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Panthers shut down Pointers

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

CHESAPEAKE — A run at the end of the first half proved to be the end for the South Point Pointers.

Chesapeake held a slim lead in the second quarter, but the Panthers went on an 8-0 run to close the half that continued into the third quarter as they beat the Pointers 54-31 on Friday in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

Chesapeake (2-0, 1-0) led 9-8 at the end of the first quarter and 17-15 when they scored eight unanswered points to lead 25-15 at the half.

The Panthers’ defense dominated in the third quarter and Aaron Thompson scored 5 points as Chesapeake outscored the Pointers 14-3 and extended the lead 39-18.

Gage Rhoades led the Panthers with 18 points including 11 in the first half. Brad Meadows added 11 points.

Ryan Gibson scored 15 points to lead South Point (1-3, 1-1).

“We had the tempo of the game the way we wanted until they made that run and we don’t have the fire-power,” said Pointers’ coach Travis Wise.

On Tuesday, Chesapeake is at Rock Hill and South Point travels to Portsmouth in conference games.

South Point 8 7 3 13 = 31

Chesapeake 9 16 14 15 = 54

SOUTH POINT (1-3, 1-1): Tanner Hall 1 0 0-0 2, Chris Woodard 0 1 0-0 3, Stephon Wagoner 1 0 1-2 3, Xavier Metzel 0 0 2-2 2, Brady Rickard 0 0 0-0 0, Elijah Adams 0 0 0-0 0, Alex Whitt 0 1 0-0 3, Ryan Gibson 2 3 2-4 15, Cody Runyon 1 1 0-0 5. Totals: 5 6 3-6 31. Fouls: 14. Fouled out: None.

CHESAPEAKE (2-0, 1-0): Austin Hutchinson 0 0 1-2 1, Jake Stevens 0 1 1-2 4, Austin Carpenter 2 0 0-0 4, Kolton Webb 0 3 0-0 9, Gage Rhoades 5 2 2-3 18, Brad Meadows 3 0 5-6 11, Wes Stephens 1 0 0-0 2, Aaron Thompson 2 0 1-2 5. Totals: 13 6 10-15 54. Fouls: 13. Fouled out: None.