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Lady Dragons top River Valley

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

BIDWELL — That squeaking sound wasn’t coming from the gym doors but the Fairland Lady Dragons’ shooting.

Fairland showed the effects of a two-week layoff but they were able to shake off the rust and beat the River Valley Lady Raiders 50-38 on Wednesday.

“We never shoot well (at River Valley). We couldn’t make anything. But defensively we really guarded well,” said Fairland coach Jon Buchanan.

Taylor Perry scored 19 points to lead Fairland (7-1). Emily Chapman added 9 points and Taylar Wilson 8 points.

Leia Moore scored 12 points and Erin Jackson 10 for River Valley (7-4).

Perry scored Fairland’s first 8 points with a pair of 3-pointers and a layup as the Lady Dragons took a 13-9 lead.

The lead was 21-15 at the half and 30-20 after three quarters.

Wilson and Chapman scored 5 points each in the fourth quarter and when River Valley was forced to foul Perry converted 7-of-8 free throws to seal the win.

Fairland hosts Gallipolis on Monday in a league game.

Fairland 13 8 9 20 = 50

River Valley 9 6 5 18 = 38

FAIRLAND (7-1): Ali Marshall 1 1 0-0 5, Taylar Wilson 1 1 3-4 8, Emily Chapman 3 0 3-4 9, Emma Fulton 2 0 1-2 5, Kelsey Warnock 0 0 0-0 0, Morgan Fridley 0 0 0-0 0, Issy McKinney 0 0 0-0 0, Taylor Perry 3 2 7-9 19, Alesha Simpson 2 0 0-0 4. Totals: 12 4 14-19 50. Fouls: 13. Fouled out: None.

RIVER VALLEY (7-4): Courtney Smith 2 0 2-2 6, Erin Jackson 2 2 0-0 10, Cierra Roberts 0 0 0-0 0, Shelby Brown 1 0 4-5 6, Tianna Qualls 1 0 2-4 4, Leia Moore 2 2 2-2 12, Carly Gilmore 0 0 0-2 0, Maggie Campbell 0 0 0-2 0. Totals: 8 4 10-17 38. Fouls: 16. Fouled out: None.