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Lewis Co. gets past Pointers

Published 2:02am Friday, December 6, 2013

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

SOUTH POINT — The Lewis County Lions had a plan and they made it work.

The Lions used their game plan to perfection as they beat South Point 67-57 Thursday in the Pointers’ season opener.

“Give Lewis County all the credit. We didn’t come to play and they had a good plan,” said Pointers’ coach Chris Barnes.

“They shot the lights out after the first quarter and we missed a lot of shots around the basket the whole game.”

John Johnson scored 20 points and Brandon Barnes had 16 points to lead the Pointers. Eli Ketron had 12 points and 7 rebounds and Brandon Boggs grabbed 6 rebounds.

Lewis County (1-1) had three players in double figures. Brett Ruckel led with 16, Isaac Weddington had 15 and Wade Adams scored 10.

South Point took a 19-13 lead at the end of the first quarter, but the Lions used a box-and-one on Brandon Barnes and rallied to take a 35-32 halftime lead.

Barnes scored 30 points last season when the Pointers played at Lewis County.

Lewis County extended the lead to 50-43 after three quarter and continued to pull away in the fourth quarter.

South Point visits Fairland Tuesday.

Lewis County 13 22 15 17 = 67

South Point 19 13 11 14 = 57

LEWIS COUNTY (1-1): Devon Duncan 0 0 0-0 0, Trenton Walker 1 0 3-4 5, Wade Adams 2 2 0-1 10, Brett Ruckel 3 1 7-8 16, Jake Parker 3 0 1-2 7, Sammy Holder 2 0 0-1 4, Brett Mason 1 1 4-4 9, Seth Wallingford 0 0 0-0 0, Isaac Weddington 5 1 2-2 15, McCann 0 0 1-2 1. Totals: 17 5 18-24. Fouls: 17. Fouled out: None.

SOUTH POINT (0-1): John Johnson 7 2 0-1 20, Stephen Wagoner 1 0 0-0 2, A. J. Nease 0 0 0-0 0, Audric Harlow 1 0 0-0 2, Brandon Barnes 3 3 3-7 16, Marquise Foley 0 0 0-0 0, Eli Ketron 3 0 6-6 12, Brady Rickard 0 0 0-0 0, Brandon Boggs 1 0 1-3 3. Totals: 16 5 10-17 57. Fouls: 14. Fouled out: Wagoner.

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