3-pointers and Wellston made two.

Meigs, which had 10 steals, scored 10 points off Wellston's 19 turnovers.

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