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Lady Dragons romp

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

BELPRE — The Fairland Lady Dragons may not have been sure what to expect, but it was Belpre who got the surprise.

The Lady Dragons turned in a solid all-around performance and shut down the Belpre Lady Eagles 68-38 on Saturday.

“We didn’t know what to expect. We knew they shot a lot of 3s,” said Fairland coach Jon Buchanan.

“But we played pretty good defense. We got a lot transition baskets. We got a lot of steals and we converted most of the time. I was very happy with our defense. Belpre remind us a lot of ourselves and we did a good job of containing them.”

Sophomore guard Emily Chapman did more than was expected of her as she scored a career-high 25 points to lead Fairland (10-1). Taylor Perry scored 13 points and Emma Fulton had 12.

Cheyenne Barker had 12 points and Hannah Lawrentz 10 for Belpre (8-6).

Chapman scored 7 points in the first quarter as Fairland built a 14-5 first quarter lead.

She had 8 more points in the second quarter as Fairland extended the lead to 33-14 at the half.

Chapman had 10 points and Fulton 6 in the third quarter which enabled the Lady Dragons to open up a comfortable 51-25 cushion.

On Monday, Fairland visits Rock Hill in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

Fairland 14 19 18 17 = 68

Belpre 5 9 11 13 = 38

FAIRLAND (10-1): Allie Marshall 2 0 0-0 4, Taylar Wilson 1 0 2-2 4, Emily Chapman 9 2 1-1 25, Morgan Fridley 2 0 0-0 4, Emma Fulton 6 0 0-0 12, Kelsie Warnock 2 0 0-2 4, Haleigh Fuller 0 0 0-0 0, Brittany Thompson 0 0 0-0 0, Issy McKinney 0 0 0- 0, Alesha Simpson 0 0 0-0 0, Taylor Perry 2 3 0-2 13, Jackie Wagner 0 0 2-2 2. Totals: 24 5 5-9 68. Fouls: 18. Fouled out: None.

BELPRE (8-6): Maddie Hughes 2 0 0-0 4, Sydney Spencer 0 0 0-0 0, Makenzie Reed 0 1 0-0 3, Cheyenne Barker 1 3 1-1 12, Daisy Cowdery 2 0 1-3 5, Richards 0 0 0-0 0, Zimmerman 0 0 0-0 0, Hannah Lawrentz 2 1 3-5 10, Kins 2 0 2-5 6. Totals: 8 5 7-13 38. Fouls: 9. Fouled out: None.