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Redwomen beat Alexander in OT

Published 1:54am Monday, December 17, 2012

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

WELLSTON — Although they rely on their defense, the Rock Hill Redwomen found some offense.

The Redwomen placed four players in double figures as they beat the Alexander Lady Spartans 67-63 in overtime Saturday at the Lady Rockets Classic.

“We shot the ball a little better and our bench played well again. Brook (Knipp) had another solid night,” said Redwomen coach Greg Damron.

“It was another team effort. We need everyone doing their job for us to win and the girls did that tonight.”

Knipp scored 16 points to lead Rock Hill’s scoring. Katie Johnson had 15 points, Lindy Simpson scored 14 including four 3-pointers and Kaci Russell had 12 points.

Russell scored 8 points and Johnson 6 as Rock Hill opened up a 21-14 first quarter lead.

Alexander outscored Rock Hill 17-11 in the second quarter to get within 332-31 at the half. Simpson drained a pair of 3-pointers in the quarter.

Knipp and Simpson combined for 11 points in the third quarter and Sarah Travis hit a 3-pointer as Rock Hill held its lead at 46-45.

Alexander came back to take a 7-point lead with two minutes left, but Rock Hill used a big 3-pointer by Simpson to tie the game at 59 and force overtime.

Simpson hit another trey and Knipp made two clutch foul shots as the Redwomen outscored Alexander 8-4.

Rock Hill 21 11 14 13 8 = 67

Alexander 14 17 14 14 4 = 63

ROCK HILL (3-2): Brook Knipp 5 0 6-6 16, Katie Johnson 5 0 5-10 15, Lindy Simpson 0 4 2-4 14, Kaci Russell 1 1 7-14 12, Tommi Butler 0 1 0-4 3, Sarah Travis 0 1 0-2 3, Sami Dillon 0 0 0-0 0, Madison Damron 0 0 0-0 0, Brooklyn Massie 1 0 0-0 2, Kelsey Blagg 1 0 0-0 2. Totals: 13 7 20-40 67. Rebounds: 17 (Russell 5, Johnson 4, Butler 4). Assists: 10 (Russell 6). Blocked shots: Butler 4. Fouls: 23. Fouled out: None.

ALEXANDER (1-6): Sidney Arnold 2 1 0-2 7, Carrie Nostrant 1 0 0-1 2, Kaylee Koker 3 1 5-8 14, Chandra Wilson 1 0 0-0 2, Allyson Malone 3 0 4-8 10, Marilyn Rankin 6 0 6-14 18, Makina Milum 2 0 0-0 4, Kendall Meeks 3 0 0-3 6, Allie McClain 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 16 2 15-36 63. Fouls: 33. Fouled out: Nostrant, Milum, Wilson, Meeks.

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