The Grove City High School girls basketball team defeated Reynoldsburg 53-44 on Friday to sweep the season series.

The Grove City High School girls basketball team defeated Reynoldsburg 53-44 on Friday to sweep the season series.

The Greyhounds, who also defeated the Raiders 46-42 on Dec. 9, improved to 10-3 overall and 6-3 in OCC-Ohio Division play. Reynoldsburg fell to 10-3 and 5-3.

The game was close throughout, with Grove City leading 9-7 at the end of the first quarter and Reynoldsburg leading 19-18 at the half.

Reynoldsburg was leading 33-30 late in the third quarter when the game changed before Grove City's Chelsie Damron scored seven consecutive points. The senior guard hit a3-pointer with 45 seconds remaining in the quarter to tie the game at 33. She then hit another 3-pointer from the left baseline with 20 seconds later and was fould by the Raiders' Randi Luker. Damron's foul shot gave the Greyhounds a 37-33 lead.

Reynoldsburg responded with a 7-0 run of its own to lead 40-37, but Grove City closed the game with 16-4 run.

Damron and sophomore Shicole Watts each scored 19 points to lead Grove City.

Junior T'Shera Lucas scored a game-high 23 points, 17 in the second half, to lead the Raiders. Lucas also grabbed 10 rebounds.

Junior Kenyell Goodson added 11 points.

"This is a game of matchups," Grove City coach Dale Corbett said. "Both games we've played have been relatively low scoring games and we've caught Reynoldsburg on nights when they haven't shot the ball well."

Reynoldsburg coach Jack Purtell credited the Greyhounds' defense for taking charge.

"They were able to expose some of our weaknesses, made us pass and make shots from the perimeter," he said. "We didn't pass well and didn't make our shots from the perimeter."

Both teams return to action Saturday as the Greyhounds will be host to Dublin Jerome and the Raiders are at Toledo Notre Dame.