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Balance gives RH win

McDERMOTT – The Rock Hill Redwomen got four in the first.

Tuesday, November 27, 2001

McDERMOTT – The Rock Hill Redwomen got four in the first. No, the Redwomen didn’t push across four runs in the first inning. Instead, four players scored in double figures as Rock Hill won its season opener with a 76-29 rout Monday of the Northwest Lady Mohawks.

Jordan Edwards had 19 points and four steals for the Redwomen. Courtney Doughman got 17 points and six rebounds, Rachel Hartwig had 16 points, eight rebounds – seven on offense – and three blocked shots, and Miranda Edwards added 10 points.

"I thought we got a lot of effort out of a lot of people," Redwomen coach Amy Hughes said. "Rachel’s work over the summer showed. Miranda and Jordan’s shooting have come along, and Courtney Doughman did a good job handling the ball and shooting the ball.

"And Julie Mootz did a good job and the girls off the bench did a nice job at key times throughout the game. Both Marie and Monica Bamer, Martha Lambert, and Laura Ferrell all played their roles well."

Rock Hill jumped out to an 18-5 first quarter lead and built a 39-11 halftime bulge as they were never challenged.

Terri Puckett had 10 points for Northwest.

"We played good team defense and we came to play," said Hughes. "The girls deserve the credit because they did a lot of the little things."

Rock Hill hosts Portsmouth Thursday.

Rock Hill 18 21 20 17 – 76

Northwest 5 6 6 12 – 29

ROCK HILL: Courtney Doughman 6 1 2-2 17, Ashley Harris 1 0 0-0 2, Miranda Edwards 3 1 1-2 10, Julie Mootz 3 0 2-2 8, Jordan Edwards 8 1 0-0 19, Rachel Hartwig 8 0 0-2 16, Laura Ferrell 2 0 0-0 4, Amber Gould 0 0 0-0 0, Keshia Rupp 0 0 0-0 0, Martha Lambert 0 0 0-0 0, Marie Bamer 0 0 0-0 0, Monica Bamer 0 0 0-0 0, Melissa McFann 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 31-64 3 5-8 76. Fouls: 16. Fouled out: None. Rebounds: 29. (Hartwig 7-1=8, Doughman 6, M. Edwards 5, J. Edwards 2). Assists: 12 (M. Edwards 4, Doughman 3). Steals: 19 (Hartwig 4, J. Edwards 4, Mootz 3, Doughman 3, M. Edwards 2). Blocked shots: Hartwig 3.

NORTHWEST: Terri Puckett 0 0 9-10, Stephanie Throckmorton 1 0 0-0 2, Amanda McNeely 1 0 0-0 2, Faith White 2 0 0-0 4, Lindsay Stidham 0 0 4-4 4, Danielle Clark 0 0 2-4 2, Christa Crabtree 2 0 0-0 4, Maggie Miller 1 0 0-0 2. Totals: 7 0 15-18 29. Fouls: 18. Fouled out: None.

Gallipolis 68, Chesapeake 57

GALLIPOLIS – The Chesapeake Lady Panthers came thisclose to pulling off a major upset to start the season.

Chesapeake lost 68-57 to Division II power Gallipolis 68-57 Monday in the season opener for both teams.

"Gallipolis is really, really good, but we gave them all they wanted. The second half I was as proud of them as I have been of any team. It was a heck of an effort," Panthers coach Chad Belville said.

One of the keys for Gallipolis was 18 of its 38 rebounds were on the offensive end.

"We tried to slow things down early to see how patient they would be. We wanted to keep it close the first half and then we’d be in the game the whole way. The biggest difference was their offensive rebounding," Belville said.

Chesapeake trailed just 19-15 late in the first half when Gallipolis went on a 17-2 run over the final three minutes of the half to help generate a 32-17 lead.

"We could very easily have folded out tents right there, but we hung in there," Belville said.

Chesapeake used a 15-0 run in the fourth quarter to get within 60-55, but then Gallipolis hit some clutch free throws to pull away to the win.

Lisa Perry had a solid all-around game with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Erin Sutphin had 14 points, six rebounds, 10 assists, and four steals.

Emily Delimpo had 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for Chesapeake while Jennifer Rice chipped in 10 points.

Brianna Johnson scored a game-high 23 points to pace Gallipolis. Chelsea Gooth had 14 points, Meredith Addington 11, and Marissa Day added 10.

Chesapeake hosts River Valley Thursday.

Chesapeake 10 7 17 23 – 57

Gallipolis 15 17 15 21 – 68

CHESAPEAKE (0-1): Lisa Perry 4 2 4-5 18, Erin Sutphin 4 1 3-4 14, Sarah Harris 1 0 1-2 3, Emily Delimpo 2 0 8-11 12, Jennifer Rice 3 1 1-1 10. Totals: 14 4 17-23 57. Fouls: 17. Fouled out: Delimpo. Rebounds: 33 (Delimpo 11, Rice 8, Sutphin 6). Turnovers: 16. Assists: 22 (Perry 10, Sutphin 8, Rice 2). Steals: 13 (Perry 5, Sutphin 4).

GALLIPOLIS (1-0): Brianna Johnson 8 1 4-5 23, Eva Lyon 2 0 0-0 4, Marissa Dey 5 0 0-0 10, Cara Dunkle 0 0 2-4 2, Brittney Franklin 1 0 2-4 4, Meredith Addington 3 0 5-6 11, Chelsea Gooth 4 1 3-5 14. Totals: 23 2 16-25 68. Fouls: 19. Fouled out: None. Rebounds: 18-20=38. Turnovers: 15.