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Knipp, Redwomen top Sciotoville East, 52-41

Rock Hill Redwomen’s Brook Knipp drives to the basket against a Sciotoville East defender. Knipp had a career-high 19 points in a 52-41 win on Saturday. (The Ironton Tribune / Kent Sanborn of Southern Ohio Sports Photos)

By JIM WALKER

Tribune Sports Editor

 

PEDRO — The Rock Hill Redwomen needed a shot of confidence, so Brook Knipp played the role of doctor.

Knipp scored a career-high 19 points as the Redwomen beat the Sciotoville East Lady Tartans 52-41 on Saturday.

“We needed to get back on the winning track. It gives a little confidence,” said Rock Hill coach Alvin Carpenter.

“Brook is a good shooter and her shots finally started going in for her. We can use her offense.”

Knipp also had 5 assists and 6 steals for the Redwomen (6-5) who snapped a three-game losing streak.

Katie Johnson had 14 points in the win while Chelsea Harper added 8 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals. Tommi Butler had 8 rebounds.

Emily Howard scored 16 points to lead East.

Johnson scored 10 of her points in the first quarter as Rock Hill took an 18-14 lead.

Knipp got 7 points in the second quarter as the lead went to 30-23 at the half.

The Redwomen were up 41-33 after three quarters as Knipp scored 6 more points.

Rock Hill stretched the lead to as many as 15 in the fourth quarter and coasted to the win.

The Redwomen host Chesapeake on Monday.

Sciotoville 14 9 10 8 = 41

Rock Hill 18 12 11 11 = 52

SCIOTOVILLE EAST (NA): Tiffany Craft 4 0 0-3 8, Jessie Monroe 0 0 1-3 1, Emily Howard 2 2 6-9 16, Brooke Newell 0 0 1-2 1, Torri Kelley 3 0 0-0 6, Haley Fisher 2 0 5-6 9, Ariel Loop 0 0 0-0 0, Brooklyn Meadows 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 11 2 13-23 41. Fouls: 16. Fouled out: None.

ROCK HILL (6-5): Chelsea Harper 1 2 0-1 8, Kelsey Blagg 2 0 0-2 4, Brook Knipp 8 0 3-4 19, Katie Johnson 5 0 4-4 14, Tommi Butler 2 0 3-6 7, Brooke Hanshaw 0 0 0-0 0, Sara Travis 0 0 0-0 0, Madison Damron 0 0 0-0 0, Lindy Simpson 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 20-59 10-17 52. Fouls: 20. Fouled out: Johnson. 3-point goals: 2-10. Rebounds: 28 (Harper 11, Butler 8). Assists: 14 (Knipp 5, Harper 4). Steals: 18 (Knipp 6, Harper 5). Turnovers: 14.