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Fairland girls win 4th straight

CROWN CITY — There’s nothing that does more for a team than winning.

The win was the fourth straight for the Lady Dragons, now 7-12 on the season. Coach Jon Buchanan said the win streak has been a sign of the team’s improvement and maturity.

“We’re showing more growth as a team. We’re more comfortable in an end-of-the game situation,” Buchanan said.

“Early in the season we wouldn’t have won this game. Three of our last four games have been close games and we’ve been able to make the plays and win.”

Megan Brooks made some big plays for Fairland as she scored 18 points including 6-of-10 from the foul line. She also had 7 assists.

Jaimie Phillips added 16 points, 11 rebounds and 4 steals while Keri Napier grabbed 10 rebounds.

Hailee Swain scored 17 points to lead three Lady Rebels in double figures. Jasmine Waugh scored 13 and Chandra Canaday 12.

Fairland took a 14-10 lead at the end of the first quarter as Brooks hit a pair of 3-pointers and scored 10 points.

Phillips scored 6 of Fairland’s 7 points in the second quarter and it was 21-17 at the half.

Fairland outscored South Gallia 18-17 in the third quarter as Phillips got 6 more points. Canaday and Swain had 6 points each for the Lady Rebels.

Kennon Clarkson got 6 of her 7 points in the fourth quarter as the Lady Dragons began to pull away. Waugh and Swain combined for 13 points in the quarter.

Fairland will host Wellston Thursday in the regular season finale.

Fairland 14 7 18 19 = 58

South Gallia 10 7 17 14 = 48

FAIRLAND (7-12): Stormi Spitzer 0-3 0-0 0-0 0, Katie Fuller 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Kayla Swiger 2-7 0-2 2-2 6, Jaimie Phillips 8-11 0-0 0-0 16, Megan Brooks 3-3 2-3 6-10 18, Kennon Clarkson 2-6 0-3 3-8 7, Mariah Chaffin 2-6 0-0 0-0 4, Samantha Lamb 1-3 0-0 1-2 3, Keri Napier 2-2 0-0 0-2 4. Totals: 22-50 12-24 58. 3-point goals: 2-9. Fouls: 23. Fouled out: Phillips. Rebounds: 35 (Phillips 11, Napier 10). Assists: 18 (Brooks 7). Steals: 18 (Phillips 4). Turnovers: 20.

SOUTH GALLIA (NA): Taylor Duncan 0-9 0-0 2-2 2, Morgan Gilliland 1-6 0-0 1-3 3, Crystal Adkins 0-0 0-0 1-2 1, Chandra Canaday 5-15 0-0 2-4 12, Jasmine Waugh 3-12 1-4 4-7 13, Hailee Swain 5-10 0-0 7-10 17. Totals: 15-56 17-28 48. 3-point goals: 1-4. Fouls: 21. Fouled out: Canaday. Rebounds: 35 (Swain 10, Gilliland 8). Assists: 8 (Duncan 5). Steals: 9 (Swain 3). Turnovers: 28.