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Lady Tigers take win over Rams

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

RACELAND, Ky. — It might not have passed the so-called “eye test,” but Ironton Lady Fighting Tigers’ coach Doug Graham was happy with the site of the final score.

In a tedious performance, Ironton beat the Raceland Lady Rams 46-41 on Monday.

“It wasn’t a pretty game. There was no flow to the game,” said Graham.

“A win on the road is a win on the road and I’ll take it. We just have to move on and work hard and get better.”

Lexie Barrier scored a game-high 18 points to lead Ironton (2-0) while Cheyenne Scott added 10 points.

Krystal Keeton had 15 points and Savannah Mackie chipped in 9 points.

Scott scored 6 points in the first quarter to offset 8 by Mackie as Ironton took a 17-14 lead.

Barrier had 9 points in the second quarter and the defense limited Raceland to 6 points as the Lady Fighting Tigers built a 32-20 halftime lead.

Keeton got the hot hand and scored 9 points in the third quarter as the Lady Rams cut the deficit to 38-33, but Ironton was able to hold on for the win.

On Thursday, the Ironton junior varsity plays Huntington, W.Va., at 6 p.m. followed by the varsity against Portsmouth in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

Ironton 17 15 6 8 = 46

Raceland 14 6 13 8 = 41

IRONTON (2-0): Jordan Hannah 0 0 0-2, Lexie Wise 2 0 3-6 7, D’Laynie Keith 0, Zakia Lee 0 0 0-0 0, Lexie Barrier 6 1 3-6 18, Sydney Webb 1 1 0-0 5, Alyssa Lewis 2 0 2-3 6, Cheyenne Scott 4 0 2-6 10. Totals: 15 2 10-23 46. Fouls: 16. Fouled out: None.

RACELAND (0-1): Lauren Runyon 1 0 0-0 2, Lacee Penix 2 0 2-2 6, Savannah Mackie 1 2 1-3 9, Ashton Sipps 2 0 3-4 7, Krystal Keeton 7 0 1-1 15, Morgan Curley 1 0 0-0 2, Whitney Lute 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 14 2 7-9 41. Fouls: 20. Fouled out: Mackie.