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Lady Pointers advance; Lady Hornets fall in final seconds

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

PEDRO — The South Point Lady Pointers have been on a rollercoaster all season.

The Lady Pointers have been up and down in their play and they were that way in Wednesday’s Division III sectional tournament game against the Portsmouth West Lady Senators at Rock Hill High School.

This time the Lady Pointers were able to finish on an upward ride as they held off West 42-37.

“We have been up and down all year. Tonight we missed a lot of opportunities to pull away,” said Lady Pointers’ coach Dave Adams.

“But give credit to Portsmouth West. They kept playing and had a big fourth quarter. They put us on the foul line and we couldn’t make our free throws.”

The Lady Pointers struggled as they converted just 3-of-11 attempts including just 3-of-8 in the fourth quarter. However, the Lady Pointers’ defense forced 25 West turnovers to key the win.

West was 9-of-18 at the line including 4-of-9 in the fourth quarter.

Brooklyn Badgett scored 14 points and Kate Mundy had 12 to lead South Point.

Terra Butcher scored 13 for West.

South Point trailed 7-4 after the first quarter but rallied to take a 17-13 halftime lead as five different players scored in the second quarter.

Mundy had six points in the third quarter and it was 29-18.

West got within seven in the fourth quarter on a 3-poitner by Kayleigh Coleman, but the Lady Pointers got seven points from Badgett to hold on for the win.

South Point plays Wheelersburg at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday in the sectional finals at Rock Hill.

Ports. West 7 6 5 19 = 37

South Point 4 13 12 13 = 42

PORTSMOUTH WEST (NA): Breanna Bricker 2 0 1-2 5, Kayleigh Coleman 0 2 2-2 8, Terra Butcher 5 0 3-8 13, Makayla White 2 0 0-2 4, Madison Williams 3 0 3-4 7, Katelyn York 0 0 0-0 0, McKenzie Newton 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 12 2 9-18 37. Fouls: 17. Fouled out: Bricker.

SOUTH POINT (10-12): Kate Mundy 6 0 0-1 12, Brooklyn Badgett 6 0 2-5 14, Leah Lawson 1 0 0-0 2, Madison Kearns 1 0 0-1 2, Olivia Abner 0 0 0-0 0, Adara Deeds 0 0 0-0 0, Ashley Perkey 3 0 1-2 7, Abby Hannah 1 1 0-2 5. Totals: 18 1 3-11 42. Fouls: 17. Fouled out: None.

Portsmouth 47

Coal Grove 45

PEDRO — Sharia Kearns picked up a loose ball and made a layup with four seconds to play that gave the Portsmouth Lady Trojans a 47-45 win over the Coal Grove Lady Hornets on Wednesday in the Division III sectional tournament at Rock Hill High School.

Portsmouth (5-16) will now play Ironton at 1 p.m. on Saturday in the sectional finals.

Kaylee Beals scored a game-high 18 points in her final game for the Lady Hornets (9-13). Emily Compliment added 10 points.

Portsmouth had four players in double figures. Faythe Lee, Wesleigh Jackson and Semajah Parker scored 11 each while Kearns finished with 10.

Coal Grove — who led by as many as 12 points — took a 13-5 first quarter lead and it was 25-17 at the half.

The Lady Trojans cut the deficit to 39-34 after three quarters and the Lady Hornets could only manage six points in the fourth quarter.

Portsmouth will play Ironton at 1 p.m. on Saturday in the sectional finals at Rock Hill.

Portsmouth 5 12 17 12 = 47

Coal Grove 13 12 14 6 = 45

PORTSMOUTH (5-16): Jasmine Eley 1 0 0 2, Kylisha Kearns 1 0 0 2, Faythe Lee 1 3 0 11, Sharia Kearns 1 1 5 10, Wesleigh Jackson 0 3 2 11, Semajah Parker 3 0 5 11. Totals: 7 7 12 47.

COAL GROVE (9-13): Bailey McKnight 0 1 0 3, Kaylee Beals 6 1 3 18, Emily Compliment 3 0 4 10, Kasey Murphy 2 0 2 6, Lauren Crum 2 1 1 8, Destiny Dolen 0 0 0 0, Amaya Waulk 0 0 0 0. Totals: 13 3 10 45.