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Redwomen give Damron 1st win

Rock Hill Redwomen senior Katie Johnson scores two of her 16 points in Saturday’s 42-37 win over the Green Lady Bobcats. (Kent Sanborn of Southern Ohio Sports Photos.com)

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

PEDRO — The shots wouldn’t go down, but the Rock Hill Redwomen weren’t about to let it get them down.

The Redwomen struggled with their shooting, but they scored enough points to beat the Green Lady Bobcats 42-37 on Saturday and give Greg Damron his first career coaching win.

“We got all the shots we wanted and created turnovers, but we couldn’t get anything to fall,” said Damron. “I think we missed 15 shots in the paint in the third quarter alone.”

Katie Johnson has 16 points and six rebounds to lead the Redwomen (1-1). Brook Knipp had 12 points and six rebounds, Tommi Butler pulled down 12 rebounds and Brooklyn Massie added six rebounds.

Guilla Elli scored 26 points to lead Green (0-4).

The game was tied 7-7 at the end of the first quarter. Johnson caught fire and scored 9 points in the second quarter as Rock Hill opened up a 24-14 halftime lead.

The Redwomen were up 30-20 after three quarters, but Elli got hot and scored 12 points in the fourth quarter.

However, Rock Hill was able to stop the comeback bid and held on for the win.

The Redwomen visit South Point on Thurday.

Green 7 7 6 17 = 37

Rock Hill 7 17 6 12 = 42

GREEN (0-4): Madison Applegate 4 9 104 9, Bobbie Applegate 0 0 0-2 0, Guilla Elli 6 3 5-8 26, Erin Imes 1 0 0-1 2, Hannah Cline 0 0 0-3 0, Ciera Davis 0 0 0-0 0, Abbey Cline 0 0 0-0 0, Jessica Patrick 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 11 3 6-18 37. Fouls: 21. Fouled out: None.

ROCK HILL (1-1): Katie Johnson 7 0 2-3 16, Brook Knipp 3 0 6-7 12, Tommi Butler 0 0 4-8 4, Madison Damron 2 0 0-0 4, Sarah Travis 1 0 1-3 3, Kelsey Blagg 0 0 0-0 0, Kaci Russell 0 0 3-4 3, Brooklyn Massie 0 0 0-2 0, Ashton Neal 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 13 0 16-27 42. Fouls: 13. Fouled out: None.