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Lady Pointers can#8217;t overcome slow start in loss to Paint Valley

BAINBRIDGE — If they could just erase the first half.

A slow start was too much for the South Point Lady Pointers to overcome as they fell 52-43 Saturday in the season opener.

“We just made a lot of mistakes early and we missed a lot of free throws,” Lady Pointers Coach Dave Adams said. “We’ll be a lot better as the season goes along. We’re just so young and inexperienced.”

Missy Wheeler scored 12 points while T’Ann Mayo had 10 points and 11 rebounds.

Paint Valley took a 15-8 lead at the end of the first quarter as Whitney Hollon and Bree Kavauff scored 4 points each. Wheeler had 4 points for South Point.

Wheeler had 5 more points in the second quarter but the Lady Pointers trailed 26-16 at the break.

Paint Valley pulled away to an 18-point lead midway as Chelsea Wright hit a pair of 3-pointers and Maggie Cooper scored 4 points.

But South Point cut the deficit to 11 as Mayo hit a 3-pointer and Tinesha Taylor scored 6 of her 9 points.

Mayo got 7 more points in the fourth quarter but the Lady Bearcats converted 7 of 10 from the line down the stretch to seal the win.

The Lady Pointers visit Portsmouth today and host Greenup County, Ky., Thursday.

South Point881215=43

Paint Valley15111610=52

SOUTH POINT (0-1):

Missy Wheeler 4 0 4-6 12, Caymie Collier 1 0 1-2 3, T’Ann Mayo 2 2 0-3 10, Vanessa Rogers 0 0 1-2 1, Ericka Leighty 3 0 2-5 8, Tinesha Taylor 4 0 1-4 9, Chelsea Damron 0 0 0-0 0, Raven Blake 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 14

2

9-22

43. Fouls: 23. Fouled out: Mayo.

PAINT VALLEY (1-0): Tristin Brumfield 2 0 5-6 9, Cassie Sharp 0 0 0-2 0, Erica Barker 0 0 0-0 0, Cassie Skaggs 0 0 0-0 0, Whitney Hollon 3 0 6-8 12, Maggie Cooper 2 0 7-11 11, Bree Kavauff 4 0 1-2 9, Chelsea Wright 3 2 0-0 12. Totals: 13

2

18-29

52. Fouls: 19. Fouled out: None.