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Lady Pointers top Redwomen in OVC

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

SOUTH POINT — Now that’s how you start a game.
The South Point Lady Pointers jumped in front by 20 points in the first quarter and went on to beat the Rock Hill Redwomen 68-32 in an Ohio Valley Conference game on Wednesday.
“We played pretty well, especially the first quarter. We let them back in the game a little in the second quarter, but we got the lead back up in the third,” said Lady Pointers’ coach Dave Adams.
South Point (6-5, 4-2) had a balanced offense led by Emilee Whitt and Ashley Perkey with 14 points each. Leah Lawson and Madison Kearns scored nine each.
Lucy Simpson scored 10 points for Rock Hill (3-8, 0-6).
Whitt scored nine points while Lawson, Kearns, Diamond Crawley and Whitt all had 3-pointers and South Point led 24-4.
Simpson and Makenzie Hanshaw scored four points each in the second quarter to offset 3-pointers by Kate Mundy and Kearns and Rock Hill cut the deficit to 35-18 at the half.
But Whitt hit another 3-pointer and scored five points in the third quarter and Perkey got six points as the Lady Pointers extended their lead to 53-26.
Both teams emptied their bench in the fourth quarter. Sarah Roach, Kara Taylor and Kearns all hit 3-pointers.
On Thursday, Rock Hill is at Fairland and South Point visits Coal Grove.
Rock Hill    4    14    8    6    =    32
South Point    24    11    18    15    =    68
ROCK HILL (3-8, 0-6): Kelsey Olderham 0 0 0-0 0, Savannah McGraw 0 0 0-0 0, Makyla Scott 3 0 0-0 6, Keelie Adams 0 0 0-0 0, Lucy Simpson 4 0 2-4 10, Ryleigh Noel 1 0 0-0 2, Maddie Scott 2 0 0-0 4, Makenzie Hanshaw 3 0 0-0 6, Autumn Porter 1 0 0-1 2, Kyleigh Morris 1 0 0-0 2, Gracie Stevens 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 15 0 2-5 32. Fouls: 4. Fouled out: None.
SOUTH POINT (6-5, 4-2): Emilee Whitt 4 2 0-0 14, Sydney Markel 0 0 0-0 0, Jaden Howard 0 0 0-0 0, Sarah Roach 0 1 0-0 3, Maddy Khounlavong 0 0 0-0 0, Leah Lawson 3 1 0-0 9, Kate Mundy 1 1 2-4 7, Elisha Spencer 1 0 0-0 2, Tessa Mitchell 0 0 0-0 0, Diamond Crawley 2 1 0-1 7, Abbi Zornes 0 0 0-0 0, Madison Kearns 0 3 0-0 9, Kara Taylor 0 1 0-0 3, Ashley Perkey 7 0 0-0 14. Totals: 18 10 2-5 68. Fouls: 5. Fouled out: None.