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Lady Pointers ride fast start to 55-30 win

South Point Lady Pointers’ Madison Kearns (24) goes for a layup while Rock Hill Redwomen Ryleigh Morris (23) goes for the block. South Point won the game, 55-30. (Kent Sanborn of Southern Ohio Sports Photos)

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

PEDRO — The South Point Lady Pointers took care of business early.
The Lady Pointers built a 21-point halftime lead and went on to beat the Rock Hill Redwomen 55-30 in an Ohio Valley Conference game on Monday.
Emilee Whitt scored 14 points including a pair of 3-pointers to lead the Lady Pointers (10-9, 7-5). Leah Lawson scored 10 points and Kate Mundy added nine.
Rock Hill (3-15, 0-13) was paced by Lucy Simpson with eight points while Ryleigh Morris and Mackenzie Hanshaw scored six each.
Whitt hit both her 3-pointers and scored eight points as South Point took a 19-8 lead. Lawson was 3-of-2 at the line and had six points.
The Lady Pointers extended their lead to 35-14 at the half.
Madison Kearns scored five of her seven points, Whitt scored four and Maddy Khounlavong hit a 3-pointer as the Lady Pointers scored 16 points.
Simpson scored all six or Rock Hill’s points including 4-of-6 at the foul line.
The Redwomen got four points from Morris in the third quarter and outscored South Point 8-6 and it was 41-22.
Mundy scored five points including a 3-pointer while Tessa Mitchell came off the bench to score four points in the fourth quarter.
Four different players scored for Rock Hill.
Symmes Valley visits Rock Hill on Wednesday for senior night.
On Thursday, Rock Hill hosts Fairland and South Point entertains Coal Grove.
South Point    19    16    6    14    =    55
Rock Hill    8    6    8    8    =    30
SOUTH POINT (10-9, 7-5): Emilee Whitt 4 2 0-1 14, Sydney Markel 0 0 0-2 0, Jaden Howard 0 0 0-1 0, Sarah Roach 0 0 0-0 0, Maddy Khounlavong 0 2 1-2 7, Leah Lawson 4 0 2-2 10, Kate Mundy 3 1 0-0 9, Tessa Mitchell 2 0 0-0 4, Diamond Crowley 0 0 0- 00, Abbi Zornes 0 0 0-0 0, Madison Kearns 2 0 3-3 7, Kara Taylor 0 0 0-0 0, Ashley Perkey 2 0 0-0 4. Totals: 17 5 6-101 55. Fouls: 8. Fouled out: None.
ROCK HILL (3-15, 0-13): Kelsey Olderham 2 0 0-0 4, Savannah McGraw 0 0 0-2 0, Maykayla Scott 1 0 0-0 2, Keelie Adams 0 0 0-0 0, Lucy Simpson 2 0 4-6 8, Gracie Stevens 1 0 0-0 2, Maddie Scott 1 0 0-0 2, Autumn Porter 0 0 0-0 0, Ryleigh Morris 3 0 0-0 6, Makenzie Hanshaw 3 0 0-0 6, Kyleigh Noel 0 0 0-0 0, Kylee Howard 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 13 0 4-8 30. Fouls: 12. Fouled out: None.