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Ashland tops Lady Hornets, 53-38

ASHLAND, Ky. — It came down to execution.

The Ashland Kittens used a well-executed offense to beat the Coal Grove Lady Hornets 53-38 Saturday in a non-league.

“They did a good job running their offense,” Lady Hornets coach Nick Miller said. “They did a good job of pressuring our shooters.”

Chelsea Markins led Coal Grove (12-4) with 16 points while Samantha Hall scored 14.

Ashland led just 7-6 at the end of the first quarter as Markins had 4 of Coal Grove’s 6 points.

Coal Grove went cold in the second quarter as Ashland outscored the Lady Hornets 20-9 to take a 27-15 halftime cushion.

Hall had 8 of Coal Grove’s 9 third quarter points and the Kittens were now in front 43-24.

Markins got 9 of Coal Grove’s 14 points in the fourth quarter as the Lady Hornets managed to outscored Ashland 14-10.

“I give our girls credit. They didn’t quit,” Miller said.

Coal Grove visits River Valley Thursday in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

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COAL GROVE (12-4): Tiffany Wallace 0 0 0-0 0, Abby Nance 0 0 0-0 0, Samantha Zornes 0 0 0-0 0, Brittany Harrison 0 0 0-0 0, Danielle Carpenter 2 0 2-4 6, Jordyn Cox 0 0 2-3 2, Chelsea Markins 4 1 5-8 16, Samantha Hall 7 0 0-0 14. Totals: 13

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9-15

38. Fouls: 17. Fouled out: Harrison.

ASHLAND (xx): J. Smith 0 0 0-0 0, Alli Wilcox 1 3 3-4 14, K. Stringer 7 0 1-12 15, C. Deitrich 0 0 3-6 3, N. Farrow 0 0 0-0 0, K. Strait 3 3 0-0 15, K. Conner 2 0 0-0 4, L. Ward 1 0 0-0 2, E. Ackerson 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 14

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7-12

53. Fouls: 13. Fouled out: None.