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Big first half keys Lady Panthers win

Published 4:21am Friday, February 1, 2013

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

PEDRO — The Chesapeake Lady Panthers are very needy.

The Lady Panthers had lost three of their last four games including two straight, to they were more than happy to beat the Rock Hill Redwomen 67-58 Thursday in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

“We said before the game that this was a must-win game for us,” said Chesapeake coach Chris Ball. “We needed a win for the tournament seeding and to get on back on track.”

Jordan Porter had a game-high 25 points and 8 rebounds to lead the Lady Panthers (11-8, 3-5). Kaylee Curry scored 13 points and also grabbed 8 rebounds. Jackie Nelson added 9 points and 8 assists. Sydnee Hall had 9 points, 4 assists and 5 steals.

Rock Hill (6-12, 4-5) was led by Katie Johnson with 15 points before fouling out midway through the fourth quarter. Lindy Simpson scored 11 points including three 3-pointers.

Curry scored 9 points and Porter had 7 as Chesapeake took a 23-17 first quarter lead.

Porter scored 9 more points in the second quarter and the Lady Panthers outscored Rock Hill 16-6 to build a 39-23 halftime lead.

“We played well, especially in the second quarter,” said Ball. “They shot the ball pretty well in the third quarter, but we were able to hold on and put things away in the fourth quarter.”

Johnson scored 10 points and Kelsey Blagg hit a big 3-poitner as Rock Hill got within 50-41 at the end of the third quarter.

Rock Hill got within 2 points in the fourth quarter, but Nelson connected on 6 of 10 free throws to help seal the win.

“We came out with more intensity and energy in the second half. If we had played that way in the first half, things might have been different,” said Rock Hill coach Greg Damron.

On Monday, Rock Hill visits Portsmouth Notre Dame and Chesapeake plays at Tolsia, W.Va., at 7 p.m. in a varsity-only game.

Chesapeake 23 16 11 17 = 67

Rock Hill 17 6 18 17 = 58

CHESAPEAKE (11-8, 3-5): Kelsey Curry 1 1 0-0 5, Atiya Spaulding 1 0 0-2 2, Kaylee Curry 6 0 1-1 13, Jackie Nelson 1 0 7-12 9, Anna Mayo 2 0 0-0 4, Sydnee Hall 4 0 1-5 9, Jordan Porter 10 0 5-12 25. Totals: 25 1 14-32 67. Fouls: 16. Fouled out: Ka. Curry.

ROCK HILL (6-12, 4-5): Madison Damron 0 0 2-2 2, Kelsey Blagg 0 1 2-2 5, Lindy Simpson 1 3 0-0 11, Brook Knipp 1 1 3-6 8, Ashton Neal 0 0 0-2 0, Brooklyn Massie 0 0 0-0 0, Sami Dillon 1 0 0-1 2, Katie Johnson 7 0 1-2 15, Tommi Butler 2 0 0-1 4, Sarah Travis 1 0 0-0 2, Kaci Russell 3 1 0-1 9. Totals: 16 6 8-17 58. Fouls: 23. Fouled out: Johnson.

 

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