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Coal Grove shuts down South Point, 63-29

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

COAL GROVE — The Coal Grove Hornets went inside and out to get a win.

Travis Carey handled the outside scoring and Austen Pleasants did the work inside as the Hornets rolled past the South Point Pointers 63-29 on Tuesday in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

Carey and Pleasants both scored 16 points as Coal Grove improved to 6-7 overall and 3-4 in the league.

South Point (2-10, 1-6) got 6 points each from Brady Rickard and Jared Whitt.

Carey scored 7 points in the first quarter including a 3-pointer as Coal Grove went ahead 13-2.

Pleasants had 4 points and Jonathon Joseph knocked down a trey as the Hornets went ahead 23-7 at the half.

Pleasants got the hot hand in the third quarter with 9 points and Coal Grove extended the lead to 38-15.

The Hornets outscored the Pointers 25-14 in the fourth quarter. Carey had 6 points while Jordan Lucas and Jacob Pierce had 4 points each. Jared Whitt had 6 points for South Point.

In league games on Friday, Coal Grove visits Portsmouth while South Point hosts Chesapeake.

South Point 2 5 8 14 = 29

Coal Grove 13 10 15 25 = 63

SOUTH POINT (2-10, 1-6): Drew Adams 0 0 2-2 2, Brady Rickard 3 0 0-0 6, Alex Whitt 0 0 0-0 0, Elijah Adams 0 0 0-0 0, Ryan Gibson 1 0 0-0 2, Douglas Shaffer 1 0 0-0 2, Jared Whitt 3 0 0-0 6, Chris Woodard 1 1 0-0 5, Stehen Wagoner 1 0 2-4 4, Xavier Mestel 0 0 2-2 2, Evan Bailey 0 0 0-0 0, Cody Runyon 0 0-0 0, Caleb Eplion 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 10 1 6-8 29. Fouls: 24. Fouled out: None.

COAL GROVE (6-7, 3-4): Travis Carey 3 2 4-6 16, Sean Paulus 1 0 3-3 5, Brandon Adkins 0 1 1-3 4, Joe Akers 0 0 0-0 0, Austen Pleasants 6 0 4-6 16, Jordan Lucas 1 0 2-2 4, Cole Gannon 0 0 0-0 0, Isaac Fields 0 0 2-2 2, Jonathon Joseph 0 1 0-0 3, Isaiah Gunther 0 0 1-2 1, Dalton Miller 1 0 0-0 2, Jake Myers 0 0 1-1 1, Sam Angelo 0 1 0-0 3, Daniel Rutherford 1 0 0-0 2, Jacob Pierce 1 0 2-2 4. Totals: 14 4 16-21 63. Fouls: 10. Fouled out: None.