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Redwomen get 2nd win in a row

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

PEDRO — Two games does not a season make, but two wins in two tries is a good start.

The Rock Hill Redwomen improved their record to 2-0 with a strong defensive effort as they beat the St. Joseph Female Flyers 56-34 on Monday.

“We played pretty well. The defense was great and we controlled the boards and that was big,” said Rock Hill coach Greg Damron.

Kaci Russell had 15 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals to lead a balanced Rock Hill attack.

Anna Darby put together a double-double with 11 points and 14 rebounds plus a pair of steals. Sami Dillon had 9 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists.

St. Joseph (1-2) was led by Lynsey Booker with 13 points and Morgan Turner with 11. Booker had 5 rebounds and 3 assists while Turner had 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals.

Rock Hill used 6 points by Russell to jump ahead 11-0 at the end of the first quarter.

The lead was 28-9 at the half and Russell and Darby scored 7 points each in the third quarter as the Redwomen extended the lead to 45-17.

On Thursday, Rock Hill opens Ohio Valley Conference play at Fairland while St. Joseph hosts Rose Hill.

St. Joseph 0 9 8 17 = 34

Rock Hill 11 17 17 11 = 56

ST. JOSEPH (1-2): Ashley Bartrum 1 0 0-0 2, Morgan Turner 3 1 2-2 11, Alyson Johnson 3 0 0-0 6, Grace Miller 1 0 0-0 2, Lynsey Booker 3 1 4-6 13, Ashlee Blankenship 0 0 0-0 0, Natalie Heaberlin 0 0 0-0 0, Lauren Bush 0 0 0-0 0, Megan Riley 0 0 0-0 0, Cassie Leith 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 13-46 6-8 34. 3-point goals: 2-8. Rebounds: 9-O, 12-D = 21 (Booker 5, Bartram 4, Turner 4). Assists: 8 (Booker 3, Turner 3, Miller 2). Steals: 8 (Bush 2, Turner 2, Johnson 2). Turnovers: 16. Fouls: 11. Fouled out: None.

ROCK HILL (2-0): Jill Hairston 0 1 0-0 3, Kelsey Olderham 0 0 0-0 0, Taylor Hall 2 0 1-1 5, Anna Darby 4 0 3-6 11, Sam Stamper 2 0 0-0 4, Caitlyn Meadows 1 0 0-0 2, Samantha Dillon 4 0 1-2 9, Abbi Kline 1 0 0-0 2, Kyleigh Noel 1 1 0-0 5, Kaci Russell 6 1 0-0 15. Totals: 21 3 5-9 56. Fouls: 8. Fouled out: None. Rebounds: 35 (Anna Darby 14, Dillon 7, Russell 5). Assists: 9 (Russell 3 Dillon 3). Steals: 8 (Russell, Darby, Noel 2).