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Pointers get by Redmen

Rock Hill Redmen center Kadin France (33) battles South Point Pointers’ center Austin Webb (40) for a rebound during Friday’s game. South Point won, 56-46. (Photo Courtesy of Tim Gearhart)

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

PEDRO — South Point coach Travis Wise might have wanted to give his team an energy drink after the first quarter, but he settled for a little strategy after halftime.
The Pointers may have struggled in the first half, but they showed some life in the second half as they beat the Rock Hill Redmen 56-46 in an Ohio Valley Conference game on Friday.
“We started a little sluggish. We made an adjustment on defense in the second half that helped,” said Pointers’ coach Travis Wise. “We still need to make more free throws.”
South Point (9-10, 5-8) got 15 points each from Tayshaun Fox and Chance Gunther while Douglas Shaffer hit four 3-pointers and scored 12 points.
Austin Webb had six rebounds, Fox had five assists and three steals and Gunther two assists and four steals.
The scrappy Redmen (1-17, 1-12) were led by Kadin France with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Jake Blagg also had 12 points to go with five rebounds, two assists and three steals.
Fox scored six points, Gunther five and Shaffer hit a 3-pointer as South Point took a 16-14 first quarter lead.
France had six points and Blagg four to keep the Redmen close.
Shaffer had another triple and the Pointers were 5-of-6 at the foul line as they held onto a 26-22 halftime lead.
Jaret Bacorn had four of his eight points in the quarter.
Gunther had four points and Shaffer a 3-pointger in the third quarter as the lead went to 39-33. Brayden Stamper scored four points for the Redmen.
Gunther and Fox combined for 10 points in the fourth quarter and Jared Whitt was 2-of-2 from the foul line as South Point pulled away to the 10-point win.
Blagg scored six points and France four in the quarter.
On Tuesday, South Point hosts Wheelersburg and Rock Hill visits Symmes Valley.
South Point    16    10    13    17    =    56
Rock Hill    14    8    11    13    =    46
SOUTH POINT (9-10, 5-8): Chance Gunther 6 0 3-4 15, Derek McCarty 0 0 0-0 0, Roger Staggs 0 0 0-0 0, Douglas Shaffer 0 4 0-0 12, Jared Whitt 0 0 6-6 6, Tayshaun Fox 6 0 3-4 15, Dustin McCarty 1 0 2-2 4, Austin Webb 2 0 0-5 3. Totals: 19-36 14-21 56. 3-pt oals: 4-10. Rebounds: 4-O, 10-D = 14 (Webb 6). Assists: 9 (Fox 5, Gunther 2). Steals: 12 (Gunther 4, Fox 3). Turnovers: 12. Totals: 15 4 11-17 56. Fouls: 13. Fouled out: None.
ROCK HILL (1-17, 1-12): Cody Roberts 1 0 0-1 2, Jake Blagg 6 0 0-2 12, Garrett Millers 1 0 0-0 2, Isaac Floyd 0 0 0-0 0, Logan Hankins 1 0 0-0 2, Brayden Stamper 2 0 1-2 5, Jaret Bacorn 3 0 2-4 8, Kadin France 2 0 1-3 5, Logan Reed 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 21-45 4-11 46. 3-pt goals: 0-3. Rebounds: 10-O, 17-D = 27 (France 10, Bacorn 5, Blagg 5). Assists: 8 (Blagg 2, Hankins 2). Steals: 9 (Blagg 3, Stamper 2). Turnovers: 21. Fouls: 18. Fouled out: None.