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Lady Dragons use defense, 3-pointers to beat Tolsia

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

RIO GRANDE — There’s a good chance that the Fairland Lady Dragons favorite number is “3.”

The Lady Dragons hit 10 of their 18 3-point goal attempts en route to a 66-41 rout of the Tolsia Lady Rebels on Saturday at the University of Rio Grande Shootout.

Emily Chapman and Taylor Perry each hit three 3-pointers and scored 17 points apiece to lead Fairland (2-0).

“That’s the second game in a row we’ve shot the ball really well. We got the looks we wanted,” said Fairland coach Jon Buchanan.

“We have a number of kids who can step out and shoot 3s more than ever before. I don’t know if anyone is as good as Caitlyn (Stone), but we have a lot of girls who can hit perimeter shot.”

Morgan Fridley hit 2-of-2 from behind the arc while Allie Marshall and Emma Fulton each had a 3-pointer.

Chapman also had six assists and three steals. Maddy Kazee grabbed six rebounds and Alesha Simpson snagged five.

Fairland led just 15-11 at the end of the first quarter before heating up and pulling away to a 34-19 halftime lead.

“We hit some shots, but that’s not won it for us. I thought it was our defense. We guarded well in both our games,” said Buchanan.

The Lady Dragons blew the game open in the third quarter by outscoring Tolsia 21-7 to stretch the lead to 55-26.

Fairland plays at Ironton on Monday in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

Tolsia 11 8 7 15 = 41

Fairland 15 19 21 11 = 66

TOLSIA (0-1): Tasha Nichols 4 0 0-0 8, Mariah Finley 1 1 0-0 5, Dena Jarrells 4 2 0-0 14, Sarah Jude 3 0 0-0 6, Michaela Messer 1 0 0-0 2, Courtney Vance 0 0 0-0 0, Taylor Parsley 2 0 0-1 4, Marlee Marcum 0 0 0-0 0, Alyssa Cloud 1 0 0-1 2. Totals: 19-47 0-1 41. 3-point goals: 3-14. Rebounds: 5-O, 12-D = 17. Team rebounds: 6. Assists: 11 (Jarrells 3). Steals: 12 (Nichols 4). Turnovers: 18. Fouls: 8. Fouled out: None.

FAIRLAND (2-0): Allie Marshall 3 1 0-0 9, Maddy Kazee 1 0 2-4 4, Emily Chapman 4 3 0-0 17, Taylor Perry 4 3 0-0 17, Alesha Simpson 1 0-0 0-0 2, Taylar Wilson 1 0 4-6 6, Morgan Fridley 0 2 0-0 6, Emma Fulton 1 1 0-0 5, Payton Sturgis 0 0 0-0 0, Issy McKinney 0 0 0-0 0, Tori Hall 0 0 0-0 0, Jackie Wagner 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 25-48 6-10 66. 3-point goals: 10-18. Rebounds: 11-O, 24-D = 35 (Kazee 6, Simpson 5, Warnock 5). Assists: 15 (Chapman 6). Steals: 7 (Chapman 3). Turnovers: 20. Fouls: 5. Fouled out: None.