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Whitehall downs SP

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

That’s what you call running into a buzzsaw.

The Columbus Whitehall Rams jumped out to a big lead and never looked back as they beat the South Point Pointers 85-34 on Monday in the annual Ironton Classic.

Whitehall forced 28 turnovers en route to the win and had four players on double figures.

Atoine Blackshear and Antoine Vaughn scored 14 points each, C.J. Prater 13 and Al Harris added 10.

Ryan Gibson led the Pointers with 11 points.

Whitehall raced to a 21-9 first-quarter lead but the Pointers stayed close at the half, 37-22.

The Rams then blitzed the Pointers 28-3 in the third quarter and coasted to the win.

Whitehall 21 16 28 20 = 85

South Point 9 13 3 9 = 34

COLUMBUS WHITEHALL: Malon Williams 2 0 1-2 5, Antoine Vaughn 6 0 2-2 14, Eric Jefferson 1 1 0-0 5, C.J. Prater 5 1 0-0 13, Antoine Blackshear 7 0 0-0 14, Tristen Richie 1 1 0-0 5, Earl Redman 3 1 0-0 9, Derrion Sanders 0 0 0-0 0, Jacoby Meyers 0 0 0-0 0, Al Harris 4 0 2-2 10, James Moore 4 0 0-0 8, Dassan Jefferson 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 33 4 3-6 85. Rebounds: 14-O, 12-D = 26 (Blackshear 5, Moore 5). Assists: 8. Steals: 24. Turnovers: 9. Fouls: 10. Fouled out: None.

SOUTH POINT (1-5): Elijah Williams 0 0 0-0 0, Ryan Gibson 4 0 3-5 11, Chris Woodard 2 0 0-0 4, Brady Rickard 2 0 2-4 6, Ale Whitt 0 0 0-0 0, Drew Adams 1 0 0-0 2, Cody Runyon 3 0 0-0 6, Stephon Wagonr 1 0 0-0 2, Xavier Metsel 0 0 2-2 2, Douglas Shaffer 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 13 0 8-11 34. Rebounds: 10 (Woodard 3). Assists: 6 (Wagoner 3). Steals: 6 (Gibson 2). Turnovers: 28. Fouls: 13. Fouled out: None.