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Fast start propels Blue Angels past Redwomen

Rock Hill Redwomen center Rileigh Morris (23) looks to score inside during Monday’s game. Morris had 11 points but Rock Hill lost to Gallipolis in an OVC game. (Photo Courtesy of Robert S. Stevens of The Gold Studio in Ironton)

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

GALLIPOLIS — You says it’s not how you start?
The Gallipolis Blue Angels beg to differ s they jumped out to a 20-2 first quarter lead and went on to beat the Rock Hill Redwomen 63-37 in an Ohio Valley Conference game on Monday.
Hunter Copley scored 25 points to go with eight rebounds and five assists as Gallipolis remained unbeaten (3-0, 1-0).
Maddy Petro had 17 points and 17 rebounds while Brooklyn Hill scored 13 points.
Rileigh Morris had 11 points and Makayla Scott 10 to pace Rock Hill (0-2, 0-1). Kenzie Hanshaw had six rebounds while Savannah Cade added four rebounds, three assists and two steals.
Copley hit a pair of 3-pointers and scored 12 points in the first quarter with Petro adding six and it was 20-2. Kelsey Olderham had Rock Hill’s lone basket.
Both teams scored 15 points in the second quarter and it was 35-17 at the half. Scott and Morris combined for 11 points in the quarter while Petro and Copley scored five each.
Petro scored six points and Hill hit a 3-pointer as she got five points and Gallipolis extended its lead to 53-27. Scott and Morris scored four each.
The teams matched points again in the fourth quarter with 10 each.
On Thursday, Rock Hill hosts Chesapeake and Gallipolis is at Ironton.
Rock Hill 2 15 10 10 = 37
Gallipolis 20 15 18 10 = 63
ROCK HILL (0-2, 0-1): Kelsey Olderham 2 0 1-2 5, Savannah McGraw 1 0 0-0 2, Makayla Scott 4 0 2-2 10, Keilie Adams 0 0 0-0 0, Kylee Howard 0 0 0-0 0, Paige Bailey 0 0 0-0 0, Autumn Porter 1 0 0-0 2, Rileigh Morris 5 0 1-2 11, Kenzie Hanshaw 2 0 0-0 4, Savannah Cade 0 0 3-4 3. Totals: 15-49 7-10 37. 3-pt goals: 0-8. Rebounds: 7-O, 16-D = 23 (Hanshaw 6, Cade 4). Assists: 8 (Cade 3). Steals: 7 (Cade 2, Porter 2, Scott 2). Blocks: 3 (Hanshaw, Cade, Howard). Turnovers: 20. Fouls: 12. Fouled out: None.
GALLIPOLIS (3-0, 1-0): Brooklyn Hill 5 1 0-0 13, Abby Cremeans 1 0 0-3 2, Maddy Petro 8 0 1-2 17, Hunter Copley 7 3 2-2 25, Katie Carpenter 1 0 0-0 2, Jenna Mead 0 0 0-1 0, Karen Truance 1 0 0-0 2, Chasity Adams 0 0 0-0 0, Junon Ohmura 0 0 2-4 2. Totals: 27-58 5-11 63. 3-pt goals: 4-14. Rebounds: 15-O, 24-D = 39 (Petro 17, Copley 8). Assists: 14 (Ohmura 6, Copley 5). Steals: 11 (Cremeans 4). Blocks: 1 (Copley). Turnovers: 18. Fouls: 11. Fouled out: None.