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Lady Raiders get by Lady Hornets in OVC

Published 3:15am Friday, December 13, 2013

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

BIDWELL — The River Valley Lady Raiders just made the free stuff count.

River Valley was 15-of-23 at the foul line and Coal Grove was just 2-of-2 as the Lady Raiders beat the Lady Hornets 36-28 Thursday in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

Chelsea Copley scored 12 points and Leia Moore had 10 to lead River Valley (3-1, 1-0).

Jacy Jones scored 15 points before fouling out to lead the Lady Hornets (1-3, 0-1). Morgan Sites added 6 points.

The game was tied 8-8 after the first quarter, but the Lady Hornets managed just one field goal by Leslie Mulkey in the second quarter and River Valley had just 5 points to take a 13-10 halftime lead.

The Lady Raiders outscored Coal Grove 9-5 in the third quarter and it was 22-15. Jones had all 5 points for Coal Grove.

River Valley opened up a 25-15 lead with 5:43 to play and built its biggest lead of 32-20 with 1:13 to go.

Jones scored 5 straight points and the Lady Hornets cut the deficit to 32-25, but she fouled out with 58 seconds left.

River Valley converted 12-of-17 free throws in the fourth quarter to seal the win.

Coal Grove 8 2 5 13 = 28

River Valley 8 5 9 14 = 36

COAL GROVE (1-3, 0-1): Jacy Jones 5 1 2-2 15, Sydney Conley 0 0 0-0 0, Kaylee Beals 0 0 0-0 0, Brittney Webb 0 0 0-0 0, Leah Crum 0 1 0-0 3, Leslie Mulkey 2 0 0-0 4, Shea Willis 0 0 0-0 0, Summer Willis 0 0 0-0 0, Morgan Sites 3 0 0-0 6. Totals: 10 2 2-2 28. Fouls: 14. Fouled out: Jones.

RIVER VALLEY (3-1, 1-0): Courtney Smith 0 0 0-0 0, Rachael Smith 3 0 2-2 8, Chelsea Copley 1 1 7-9 12, Shelby Brown 1 0 2-4 4, Tianna Qualls 0 0 0-0 , Bailey Adkins 0 0 0-0 0, Leia Moore 3 0 4-8 10, Mikayla Pope 1 0 0-0 2. Totals: 9 1 15-23 36. Fouls: 6. Fouled out: None.

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