BEAVER – The Oak Hill Lady Oaks pulled away from Eastern in the fourth quarter on Thursday night and defeated the Lady Eagles 59-45 in Southern Ohio Conference Division II girls’ basketball action.

The victory was Oak Hill’s third in a row to improve 9-4 overall and 7-3 in the SOC II.

The Lady Oaks had a total team effort and got balanced scored, paced by Olivia Clarkson, who led all scorers with a game-high 24 points. Chloe Chambers chipped in with nine points, and Brooke Howard added eight, while Baylee Howell and Tamron McCain finished with six and two points, respectively.

Abby Cochenour scored 22 points to lead Eastern and was the only Lady Eagle to score 10 or more points for the game.

Oak Hill led by one at 7-6 late in the first quarter, but Eastern scored just before the end of the period to take a one-point advantage.

However, the Lady Oaks outscored Eastern 11-6 in the second quarter to take an 18-14 advantage at the half. Clarkson, who hit six 3-pointers for the game, made two to lead the charge for Oak Hill in the second quarter. Chambers added three points, and Howard had two.

Eastern used a 15-12 run in the third quarter to close the gap to 30-29. Cochenour led Eastern with nine points during the period, while Clarkson hit two three-pointers to pace the Lady Oaks.

Oak Hill erupted in the fourth quarter, outscoring Eastern 19-6, led by Clarkson, who finished with seven points, while Howard went 4-for-4 from the free-throw line, en route to the 14-point win.

Eastern was limited to just two field goals over the final eight minutes, as Cochenour had one basket and two made free throws for four points, and Kelsey Helphenstrine had the other field goal for the Lady Eagles during the period.

Oak Hill hit seven three-pointers and shot 80 percent (12 of 15) from the free-throw line, while Eastern had 11 two-pointers, two 3-pointers, and was 7 of 10 (70 percent) from the foul line.

The Lady Oaks return home on Monday for a SOC II matchup against Wheelersburg from Oak Hill High School. The contest will be streamed live.