SPENCER -- The South Putnam High School girls' basketball team posted a valiant effort against Owen Valley on Tuesday, but lost 66-54.
The Eagles first half performance was not like their usual. They scored only 17 points in the first half while giving up 31, to go into halftime with a comfortable 19-point lead. But that all changed in the second half.
The third quarter proved to be a little better for the Eagles offensively, as they were able to break the double-digit mark, scoring 12 points, but their defense didn't change. The eagles still gave up 19 more points.
The tables turned in the fourth quarter, as South Putnam blew up the score board, posting 25 points while shutting down Owen Valley's offense. The Eagles' defense held the Patriots to only 16 points in the fourth. The Canary sisters, Jessica and Meghan, led the assault on the Patriots in the fourth quarter, as Meghan hit two big three-pointers while Jessica added 10 more points.
South Putnam went 7-for-11 from the charity stripe with Megan Robinson leading the way, hitting four of her six shots. Meghan Canary scored 19 points in Tuesday's game while Jessica and Robinson scored 14 points each. Dara Booe scored three points while Bailey Birt and C.J Searles scored two points each.
In junior varsity, the Eagles lost 43-19.
The Eagles are back in action on Friday when they host West Central Conference foe Speedway at 6 p.m.
At Owen Valley
South Putnam 8 9 12 25 -- 54
Owen Valley 19 12 19 16 -- 66
SP -- Robinson 5 4-8 14, M. Canary 7 2-2 14, J. Canary 6 2-3 14, Birt 1 0-2 1, Booe 2 1-2 3, Searleas 1 0-0 2.
OV -- Stahl 11 6-11 30, Evans 1 0-0 2, Truax, H. Gonser 8 0-2 18, N. Gonser3 6-8 12
JV -- South Putnam lost to Owen valley 43-19.
Next game -- South Putnam host Speedway on Friday at 6 p.m.