Rock Hill Redwomen’s Kelsey Blagg (5) drives past a Zane Trace defender on her way to the basket. Rock Hill fell to Zane Trace 62-33 in the Division III sectional tournament game. (Kent Sanborn of Southern Ohio Sports Photos)

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Redwomen fall to ZT

Published 3:11am Friday, February 15, 2013

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

JACKSON — The boy band ‘N Sync has faded away. So has the good period of play by the Rock Hill Redwomen.

After playing well several weeks ago, the Redwomen continued their slump as they lost 62-33 to the Zane Trace Lady Pioneers Thursday in the Division III sectional tournament.

“We were playing pretty good at the middle of the season. We’ve been out of sync the last couple of weeks. We didn’t play well tonight,” said Rock Hill coach Greg Damron.

“Zane Trace did a good job pressuring the basketball. We didn’t rebound well and they did.”

Zane Trace hits some shots early to extend the Rock Hill defense and then Kylan Strausbaugh took advantage by making eight layups and hitting 9 of 14 from the foul line as she scored 25 points. Joann Saultz and Morgan Geno added 9 points each.

Brook Knipp scored 9 points and had 3 assists to lead the Redwomen (7-16). Katie Johnson had 8 points and Kaci Russell came up with 5 steals.

“I thought Brooklyn Massie played well in her first start. She’ll be a big plus for us next year,” said Damron. “Brook Knipp gave us another great game. She’s a competitor. All our seniors did a nice job all year.”

Rock Hill (7-16) trailed just 7-6 after a layup by Knipp with 3:24 left in the first quarter. The Redwomen were down 11-8 on a 17-footer by Kelsey Blagg but Hayley Carle hit a 19-footer just before the end of the quarter and Zane Trace led 13-8.

Knipp’s 15-footer got Rock Hill within15-10 at teh6:17 mark of the second quarter, but Zane Trace went on a 10-2 run and led 25-14 at the half.

Knipp converted a 3-point play at the 7:20 mark of the third quarter and Rock Hill was down 29-17. But Strausbaugh scored 12 points in the quarter and the Lady Pioneers were up 43-24 at the end of the quarter.

Knipp’s layup began the fourth quarter but Rock Hill didn’t score again until a layup by Sami Dillon with 4:02 to play and the Redwomen trailed 51-28.

Zane Trace went on a 6-0 run before a basket by Tommi Butler ended the streak but Rock Hill was down 57-30.

Rock Hill 8 6 10 9 = 33

Zane Trace 13 12 18 19 = 62

ROCK HILL (7-16): Brooklyn Massie 1 0 0-0 2, Kaci Russell 2 0 1-2 5, Brook Knipp 4 0 1-1 9, Katie Johnson 4 0 0-0 8, Lindy Simpson 0 0 0-0 0, Kelsey Blagg 1 0 0-1 2, Tommi Butler 2 0 0-0 4, Sarah Travis 0 0 1-2 1, Sami Dillon 1 0 0-0 2, Madison Damron 0 0 0-0 0, Sabrina Henderson 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 15-39 3-6 33. 3-point goals: 0-7. Rebounds: 10 offense, 12 defense = 22 (Johnson 3, Butler 3, Simpson 3). Team rebounds: 6. Assists: 7 (Knipp 3, Damron 2). Steals: 6 (Russell 4). Turnovers: 19. Fouls: 16. Fouled out: None.

ZANE TRACE (13-10): Joann Saultz 4 0 1-1 9, Hayley Carle 4 0 0-0 8, Kylan Strausbaugh 8 0 9-14 25, Jillian Pontius 1 0 0-0 2, Morgan Geno 2 1 2-2 9, Katie Unger 2 0 0-2 4, Tori Edler 1 0 0-0 2, Amber Everhart 0 0 0-0 0, Alyx Chaffin 1 0 0-0 2, Taylor Woodbridge 0 0 0-0 0, SydneyJohnson 0 0 1-2 1, Lani Swackhammer 0 0 0-0 0, Kelly Dresback 0 0 0-0 0, Alli Jones 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 24-42 13-22 62. 3-point goals: 1-6. Rebounds: 10 offense, 18 defense = 28 (Saultz 6, Unger 5). Team rebounds: 2. Assists: 6 (Carle 3). Steals: 14 (Carle 5, Geno 4). Turnovers: 14. Fouls: 13. Fouled out: None.

 

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