Chesapeake Lady Panthers’ Kaylee Curry (14) works to get off a shot inside against Rock Hill’s Samantha Dillon (20). The Lady Panthers pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Redwomen 48-35 Thursday in an Ohio Valley Conference game. (Kent Sanborn of Southern Ohio Sports Photos)
Chesapeake Lady Panthers’ Kaylee Curry (14) works to get off a shot inside against Rock Hill’s Samantha Dillon (20). The Lady Panthers pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Redwomen 48-35 Thursday in an Ohio Valley Conference game. (Kent Sanborn of Southern Ohio Sports Photos)

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Lady Panthers get by Redwomen in OVC

Published 3:46am Friday, January 10, 2014

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

PEDRO — The Chesapeake Lady Panthers were having trouble getting started. The Rock Hill Redwomen made it even more difficult.

Chesapeake struggled for three quarters before finally pulling away in the fourth quarter to a 48-35 Ohio Valley Conference win over the Redwomen Thursday.

“We were sluggish early after playing last night. But we finally got going and made some shots and some free throws. But give Rock Hill credit. They played hard,” said Chesapeake coach Chris Ball.

Sydnee Hall had 17 points and five rebounds to lead the Lady Panthers (7-4, 2-2). Jordan Porter scored 13 and grabbed seven rebounds while Atiya Spaulding and Baylee Mills had five rebounds each.

“Sydnee was able to get through the defense and get to the line,” said Ball. “Mills is getting some playing time and we need her to do things like she did for us tonight that can help us win.”

Rock Hill (2-8, 1-3) was led by Kasey Russell with 17 points.

“We played well at times, we just didn’t put the ball in the basket,” said Rock Hill coach Greg Damron.

“(Sabrina) Henderson did a nice job for us on the boards and we played good defense. We just had too many turnovers and they did a good job hitting their free throws.”

Chesapeake led 11-7 at the end of the first quarter and 22-14 at the half.

Porter scored five points in the third quarter but Russell had five as Rock Hill got within two points at one time and trailed 29-25 at the end of the quarter.

But Porter had seven more points in the fourth quarter and Hall had nine points including 7-of-8 from the foul line.

Russell hit a pair of 3-pointers in the quarter but the Redwomen managed just nine points.

Chesapeake 11 11 7 19 = 48

Rock Hill 7 7 11 9 = 35

CHESAPEAKE (7-4, 2-2): Jordan Porter 4 0 5-9 13, Baylee Mills 0 0 0-0 0, Kaylee Curry 1 0 5-7 7, Taylor Martin 1 0 1-2 3, Sydnee Hall 4 0 9-12 17, Atiya Spaulding 2 0 2-8 6, Peyton Walsh 1 0 0-0 2. Totals: 13 0 22-38 48. Fouls: 15. Fouled out: Ka. Curry.

ROCK HILL (2-8, 1-3): Madison Damron 0 0 0-0 0, Lindy Simpson 0 1 0-0 3, Patty Riffe 2 0 0-0 4, Ashton Neal 0 0 0-0 0, Samantha Dillon 0 1 0-0 3, Anna Darby 1 0 1-1 3, Maddie Malone 0 0 0-0 0, Kasey Russell 5 2 1-2 17, Sarah Travis 1 0 1-2 3, Sabrina Henderson 1 0 0-4 2. Totals: 10 4 3-8 35. Fouls: 25. Fouled out: Dillon.

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