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Team work keys Fairland girls’ victory

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

PROCTORVILLE — Spring Valley found out the Fairland Lady Dragons are a team. A good team.
The Lady Timberwolves worked to take Fairland leading scorer Emily Chapman out of Saturday’s Tri-State Hoops Throwdown game and did manage to hold her to eight points.
But Allie Marshall scored 13 points, Alesha Simpson had 11 points and Kelsie Warnock connected on 9-of-10 from the foul line as Fairland won 51-38.
“Allie had a real solid game on both ends of the floor. Again, it was a team effort. They did a good job on Emily. It says a lot for our team to get a double-digit win and Emily being held to eight points,” said Fairland coach Jon Buchanan.
Fairland led 14-12 after the first quarter and 23-19 at the half.
The Lady Dragons extended the lead to 34-25 after three quarters.
Warnock was 5-of-6 from the foul line in the fourth quarter as Fairland continued to pull away.
“They have five players who can score, so they’re a really dangerous team. They beat Huntington,” said Buchanan.
“That was probably our best defensive effort. To hold a team that good to 38 points speaks volumes for our girls.”
Payton Caldwell and Morgan Vaughn scored 10 points each for the T-Wolves.
Fairland visits Ironton on Monday.
Spring Valley    12    7    6    13    =    38
Fairland    14    9    11    17    =    51
SPRING VALLEY (7-5): Breanna Saunders 0 0 0-0 0, Payton Caldwell 4 0 2-2 10, Haley McComas 1 0 3-4 5, Jaida Adkins 0 0 0-0 0, Sarah Hooks 2 0 0-0 4, Gracie Crisp 1 1 0-0 5, Morgan Vaughn 2 2 0-1 10, Madison Vaughn 2 0 0-0 4, Madison Berry 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 12 3 5-7 38.
FAIRLAND (13-1): Allie Marshall 2 2 3-4 13, Taylar Wilson 1 0 2-6 4, Emily Chapman 0 2 2-2 8, Morgan Fridley 0 0 0-0 0, Kelsie Warnock 0 0 9-10 9, Issy McKinney 1 0 0-0 2, Alesha Simpson 4 0 3-6 11, Jackie Wagner 1 0 2-3 4. Totals: 9 4 21-31 51.