SALINEVILLE OH- In a compelling season opener, Southern secured a strong home win against East Liverpool with a final score of 56-50. The game was closely contested throughout, with Southern trailing by 2 at halftime and 3 after the 3rd Quarter. However, a decisive final frame, where Southern outscored their opponents 19-10, sealed the victory.
Southern’s dynamic duo of Ashley Shroades and Alyssa Shroades led the charge with impressive performances, contributing 22 and 20 points, respectively. MaKenna Jones and Josie Stanley also made valuable contributions with 7 points each.
On the East Liverpool side, Kenzie Headley led the scoring with 15 points, followed by Dacianelle Andrews with 10 points and Kenzie Walker with 7 points.
Southern will now transition into league play, facing Leetonia on Thursday, while East Liverpool looks ahead to their rivalry game against Beaver Local on the same day.