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Stapleton, Lady Dragons outscore Lady Hornets in OVC

Published 3:42am Friday, January 10, 2014

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

PROCTORVILLE — Both teams were making shots. The Fairland Lady Dragons just made more of them.

Although Coal Grove had 19 field goals including six from the 3-point line, Fairland racked up 32 goals with five from the 3-point arc as the Lady Dragons outscored the Lady Hornets 83-51 on Thursday in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

“Coal Gorve competed hard. I was impressed with them. They made some shots,” said Fairland coach Jon Buchanan.

“But we made our shots and we hurt them on the boards. They don’t have a lot of size and we took advantage of that.”

Terra Stapleton — a 6-foot-4 senior center — had a game-high 22 points and hauled down 10 rebounds to lead the Lady Dragons (7-2, 3-0).

Caitlin Stone had 14 points including three 3-pointers and Kelsey Riley scored 12 points in the Lady Dragons’ win.

Jacy Jones scored 20 points and Leah Crum — who made four 3-pointers — scored 16 points to pace the Lady Hornets (4-9 1-2).

Stapleton scored 12 points in the first quarter and Fairland took command with a 23-9 lead. Jones had six of Coal Grove’s points.

Stone scored nine points in the second quarter as the Lady Dragons blitzed Coal Grove 26-12 to open up a 49-21 halftime cushion.

Fairland outscored Coal Grove 15-12 in the third quarter and the lead was 64-33 as the Lady Dragons began to substitute.

Jones scored seven points in the fourth quarter but the Lady Hornets were still outscored 19-18.

Fairland hosts the NAPA Auto Care Classic on Saturday and visits South Point on Monday in a showdown for first place in the conference.

Coal Grove 9 12 12 18 = 51

Fairland 23 26 15 19 = 83

COAL GROVE (4-9, 1-2): Jacy Jones 5 2 4-4 20, Sydney Conley 0 0 0-0 0, Kaylee Beals 0 0 0-0 0, Brittany Webb 0 0 0-0 0, Leah Crum 1 4 2-2 16, Leslie Mulkey 3 0 0-3 6, Shae Willis 0 0 0-0 0, Summer Willis 4 0 1-2 9, Morgan Sites 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 13 6 7-11 51. Fouls: 15. Fouled out: None.

FAIRLAND (7-2, 3-0): Terra Stapleton 11 0 0-0 22, Tiffani Christian 0 0 0-1 0, Taylor Staten 0 0 0-0 0, Morgan Manns 0 1 0-0 3, Mollie Morris 1 0 1-2 3, Brianna Dickess 3 0 0-0 6, Chandler Fulks 1 1 0-0 5, Mackenzie Riley 3 0 2-2 8, Emily Henderson 0 0 1-2 1, Sarah Warnock 0 0 0-0 0, Kelsey Riley 4 0 4-4 12, Caitlin Stone 2 3 1-3 14, Taylor Perry 1 0 0-0 2, Whitney Huff 0 0 0-0 0, Jenna Fulks 1 0 3-6 5, Maddy Kazee 0 0 2-2 2. Totals: 27 5 14-21 83. Fouls: 14. Fouled out: None.

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