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Lady Panthers win defensive struggle

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

CHESAPEAKE — Defenses dominated.

In a defensive struggle, the Chesapeake Lady Panthers beat the Coal Grove Lady Hornets 36-27 on Monday in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

Kaylee Curry scored 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to pace Chesapeake (9-2, 4-2).

Jozy Jones added 8 points, Dominique Murphy pulled down 9 rebounds, Natalee Hall had 3 assists and 3 steals while Brooke Webb blocked 6 shots.

Kasey Murphy scored 8 points while Destiny Dolen and Lauren Crum had 6 points each for Coal Grove (2-6, 1-4).

The game was tied 10-10 in the first quarter as Curry scored 6 points.

Dominique Murphy was 4-of-6 at the line in second quarter as Chesapeake went up 17-13 at the half.

Curry scored 7 points in the third quarter and the defense held Coal Grove to 3 points for the second straight quarter to lead 27-16.

Coal Grove’s Kasey Murphy had 6 of her 8 points in the fourth quarter but Bailey Mills hit a clutch 3-pointer that extended the Chesapeake lead to 10 points in the fourth quarter.

On Thursday in league games, Chesapeake visits Fairland while Coal Grove hosts Ironton.

Coal Grove 10 3 3 11 = 27

Chesapeake 10 7 10 9 = 36

COAL GROVE (2-6, 1-4): Bailey McKnight 0 0 0-0 0, Kaylee Beals 1 0 0-0 2, Emily Compliment 1 0 0-0 2, Kasey Murphy 4 0 0-2 8, Destiny Dolen 1 0 4-8 6, Lauren Crum 2 0 2-4 6, Amaya Waulk 1 0 1-4 3. Totals: 10 0 7-18 27. Fouls: 12. Fouled out: None.

CHESAPEAKE (9-2, 4-2): Dominique Murphy 0 0 4-6 4, Bailey Mills 1 1 0-0 5, Kelsey Huff 0 0 0-0 0, Kaylee Curry 6 0 1-2 13, Jozy Jones 3 0 2-4 8, Natalee Hall 2 0 1-2 5, Brooke Webb 0 0 1-2 1. Totals: 12 1 9-16 36. Fouls: 12. Fouled out: Curry.