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PEDRO – The South Point Pointers had to do something.

Saturday, January 06, 2001

PEDRO – The South Point Pointers had to do something. And they did.

Tied 34-34 at the break, the Pointers used a big second half to beat the Rock Hill Redmen 80-68 Friday in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

The Pointers improved to 4-3 overall and 1-0 in the OVC despite a 38-point performance by Rock Hill’s David Schug.

Shane Holsinger scored 24 points to lead four Pointers in double figures. Jarred Perdue had 16 points and seven rebounds, Brian Cremeans scored 14 points, and Bryan Maggard added 10 points.

Besides Schug’s 38-point, eight rebound effort, Robbie McClellan added 13 points for the Redmen.

The biggest problem for Rock Hill was 28 turnovers.

"We had a lot of unforced turnovers. We had 28 turnovers and probably half of those were unforced. But the kids played well and they played hard. We’re getting better," Redmen Marty Mills.

Rock Hill built as much as a nine-point lead the first quarter as Schug scored seven and Gabe Ruggles six points. But Holsinger and Perdue scored six points each as the Pointers got within 21-19 at the end of the quarter.

"We have a nine-point lead the first quarter, and five of our first nine possessions of the second quarter are unforced turnovers. We have to correct that," said Mills.

Willie Anderson came off the bench to score four points the second quarter as South Point tied the game at 34-34. Schug scored nine of Rock Hill’s 13 points in the quarter.

Holsinger came out firing the third quarter with nine points and Maggard got six more as South Point outscored the Redmen 23-11 to take a 57-45 lead.

Schug exploded for 18 points the fourth quarter including three 3-pointers, but the Pointers converted 15-of-19 from the line to maintain the lead. Holsinger sank 5-of-7, Cremeans was 4-of-4, and Perdue 4-of-6.

Rock Hill fell to 2-6 and 0-1.

"We’re 2-6, but we’re a pretty good 2-6 team. But you have to tip your hat to South Point. They came out the second half and did a better job offensively and defensively," said Mills.

In the reserve game, South Point won 40-21 as Patrick McCleary had nine points and Saul Thompson and Jay Graham eight each. Allen Jenkins scored 10 for the Redmen.

South Point 19 15 23 23 – 80

Rock Hill 21 13 11 23 – 68

SOUTH POINT (5-3, 1-0): Justin Eaches 0 0 2-3 2, Wilson Ehirim 1 0 0-0 2, Shane Holsinger 9 0 6-9 24, Jarred Perdue 6 0 4-8 16, Bryan Maggard 3 0 4-4 10, Donte Pennington 2 0 0-1 4, Brian Cremeans 2 2 4-4 14, Adam Workman 2 0 0-0 4, Jonathan Green 0 0 0-0 0, Willie Anderson 1 0 2-2 4. Totals: 28-54 (2) 22-31 80. Fouls: 23. Fouled out: None. Rebounds: 25 (Perdue 7). Assists: 11 (Eaches 3, Ehirim 3). Turnovers: 21.

ROCK HILL (2-6, 0-1): Isaac Kitchen 3 0 0-0 6, Ryan Townsend 1 0 1-2 3, Robbie McClellan 5 0 3-4 13, Gabe Ruggles 3 0 2-3 8, David Schug 8 4 10-15 38, Zach Howard 0 0 0-0 0, Ricky McDonie 0 0 0-0 0, David Martin 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 24-56 (4) 16-24 68. Rebounds: 21 (Schug 8). Assists: 8 (McClellan 3). Turnovers: 28.