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Johnson, Barnes key Pointers’ win

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

SANDY HOOK, Ky. — It took a one-two scoring punch to knock out Elliott County.

Johnny Johnson scored a career high 27 points and Brandon Barnes scored 19 points as the South Point Pointers pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Elliott County Lions 63-51 Friday.

“We got in some foul trouble and we were forced to play some zone, but we found a way to win it,” said Pointers’ coach Chris Barnes.

“Johnson had a really good game and we had a good defensive game as a team. Johnson and Brandon (Barnes) hit some big shots for us.”

The game was tied 13-13 at the end of the first quarter as Johnson scored 8 points.

Johnson had 10 points and Barnes 8 as the Pointers (3-4) built a 33-21 halftime lead.

The Lions (9-5) rallied to take a lead in the third quarter before the Pointers managed to lead 43-40 heading into the fourth quarter.

Barnes scored 7 points in the fourth quarter and the Pointers were 9-of-16 from the foul line as the Lions were forced to foul.

South Point was 16-of-27 from the foul line for the game while Elliott County was 10-of-29.

South Point visits Coal Grove Tuesday in a pivotal Ohio Valley Conference game.

South Point 13 20 10 20 = 63

Elliott County 13 8 19 11 = 51

SOUTH POINT (3-4): John Johnson 7 2 7-11 27, Stephen Wagoner 1 0 1-2 3, A.J. Nease 0 0 0-0 0, Audric Harlow 1 0 0-1 2, Brandon Barnes 6 1 4-5 19, Marquise Foley 2 0 0-0 4, Eli Ketron 1 0 4-8 6, Brady Rickard 1 0 0-0 2, Brandon Boggs 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 19 3 16-27 63. Fouls: 25. Fouled out: None.

ELLIOTT COUNTY (9-5): Logan Nickell 5 1 3-10 16, Chase Porter 1 0 0-1 2, Sloas 0 0 0-2 0, Isaiah Griffith 1 0 0-2 2, Landon Griffith 2 1 3-5 10, Reece Griffith 0 1 0-0 3, Kobi Whitley 0 0 0-0 0, Hunter Holbrook 3 0 0-3 6, Collin Howell 4 0 4-6 12. Totals: 16 3 10-29 51. Fouls: 19. Fouled out: None.