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Junior Panthers, Hornets post wins

CHESAPEAKE – One went by the book.

Tuesday, February 05, 2002

CHESAPEAKE – One went by the book. The other wrote a new chapter.

Top-seeded Chesapeake won as expected, but the Coal Grove Junior Hornets upset the Rock Hill Junior Redmen 42-33 in the semifinals of the Ohio Valley Conference Middle School Tournament.

The Junior Panthers beat the South Point Junior Pointers 55-47 as Jeff Thornburg and Zach Morrison scored 16 points each. Mike Stapleton added 11 points.

Cory Morford had 12 points and J. T. Terry 10 to pace the Pointers.

In the second game, Coal Grove won as Chris Chaffin had 13 points and Randy Wise 10. J. C. Christian scored 15 points for Rock Hill.

Thursday at approximately 6:45 p.m.

The 7th grade semifinals will be Tuesday at Chesapeake Middle School. Coal Grove plays South Point at 5:30 p.m. followed by Chesapeake and Rock Hill.

Ohio Valley Conference

8th Grade Tournament

Semifinals

First Game

South Point 15 8 7 17 – 47

Chesapeake 18 11 14 12 – 55

SOUTH POINT: Aaron Barnett 9, John Crager 1, Cory Morford 12, Josh Rickard 6, Jeremiah Taylor 3, J. T. Terry 10, Justin Smith 6. Totals: 13 5 6-8 47. Fouls: 24. Fouled out: Rickard.

CHESAPEAKE: Caleb McComas 8, Mike Stapleton 11, Jeff Thornburg 16, Zach Morrison 16, Brent Ransbottom 4. Totals: 14 3 18-33 55. Fouls: 11. Fouled out: None.

Second Game

Coal Grove 8 13 8 13 – 42

Rock Hill 6 6 10 11 – 33

COAL GROVE: Randy Wise 10, Ryan Turvey 5, Gary Moore 9, Alex Swarts 2, Chris Chaffin 13, Danny Salyers 1, Matt Melvin 2. Totals: 14 0 14-20 42. Fouls: 17. Fouled out: None.

ROCK HILL: Nick Bryant 5, J. C. Christian 15, Josh Moore 5, Gary Robinson 6, Jesse Carman 2, T. J. Blagg 0. Totals: 10 1 10-16 33. Fouls: 17. Fouled out: Bryant, Blagg.