Ironton Lady Fighting Tigers’ Lexie Barrier (right) blocks the shot of Rock Hill’s Kasey Russell (34) during Wednesday’s game. Ironton beat the Redwomen 60-33. (Kent Sanborn of Southern Ohio Sports Photos)
Ironton Lady Fighting Tigers’ Lexie Barrier (right) blocks the shot of Rock Hill’s Kasey Russell (34) during Wednesday’s game. Ironton beat the Redwomen 60-33. (Kent Sanborn of Southern Ohio Sports Photos)

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Lady Tigers shake off rust to get victory

Published 9:13pm Thursday, January 30, 2014

Jim Walker


The Ironton Lady Fighting Tigers shook off the rust and gave a shiny performance.

Idle for 11 days due to the weather, the Lady Tigers returned to the court for a makeup game Wednesday and beat the Rock Hill Redwomen 60-33.

“We had four or five series that set the tone,” said Ironton coach Doug Graham. “We haven’t played in awhile and our conditioning was not what it should be, but we played well and shared the ball.”

Ironton (7-10) shared the offensive load led by Lexie Barrier with 15 points, five rebounds and five steals. Cheyenne Scott had nine points and two assists, Taylor Hannan eight points and four rebounds, Macy Wise five rebounds and Jordan Hannan seven points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals.

Samantha Dillon had seven points and seven rebounds for Rock Hill (3-15). Anna Darby added six points and seven rebounds and Kasey Russell had seven points.

Ironton went on a 7-0 run to start the game. Russell’s basket at the 4:02 mark stopped the run but the Lady Tigers got a pair of trifetas from Barrier to fuel 12-3 run to end the quarter and it was 19-5.

A trey by Barrier and a 17-footer by Scott gave Ironton its biggest lead of the half at 31-8. Lindy Simpson’s triple with 30 seconds left in the half made it 31-11.

Jordan Hannan and Barrier scored 4 points each as the Lady Tigers scored 10 unanswered points to start the second half.

A 3-pointer by Taylor Hannan, layups by Scott and Alyssa Lewis and a foul shot by Jordan Hannan gave Ironton a 50-16 lead at the 1:13 mark.

“We could have come out the second half and let down, but we really got after that,” said Graham.

Ironton emptied the bench in the fourth quarter. Aley Carmon scored four points and Zakia Lee was 4-of-4 at the foul line.

Dillon scored five points, Simpson hit a 3-pointer and Sarah Travis was 4-of-6 at the line as Rock Hill outscored Ironton 15-10.

Ironton hosts Chesapeake Friday in a makeup game.

Rock Hill 5 6 7 15 = 33

Ironton 19 12 19 10 = 60

ROCK HILL (3-15): Madison Damron 0 0 0-0 0, Lindy Simpson 0 2 0-0 6, Samantha Dillon 2 0 3-4 7, Kasey Russell 2 1 0-0 7, Sarah Travis 0 0 5-10 5, Sabrina Henderson 0 0 0-0 0, Brooklyn Massie 0 0 0-0 0, Maddie Malone 1 0 0-0 2, Anna Darby 3 0 0-0 6, Pattty Riffe 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 11-52 8-14 33. 3-point goals: 3-10. Fouls: 13. Fouled out: None. Rebounds: 21-OR, 18-DR = 39 (Dillon 7, Darby 7, Massie 5, Henderson 5). Assists: 1. Steals: 6 (Malone 2). Turnovers: 24.

IRONTON (7-10): Jordan Hannan 2 0 3-4 7, Taylor Hannan 1 1 3-4 8, Lexie Barrier 3 3 0-2 15, Karlie Rase 1 0 1-2 3, Cheyenne Scott 3 1 0-0 9, Alyssa Lewis 1 1 1-4 6, Macy Wise 1 0 0-2 2, Zakia Lee 0 0 4-4 4, D’Laynie Keith 0 0 0-0 0, Aley Carmon 2 0 0-0 4, Tara Spencer 1 0 0-0 2, Cherokee Alfrey 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 21-46 12-22 60. 3-point goals: 6-12. Fouls: 12. Fouled out: None. Rebounds: 13-OR, 23-DR = 36 (Barrier 5, Wise 5, Rase 4, T. Hannan 4, J. Hannan 4). Team/deadball rebounds: 6. Assists: 11 (J. Hannan 3, Scott 2, Barrier 2, Keith 2). Steals: 16 (Barrier 5, J. Hannan 3, Keith 3). Turnovers: 12.

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