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Lady Hornets top Rams

Published 4:42am Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

RACELAND, Ky. — There’s not one reason why the Coal Grove Lady Hornets have started the season 4-0.

There’s about eight different reasons.

Using a team effort, the Lady Hornets beat the Raceland Lady Rams 54-45 on Monday to remain unbeaten.

“We have been fortunate to have kids step up and score and rebound when it has been necessary,” said Lady Hornets’ coach Rick Roach.

Ashley Adkins had a game-high 25 points to lead the Lady Hornets (4-0). Darrien Hankins had 8 points and 10 rebounds and Taylor Fleming came off the bench to score 7 points.

Krystal Keeton scored 17 for Raceland (2-4).

Coal Grove led 17-6 at the end of the first quarter and pulled away to a 34-20 lead at the half.

“We started out real hot. We came out and slowed it down in the third quarter to work on a few things and we need practice doing,” said Roach.

“We came back out the fourth quarter and we were able to play just about everyone on the bench. Taylor Fleming did exactly what you want a player like her to do.”

Raceland outscored Coal Grove 9-6 in the slow-paced third quarter and it was 40-29.

But Adkins hit 5 of 6 from the foul line in the fourth quarter to end any Raceland comeback hopes.

Coal Grove plays at Rock Hill Thursday in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

Coal Grove 17 17 6 14 = 54

Raceland 6 14 9 16 = 45

COAL GROVE (4-0): Jacy Jones 1 0 2-4 4, Katey Erwin 2 0 1-1 5, Leah Crum 0 0 0-0 0, Taylor Fleming 2 0 3-7 7, Ashley Adkins 5 2 9-12 25, Ashley Collins 0 0 1-2 1, Morgan Sites 1 0 0-0 2, Darrien Hankins 2 0 2-3 8. Totals: 14 2 18-29 54. Fouls: 15. Fouled out: None.

RACELAND (2-4): Savannah Mackie 0 0 0-0 0, Krystal Keeton 6 0 5-6 17, Ashton Sipps 3 0 1-1 7, Savannah Cotton 1 0 0-3 2, Taylor Fritz 1 0 4-4 6, Michelle Vanderhoof 3 0 0-0 6, Amber Delcourt 0 1 0-0 3, Sara Fenney 0 0 0-0 0, Lacee Penix 1 0 2-4 4. Totals: 15 1 12-18 45. Fouls: 24. Fouled out: None.

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