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Third quarter struggles prove costly to Redmen

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

CHILLICOTHE — If it was up to the Rock Hill Redmen, they wouldn’t have taken a break.
Rock Hill had a one-point lead at halftime but scored only eight points in the third quarter in a 59-49 loss to the Southeastern Panthers on Saturday.
Jaret Bacorn scored eight points and Kadin France four as Rock Hill trailed just 13-12 after the first quarter. Rex Hartman hit a 3-pointer and scored five points for the Panthers.
Braden Stamper hit a trey and scored five points while Jake Blagg also made a 3-pointer and Rock Hill rallied to take a 24-23 lead at the half.
Hartman again scored five points including a 3-pointer for the Panthers in the quarter.
After halftime, Reece Wheeler and Carson Stauffer scored four points each as Southeastern grabbed a 36-32 lead.
Hartman scored nine points in the fourth quarter and the Panthers were 10-of-10 from the foul line as they outscored Rock Hill 23-17. Wheeler was 4-of-4 at the line and had six points with Hartman, Lane Ruby and Gillum all 2-of-2.
Garrett Miller made a trifecta and scored five points off the bench in the quarter for Rock Hill. Bacorn also had five points, France four and Blagg three.
The Redmen were just 2-of-2 from the foul line in the fourth quarter and 6-of-8 for the game. Southeastern was 9-0f-10 at the line.
Bacorn had 19 points, 12 rebounds and five assists to lead Rock Hill (1-19). France added eight points and six rebounds while Blagg had eight points, seven rebounds, two assists and two steals.
Hartman scored 21 points and Wheeler 12 for the Panthers (8-11).
Rock Hill visits Symmes Valley on Tuesday.
Rock Hill    12    12    8    17    =    49
Southeastern    13    10    13    23    =    59
ROCK HILL (1-19): Cody Roberts 0 0 0-0 0, Jake Blagg 2 1 1-2 8, Garrett Miller 2 1 0-0 7, Isaac Floy 0 0 0-0 0, Braden Stamper 2 1 0-0 7, Jaret Bacorn 7 0 5-5 19, Kadin France 4 0 0-1 8. Totals: 20-53 3-9 49. 3-pt goals: 3-9. Rebounds: 14-O, 14-D = 28 (Bacorn 12, Blagg 7, France 6). Assists: 8 (Bacorn 5, Blagg 2). Steals: 4 (Blagg 2). Blocks: 1 (Blagg). Turnovers: 14. Fouls: 14. Fouled out: None.
SOUTHEASTERN (8-11): Carson Stauffer 2 0 0-0 4, B. Farmer 0 1 0-0 3, A. Gillum 0 2 2-2 8, Rex Hartman 5 3 0-0 21, Lane Ruby 1 0 3-4 5, Trey Brown 0 0 0-0 0, Clinton Minney 2 0 0-0 4, Reece Wheeler 4 0 4-4 12. Totals: 14 6 9-10 59. Fouls: 11. Fouled out: Stauffer.