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Lady Tigers crush Lady Spartans, 67-33

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

In the words of Hannibal Smith of The A-Team, “I love it when a plan comes together.”

Ironton had a game plan and the Lady Fighting Tigers made it come together as they routed the Alexander Lady Spartans 67-33 on Saturday.

“It was a complete effort. Everyone who came in played well. They stuck to the game plan. Game plans don’t mean anything if the girls don’t come in focused and want to execute. So all the credit goes to those girls,” said Ironton coach Doug Graham.

Sydney “Facewoman” Webb turned in a “pretty” nice effort with 20 points including four 3-pointers. Lexie Barrier did her impression of Howlin’ Mad Murdock as she went crazy on the Spartans with 17 points, 13 rebounds and six steals.

Cheyenne “Mrs. T” Scott didn’t take any pity as she got 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds.

Webb credited coach Graham — a.k.a. Hannibal Smith — with having the team ready to play, especially herself.

“Honestly, it was all coach Graham getting us mentally prepared. He had us in here going over all their plays and we had all our plays set up and we just went at it,” said Webb.

“I was more confident today. I really just wanted to beat them. I was going at it. But Lexie just had a crazy game. She was all over the place.”

Alexander (13-6) was led by Rachel Richardson with 11 points and Leah Richardson with eight. Jala Mace grabbed 10 rebounds.

“They’re a very good team. They’ll probably win the rest of their games. To my girls’ credit, whenever they’re locked in and focused, I would pay a college ticket price to watch them,” said Graham.

“They play hard. They were diving on the floor. There was a play on the baseline when Sydney Webb was on the ground and we’re up 30. That’s stuff that makes good teams great. I’m proud of their effort.”

Ironton (17-0) opened the game with a 9-0 run before Rachel Richardson hit a 3-pointer at the 3:38 mark.

Webb made two fouls shots and buried a trifecta and the lead was 20-7 at the end of the quarter.

Alexis Mohler hit a triple to begin the second quarter for Alexander but Scott answered with one of her own. Webb drained two straight treys to end the half and Ironton led 35-15 at the break.

Barrier scored seven points as Ironton had an 11-0 run to begin the second half and it was 46-15.

A foul shot by Lexie Wise gave Ironton a 55-19 lead with 36 seconds left in the quarter. A layup by Alyssa Lewis with 4:55 to play in the game gave the Lady Tigers their biggest lead at 61-24.

Ironton visits South Point on Monday and hosts Wheelersburg on Wednesday and Coal Grove on Thursday.

Alexander 7 8 7 11 = 33

Ironton 20 15 20 12 = 67

ALEXANDER (13-6): Jala Mace 1 0 0-1 2, Leah Richardson 1 1 3-6 8, Nicole Hudnall 0 1 00 3, Rachel Richardson 4 1 2-3 11, Kendall Meeks 0 0 2-2 2, McKenna Rice 1 0 0-0 2, Alexis Mohler 0 1 0-0 3. Totals: 11-42 7-12 33. 3-point goals: 2-14. Rebounds: 10-O, 20-D = 30 (Mace 10). Team rebounds: 6. Assists: 0. Steals: 7 (R. Richardson 2, Mace 2). Turnovers: 24. Fouls: 12. Fouled out: None.

IRONTON (17-0): Jordan Hannan 0 0 1-2 1, Lexie Wise 3 0 2-4 8, Lexie Barrier 7 0 3-4 17, Sydney Webb 3 4 2-2 20, Cheyenne Scott 5 1 2-4 15, Alyssa Lewis 2 0 2-2 6, D’Laynie Keith 0 0 0-0 0, Zakia Lee 0 0 0-0 0, Kaylin Easterling 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 25-65 12-18 67. 3-point goals: 5-14. Rebounds: 22-O, 27-D = 49 (Barrier 13, Scott 9, Wise 7). Team rebounds: 6. Assists: 9 (Wise 4, Barrier 3, Webb 2). Steals: 15 (Barrier 6, Wise 4, Webb 3). Turnovers: 11. Fouls: 18. Fouled out: None.