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Pointers down Panthers, take OVC lead

SOUTH POINT — This is one time the South Point Pointers don’t mind being alone.

South Point took over sole possession of first place in the Ohio Valley Conference with 75-61 win over the Chesapeake Panthers Tuesday.

The Pointers remained unbeaten at 10-0 and 4-0 in the league. Chesapeake falls to 8-2 and 3-1 in the conference.

“It was a good win, but we still have a lot of work to do,” said Pointers coach Gary Norris.

Todd Mayo led the Pointers key win with his second straight big game. Mayo scored 33 points to go with eight rebounds and four assists.

Beau Weed had 16 points and seven rebounds. Corey Taylor grabbed eight rebounds and Zach Woody had seven rebounds and four assists.

Tyler Shoemaker socred 24 points for Cheaspeake. Nathan Copley hit three 3-pointers for nine points.

South Point took a 17-11 lead after the first quarter. Mayo scored 11 points in the second quarter but a half-court basket at the buzzer by Tyler Shoemaker got the Panthers within 32-29 at the half.

Mayo continued his hot hand as he scored 14 points in the third quarter to leave the Pointers clinging to a 53-51 lead. Shoemaker scored 11 points to keep the Panthers close.

The Pointers used clutch foul shooting in the fourth quarter to pull away as they converted 7-of-11 at the line. Chase Kratzenberg was 4-of-5 and Beau Weed 2-of-3 at the stripe.

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CHESAPEAKE (8-2, 3-1): Aaron Ross 2 1 0-0 7, Nathan Copley 0 3 0-0 9, Kyle Rase 3 0 2-2 8, Tyler Shoemaker 8 1 5-6 24, Kyle Webb 1 1 2-3 7, Trent Saunders 3 0 0-2 6. Totals: 17 6 9-13 61. 3-point goals: 6. Fouls: 20. Fouled out: Ross, Webb.

SOUTH POINT (10-0, 4-0): Chase Kratzenberg 0 1 4-5 7, Kyle Hughes 2 0 0-0 4, Beau Weed 6 0 4-6 16, Todd Mayo 12 x 6-6 33, Zach Woody 1 2 0-0 8, Drew Lynd 1 0 1-3 3, Corey Taylor 2 0 0-0 4. Totals: 28-50 15-20 75. 3-point goals: 4-9. Fouls: 12. Fouled out: None. Rebounds: 34 (Mayo 8, Taylor 8, Woody 7, Weed 7). Assists: 15 (Mayo 4, Woody 4). Steals: 4 (Weed 2, Taylor 2). Turnovers: 14.