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CHESAPEAKE – Erin Sutphin and the Chesapeake Lady Panthers both got the points they needed.

Friday, January 11, 2002

CHESAPEAKE – Erin Sutphin and the Chesapeake Lady Panthers both got the points they needed.

Sutphin scored her 1,000th career point and in the process gave Chesapeake the points it needed most as the Lady Panthers edged the South Point Lady Pointers 49-44 Thursday in a pivotal Ohio Valley Conference game.

Sutphin had 17 points to give her 1,0001 for her career. But Chesapeake coach Chad Belville said it was her timely shooting that was the key.

"When we needed a basket, Erin seemed to be our answer all night," Belville said.

Chesapeake is now 8-4 overall and 1-1 in the OVC. South Point is 7-3 and 0-1.

"It was a war. South Point is playing some good basketball," Belville said. "But we had a lot of kids step up to play. Our girls played great defensively no matter who was on the floor."

Lisa Perry added 14 points, six rebounds, four assists, and seven steals for Chesapeake. Emily Delimpo grabbed 10 rebounds.

Nikki Layne scored 17 points and Allison Perdue 16 to pace South Point.

After Chesapeake fell behind early, Sutphin had six points the first quarter including a 3-pointer that put the Lady Panthers up 10-7 and the lead was 14-11 at the end of the quarter.

The Lady Pointers got within 24-23 with five seconds left in the half, but Perry hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to make it 27-23.

"That shot was huge. It gave us a lot of momentum going into the half. But the third quarter we were really sloppy," Belville said.

South Point did cut the lead to 36-33 after the third quarter, but the Lady Pointers were forced to foul late in the game.

Chesapeake’s final seven points were from the foul line. The Lady Panthers were 7-of-13 for the quarter and 4-for-6 the final minute. South Point was just 2-of-5 at the line down the stretch.

Sarah Harris’ foul shot put Chesapeake up three and then the Pointers failed to score and were forced to foul. Perry sank 3-of-4 at the line in the final seconds to set the final score.

Saturday, Chesapeake plays at Coal Grove in a 1 p.m. league game.

Chesapeake 14 13 9 13 – 49

So. Point 11 12 10 11 – 44

CHESAPEAKE (8-4, 1-1): Allison Baise 1 0-0 2, Lisa Perry 3 1 5-8 14, Erin Sutphin 5 2 1-2 17, Sarah Harris 0 0 1-2 1, Emily Delimpo 1 0 6-8 8, Jennifer Rice 2 0 2-4 6, Brittany Boyle 0 0 1-2 1, Joy Mayenchein 0 0 0-2 0, Megan Johnson 0 0 0-0 0, Candace Dickerson 0 0 0-0 0, Noelle Wood 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 12 3 16-28 49. Fouls: 20. Fouled out: Delimpo. Rebounds: 29 (Delimpo 10, Perry 6, Rice 6). Assists: 10 (Perry 4, Rice 3). Turnovers: 18. Steals: 11 (Perry 7).

SOUTH POINT (7-3, 0-1): Sarah Stevens 1 0 2-2 4, Julie Stevens 1 0 0-0 2, Nikki Layne 6 1 2-5 17, Ashlee Leighty 1 0 0-1 2, Allison Perdue 5 0 6-10 16, Jamie Moore 1 0 0-2 2, Latisha Koukos 0 0 1-3 1, Kendall Morris 0 0 0-0 0, Alisha Bridges 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 15 1 11-23 44. Fouls: 20. Fouled out: Bridges.

Green 69, Symmes Valley 32

FRANKLIN FURNACE – The Green Lady Bobcats are starting to hit their target.

Thursday’s 69-32 Southern Ohio Conference win over the Symmes Valley Lady Vikings proved to be a step in the right direction for the youthful Lady Bobcats.

"We played hard and very intense which is something as a young team we’ve been working toward," Green coach Melissa Knapp.

Megan Tackett knocked down a game-high 25 points to go along with nine steals.

Backing Tackett were her sister Meagan Pierce who had 15 points and six steals, Amber Spears with 10 points, and Meagan Pierce added six.

Anna Bodmer and Keren Bell scored eight each for the Vikings.

Tackett had 10 points the first quarter as Green raced to a 25-10 lead.