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Gallipolis uses big 2nd half to beat Rock Hill

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

GALLIPOLIS — The Rock Hill Redmen were heavy underdogs, but they made it interesting for a while.
The Redmen trailed by just five points at halftime before the Gallipolis Blue Devils took over in the second half and notched a 60-35 Ohio Valley Conference win on Tuesday.
Logan Hankins, Braden Stamper and Kadin France all scored eight points for Rock Hill (0-11, 0-8). France had 11 rebounds while Stamper and Bacorn grabbed seven each.
The Blue Devils’ 7-foot-1 sophomore center Zach Loveday had 17 points, 12 rebounds and eight blocked shots. Cory Call scored 14 points and Justin McClelland had 12.
The Redmen had the game tied at 2-2 before falling behind 11-4 at the end of the first quarter.
But tied the game 11-11 with 5:11 on the second quarter clock and a 3-pointer by Hankins got Rock Hill within 19-18 with 2:36 left in the half.
Gallipolis (11-1, 6-1) then scored four straight points to end the half and the lead was 23-18.
Stamper hit a basket with 5:29 in the third quarter as Rock Hill got within 25-22.
But Loveday scored eight points in the quarter and McClelland and Kaden Thomas each hit 3-pointers as Gallipolis pulled away to a 41-25 lead.
Call scored eight points in the fourth quarter and Gage Harrison and Blaine Carter each hit 3-pointers as the Blue Devils continued to pull away.
Garrett Miller scored four points off the bench for Rock Hill.
On Friday, Rock Hill hosts Chesapeake and Gallipolis visits Ironton.
Rock Hill    4    14    7    8    =    35
Gallipolis    11    12    18    19    =    60
ROCK HILL (0-11, 0-8): Cody Roberts 0 0 0-0 0, Jake Blagg 2 0 0-0 4, Garrett Miller 2 0 0-0 4, Brady Floyd 0 0 0-0 0, Caleb Dillon 0 0 0-0 0, Isaac Floyd 0 0 0-2 0, Logan Hankins 1 2 0-2 8, Braden Stamper 4 0 0-0 8, Jaret Bacorn 1 0 1-4 3, Kadin France 4 0 0-2 8, Logan Reed 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 16-48 1-10 35. 3-pt goals: 2-14. Rebounds: 11-O, 24-D = 35 (France 11, Stamper 7, Bacorn 7). Fouls: 15. Fouled out: None.
GALLIPOLIS (11-1, 6-1): Cole Davis 0 0 0-0 0, Caleb Henry 2 0 0-1 4, Evan Wiseman 1 0 0-3 2, Justin McClelland 4 1 1-1 12, Blaine Carter 0 1 0-0 3, Kaden Thomas 0 1 2-2 5, Logan Blour0 0 0-3 0, Cory Call 6 0 2-3 14, Zach Loveday 7 0 3-4 17, Gage Harrison 0 1 0-0 3, Bailey Walker 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 24-50 8-17 60. 3pt.-goals: 4-11. Rebounds: 4-O 20-D = 24 (Loveday 15). Blocks: Loveday 8. Fouls: 9. Fouled out: None.