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South Point returns to action with win

SOUTH POINT — OK, vacation time is over. Back to work.

That’s just what the South Point Pointers did Tuesday as they made quick work of the Coal Grove Hornets with a 56-29 Ohio Valley Conference win.

“We’ve been off for 10 days so it was nice to play again,” Pointers coach Gary Norris said. “We did a nice job offensively and defensively.”

The Pointers took a half-game lead in the OVC over Fairland with a 6-1 record. They are 11-3 overall.

South Point went up 13-4 in the first quarter. Adam Bare was 4 of 6 from the foul line for the Hornets who did not make a field goal in the quarter.

Chase McWhorter scored 15 points in the first half — 9 in the second quarter — as South Point built a 25-10 lead.

Beau Weed scored 7 points in the third quarter to match Coal Grove’s total as the Pointers pulled away to a 39-17 lead.

South Point did not play any starters in the fourth quarter and outscored the Hornets 17-12. Zach Murphy got 6 points for Coal Grove.

McWhorter also had 12 rebounds to go with his 17 points. Weed added 12 points while Zach Stevens had 4 steals and 7 rebounds.

Coal Grove was guilty of 27 turnovers.

“We had a lot of opportunities early but we could take advantage of it. We did a good job on knowing where Brown was, but McWhorter is a nice player and he hurt us,” Hornets coach Mike Waller said.

“South Point was very patient and well-schooled and eventually they found McWhorter open.”

Murphy had 8 points to lead the Hornets (0-16, 0-7). Bare had 7 rebounds and Tyler Branch 4.

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COAL GROVE (0-16, 0-7): Simon Hall 1 0 0-0 2, Zach Murphy 3 0 2-2 8, Chris Dirling 1 1 0-0 5, Alex Johnson 0 0 2-2 2, Zach Sloan 0 0 0-0 0, Wayne Sparks 1 0 0-0 2, Austin Willis 0 0 0-0 0, Jacob Browning 0 00-0 0, Tyler Branch 3 0 0-0 6, Dane Haukedahl 0 0 0-0 0, Adam Bare 0 0 4-6 4. Totals: 10-32

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29. 3-point goals: 1-6. Fouls: 9. Fouled out: None. Rebounds: 17 (Bare 7, Branch 4). Assists: 5 (Dirling 2). Steals 9 (Dirling 5, Murphy 3). Turnovers: 27.

SOUTH POINT (11-3, 6-1): Chris Brown 1 0 1-2 3, Heath Bridges 0 0 0-0 0, Kyle Hughes 0 1 0-0 3, Chase Kratzenberg 0 1 1-2 4, Jordan Fletcher 1 0 0-0 2, Beau Weed 5 0 2-4 12, Drew Lynd 0 0 0-0 0, Zach Woody 0 0 0-0 0, Aaron Craft 1 0 0-0 2, Justin Snyder 1 0 0-0 2, Joey Stevens 3 0 1-1 7, Chase McWhorter 7 0 3-4 17, Corey Taylor 1 0 0-0 2, Jordan Foster 0 0-0 0. Totals: 22

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56. Fouls: 10. Fouled out: None.