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Lady Dragons rally late to edge Raiders

PROCTORVILLE — Molly Bumgardner didn’t want all of her team’s hard work to go for naught.

Trailing at the end of the third quarter, Bumgardner scored 6 points in the fourth quarter as the Fairland Lady Dragons rallied for a 51-49 Ohio Valley Conference win over the River Valley Lady Raiders Monday.

Fairland jumped ahead 16-6 in the first quarter as Megan Auxier hit a pair of 3-pointers and scored 8 points.

But the Lady Raiders came back to get within 24-19 at the half as five different players scored.

River Valley got its offense going in the third quarter with 23 points. Kristen Carter scored 6 points and Courtney Circle came off the bench to score 5 more as the Raiders took a 42-40 lead.

Auxier and Emily McMaster had 5 points each in the quarter for Fairland.

But Fairland put together its fourth quarter comeback behind Bumgardner to get the win.

Fairland (3-6, 1-4) was led by Auxier with 14 points and 5 rebounds Bumgardner had 10 points and 11 rebounds. Shea Berry handed out 5 assists.

Carter had 13 points and Smith 10 to lead River Valley (1-10, 0-5).

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RIVER VALLEY (1-10, 0-5): Kristen Carter 6 0 1-2 13, Kayla Smith 3 0 4-4 10, MacKenzie Cluxon 0 0 0-2 0, Brooke Taylor 2 0 2-2 6, Iliana Corfias 2 0 0-0 4, Rachel Walburn 2 0 0-0 4, Courtney Circle 1 2 0-0 8. Totals: 20-57

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49. 3-point goals: 2-5. Fouls: 15. Fouled out: None. Rebounds: 20 (Smith 7, Taylor 4). Turnover: 24.

FAIRLAND (3-6, 1-4): Megan Auxier 2 3 1-5 14, Shea Berry 1 0 2-8 4, Christin Capper 0 0 2-2 2, Molly Bumgardner 4 0 2-4 10, Erika Smoot 1 0 0-0 2, Destinee Spears 2 1 1-2 8, Beth Schlegel 0 0 0-0 0, Lauren Phillips 1 0 0-0 2, MacKenzie Rucker 1 0 0-0 2, Emily McMaster 2 1 0-0 7. Totals: 19-56

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51. 3-point goals: 5-9. Fouls: 14. Fouled out: None. Rebounds: 37 (Bumgardner 11, Spears 6, Auxier 5, McMaster 5). Assists: 9 (Berry 5). Turnovers: 22.