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Defense key as Lady Dragons stay unbeaten

Published 3:53am Friday, January 18, 2013

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

PROCTORVILLE — When it comes to defense in the courtroom, Perry Mason and Ben Matlock are at the top of the list.

But their ability as TV defense attorneys is no match for the real-life defense of the Fairland Lady Dragons.

Holding an opponent under 40 points for the fourth straight game, Fairland remained unbeaten with a 55-30 Ohio Valley Conference win over the Chesapeake Lady Panthers Thursday.

“That was the fourth straight game we’ve played well defensively. I’m pleased with how we guarded,” said Fairland coach Jon Buchanan.

“Our defense is doing a really good job. Our guards are doing a great job pressuring and you’ve got Terra (Stapleton) in the middle.”

Fairland held Chesapeake to 2 of 21 shooting in the first half in building a 28-4 lead.

While the Lady Dragons played well defensively, they were just 24 of 74 from the field including 1 of 13 from behind the arc.

“We didn’t shoot well. We have to do better at that,” said Buchanan.

Stapleton led Fairland with 13 pints, 14 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 blocked shots. Mackenzie Riley had 11 points and 5 rebounds

Chesapeake (9-6, 1-4) was led by Jordan Porter with 9 points including 7 of 7 at the foul line.

Fairland is now 11-0 overall and 5-0 in the OVC. The Lady Dragons have won 35 regular season games in a row including 19 straight in the league.

Stapleton scored 7 points in the first quarter to stake Fairland to a 14-2 lead.

Riley had 6 points in the second quarter and it was 28-4.

Chandler Fulks scored 5 points as the Lady Dragons extended their lead to 44-12.

The Fairland backups finished the game and Jenna Fulks scored 5 points. Porter had all 9 of her points in the quarter.

Chesapeake 2 2 8 18 = 30

Fairland 14 15 16 10 = 55

CHESAPEAKE (9-6, 1-4): Kierra Kerns 0-0 1-1 0-0 3, Kelsey Curry 1-2 0-0 0-0 2, Atiya Spaulding 0-2 0-0 2-2 2, Kara Bennett 1-3 0-0 0-0 2, Kaylee Curry 0-6 0-0 0-0 0, Jackie Nelson 0-7 0-2 0-0 0, Taylor Martin 1-5 0-2 0-0 2, Anna Mayo 3-4 0-0 0-0 6, Sydnee Hall 1-3 0-0 0-0 2, Mackenzie Moore 0-1 0-0 0-0 0, Saundra White 1-1 0-0 0-0 2, Jordan Porter 1-4 0-3 7-7 9. Totals: 10-46 9-9 30. 3-point goals: 1-8. Rebounds: 34 (Ka. Curry 7, Nelson 5). Assists: 5 (Ka. Curry 2). Steals: 4 (Mayo 2). Turnovers: 32. Blocked shots: 6 (Spaulding 3). Fouls: 9. Fouled out: None.

FAIRLAND (11-0, 5-0): Haley Woodall 4-7 0-0 0-0 7, Terra Stapleton 6-10 0-0 1-2 13, Kayla Swiger 0-3 0-4 0-0 0, Mollie Morris 0-3 0-0 0-0 0, Briana Dickess 1-4 0-0 1-2 3, Chandler Fulks 1-5 1-5 0-0 5, Mackenzie Riley 5-10 0-0 1-2 11, Mariah Chaffin 1-5 0-2 0-0 2, Kelsey Riley Caitlin Stone 1-2 0-0 1-3 3, Talor Perry 1-4 0-0 1-2 2, Pieper Lewis 0-1 0-2 0-0 0, Jenna Fulks 2-2 0-0 1-2 5, xx Christian 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Taylor Staten 0-0 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 24-74 6-13 55. 3-point goals: 1-13. Rebounds: 50 (Stapleton 14, C. Fulks 5, M. Riley 5). Assists: 15 (Stapleton 3, C. Fulks 3, K. Riley 3). Steals: 18 (Stone 4, Chaffin 4). Turnovers: 20. Blocked shots: 3 (Stapleton 2). Fouls: 14. Fouled out: None.

 

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