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Team effort keys Hornets to win

Coal Grove Hornets’ Dalton Miller (20) makes a driving layup during Tuesday’s game against Ironton St. Joseph. The Hornets won 66-47. (Kent Sanborn of Southern Ohio Sports Photos)

Coal Grove Hornets’ Dalton Miller (20) makes a driving layup during Tuesday’s game against Ironton St. Joseph. The Hornets won 66-47. (Kent Sanborn of Southern Ohio Sports Photos)

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

COAL GROVE — It’s all about team for the Coal Grove Hornets.

The Hornets put eight players in the scoring column and three in double figures as they downed the St. Joseph Flyers 66-47 on Tuesday.

Daniel Rutherford scored 19 points to lead the Hornets’ offense. Cole Gannon had 13 points including three 3-pointers while Sam Angelo added 12 points.

Judge Williams scored 13 points and Chase Walters had 12 to lead the Flyers.

Gannon hit a pair of 3-pointer in the first quarter as Coal Grove took a 15-9 lead.

Rutherford scored 8 points, Gannon had 5 points and Chase McKnight was 4-for-4 at the foul line as the Hornets extended their lead to 37-24 at the half.

Five different players scored for the Flyers including Peyton Adkins and Walters with 4 points each.

The Hornets (3-4) used a balance offense in the third quarter as they increased their lead to 52-34.

Dalton Miller, Sam Angelo and Rutherford all had 4 points in the quarter. Williams had 4 points for the Flyers (2-6).

Williams drained a pair of 3-pointers in the fourth quarter as the Flyers continued to battle but six different Hornets scored as they outscored the Flyers 14-13.

On Saturday, St. Joseph visits Green while Coal Grove travels to Portsmouth Notre Dame.

St. Joseph 9 15 10 13 = 47

Coal Grove 15 22 15 14 = 66

ST. JOSEPH (2-6): Judge Williams 3 2 1-2 13, Isaac Whaley 2 0 0-1 4, Clay Willis 2 0 0-0 4, Peyton Adkins 1 0 3-4 5, Trey Neal 4 0 1-2 0, Chase Walters 5 0 2-2 12. Totals: 13 2 7-8 47. Fouls: 12. Fouled out: None.

COAL GROVE (3-4): Cole Gannon 1 3 2-2 13, Daniel Rutherford 9 0 1-3 19, Dalton Miller 2 0 0-0 4, Sam Angelo 6 0 0-1 12, Chase McKnight 1 0 5-5 7, Jeb Jones 1 0 0-0 2, Evan Holmes 0 0 0-0 0, Aaron Music 2 0 0-0 4, Jaylen McKenzie 2 0 1-1 5, Alijah Roman 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 23 3 9-12 66. Fouls: 15. Fouled out: None.