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Gallipolis hands Rock Hill first loss

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

GALLIPOLIS — There’s more to the Gallipolis Blue Devils than Zach Loveday.
But, the 7-foot-1 Loveday is still nice to have.
Loveday had 18 points, 14 rebounds and four blocked shots as Gallipolis beat the Rock Hill Redmen 64-33 in an Ohio Valley Conference game on Tuesday.
Logan Blour had 13 points and three assists while Cory Call added 11 points and three assists as the Blue Devils improved to 3-1 and 1-0 in the OVC.
Braden Stamper had 17 points including four 3-pointers for the Redmen (3-1, 0-1). Logan Hankins had six rebounds.
Jake Blagg had four assists, four steals and six points for the Redmen but 6-foot-4 leading scorer Kadin France was held without a point by Loveday.
Stamper hit a pair of 3-pointers and the Redmen trailed just 10-8 at the end of the first quarter.
But Gallipolis held Rock Hill for six points — four by Garrett Miller — pulled away to a 26-14 halftime lead.
Loveday scored 11 points in the third quarter as the Blue Devils opened up a 48-22 cushion.
On Friday, Rock Hill hosts Chesapeake and Gallipolis visits Ironton.
Rock Hill 8 6 8 11 = 33
Gallipolis 10 16 22 16 = 64
ROCK HILL (3-1, 0-1): Logan Hankins 0 0 4-5 4, Garrett Miller 3 00-0 6, Jake Blagg 3 0 0-0 6, Caleb Davis 0 0 0-0 0, Nick Blankenship 0 0 0-0 0, Braden Stamper 2 4 1-1 17, Caleb Dillon 0 0 0-0 0, Owen Hankins 0 0 0-0 0, Brayden Malone 0 0 0-0 0, Cameron Donohue 0 0 0-0 0, Jacob Schwab 0 0 0-0 0, Kadin France 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 12-36 5-6 33. 3-pt goals: 4-11. Rebounds: 1-O, 14-D = 15 (L. Hankins 6). Assists: 5 (Blagg 4). Steals: 8 (Blagg 4). Turnovers: 17. Fouls: 12. Fouled out: None.
GALLIPOLIS (3-1, 1-0): Cole Davis 0 0 0-0 0, Caleb Henry 4 0 0-0 8, Justin McClelland 2 0 0-1 4, Blaine Carter 1 0 0-0 2, Logan Blour 5 0 3-3 13, Brendan Carter 0 0 0-0 0, Cory Call 5 0 1-2 11, Zach Loveday 6 1 3-5 18, Bailey Walker 0 2 2-2 8. Totals: 26-54 9-13 64. 3-pt goals: 3-14. Rebounds: 12-O, 20-D = 32 (Loveday 14). Assists: 13 (McClelland 3, Call 3, Blour 3). Steals: 9 (Henry 3). Blocks: 9 (Loveday 4). Turnovers: 12. Fouls: 11. Fouled out: None.