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Hornets post win over RH

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

PEDRO — There was not repeat performance this time, and that was good news for the Coal Grove Hornets.

Coal Grove was 9-of-22 from the foul line on Tuesday that led to an 8-point loss. The Hornets took care of the problem by converting 15-of-21 free throw attempts on Friday in a 56-37 Ohio Valley Conference win over the Rock Hill Redmen.

Daniel Rutherford scored a game-high 21 points including 9-of-11 from the foul line and Jeb Jones came off the bench to add 9 points for Coal Grove (4-6, 2-4).

Tyler Damron scored 14 points for Rock Hill (0-11, 0-5).

Coal Grove bolted to a 16-5 first quarter lead as Sam Angelo scored all 6 of his points and Rutherford added 4 more.

Rutherford and Jones had 4 points each in the second quarter as Coal Grove stretched the lead to 26-12 at the half.

The Hornets went 6-of-8 at the foul line in the third quarter and Cole Gannon hit a 3-pointer to extend the lead to 39-22. Mason Darby and Jaret Bacorn scored 4 points each for the Redmen.

Damron got the hot hand in the fourth quarter as he scored 10 points including a pair of 3-point goals, but Rutherford scored 6 points and the Hornets were 4-of-4 at the foul line end any Rock Hill comeback hopes.

On Tuesday, Coal Grove is at Chesapeake and Rock Hill hosts Portsmouth in OVC games.

Coal Grove 16 10 13 17 = 56

Rock Hill 5 7 10 15 = 37

COAL GROVE (4-6, 2-4): Cole Gannon 1 1 1-2 6, Daniel Rutherford 6 0 9-11 21, Dalton Miller 2 0 0-0 4, Sam Angelo 3 0 0-0 6, Chase McKnight 0 1 2-2 5, Dylan Malone 0 0 0-0 0, Aaron Music 0 0 0-0 0, Mark Sites 0 0 0-0 0, Jordan Case 0 0 0-0 0, Jaylen McKenzie 0 0 2-2 2, Alijah Roman 0 1 0-0 3, Jeb Jones 4 0 1-4 9. Totals: 16 3 15-21 56. Fouls: 12. Fouled out: None.

ROCK HILL (0-11, 0-5): Tyler Damron 2 3 1-4 14, Alex Nance 0 0 0-0 0, Nathan Turvey 0 1 2-2 5, Brady Knipp 1 0 0-0 2, Mason Darby 3 0 0-2 6, Jacob Blagg 1 0 0-0 2, Logan Reed 0 0 0-0 0, Isaac Floyd 0 0 0-0 0, Jaret Bacorn 3 0 0-0 6, Kadin France 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 11 4 3-9 37. Fouls: 14. Fouled out: None.