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Lady Panthers topple Trojans

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

PORTSMOUTH — The Chesapeake Lady Panthers like being single.

Now, the Lady Panthers aren’t talking about not being married but rather their defensive effort as they toppled the Portsmouth Lady Trojans 54-23 on Monday in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

“We played really well defensively,” said Lady Panthers’ coach Chris Ball. “Any time you can hold a team to single digits in each quarter, you’ve done a pretty good job.”

Chesapeake took an 18-5 first quarter lead as Kaylee Curry scored 6 points and Kelsey Huff 5.

The Lady Panthers limited Portsmouth to 7 points in the second quarter to lead 27-12 at the half.

Atiya Spaulding and Curry scored 8 points each in the third quarter as the Lady Panthers outscored the Lady Trojans 17-4 to grab a comfortable 44-16 cushion.

Curry had 23 points, 8 rebounds and 4 steals to lead Chesapeake (4-1, 3-1). Spaulding added 10 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists.

Jozy Jones topped the Lady Panthers with 9 rebounds, Natalee Hall had 3 assists while Brooke Webb had 4 steals and 5 blocked shots.

Semajah Parker scored 9 points for Portsmouth (2-5, 1-3).

On Thursday, Chesapeake hosts Ironton in a battle for first place in the league.

Portsmouth is at New Boston on Wednesday and hosts Fairland in an OVC game on Thursday.

Chesapeake 18 9 17 10 = 54

Portsmouth 5 7 4 7 = 23

CHESAPEAKE (4-1, 3-1): Atiya Spaudling 4 0 2-4 10, Bailey Mills 0 1 0-0 3, Kelsey Huff 2 1 0-0 7, Kaylee Curry 10 1 0-0 23, Jozy Jones 0 0 1-2 1, Natalee Hall 2 0 2-3 6, Brooke Webb 2 0 0-0 4, Ryleigh Swann 0 0 0-0 0, Jordan Storms 0 0 0-0 0, Sandi Pine 0 0 0-0 0, Haley Stapleton 0 0 0-0 0, Aerial Humphreys 0 0 0-0 0, Karli Davis 0 0 0-0 0, Carly Harkless 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 20 3 5-9 54. Fouls: 8. Fouled out: None.

PORTSMOUTH (2-5, 1-3): Jamine Eley 1 1 0-0 5, Kylisha Kerns 0 0 0-0 , Wesleigh Jackson 0 1 2-2 5, Shai Howard 0 0 0-0 , Destiny McKinezie 2 0 0-0 4, Cortney Scarberry 0 0 0-0 0, Jordan Pelfrey 0 0 0-0 0, Semajah Parker 3 0 3-6 9. Totals: 6 2 5-8 23. Fouls: 12. Fouled out: None.