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Lady Pointers end losing skid

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

PEDRO — Young or old, all teams need to win. But in this case, this young team REALLY needed a win.

The South Point Lady Pointers snapped an 8-game losing streak with a 54-40 Ohio Valley Conference win over the Rock Hill Redwomen on Thursday.

“We are a young team and we finally played a complete game,” said Lady Pointers’ coach Dave Adams. “We needed a win and it’s always tough to win at Rock Hill. They play so hard.”

Brooklyn Badgett scored a game-high 20 points and Abbey Winkler had 14 points to lead the Lady Pointers (3-9, 2-4).

Kaci Russell scored 11 points to lead a balanced offense for Rock Hill (4-7, 2-4). Anna Darby and Jill Hairston scored 8 points each and Madi Damron added 6.

Winkler scored 5 points to offset 4 by Damron as South Point took a 13-8 first quarter lead.

Madison Kearns and Badgett scored 4 points each as South Point extended its lead to 26-16. Russell had 5 points for Rock Hill.

Hairston scored 7 points in the third quarter as Rock Hill got within 32-28.

But Badgett scored 11 points including a 3-pointer and Winkler made 4 of 6 from the foul line and had 6 points as the Lady Pointers began to pull away.

South Point visits Coal Grove on Monday. Rock Hill’s game at Fairland has been moved to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 20.

South Point 13 13 6 22 = 54

Rock Hill 8 8 12 12 = 40

SOUTH POINT (3-9, 2-4): Haley Rawlins 2 0 1-2 5, Emilee Powell 0 0 0-0 0, Brooklyn Badgett 5 2 4-5 20, Leah Lawson 1 0 1-2 3, Madison Kearns 2 0 2-5 6, Olivia Abner 2 0 0-1 4, Miranda Boyd 0 0 0-0 0, Abbey Winkler 3 1 5-7 14, Adara Deeds 0 0 0-0 0, Abby Hannah 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 15 3 13-21 54. Fouls: 20. Fouled out: Rawlins.

ROCK HILL (4-7, 2-4): Jill Hairston 2 1 1-2 8, Madi Damron 2 0 2-2 6, Taylor Hall 0 0 0-0 0, Anna Darby 3 0 2-4 8, Patty Riffe 0 0 0-0 0, Caitlyn Meadows 0 0 0-0 0, Samantha Dillon 2 0 1-1 5, Abbi Kline 1 0 0-0 2, Kyleigh Noel 0 0 0-0 0, Kaci Russell 3 0 5-6 11. Totals: 13 1 11-15 40. Fouls: 19. Fouled out: Russell.