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Ensor, Mains key Ironton to victory

CHESAPEAKE – I’ll take the offense, you take the defense, and we’ll both get to the boards.

Tuesday, December 19, 2000

CHESAPEAKE – I’ll take the offense, you take the defense, and we’ll both get to the boards.

Jessica Ensor and Noel Mains seemed to have their one-two punch planned and executed perfectly Monday night as the Ironton Lady Fighting Tigers beat the Chesapeake Lady Panthers 68-43.

Ensor scored 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the offense while Mains produced a triple-double that including 10 steals. Mains also scored 10 points and handed out 10 assists.

"Jessica has the ability to create off the dribble. Both she and Mains are like that. I was very happy with Noel’s performance. She’s an amazing player defensively," Ironton coach Kevin Richardson said.

Ironton (3-2) got more than just the effort of Ensor and Mains. Courtney Doughman came up big with 10 points and 10 rebounds, and Sarah Herman had added 10 points.

"Really, everyone contributed in some way," Richardson said.

Erin Sutphin scored 19 points to lead the Lady Panthers, 2-4. Kim Frye chipped in eight.

Ensor scored nine points and Herman eight the first quarter to stake Ironton to a 20-7 lead. Sutphin had all of Chesapeake’s points.

Chesapeake did get within 29-19 at the half when Ironton managed just nine points the second quarter.

"We got in a hurry the second quarter. We had the lead and we played like we were behind," Richardson said.

Doughman scored all 10 of her points the third quarter including a pair of 3-pointers and Ensor also cored 10 as Ironton blitzed the Lady Panthers 22-8 to build a commanding 51-27.

"We needed this one," Richardson said. "Coming off a game Saturday in which we had four players four out, I wasn’t sure how we’d respond.

Last Saturday, Ironton beat Raceland, Ky., 59-54 despite four starters fouling out.

Ensor had 15 points and Mains 13 to lead a balanced attack. Herman scored 11 and Doughman chipped in 10.

Allison Sargent had 20 points for Raceland which converted only 13-of-36 free throw attempts.

On Thursday, Ironton plays at Oak Hill while Chesapeake is at Minford.

Ironton 20 9 22 17 – 68

Chesapeake 7 12 8 16 – 43

IRONTON (3-2): Jessica Ensor 8 2 3-8 25, Noel Mains 4 0 2-2 10, Sarah Herman 4 0 2-4 10, Courtney Doughman 2 2 0-0 10, Ashley Hannon 0 2 0-0 6, Candace Ferguson 2 0 0-0 4, Christina Norris 1 0 0-0 2, Carly Isaac 0 0 1-4 1. Totals: 21 6 8-16 68. Fouls: 15. Fouled out: None.

CHESAPEAKE (2-4): Erin Sutphin 5 2 3-4 19, Kim Frye 0 2 2-2 8, Lisa Perry 2 0 0-0 4, Michelle Elkins 2 0 0-2 4, Jennifer Rice 0 0 4-7 4, Ashley Mayenchein 1 0 0-2 2, Michelle Christian 1 0 0-0 2, Emily Delimpo. Totals: 11 4 9-17 43. Fouls: 14. Fouled out: Delimpo.

Saturday’s Game

Ironton 27 11 7 14 – 59

Raceland 13 16 7 18 – 54

IRONTON: Jessica Ensor 5 0 5-6 15, Noel Mains 4 1 2-6 13, Sarah Herman 5 0 1-4 11, Courtney Doughman 2 0 6-8 10, Candace Ferguson 3 0 0-0 6, Ashley Hannon 0 1 1-2 4, Carly Isaac 0 0 0-0 0, Rachel McClellan 0 0 0-0 0, Christina Norris 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 19 2 15-28 59. Fouls: 31. Fouled out: Herman, Ensor, Doughman, Ferguson.

RACELAND: Allison Sargent 4 2 6-11 20, Samantha Rigsby 6 0 4-15 16, Katline Mullins 4 0 0-1 8, Rebecca Williams 1 0 2-6 4, Amber Tackett 0 1 0-0 3, Britney Damron 1 0 1-1 3. Totals: 16 3 13-36 54. Fouls: 20. Fouled out: Mullins, Scott.