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Fast start, defense key for Lady Tigers

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

LUCASVILLE — Fast starts are great, especially when followed by solid defense.
The Ironton Lady Fighting Tigers did both as they beat the Lucasville Valley Lady Indians 52-40 on Saturday.
Ironton )11-4) was able to get to the basket and draw fouls, especially Lexi Wise who scored 18 points including 10-of-18 from the foul line. She was 5-of-8 in the fourth quarter.
Lexi Arden hit a pair of 3-pointers and scored 16 points while Haylee Stevens added eight points and Riley Schreck drained a pair of trifectas.
Bre Call scored 16 and Karsyn Conaway nine for Lucasville Valley (3-11).
Arden scored 11 points including two 3-pointers in the first quarter and Schreck hit both her 3-pointers as Ironton jumped out to a 22-7 first quarter lead.
Wise scored five points and Ellie Williams added a basket as Ironton got just seven points in the second quarter, but the defense limited Valley to nine points and the lead was 29-16 at the break.
Stevens scored six points including a 3-pointer in the third quarter. Call and Hannah Conley scored six points each as Valley cut the deficit to 40-28.
Conaway scored seven points and Call five in the fourth quarter, but Wise had seven points, Stevens made two foul shots and Arden had a free throw as she scored three points and Ironton sealed the win.
Ironton hosts Rock Hill on Monday.
Ironton       22    7    11    12    =    52
Lucasville    7    9    12    12    =    40
IRONTON (11-4): Riley Schreck 0 2 0-0 6, Lexi Wise 4 0 10-18 18, Lydia Hannan 0 0 0-0 0, Lilly Zornes 0 0 0-0 0, Ellie Williams 1 0 0-2 2, Haylee Stevens 1 1 3-3 8, Katie Boyer 1 0 0-0 2, Lexie Arden 4 2 2-4 16. Totals: 11 5 15-27 52. Fouls: 12. Fouled out: None.
LUCASVILLE VALLEY (3-11): Maddie Wright 1 1 0-0 5, Bre Call 4 1 5-7 16, Karsyn Conaway 4 0 1-3 9, Kaity Howard 0 0 0-0 0, Railee Day 2 0 0-0 4, Chalee Hettinger 0 0 0-0 0, Hannah Conley 3 0 0-0 6. Totals: 14 2 6-10 40. Fouls: 17. Fouled out: None.