Fairland Lady Dragons’ Chandler Fulks takes a jumper over a Portsmouth West defender. Fulks had 18 points in a 59-44 win. (Kent Sanborn of Southern Ohio Sports Photos)

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Lady Dragons roll past West

Published 1:34am Monday, January 7, 2013

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

PROCTORVILLE — Bad news for Fairland opponents. The unbeaten Lady Dragons are getting better.

Fairland had a strong overall team effort as the Lady Dragons beat the Portsmouth West Lady Senators 59-44 Saturday in the NAPA Carecenter Classic.

“West played a fairly good game, but we probably played our best overall game all year,” said Fairland coach Jon Buchanan.

“We got a lot of contributions from a lot of different players. Everyone knows we have Terra (Stapleton), but we’re more than just one player.”

Stapleton was the focus of the West defense and she was limited to 11 points. However, she still had 10 rebounds and 12 blocked shots.

Chandler Fulks picked up the scoring as she got a season-high 18 points including four 3-pointers. Taylor Perry finished with 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals.

Taylor Conley scored 13 points to lead West.

“A big part of our win was holding Tori Leader to 8 points. You won’t find too many boxscores where she was held below double figures,” said Buchanan.

“They did an excellent job holding Terra to six shot attempts, but she had her first career triple-double.”

Conley scored 7 points in the first quarter to give West an 11-10 lead.

Fulks — who scored 6 points in the first quarter — had 6 more points in the second quarter and Kayla Swiger got all 8 of her points as Fairland grabbed a 30-25 halftime lead.

Fulks came back with 6 points in the third quarter to match the entire Lady Senators’ total as the lead grew to 48-31.

Fairland led by as many as 20 points in the second half.

Ports. West 11 14 6 13 = 44

Fairland 10 20 18 11 = 59

PORTSMOUTH WEST (NA): Kammy Oiler 0-1 0-0 0-0 0, Mimi Pierce 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Taylor Conley 6-11 0-1 1-1 13, Hannah Cremeans 0-2 1-2 2-3 5, McKenzie Whittaker 1-2 1-1 4-4 9, Tara Journey 0-6 1-1 0-0 3, Angel Trapp 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Tori Leader 2-9 0-5 4-6 8, Alex Ridout 2-9 0-1 2-2 6, Alex Weghorst 0-1 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 14-52 13-16 44. 3-point goals: 3-11. Rebounds: 37 (Conley 8, Leader 6). Assists: 9 (Leader 3). Steals: 6 (Conley 2, Journey 2). Turnovers: 21. Blocked shots: 2 (Cremeans 2). Fouls: 17. Fouled out: None.

FAIRLAND (7-0): Haley Woodall 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Terra Stapleton 4-6 0-0 3-3 11, Taylor Staten 0-0 0-0 1-2 1, Kayla Swiger 1-2 2-3 0-1 8, Mollie Morris 0-1 0-0 0-0 0, Briana Dickess 1-1 0-0 0-0 2, Chandler Fulks 3-4 4-8 0-1 18, Mackenzie Riley 1-3 0-0 0-2 2, Mariah Chaffin 0-2 0-0 2-2 2, Kelsey Riley 2-3 0-0 3-4 7, Caitlin Stone 0-5 1-3 0-0 3, Taylor Perry 2-8 0-0 1-2 5, Pieper Lewis 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Jenna Fulks 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Tiffani Christian 0-0 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 21-50 10-17 59. 3-point goals: 7-14. Rebounds: 35 (Stapleton 10, Perry 7). Assists: 15 (Fulks 4, Perry 3). Steals: 10 (Stone 2, Perry 2). Turnovers: 17. Blocked shots: 14 (Stapleton 12). Fouls: 16. Fouled out: None.

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