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Lady Raiders post 41-26 OVC victory over Lady Panthers

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

BIDWELL — The tune-up had a few sour notes.

Chesapeake coach Chris Ball took advantage of an Ohio Valley Conference makeup game to play his roster in a 41-26 loss to the River Valley Lady Raiders Thursday.

The Lady Panthers (11-13, 4-6) are coming off a stunning 54-47 upset of No. 2-ranked Oak Hill and are preparing for Monday’s district semifinal game against Wellston at Waverly’s downtown arena.

Kaylee Curry and Sydnee Hallscored 10 points each for the Lady Panthers.

Chelsea Copley score 19 points and Shelby Brown 12 for the Lady Raiders (9-12, 4-6) in its final OVC game. River Valley joins the Tri-Valley Conference next fall.

Hall and Curry combined for nine points as Chesapeake took a 9-8 first quarter lead.

River Valley rallied to go ahead 17-15 at the half. Copley scored five points as the lead went to 27-19 after three quarters.

Curry hit a 3-pointer as all 12 Lady Panthers played in the fourth quarter.

Chesapeake 9 6 4 7 = 26

River Valley 8 9 10 14 = 41

CHESAPEAKE (11-13, 4-6): Baylee Mills 0 0 0-0 0, Laura Rice 0 0 0-0 0, Kelsey Huff 1 0 0-0 2, Kaylee Curry 3 1 1-1 10, Taylor Martin 0 0 0-0 0, Jozy Jones 0 0 0-2 0, Sydnee Hall 3 1 1-2 10, Morgan McClanahan 1 0 0-0 2, Aerial Humphreys 0 0 0-0 0, Atiya Spaulding 1 0 0-4 2, Peyton Walsh 0 0 0-0 0, Denise Crawford 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 9 2 2-9 26. Fouls: 15. Fouled out: None.

RIVER VALLEY (9-12, 4-6): Courtney Smith 0 0 0-4 0, Rachael Smith 3 0 0-3 6, Chelsea Copley 3 3 2-4 19, Shelby Brown 4 0 4-7 12, Bailey Adkins 1 0 0-0 2, Leia Moore 2 0 0-0 4. Totals: 13 3 6-18 41. Fouls: 10. Fouled out: None.