Ironton Lady Fighting Tigers' Macy Wise scores inside against Oak Hill during Thursday's game. Ironton beat the Lady Oaks 46-43. (Kent Sanborn of Southern Ohio Sports

Archived Story

Lady Tigers top Oak Hill

Published 4:16am Friday, January 4, 2013

Jim Walker


OAK HILL — It was the kind of game fans have come to expect from the Ironton Lady Fighting Tigers and Oak Hill Lady Oaks.

In a gritty defensive struggle, the Lady Tigers got past the Lady Oaks 46-43 on Thursday.

“It was a great game. Both teams played extremely hard,” said Ironton coach Doug Graham. “Both teams played good defense and were attacking. It was a grind it out game.”

Lexie Barrier had 10 points, Lexie Washington 9 points and Karlee McMackin 8 to lead a balanced Ironton offense.

Paige Roseberry hit four 3-point goals and scored 16 points for the Lady Oaks. Leanna Adkins had 15 points in her fourth game back for Oak Hill (6-6).

Ironton was up 11-10 at the end of the first quarter. Alicia Murphy hit a basket just before halftime to give Ironton a 22-21 lead at the break.

Ironton outscored the Lady Oaks 13-8 in the third quarter and Barrier drained a 3-pointer before the buzzer and it was 35-29.

The two teams continued to battle in the fourth quarter with the Lady Oaks outscoring Ironton 14-11, but it was not enough to overtake the Lady Tigers.

Graham said it was a good win for the Lady Tigers (8-3).

“To beat Oak Hill at full strength on their court was a great accomplishment. Oak Hill has a great program. They have been the team to beat in Southeast Ohio for a lot of years. Coach (Doug) Hale does a great job,” said Graham.

Ironton hosts Vinton County on Monday.

Ironton 11 11 13 11 = 46

Oak Hill 10 11 8 14 = 43

IRONTON (8-3): Lexie Washington 2 0 5-8 9, Lexie Barrier 3 1 1-2 10, Ariel Schweickart 1 0 2-4 4, Karlee McMackin 3 0 2-5 8, Alicia Murphy 3 0 0-1 6, Macy Wise 1 0 2-4 4, Taylor Hannan 1 0 0-0 2, Alana Martin 1 0 1-2 3. Totals: 15 1 13-26 46. Fouls: 15. Fouled out: None.

OAK HILL (6-6): Alex Kuhn 1 0 1-2 3, Kayla Swann 2 0 0-2 4, Merrill Melvin 1 0 0-0 2, Abby Haislop 1 0 1-2 3, Paige Roseberry 1 4 2-2 16, Leanna Adkins 3 1 6-11 15, Miranda Melvin 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 9 5 10-19 43. Fouls: 18. Fouled out: Me. Melvin.


The Tribune believes it is possible for people with a variety of points of view to discuss issues in a civil manner and will remove comments that, in our opinion, foster incivility. We want to encourage an open exchange of information and ideas. Responsibility for what is posted or contributed to this site is the sole responsibility of each user. By contributing to this website, you agree not to post any defamatory, abusive, harassing, obscene, sexual, threatening or illegal material, or any other material that infringes on the ability of others to enjoy this site, or that infringes on the rights of others. Any user who feels that a contribution to this website is a violation of these terms of use is encouraged to email, or click the "report comment" link that is on all comments. We reserve the right to remove messages that violate these terms of use and we will make every effort to do so — within a reasonable time frame — if we determine that removal is necessary.

Editor's Picks

Chris Smith honored for work in recycling

This year’s Kudos for Caring award from the Lawrence-Scioto Solid Waste Management District went to Chris Smith of South Point. “Each year we recognize an ... Read more