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Russell holds on to edge Pointers

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

FLATWOODS, Ky. — When they say it’s free, you figure there has to be a catch. In the case of free throws, there is.

You have to make them.

South Point converted just 8-of-20 free throws while Russell made 19-of-28 as the Red Devils got past the Pointers 63-56 on Saturday in the Marvin Meredith Classic.

Tayshaun Fox scored 24 points and Elijah Adams had 15 points to lead South Point (3-5).

Russell (3-10) was led by Bobby Hale with 22 points while Ryan Stump and Landon Brewer scored 13 each.

The Red Devils were up 11-7 after the first quarter but the Pointers got within 24-23 at the half.

Russell held a 42-39 lead after three quarters and outscored the Pointers 21-17 in the fourth quarter.

South Point visits Fairland on Tuesday in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

South Point 7 16 16 17 = 56

Russell 11 13 18 21 = 63

SOUTH POINT (3-5): Jared Whitt 2, Tayshaun Fox 24, Elijah Adams 15, Logan Wage 4, Cody Runyon 4, Tanner Hall 2, Brandt 4, Stephen Wagoner 1, Shaffer 0, Taylor 0. Totals: 18 4 8-20 56. 3-point goals: Fox 2, Adams 2). Fouls: 22.

RUSSELL (3-10): Bobby Hale 22, Jacob McKee 6, Ethan Raby 4, Ryan Stump 13, Landon Brewer 13, Tanner Miller 2, Daulton DuVall 3, Seth Atkins 0, Jared Fannin 0. Totals: 19 4 19-28 63. 3-point goals: Hale 2. Fouls: 17.