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Curry hits milestone as Lady Panthers top Lady Pointers

Chesapeake Lady Panthers’ senior center Kaylee Curry recorded her 1,000th career point on Wednesday. Curry needed 19 coming into the game to reach the milestone. The Lady Panthers beat South Point 61-51 to win the Lady Peake Holiday Tournament. ABOVE: Curry with her father Mark celebrate the milestone. (Kent Sanborn of Southern Ohio Sports Photos)

Chesapeake Lady Panthers’ senior center Kaylee Curry recorded her 1,000th career point on Wednesday. Curry needed 19 coming into the game to reach the milestone. The Lady Panthers beat South Point 61-51 to win the Lady Peake Holiday Tournament. ABOVE: Curry with her father Mark celebrate the milestone. (Kent Sanborn of Southern Ohio Sports Photos)

Jim Walker

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CHESAPEAKE — So goes Kaylee Curry’s offense, so goes the Chesapeake Lady Panthers’ offense.

The Lady Panthers’ 5-foot-8 senior center scored a game-high 25 points and eclipsed 1,000-career points as Chesapeake won its own holiday tournament with a 61-51 win over the South Point Lady Pointers on Wednesday.

Curry needed 19 points coming into the game to reach the milestone. Lady Panthers’ coach Chris Ball praised the senior for her feat as well as her career.

‘It’s always good to see someone hit their 1,000 points early. She’s put a lot of time in the gym and her father (Mark) has been very instrumental in her workouts and her life,” said Ball.

“She has done a lot of things over four years. It was nice to sit back and be a part of it.”

Curry also had 13 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 blocked shots. Natalee Hall added 19 points, 5 rebounds and 4 steals while Jozy Jones had 7 rebounds.

“Natalee has been playing well for us It’s good to see that. We need someone else to step up,” said Ball.

Kate Mundy scored 14 points to lead South Point (5-4).

Curry scored 6 points in the first quarter as Chesapeake took a 12-11 lead. Mundy and Leah Lawson had 4 points each for South Point.

Curry got 7 more points in the second quarter as Chesapeake opened up a 27-19 lead at the half.

The Lady Panthers built a 45-31 lead in the third quarter as Hall and Curry combined for 12 points.

Hall and Curry teamed up to score 12 points as Chesapeake was 7-of-10 from the foul line in the fourth quarter with both Hall and Curry going 3-of-4 while Dominique Murphy was 1-of-2.

Mundy scored 8 of her points in the fourth and Brooklyn Badgett got all 5 of her points.

In the consolation game, the Wayne Lady Pioneers made nine 3-pointers to beat the Greenup County Lady Musketeers 73-50.

Aerial Adkins scored 21, Maddie Wilcox 12, Allie Gue 11 and Lakyn Adkins 10 to lead Wayne (4-2).

Brooke Zaph scored 12 points and Maggie Miller 10 for Greenup (2-6).

Chesapeake plays at Pt. Pleasant on Jan. 2. South Point hosts Symmes Valley on Monday.

Lady Peake Tournament

Championship Game

South Point 11 8 12 20 = 51

Chesapeake 12 15 18 16 = 61

SOUTH POINT (5-4): Haley Rawlins 2 1 2-6 9, Adara Deeds 1 0 1-2 3, Kate Mundy 6 0 2-2 14, Brooklyn Badgett 1 0 6-8 8, Leah Lawson 3 1 0-1 9, Olivia Abner 2 0 0-0 4, Laken Adkins 1 0 0-0 2, Ashley Perkey 1 0 0-0 0. Totals: 17 2 11-16 51. Fouls: 9. Fouled out: None.

CHESAPEAKE (7-2): Dominique Murphy 1 1 1-2 6, Bailey Mills 1 1 0-0 5, Kelsey Huff 0 0 0-0 0, Kaylee Curry 8 1 6-7 25, Jozy Jones 2 0 2-2 6, Natalee Hall 8 0 3-4 19, Brooke Webb 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 20 3 12-15 61. Fouls: 13. Fouled out: None.