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Patriots’ size too much for Lady Hornets

Published 1:53am Monday, December 17, 2012

Jim Walker


COAL GROVE — Size matters.

The taller Allen County Lady Patriots out-rebounded the Coal Grove Lady Hornets and posted a 67-48 win Saturday in the final game of the River Battle between Ohio and Kentucky teams.

“We knew coming in that Allen County had some good size and good players to go with their size,” said Lady Hornets’ coach Rick Roach.

“They out-rebounded us well and they were able to know down shot after shot. If you key on one player, someone else would knock one down.”

Morgan Rich scored 23 points to lead the Lady Patriots (9-0). Holly Beth Robinson and Brittany Rippy scored 14 each.

Jacy Jones scored 19 points and Ashley Adkins had 17 to lead the Lady Hornets (4-2).

“Adkins was as solid as ever with her offensive attack. She had a lot of help from Jones who was able to knock down six 3-pointers,” said Roach.

“We have some good shooters and tried to take advantage of it, but their size, speed and excellent shooting proved too much for us. “

The Lady Patriots led 19-11 after the first quarter, 35-20 at the half and 54-28 after three quarters.

For the day, Ohio teams held a 3-2 edge with Allen County getting both wins for Kentucky. The Lady Patriots also beat South Point 61-51 in the first game of the River Battle.

Coal Grove plays at Ironton on Monday.

Allen County 19 16 19 13 = 67

Coal Grove 11 9 8 20 = 48

ALLEN COUNTY (9-0): Morgan Rich 23, Jordan Brooks 2, Savannah Gregory 5, Holly Beth Robinson 14, Katie Young 4, Brittany Rippy 14, King 2, Kayla Hudson 1, Tyler Creek 0, Courtney Patrick 2. Totals: 24 4 7-13 67. Fouls: 14. Fouled out: None.

COAL GROVE (4-2): Jacy Jones 19, Katey Erwin 0, Leah Crum 1, Leslie Mulkey 0, Ashley Adkins 17, Ashley Collins 2, Morgan Sites 2, Darrien Hankins 5. Totals: 9 8 6-11 48. Fouls: 9. Fouled out: None.

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