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Lady Pointers roll to 4th straight; Lady Panthers, Lady Vikings win

SOUTH POINT — It was easy. The scary part is it could have been easier.

South Point took a commanding 39-6 at the half and never looked back as the Lady Pointers rolled past the Fairland Lady Dragons 79-40 Thursday in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

“We played well, but we missed a lot of easy shots around the basket. We need to stay focused,” said Lady Pointers’ coach Dave Adams.

Kayla Fletcher and Jalynn Bradburn combined for 50 points as South Point improved to 4-0 overall and 1-0 in the OVC. Tinesha Taylor added 13 points and Ashley Goodall 12.

Kennon Clarkson scored 15 and Kayl Swiger 11 for Fairland (0-4, 0-1).

Fletcher and Bradburn combined for 11 points as South Point took a 13-3 first quarter lead.

Fletcher scored 10 while Bradburn and Taylor got 6 each in the second quarter as the lead ballooned to 39-6.

The lead grew to 63-16 at the end of the third quarter. Fletcher and Bradburn had 9 each while Goodall had 5. All three players had a 3-pointer in their totals.

On Monday, Fairland entertains Gallipolis and South Points hosts Boyd County on Monday. Anyone wearing blue and gold apparel will be admitted free at South Point.

Fairland 3 3 10 24 = 40

South Point 13 26 24 16 = 79

FAIRLAND (0-3, 0-1): Stormie Spitzer 0 0 0-0 0, Katie Fuller 0 0 1-2 1, Kayla Swiger 1 2 3-4 11, Megan Brooks 0 0 1-2 1, Kennon Clarkson 5 1 2-4 15, Sashe Burcham 1 0 0-0 2, Samantha Lamb 1 0 2-2 4, Keri Napier 2 0 2-6 6, Jamie Phillips. Totals: 8 5 11-19 40. Fouls: 19. Fouled out: Phillips, Clarkson.

SOUTH POINT (4-0, 1-0): Allison Mitchell 2 0 0-0 4, Kayla Fletcher 8 1 7-9 26, Ashley Goodall 3 2 0-0 12, Kadesha Fox 0 0 0-2 0, Jalynn Bradburn 9 1 3-3 24, Tinesha Taylor 6 0 1-2 13, Alex Ross-Aaron 0 0 0-4 0, Erin Dillow 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 28 4 11-20 79. Fouls: 18. Fouled out: Mitchell.

Chesapeake 60,

Coal Grove 48

CHESAPEAKE — It was a tale of two halves.

Coal Grove controlled the first half, but the Chesapeake Lady Panthers asserted themselves in the second half as they beat the Lady Hornets 60-48 Thursday in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

Coal Grove had an 8-point halftime lead before the Lady Panthers used a big fourth quarter to get the win.

“In the first half we were sluggish and Coal Grove played well,” said Chesapeake coach Chris Ball.

“We played more as a team in the second half and the result was a 20-point turnaround.”

Coal Grove — coming off a 31-28 win over Wellston — turned in its best performance of the season.

“They have a good group of kids back. It was a game I felt like we got better. We got a solid game from Chelsea Delong and Ashley Adkins had a nice floor game. Kim Hanshaw is only 5-7 and she was down there inside battling,” said Coal Grove coach Nick Miller.

Kimmie Bennett had 9 points in the first quarter as Chesapeake took a 13-12 lead. But Chelsea Delong hit three 3-pointers in the second quarter as Coal Grove took a 29-21 halftime lead.

The Lady Hornets didn’t score until the final two minutes of the third quarter and held onto a 36-35 lead.

But Amanda Ruffner — in her first game back from an injury — scored all 11 points in the fourth quarter as Chesapeake outscored Coal Grove 25-12.

“Their experience took over. Once we got behind, we kind of panicked. We had to foul at the end and they made some shots,” said Miller.

“The girls turned their defense up in the fourth quarter,” said Ball.

Sarah Mayo and Bennett had 11 points each to lead Chesapeake (3-1, 1-0).

Delong finished with 16 points, Kelli McMackin 11 and Adkins 10 for Coal Grove (1-3, 0-1).

Coal Grove 12 17 7 12 = 48

Chesapeake 13 8 14 25 = 60

COAL GROVE (1-3, 0-1): Alisha McClellan 0 0 0-0 0, Ashley Adkins 2 1 3-4 10, Kelli McMackin 2 2 1-2 11, Taylor Fleming 0 0 0-0 0, Ashley Goad 0 0 0-0 0, Amanda Collins 0 0 0-4 0, Chelsea Delong 1 4 2-2 16, Kim Hanshaw 3 0 2-2 8, Darrien Hankins 1 0 1-5 3. Totals: 9 7 9-19 48. Fouls: 17. Fouled out: Adkins.

CHESAPEAKE (2-1, 1-0): Kristen Webb 0 0 2-2 2, Sarah Mayo 5 1 5-8 18, Amanda Ruffner 4 0 3-3 11, Sarah Rice 0 0 0-0 0, Courtney Heffner 0 0 0-0 0, Allison Chapman 2 0 4-4 8, Maggie Smith 1 0 1-2 3, Kimmie Bennett 7 1 1-1 18, Ashley Jenkins 0 0 0-0 0. Total: 19 2 16-20 60. Fouls: 17. Fouled out: None.

Symmes Valley 46,

Green 40

FRANKLIN FURNACE — When the offense isn’t working, try the defense.

Symmes Valley shot just 33 percent from the field, but the Lady Vikings turned 19 steals into points as they beat the Green Lady Bobcats 46-40 Thursday in a Southern Ohio Conference game.

“We played pretty well on both ends of the floor tonight,” said Lady Vikings’ coach Lisa Bryant. “Our press caused a few turnovers that tuned into points for us on the other end.”

Brooke Skinner had a big all-around game with 19 points, 7 rebounds and 5 steals to lead the Lady Vikings (3-2, 3-1). Jessie Morris added 7 points and 5 steals and Kayla Hayes grabbed 6 rebounds.

Adrianne Blankenship scored 13 points and Lauren Jones and Gidget Timberman 12 each to pace Green (2-2, 2-2).

Skinner scored 6 points in the first quarter as Symmes Valley took a 14-7 lead.

Green got within 22-17 at the half and Blankenship scored 6 points in the third quarter to cut the deficit to 29-28.

But Skinner had 7 points and Hayes 6 as the Lady Vikings outscored Green 17-12 in the fourth quarter. Jones had half her points in the quarter for Green.

“I think we were more patient on the offensive end tonight,” said Bryant.

“We are still getting out of position on defense and we are still not boxing out and rebounding like we should.”

On Monday, Symmes Valley plays at Beaver Eastern in a 6 p.m. game. Green hosts Portsmouth Notre Dame.

Symmes Valley 14 8 7 17 = 46

Green 7 10 11 12 = 40

SYMMES VALLEY (3-2, 3-1): Nikki Nance 0 0 0-1 0, Brooke Skinner 8 0 3-8 19, Chelsea Wall 2 0 2-4 6, Jessie Morris 3 0 1-4 7, Kayla Hayes 4 0 1-6 9, Erica Corn 1 0 0-0 2, Ada Humphrey 1 0 1-2 3, Caitie Bloomfield 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 19-57 (0) 8-25 46. Fouls: 18. Fouled out: None. Rebounds: 31 (Skinner 7, Hayes 6, Morris 4, Humphrey 4). Steals: 19 (Skinner 5, Morris 5). Assists: 7 (Morris 3). Turnovers: 19.

GREEN (2-1, 2-1): Ali Suttles 0 0 0-1 0, Gidget Timberman 2 2 2-2 12, Hannah Collett 0 0 1-2 1, Jenna Crawford 0 0 0-0 0, Dinah McCloud 0 0 0-2 0, Brianna Johnson 1 0 0-1 2, Lauren Jones 4 0 4-10 12, Carlee Pollard 0 0 0-0 0, Adrianne Blankenship 2 1 6-9 13. Totals: 9 3 13-27 40. Fouls: 18. Fouled out: Jones, Pollard).