South Point Pointers’ Brady Rickard (40) shoots over Coal Grove’s Kyle Estep (34). The Hornets won 65-56. (Robert Stevens of The Gold Studio of Ironton)

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Bare scores 30 to key Hornets

Published 5:19am Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

SOUTH POINT — Alex Bare did something he’s never done so that the Coal Grove Hornets could keep doing something they’ve gotten used to doing.

Bare scored a career-high 30 points to help the Hornets continue their winning ways in a 64-55 win over the South Point Pointers Tuesday in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

While Bare was scoring a career high, teammate Conor Markins pulled down a career-high 17 rebounds. Markins also scored 10 points — all from the foul line as he converted 10 of 14 attempts including nine points in the second half.

Brandon Adkins had 18 points for the Hornets (8-2, 3-1).

South Point (6-6, 1-3) had two players in double figures. Payne Meadows scored 18 points and Brandon Barnes scored 17.

Kurt Adams scored 6 of his 8 points in the first quarter and Meadows had another 6 points as South Point took a 16-14 lead. Bare had 11 of Coal Grove’s total.

Adkins got 9 points in the second quarter to match South Point’s total as Coal Grove rallied to take a 29-25 lead at the half.

Each team scored 14 points in the third quarter and it was 43-39. Meadows scored 8 points in the quarter.

Adkins drained a 3-pointer with 1:40 to play the put the Hornets up 55-51. Markins foul shooting helped stop South Point’s comeback hopes as Barnes scored 10 points in the fourth quarter.

Coal Grove 14 15 14 19 = 64

South Point 16 9 14 16 = 55

COAL GROVE (8-2, 3-1): Alex Bare 6 5 3-6 30, Sean Paulus 0 0 0-0 0, Isaiah Gunther 0 2 0-0 6, Brandon Adkins 3 2 6-10 18, Conor Markins 0 0 10-14 10, Joe Akers 0 0 0-0 0, Kyle Estep 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 9 9 19-30 64.

SOUTH POINT (6-6, 1-3): John Johnson 1 0 0-0 2, Evan Williams 1 0 0-0 2, Austin Majher 1 0 0-0 2, Kurt Adams 1 2 0-0 8, Payne Meadows 6 1 3-4 18, Brandon Barnes 7 1 0-0 17, Brady Rickard 1 0 1-2 3, Brandon Boggs 1 0 1-2 3. Totals: 19 4 5-8 55.

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