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Lady Pointers run past Fairland

Fairland Lady Dragons’ Chandler Fulks (12) drives to the basket as South Point’s Erin Dillow (10) defends. The Lady Pointers beat Fairland 71-49 in an Ohio Valley Conference game on Thursday. (The Ironton Tribune / Kent Sanborn of Southern Ohio Sports Photos)

By JIM WALKER

Tribune Sports Editor

PROCTORVILLE — With the South Point Lady Pointers it’s just a matter of time.

Fairland stayed close for a half, but the Lady Pointers went on a series of runs and pulled away in the second half to a 71-49 Ohio Valley Conference win Thursday over the Lady Dragons.

“South Point is a team of runs. We played it close and then they would go on a run,” said Fairland coach Jon Buchanan. “We played pretty well, but they’re just a good team.”

Kayla Fletcher and Jalynn Bradburn scored 22 points each as the Lady Pointers remained unbeaten in five games including 1-0 in the OVC.

Allison Mitchell added 16 points for the Lady Pointers who shot 46 percent for the game. Kimmie Bennett grabbed 11 rebounds and Bradburn pulled down seven.

Chandler Fulks scored 15 points and Katie Fuller had 12 for the Lady Dragons (1-3, 0-1).

Bradburn had seven points in the first quarter as South Point went up 19-13. Fulks hit a 3-pointer and scored five points to keep Fairland close.

The Lady Dragons shot just 20 percent from the field in the second quarter and fell behind 32-21 at the break.

Bradburn came back to score 11 points in the third quarter as South Point hit 12 of 16 field goal attempts and broke the game open by taking a 58-32 lead.

“We had a bad third quarter and they shot 75 percent. That’s hard to overcome, especially against a team as good as South Point,” said Buchanan.

South Point 19 13 26 13 = 71

Fairland 13 8 11 17 = 49

SOUTH POINT (5-0, 1-0): Allison Mitchell 5-10 6-10 16, Erin Dillow 3-5 0-1 0-0 6, Eryn Khounlavong 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Brianna Whaley 0-1 0-0 0-0 0, Angelica Stewart 0-1 0-1 0-0 0, Brooke Lucas 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Kayla Fletcher 8-13 0-4 6-6 22, Kimmie Bennett 2-9 0-0 1-2 5, Kadesha Fox 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Jalynn Bradburn 7-13 2-3 2-2 22. Totals: 28-61 15-20 71. Fouls: 16. Fouled out: None. 3-point goals: 3-9. Rebounds: 29 (Bennett 11, Bradburn 7). Turnovers: 16.

FAIRLAND (1-3, 0-1): Alexis Wright 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Katie Fuller 2-8 1-1 5-8 12, Kayla Swiger 1-2 0-1 0-2 2, Briana Dickess 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Chandler Fulks 4-10 1-10 4-6 15, Lauren Poe 2-4 0-0 0-0 4, Taylor Phillips 0-0 0-0 0-1 0, Tori Garrett 0-3 0-0 0-0 0, Alyssa Hessell 1-3 0-0 0-0 2, Haley Woodall 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Samanatha Lamb 1-3 1-1 1-2 6, Kerie Napier 4-4 0-0 0-0 8. Totals: 18-50 10-19 49. Fouls: 22. Fouled out: None. Rebounds: 26 (Lamb 5, Swiger 5). Turnovers: 23.