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Redwomen ‘steal’ win from Lady Tigers, 51-50

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

NEW BOSTON — The Rock Hill Redwomen are making up the FBI 10 most wanted list.

Redwomen coach Greg Damron admitted his team stole a win from the New Boston Lady Tigers 51-50 on Monday at the New Boston Holiday Tournament.

Rock Hill shot just 30 percent from the field and leading scorer Kaci Russell fouled out with 9 points.

“We stole one. I was surprised we didn’t get pulled over and arrested on the way home,” said Damron. “We’re finding ways to win and we definitely had a team effort tonight.”

Jill Hairston’s 3-point goal with 14 seconds left gave Rock Hill a 51-50 lead. New Boston missed a shot with two seconds left and Hairston grabbed the rebound.

Hairston hit five 3-pointers for 15 points to lead Rock Hill (6-3). Anna Darby had a double-double with 10 points and 17 rebounds.

Kyleigh Noel came off the bench to score 8 points, Russell had 9 points and 4 steals while Sami Dillon took two charges and had 4 rebounds.

“Hairston stepped up, Darby played her usual game and Kyleigh Noel came off the bench and did a nice job,” said Damron.

Mariah Buckley scored 17 points and Ali Hamilton 15 for New Boston (4-5).

Hairston hit a pair of 3-pointers in the first quarter and the game was tied at 13.

Noel knocked down a couple of 3-pointers in second quarter as Rock Hill led 32-26 at the half.

Hairston drained two more triples in third quarter and the lead was just 40-38.

Rock Hill faces Minford in the tournament title game at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday. The Redwomen host Portsmouth next Monday.

Rock Hill 13 19 8 11 = 51

New Boston 13 13 12 12 = 50

ROCK HILL (6-3): Jill Hairston 0 5 0-0 15, Anna Darby 4 0 2-4 10, Samantha Stamper 0 0 0-0 0, Caitlyn Meadows 0 0 0-0 0, Sami Dillon 3 0 1-2 7, Abbi Kline 1 0 0-3 0, Kyleigh Noel 1 2 0-0 8, Kaci Russell 2 1 2-4 9. Totals: xx. Fouls: 12. Fouled out: Russell.

NEW BOSTON (4-5): Mariah Buckley 4 2 3-4 17, Eden Howard 2 1 0-2 7, Kaylee Stone 2 0 2-3 6, Tammy Boiler 1 1 0-0 5, Ali Hamilton 3 1 6-8 15, Day 0 0 0-0 0. Fouls: 9. Fouled out: None.