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SP girls get victory over Flyers, 60-53

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

SOUTH POINT — The South Point Lady Pointers seemed to have all the answers.

Whenever St. Joseph got close, the Lady Pointers would answer with a clutch basket as they beat the Female Flyers 60-53 Thursday.

“We did a good job defensively most of the game. They hit a lot of 3s, but we were able to hit the shots when we needed,” said Lady Pointers’ coach Dave Adams.

Brett Justice scored 18 points — 13 in the first half — to lead the Lady Pointers (9-1). Brooklyn Badgett scored 12 points and Haley Rawlins added 9 in the win.

Amber Neal hit six 3-pointers and scored a game-high 21 points to lead the Female Flyers (9-2). Hannah Miller had 15 points and Bri Bridges added 10 points.

“We just couldn’t score near the basket. We just missed a lot of shots around the rim and South Point was able to finish,” said St. Joseph coach Nick Miller.

“But South Point is a pretty solid team. The Justice girl moves pretty well.”

Justice scored 8 points with Abbey Winkler, Justice and Rawlins all hitting 3-pointers to help South Point take a 14-10 first quarter lead.

Haley Bartram and Neal had triples for the Female Flyers in the quarter.

Justice and Brianna Bacon combined for 9 points in the second quarter as the Lady Pointers extended the lead to 27-21 at the half. Bridges and Neal accounted for 7 of St. Joseph’s 11 points.

Aundrea Bradburn and Badgett had 6 points each in the third quarter and South Point lead 44-38. Neal hit three 3-pointers and Miller added a pair of trifectas as each team scored 17 points in the quarter.

Miller — who had 15 of her points in the second half — scored 7 points in the fourth quarter, but Badgett scored 6 including a pair of clutch free throws to help seal the win.

St. Joseph 10 11 17 15 = 53

South Point 14 13 17 16 = 60

ST. JOSEPH (9-2): Katie Roach 0 0 0-0 0, Amber Neal 0 6 3-5 21, Hannah Miller 2 3 2-2 15, Bri Bridges 3 0 4-4 10, Haley Bartram 0 1 0-0 3, Molly Miller 0 0 0-2 0, Lynsey Booker 1 0 2-2 4. Totals: 6 10 11-15 53. Fouls: 13. Fouled out: None.

SOUTH POINT (9-1): Haley Rawlins 2 1 2-2 9, Bonnie Hileman 1 0 0-0 2, Brooklyn Badgett 5 0 2-2 12, Brett Justice 6 1 3-8 18, Brianna Bacon 2 0 0-0 4, Abbey Winkler 2 1 0-0 7, Aundrea Bradburn 4 0 0-0 8, Lakin Adams 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 22 3 7-12 60. Fouls: 13. Fouled out: None.