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Lady Panthers fall; Mitchell hit milestone as Lady Pointers win

South Point Lady Pointers’ senior Allison Mitchell (5) scores to give her 1,000 career points. Mitchell got the basket during a 43-27 win over Boyd County, Ky., on Saturday at the Ironton Shootout. (The Ironton Tribune / Kent Sanborn of Southern Ohio Sports Photos)

By JIM WALKER

Tribune Sports Editor

 

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — This time the team effort was the downfall of the Chesapeake Lady Panthers.

The Capital Lady Cougars placed three players in double figures and had a solid team effort to beat the Chesapeake Lady Panthers 56-47 Saturday in the second day of the Huntington St. Joe Shootout.

“Overall, our guards handled their pressure pretty well. In the end, their athleticism was the deciding factor,” said Chesapeake coach Chris Ball.

Tanija Spencer scored 14 points, Indian Hairston 11 and Brianna Harris 10 to lead the Lady Cougars.

Amanda Ruffner had 22 points, 9 rebounds, 3 steals and 3 blocked shots to lead the Lady Panthers (12-6). Her inside running mate Jordan Porter scored 17 points while Maggie Smith had 5 assists.

“We had some success inside, but they shot the ball pretty well and they usually don’t shoot it that well. You have to give them credit for hitting their shots,” said Ball.

Capital led 13-12 after the first quarter despite 6 points by Ruffner.

Ruffner scored 6 more points in the second quarter but Capital went atop 25-21 at the half.

The Lady Cougars pulled away to 38-30 lead after three quarters and held off a Chesapeake rally in the fourth quarter as Porter scored 10 points including 8 of 9 at the foul line.

Chesapeake hosts Rock Hill Thursday on Senior Night.

Capital 13 12 13 18 = 56

Chesapeake 12 9 9 17 = 47

CAPITAL (NA): Keykey Dudley 4 0 0-0 8, Tanija Spencer 6 0 2-3 14, India Hairston 5 0 1-2 11, Brianna Harris 3 0 4-4 10, Katie Crowder 1 0 3-4 5, Tiffany Reavis 2 0 0-0 4, Courtney Burkhart 2 0 0-0 4. Totals: 23 0 10-13 56. Fouls: 19. Fouled out: None.

CHESAPEAKE (12-6): Amanda Ruffner 9 0 4-4 22, Jackie Nelson 1 0 2-4 4, Sarah Rice 0 0 0-1 0, Sydnee Hall 2 0 0-0 4, Maggie Smith 0 0 0-0 0, Mackenzie Moore 0 0 0-0 0, Jordan Porter 4 0 9-13 17. Totals: 16 0 15-22 47. Fouls: 14. Fouled out: None.

 

South Point 43,

Boyd County 27

Allison Mitchell has made a career of scoring. That all added up on Saturday.

Mitchell’s layup with 3:40 left in the game gave her 1,000 career points as the South Point Pointers whipped the Boyd County Lady Lions 43-27 in the Ironton Shootout.

Mitchell led South Point with a game-high 19 points including 12 in the second half. Brett Justice added 10 points for the Lady Pointers (12-4).

Taylor Wheeler scored 12 points for Body County (13-8).

South Point’s defense held Boyd County to single-digit scoring in every quarter.

The Lady Pointers were up 10-6 after the first quarter and 21-9 at the half.

South Point was up 32-18 after three quarter and outscored the Lady Lions 11-9 in the fourth quarter.

Boyd County 6 3 9 9 = 27

South Point 10 11 11 11 = 43

BOYD COUNTY (13-8): Taylor Wheeler 12, Emily Stewart 5, Hunter Reeves 3, Logan Fraley 3, Caitlin Coburn 2, Kaitlin Brown 2.

SOUTH POINT (12-4): Allison Mitchell 19, Erin Dillow 7, Eryn Khounlavong 1, Brett Justice 10, Aundrea Bradburn 6.