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Lady Dragons roll past Chesy

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

CHESAPEAKE — The Fairland Lady Dragons beat the Chesapeake Lady Panthers at their own game.

They also beat them in the game as the Lady Dragons down the Lady Panthers 60-29 on Thursday in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

Fairland had 14 offensive rebounds to eight for Chesapeake, usually a strong suit for the Lady Panthers.

Chesapeake was also guilty of 29 turnovers.

“We felt we had to at least match their offensive rebounding. That’s a big part of their offense,” said Fairland coach Jon Buchanan.

“They had a hard time with our pressure. We were worried about how to guard (Kaylee) Curry, but we did a pretty good job on her.”

Caitlin Stone scored 20 points including four 3-pointers and also had 6 assists and 6 steals to lead the Lady Dragons (7-3, 5-1).

Mackenzie Riley had 11 points and 8 rebounds, Kelsey Riley 7 points and 11 rebounds, Jenna Fulks 9 points and 7 rebounds for Fairland.

Kaylee Curry had 12 points for Chesapeake (6-4, 2-4).

“We didn’t play well, but Fairland had a lot to do with that,” said Chesapeake coach Chris Ball.

Fairland led 11-6 at the end of the first quarter. Kelsey Riley then scored 6 points in the second quarter as Fairland extended its lead to 22-12 at the half.

Stone and Emily Chapman each hit 3-pointers and Mackenzie Riley had a layup as Fairland jumped on the Panthers to start the third quarter.

Mackenzie Riley scored 8 points in the quarter as the lead grew to 42-23.

Stone had 6 more points and Fulks 5 points in the fourth quarter as the Lady Dragons continued to build on their lead.

Fairland’s game with Rock Hill on Monday has been moved to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 20.

Fairland 11 11 20 18 = 60

Chesapeake 6 6 11 6 = 29

FAIRLAND (7-3, 5-1): Emily Chapman 1 2 0-1 8, Maddy Kazee 0 0 1-2 1, Taylor Staten 1 0 0-0 2, Mackenzie Riley 4 0 3-5 11, Sarah Warnock 1 0 0-0 2, Kelsey Riley 3 0 1-4 7, Caitlin Stone 3 4 2-2 20, Jenna Fulks 3 0 3-5 9. Totals: 16 6 10-19 60. Fouls: 20. Fouled out: None.

CHESAPEAKE (6-4, 2-4): Kelsey Curry 0 1 0-0 3, Atiya Spaulding 1 0 1-5 3, Kaylee Curry 5 0 2-3 12, Brooke Webb 0 0 0-0 0, Sydnee Hall 3 0 0-0 6, Natalie Hall 0 0 5-7 5, Baylee Mills 0 0 0-0 0, Kelsey Huff 0 0 0-0 0, Jozy Jones 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 9 1 8-17 29. Fouls: 15. Fouled out: None.