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Lady Dragons top Gallipolis

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

GALLIPOLIS — Even when they see new things, the Fairland Lady Dragons seem to keep the same results.

When Gallipolis threw a new defensive twist, the Lady Dragons changed their plans and came away with another win as they beat the Blue Angels 61-47 on Thursday.

“They did some things defensively that bothered us, but we did a good job making adjustments,” said Fairland coach Jon Buchanan.

Caitlin Stone scored 21 points including four 3-pointers to lead the Lady Dragons (16-3) while Kelsey Riley scored 16 points.

Besides her points, Stone also had seven rebounds, five assists and four steals.

Micah Curfman made six 3-pointers and scored 21 points for Gallipolis (13-7). Jordan Walker added 10 points.

Mackenzie Riley scored 6 of her 9 points in the first quarter as Fairland took a 15-11 lead.

Gallipolis got within 21-20 with 3:40 left in the half, but Fairland went on a 9-0 run and Stone had 9 points in the second quarter as Fairland pushed its lead to 30-22 at the half.

Fairland outscored Gallipolis 11-7 in the third quarter and held Gallipolis scoreless over the final 4:20 of the quarter to lead 41-29.

Stone scored 7 points as Fairland went on a 13-6 run to start the fourth quarter.

Curfman scored 15 of her points in the fourth quarter as she hit four 3-pointers over the final 3:15 of the game in a 12-7 run, but Emily Chapman converted 4-of-4 at the foul line.

“We gave up way too many 3s considering they are a 3-point shooting and offensive rebounding team. But most of those 3s were in the fourth quarter,” said Buchanan.

Fairland plays South Webster at 4:45 p.m. on Saturday in the Tackett’s Body Shop Shootout at Ironton.

Fairland 15 15 11 20 = 61

Gallipolis 11 11 7 18 = 47

FAIRLAND (16-3): Emily Chapman 0 1 4-4 7, Maddy Kazee 0 0 0-0 0, Taylor Staten 0 1 0-0 3, Mackenzie Riley 4 0 1-2 9, Kelsey Riley 6 0 4-6 16, Caitlyn Stone 4 4 1-1 21, Jenna Fulks 1 0 0-1 2, Alesha Simpson 1 0 1-2 3. Totals: 22-52 11-16 61. 3-point goals: 6-17. Rebounds: 30 (Stone 7, M. Riley 6, K. Riley 6). Assists: 14 (Stone 5). Steals: 9 (Stone 4). Blocked shots: 1 (Fulks). Turnovers: 9. Fouls: 11. Fouled out: None.

GALLIPOLIS (13-7): Micah Curfman 1 6 1-2 21, Kendra Barnes 0 2 0-2 6, Jalea Caldwell 1 0 0-1 2, Chelsy Slone 0 0 0-0 0, Grace Martin 1 0 0-0 2, Adrienne Jenkins 3 0 0-0 6, Jordan Walker 5 0 0-1 10, Makenzie Barr 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 19-44 1-6 47. 3-point goals: 8-16. Rebounds: 28 (Walker 9, Curfman 6). Assists: 14 (Caldwell 5). Steals: 3 (Caldwell 2). Turnovers: 16. Fouls: 13. Fouled out: None.