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Lady Dragons knock off Lady Oaks

Published 11:50pm Saturday, February 4, 2012

By JIM WALKER

Tribune Sports Editor

 

CHESAPEAKE — Pressure?

Facing pressure-packed game against a team that likes to apply pressure, the Fairland Lady Dragons seemed undeterred as they beat the fourth-ranked Oak Hill Lady Oaks 74-60 Saturday in the Tri-State Hoops Classic.

“We handled their pressure all day,” said Fairland coach Jon Buchanan. “We felt if we handled their pressure we’ll get good looks and we did. That’s a big win. We’ve had a good week of basketball.”

The Lady Dragons — now 19-0 on the season — got plenty of good looks in the first half and hit 17 of 25 floor shots. They finished 26 of 46 for the game for 56.5 percent.

Terra Stapleton was 12 of 17 from the floor and 8 of 8 from the line for 32 points. She also had 19 rebounds and 7 blocked shots.

Lauren Poe scored 12 points, Katie Fuller added 10 points, 8 assists and 2 steals for Fairland while Kelsey Riley finished with 8 points, 9 rebounds and 2 steals.

Breanna Butler scored 22 points, Paige Roseberry 12 and Abby Haislop 11 for the Lady Oaks (15-2) who were 9 of 32 from the 3-point line.

“Kelsey Riley did a great job defensively on (Taylor) Hale. She’s been our unsung hero all season,” said Buchanan. “Poe was a catalyst. She played great.”

Stapleton scored 15 points in the first quarter as Fairland took a 22-14 lead. Butler — who was saddled with four fouls in the first half — scored 7 points in the quarter.

Poe got all 12 of her points in the second quarter to offset 6 points by Roseberry and the Lady Dragons were up 43-28 at the half.

Fairland was just 3 of 12 from the field in the third quarter and Butler scored 7 points as Oak Hill cut the deficit to 54-46.

But Stapleton had 9 more points in the fourth quarter and the Lady Dragons went 6of 9 from the floor to pull away to the easy win.

Fairland goes for an unbeaten regular season and an outright Ohio Valley Conference title on Thursday when they host South Point.

Fairland 22 21 11 20 = 74

Oak Hill 14 14 18 10 = 60

FAIRLAND (19-0): Alexis Wright 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Terra Stapleton 12-17 0-0 8-8 32, Katie Fuller 2-5 1-1 3-4 10, Kayla Swiger 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Jaimie Phillips 2-2 0-0 0-0 4, Brianna Dickess 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Chandler Fulks 1-5 1-2 3-6 8, Mackenzie Riley 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Haley Woodall 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Pieper Lewis 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Jenna Fulks 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Lauren Poe 4-5 1-2 1-1 12. Totals: 26-46 18-32 74. 3-point goals: 3-5. Rebounds: 41 (Stapleton 19, Phillips 5, K. Riley 5). Assists: 21 (K. Riley 9, Fuller 8). Steals: 6 (Fuller 2, K. Riley 2). Blocked shots: 8 (Stapleton 7). Fouls: 13. Fouled out: None.

OAK HILL (15-2): Taylor Hale 0-3 1-5 4-47, Breanna Butler 5-9 3-6 3-3 22, Paige Roseberry 2-5 2-10 2-2 12, Leanna Adkins 0-3 1-4 0-0 3, Merrill Melvin 2-7 0-0 0-0 4, Alex Kuhn 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Abby Haislop 2-6 2-7 1-2 11, Miranda Melvin 0-0 0-0 1-2 1. Totals: 20-65 11-13 60. 3-point goals: 9-32. Rebounds: 31 (Hale 6, Butler 4, Adkins 4, Roseberry 4). Assists: 8 (Haislop 3). Fouls: 22. Fouled out: Hale, Butler, Adkins.

 

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