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Lady Panthers get win over SV girls

Published 2:30am Friday, December 28, 2012

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

CHESAPEAKE — It’s the little things that mean a lot.

The little things added up in a big way for the Chesapeake Lady Panthers as they beat the Symmes Valley Lady Vikings 67-52 on Thursday.

As usual, Chesapeake (7-2) got big games out of Sydnee Hall who had 22 points and 5 steals and Jordan Porter who had 20 points and 8 rebounds.

But the Lady Panthers’ Kelsey Curry had 11 points, 7 rebounds and 4 steals, and Jackie Nelson had 5 assists.

“Kelsey Curry came through for us big. She does a lot of things for us that go unnoticed. Tonight she got some points for us. I’ve never had a girl that has plays this hard,” said Chesapeake coach Chris Ball.

“Anna Mayo and Taylor Martin are similar. Hall and Porter do the scoring, but the other girls do a lot of things for us.”

Kalli Hunt scored 14 points and Gracie Waddell 12 to lead the Lady Vikings (4-7). Symmes Valley only connected on 21 of 41 free throws.

“We’ve got to get better at taking care of the ball,” said Lady Vikings’ coach Brandon Walker. “We had a great effort. If we keep getting that kind of effort, things will start to fall our way.”

Porter scored 10 points in the first quarter to offset 6 points by Hunt as Chesapeake took a 16-11 lead.

Hall had 10 points in the second quarter as the lead grew to 33-22 at the half.

The Lady Vikings cut the deficit to 43-33 after three quarters. Waddell had 5 points and the Lady Vikings were 8 of 14 at the line in the fourth quarter, but Hall scored 8 points and Porter and Curry had 7 each as the Lady Panthers got the win.

“We didn’t play well, but give Symmes Valley credit. It was great effort from both teams. Both teams played very hard,” said Ball.

“Give a lot of credit to the Symmes Valley girls. We couldn’t put them away. That’s a credit to coach Walker and the discipline he’s instilled those girls.

Sym. Valley 11 11 11 19 = 52

Chesapeake 16 17 10 24 = 67

SYMMES VALLEY (4-7): Malenna Davis 0 1 1-2 4, Merranda Hayes 2 0 2-4 6, Gracie Waddell 3 0 6-10 12, Kayla Hayes 2 0 0-0 4, Kalli Hunt 5 0 6-14 16, Megan Johnson 1 0 3-5 5, Hannah Maynard 1 0 1-2 3, Kaitlyn Payne 0 0 0-2 0, Sarah Crabtree 0 0 2-2 2, Taylor Michael 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 14 1 21-41 52. Fouls: 21. Fouled out: Me. Hayes, Waddell.

CHESAPEAKE (7-2): Kelsey Curry 5 0 1-2 11, Atiya Spaulding 1 0 2-5 4, Kaylee Curry 2 0 0-0 4, Jackie Nelson 1 0 0-0 2, Anna Mayo 0 0 0-0 0, Taylor Martin 2 0 0-0 4, Sydnee Hall 7 0 8-12 22, Jordan Porter 8 0 4-8 20. Totals: 26 0 15-27 67. Fouls: 25. Fouled out: Ka. Curry.

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