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Lady Panthers bounce back with win

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

CHESAPEAKE — Thanks to some rebounding, the Chesapeake Lady Panthers rebounded.

Kaylee Curry had 23 points and 13 rebounds while Sydnee Hall added 15 points and 6 rebounds as Chesapeake bounced back from a loss on Monday to beat the Portsmouth Lady Trojans 65-37 Thursday in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

“Tonight it came down to bouncing back from a tough loss. We tried to make things right and I think we did that for the most parts,” said Chesapeake coach Chris Ball.

“It’s good to get a win after a tough road loss.”

Hall also had 5 steals and Curry had 3 thefts. Brooke Webb also had 3 steals and turned in a good defensive effort as Portsmouth’s Peighton Williams.

“We did a good job of containing Williams who is one of the better players in the area. Webb played well against Williams. She gave us a boost off the bench,” said Ball.

Williams finished with 11 points to lead the Lady Trojans (0-6, 0-4).

Chesapeake (3-1, 2-1) fell behind 11-8 in the first quarter as Jada Jenkins scored 5 points for Portsmouth.

But Curry knocked down 11 points in the second quarter as the Lady Panthers rallied to take a 26-23 halftime lead.

Sharia Kerns got 5 points in the third quarter to offset 6 by Curry as Portsmouth cut the lead to 36-34.

But Hall had 5 points in the fourth quarter and the defense held the Lady Trojans to just 3 points.

Portsmouth 11 12 11 3 = 37

Chesapeake 8 18 10 19 = 65

PORTSMOUTH (0-6, 0-4): Sharia Kerns 1 2 0-1 8, Jada Jenkins 2 1 2-2 9, Peighton Williams 2 1 4-6 11, Mya Williams 0 0 0-0 0, Semajah Parker 2 0 5-7 9. Totals: 7 4 11-16 37. Fouls: 18. Fouled out: None.

CHESAPEAKE (3-1, 2-1): Kelsey Curry 2 1 1-2 8, Atiya Spaulding 1 0 0-0 2, Baylee Mills 2 0 2-2 6, Kelsey Huff 0 0 0-0 0, Kaylee Curry 8 0 7-10 23, Brooke Webb 0 0 0-0 0, Jozy Jones 0 0 0-0 0, Sydnee Hall 6 0 3-3 15, Natalie Hall 0 0 1-2 1. Totals: 19 1 14-19 55. Fouls: 13 Fouled out: None.