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Lady Dragons bounce Jackson

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

JACKSON — If the Fairland Lady Dragons had a hangover from Monday, they recovered quickly.

After suffering a disheartening upset loss against Chesapeake, the Lady Dragons bounced back in a big way with a 56-31 rout of the Jackson Ironladies on Thursday.

Caitlin Stone hit four 3-poitners to join Jenna Fulks with 12 points each to lead Fairland (17-5) as nine different players scored.

Mackenzie Riley had 8 points and seven rebounds for Fairland. Alesha Simpson grabbed eight rebounds and Emily Chapman had six assists and five steals.

Jackson (9-12) was led by Rebekah Green with 12 points and Kacee Jenkins with 10.

Jackson took its only lead at 3-0 just 46 seconds into the game, but Fairland went on a 12-2 run to lead 12-5 with 3:25 left in the quarter.

The Ironladies scored 7 unanswered points to tie the game, with 1:25 on the clock but Fairland went up 15-12 at the end of the quarter.

The Lady Dragons held Jackson scoreless for five minutes and pulled away to a 28-16 halftime lead.

Fairland extended the lead to 40-25 at the end of the third quarter and outscored Jackson 16-6 in the fourth quarter.

Fairland was 22-of-47 from the field for 47 percent. Jackson was 11-of-35 shooting for 31.4 percent.

Both teams were missing a starter. Fairland was without Kelsey Riley due to an illness while Jackson’s top defender Amelia Davis was out with a concussion.

Fairland plays at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21, at Rock Hill in the Div. III sectional tournament against the winner of Minford vs. Portsmouth.

Fairland 15 13 12 16 = 56

Jackson 12 4 9 6 = 31

FAIRLAND (17-5): Emily Chapman 0 0 0-0 0, Maddy Kazee 2 0 3-5 7, Taylor Staten 1 1 0-0 5, Morgan Fridley 0 0 0-0 0, Mackenzie Riley 4 0 0-0 8, Sarah Warnock 1 0 0-0 2, Caitlin Stone 0 4 0-0 12, Nicole Wagner 1 0 0-0 2, Jenna Fulks 4 0 4-5 12, Alesha Simpson 3 0 0-0 6, Whitney Huff 1 0 0-0 2. Totals: 22-47 7-10 56. 3-point goals: 5-17. Rebounds: 28 (Simpson 8, Riley 7). Assists: 17 (Chapman 6). Steals: 8 (Chapman 5). Turnovers: 10. Fouls: 14. Fouled out: None.

JACKSON (9-12): Sam Humphreys 2 0 2-4 6, Corey Farley 1 0 0-0 2, Rebekah Green 4 0 4-5 12, Lauren Parks 0 0 1-2 1, Abby Waugh 0 0 0-0 0, Kacee Jenkins 3 1 1-2 10, Deb Hill 0 0 0-0 0, Raylene Hammond 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 11-35 8-13 31. 3-point goals: 1-5. Rebounds: 21. Assists: 7 (Green 4). Steals: 5 (Parks 3). Turnovers: 15. Fouls: 10. Fouled out: None.