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Gallipolis hangs on to nip Fairland

GALLIPOLIS – The Fairland Lady Dragons kept coming back and coming back until they just couldn’t come back any more.

Tuesday, December 04, 2001

GALLIPOLIS – The Fairland Lady Dragons kept coming back and coming back until they just couldn’t come back any more.

Fairland overcame several deficits but the Gallipolis Blue Angels managed to erase each comeback and hold on for a 60-58 win Monday.

Gallipolis jumped out to a 10-0 lead to start the game, but Fairland battled back as Jennifer Jones scored nine points to get within 14-13.

The Lady Dragons then rallied to take a 28-24 halftime lead.

Gallipolis converted 11 of 15 from the line the third quarter to take a 44-41 lead.

"We got in foul trouble and we were limited in what we could do. We found a way to stay in the game and keep it close," Fairland coach Nathan Speed said.

Fairland did manage to outscored Gallipolis 17-16 as Brooke Fisher had nine points, but it wasn’t enough to avoid the season-opening loss.

Despite the setback, Speed was still upbeat.

"We came together as a team. There were so many times they overcame adversity. I was proud of the way we stuck together and kept battling back and tried to find a way to win," Speed said.

Jones had 24 points including 10-of-14 from the line to pace Fairland. Fisher scored 16 points and Jeana Diamond had 10 points and 13 rebounds.

Brianna Johnson score 20 and Meredith Addington 15 to pace Gallipolis.

Fairland hosts Ironton Thursday.

Fairland 13 15 13 17 – 58

Gallipolis 14 10 20 16 – 60

FAIRLAND (0-1): Brooke Godby 1 1 0-0 4, Megan Fisher 1 0 0-0 2, Jennifer Jones 4 2 10-14 24, Laurel Wilkes 0 0 1-2 1, Brooke Fisher 6 0 4-8 16, Jeana Diamond 5 0 0-0 10. Totals: 17 3 15-26 58. Fouls: 30. Fouled out: M. Fisher, Jones, Wilkes. Rebounds: 17-16-33 (Diamond 13, B. Fisher 6). Assists: 15 (M. Fisher 5, B. Fisher 6). Steals: 7 (B. Fisher, Jones, M. Fisher 2). Turnovers: 16.

GALLIPOLIS (2-0): Jessica Bodimer 2 0 0-0 4, Brianna Johnson 5 1 7-12 20, Marissa Day 1 0 1-2 3, Karie Dunkel 0 1 1-4 3, Sarah Russell 3 0 1-2 7, Meredith Addington 3 0 9-10 15, Chelsa Gooch 1 0 5-7 7. Totals: 15 2 24-39 60. Fouls: 21. Fouled out: None.

 

Rock Hill 54, Ironton 30

PEDRO – Rachel Hartwig was like the Rock ’em, Sock ’em robots. She knocked their blocks off. Or rather, she blocked off.

Edwards had five blocked shots to go with 10 points and five rebounds to lead the Rock Hill Redwomen to a 54-30 win over the Ironton Lady Fighting Tigers Monday.

Jordan Edwards scored 24 to provide Rock Hill with the bulk of its offense. Redwomen coach Amy Hughes was impressed with Hartwig’s play.

"Rachel was a bear in there. She was getting blocked shots, but she was rotating off the blocks and playing great defense," said Hughes.

In fact, Hughes had praise for both girls.

"I thought Rachel and Jordan did a nice job. They made nice passes and played defense, and then their offense just came. Their defense and not turning the ball over was the reason they played well," said Hughes.

Miranda Edwards added 11 points and Courtney Doughman pulled down nine rebounds as Rock Hill improved to 3-0.

Ironton, 1-1, was led by Candace Ferguson with nine points.

"They lost four top-notch players and they played pretty well. Kevin (Richardson) does a nice job with them," said Hughes. "We won by 24, but it was a hard-earned 24."

Jordan Edwards scored 13 points the first half as Rock Hill jumped ahead 34-12 at the half.

The Redwomen outscored Ironton 20-18 the second half with Edwards getting 11 of Rock Hill’s points.

Rock Hill hosts Portsmouth East Saturday. Ironton is at Fairland Thursday.

Ironton 4 8 8 10 – 30

Rock Hill 15 19 9 11 – 54

IRONTON (1-1): Andrea Rudmann 0 1 0-0 3, Maria Frazer 2 0 2-3 6, Laura Oakes 0 0 0-1 0, Ashley Hannon 3 0 0-0 6, Candace Ferguson 3 0 3-4 9, Rachel McClellan 3 0 0-0 6, Brittany Walker 0 0 0-4 0. Totals: 11 1 5-12 30. Fouls: 15. Fouled out: None.

ROCK HILL (3-0): Courtney Doughman 1 1 0-0 5, Marie Bamer 1 0 0-0 2, Miranda Edwards 2 2 1-3 11, Julie Mootz 1 0 0-0 2, Jordan Edward 9 1 3-4 24, Rachel Hartwig 4 0 2-5 10. Totals: 18 4 6-12 54. Fouls: 17. Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Doughman 9, Bamer 4, M. Edwards 5, J. Edwards 5, Hartwig 5. Steals: J. Edwards 4, M. Edwards 4, Doughman 2. Blocked shots: Hartwig 5.

 

Chesapeake 61, Portsmouth 50

CHESAPEAKE – They may have lacked rhythm, but they were still singing a happy tune when it was over.

Despite struggling on offense, the Chesapeake Lady Panthers

"We struggled all night to find a rhythm offensively. Defensively we were okay. We forced them into a lot of turnovers and that was the difference in our winning the game," Chesapeake coach Chad Belville said.

Erin Sutphin had 19 points, six rebounds, and four steals to lead the Lady Panthers, 2-1. Lisa Perry had 14 points and seven assists, and Emily Delimpo added 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Perry scored 12 of her points including a pair of 3-pointers and Sarah Harris got seven of her nine points the first half as Chesapeake took a 28-24 halftime lead.

Sutphin hit a 3-pointer to start the second half, but Portsmouth rallied to take a 36-33 lead.

"We struggled the first three quarters, but some of the credit has to go to Portsmouth. They played pretty good defense," Belville said.

Then came the 28-point fourth quarter keyed by Sutphin who sank 7-of-11 from the line.

"Erin stepped up big the fourth quarter. She worked and got herself to the line," Belville said.

"We didn’t have our best game and we were playing a good team, and our girls did a great job of finding a way to win. And Sarah Harris played her best game. She did a great job on the boards."

Larika McGinnis scored 20 points and Ali Hull 18 to lead Portsmouth, 1-2.

Chesapeake plays at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at South Webster.

Portsmouth 14 10 12 14 – 50

Chesapeake 12 16 5 28 – 61

PORTSMOUTH (1-2): Michelle Horner 0 0 2-2 2, Faren Block 1 0 0-0 2, Latoya Collier 0 0 0-2 0, Larika McGinnis 8 0 4-7 20, Kendra Hull 3 0 2-4 8, Ali Hull 6 1 3-6 18, Heather Harcha 0 0 0-2 0, Courtney McGinnis 0 0 0-0 0, Jessie Wray 0 0 0-0 0, Tonya McKenzie 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 18 1 11-23 50. Fouls: 28. Fouled out: Horner, Wray, K. Hull.

CHESAPEAKE (2-1): Lisa Perry 3 2 2-2 14, Erin Sutphin 3 1 10-18 19, Megan Johnson 1 0 0-2 2, Sarah Harris 4 0 1-3 9, Emily Delimpo 3 0 4-7 10, Jennifer Rice 1 0 5-7 7, Allysson Baise 0 0 0-0 0, Candace Dickerson 0 0 0-0 0, Joy Mayenchein 0 0 0-0 0, Katie Ross 0 0 0-0 0, Noelle Wood 0 0 0-0 0, Brittany Boyle 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 15 3 22-41 61. Fouls: 19. Fouled out: None. Rebounds: 20-20=40 (Delimpo 10, Rice 8, Mayenchein 7, Sutphin 6). Assists: 8 (Perry 7). Steals: 12 (Sutphin 4). Turnovers: 10.

South Point 60, South Gallia 30

MERCERVILLE – It didn’t take the South Point Lady Pointers long to match last season’s win total.

South Point, which won just one game last season, open this year with a 60-30 win over the South Gallia Lady Rebels Monday in a non-league game.

Nikki Layne and Sarah Stevens scored 14 points each and Allison Perdue had 13 to lead the Lady Pointers.

South Point bolted to a 19-1 first quarter lead and never looked back. The Lady Pointers led 32-13 at the break and 50-24 after three quarters.

South Point hosts Portsmouth Thursday.

South Point 19 13 18 10 – 60

South Gallia 1 12 11 6 – 30

SOUTH POINT (1-0): Julie Stevens 2, Nikki Layne 14, Raycine Ector 4, Sarah Stevens 14, Allison Perdue 13, Ashlee Leighty 3, Latisha Koukos 2, Katherine Johnson 2, Jami Moore 2, Bridges 4.

SOUTH GALLIA: Temple 6, Gwen 2, Cremeans 1, J. Sellure 6, Haner 12, Fillinger 1, S. Sellure 3.