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Lady Pointers shoot their way by Gallia

South Point Lady Pointers Madison Kearns (right) strips the ball from a Gallipolis player of the ball during Thursday’s game. Kearns had 14 points as South Point won 56-42. (Kent Sanborn of Southern Ohio Sports Photos)

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

SOUTH POINT — As Jacob McCandles said to son Michael in the movie Big Jake, “That’s good shooting.”
The South Point Lady Pointers hit eight 3-point goals and went 8-for-8 at the foul line as they beat the Gallipolis Blue Angels 56-42 in an Ohio Valley Conference game on Thursday.
“We shot the ball pretty well. We made eight 3-pointers and we were perfect from the foul line. I was pleased with our offense,” said Lady Pointers’ coach Dave Adams.
“We got a big lead and then just played even. We missed a lot of opportunities after the first quarter, but a win is a win.”
Leah Lawson scored 15 points to lead the Lady Pointers (3-2, 2-2). Emilee Whitt and Madison Kearns each scored 14 points.
Kearns made four 3-pointer goals, Whitt two and Lawson one. All three went 2-for-2 at the foul line.
Alex Barnes scored 15 points and Ashton Webb 11 to lead Gallipolis (4-3, 1-3).
The Lady Pointers came out firing in the first quarter as Lawson hit three triples and Whitt a pair to give South Point took a 21-9 lead.
Lawson had six points as five different players scored in the second quarter and South Point lead 33-23 at the half.
Barnes and Ryelee Sipple scored four each in the quarter for Gallipolis.
Kearns hit another trifecta and Lawson scored four points as South Point went in front 43-32 after three quarters. Barnes had five points in the quarter.
Maddy Khounlavong and Lawson hit 3-pointers in the fourth quarter as the Lady Pointers added to their lead.
South Point hosts Wheelersburg at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday while Gallipolis entertains Jackson on Monday.
Gallipolis    9    14    9    10    =    42
South Point    21    12    10    13    =    56
GALLIPOLIS (4-3, 1-3): Abbey Cremeans 0 0 0-0 0, Arianna Jordan 2 0 0-0 4, Alex Barnes 6 0 3-7 15, Ashton Webb 4 1 0-1 11, Maddy Petro 2 0 1-5 5, Macey Siders 1 0 0-0 2, Ryelee Sipple 1 0 3-4 5. Totals: 16 1 7-10 42. Fouls: 9. Fouled out: None.
SOUTH POINT (3-2, 2-2): Emilee Whitt 3 2 2-2 14, Jaden Howard 1 0 0-0 2, Sarah Roach 0 0 0-0 0, Maddy Khounlavong 3 1 0-0 9, Leah Lawson 5 1 2-2 15, Diamond Crawley 0 0 0-0 0, Madison Kearns 0 4 2-2 14, Kara Taylor 0 0 2-2 2, Ashley Perkey 0 0 2-2 2. Totals: 12 8 8-8 56. Fouls: 18. Fouled out: Perkey.