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Gallia nips Redmen

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

PEDRO — Can opener, please.

The Rock Hill Redmen must have thought there was a lid on the basket as they lost 49-46 to the Gallipolis Blue Devils on Tuesday.

“We fought and played defense okay, we just couldn’t put it in the hole,” said Rock Hill coach Dave Hopper.

“We missed shots we’re supposed to make. We missed so many layups I can’t count them.”

Austin Collins had 13 points and 10 rebounds while Austin Barcus scored 12 points to pace the Redmen (2-5). Tanner Martin grabbed 9 rebounds in his first start.

Wes Jarrell scored 13 points and Michael Putney 12 to lead the Blue Devils (2-8).

Collins had 4 points as Rock Hill took a 10-7 first quarter lead.

Barcus scored 6 points and Nathan Turvey had all 5 of his points as Rock Hill extended its lead to 24-18 at the half.

But Putney and Jarrell scored 6 points each in the third quarter as Gallipolis rallied to tie the game at 32.

Barcus and Collins combined for 10 points in the fourth quarter, but missed the front end of three one-and-one free throw situations and Kole Carter scored 7 points and Devin Henry 5 points as the Blue Devils held on for the win.

Gallipolis was 9 of 12 from the line in the fourth quarter.

Gallipolis 7 11 14 17 = 49

Rock Hill 10 14 8 14 = 46

GALLIPOLIS (2-8): Kole Carter 1 0 5-8 7, Wes Jarrell 6 0 1-2 13, Payton Halley 0 0 0-1 0, Joseph Sebastian 0 0 0-0 0, Michael Putney 5 0 2-3 12, Alex White 3 0 1-3 7, Miles Cornwell 0 0 0-0 0, Devin Henry 2 0 4-8 8, Trevor McNeal 0 0 2-2 2. Totals: 17 0 15-27 49. Fouls: 19 Fouled out: Putney.

ROCK HILL (2-5): Alex Nance 0 0 0-0 0, Nathan Turvey 0 1 2-2 5, Austin Collins 6 0 1-3 13, Jake Falls 0 0 2-3 2, Brady Knipp 0 1 0-0 3, Tanner Martin 3 0 0-4 6, Trystan Matney 1-5 5, Austin Barcus 5 0 2-2 12. Totals: 16 2 8-18 46. Fouls: 22. Fouled out: None.