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Lady Dragons prove to be better team against Lady Trojans

Fairland Lady Dragons Jenna Stone (23) and Portsmouth Lady Trojans’ Hannah Hughes (5) battle for the basketball during Thursday’s game. Fairland won, 57-27. (Kent Sanborn of Southern Ohio Sports Photos)

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

PROCTORVILLE — More is better.
The Fairland Lady Dragons were able to generate 70 field goal attempts to 43 for the Portsmouth Lady Trojans.
But the thing that proved to be more for Fairland was the number of baskets made. The Lady Dragons were 25-of-70 from the field while the Lady Trojans were just 9-of-43.
The difference proved to be the difference as Fairland rolled to a 57-27 Ohio Valley Conference win on Thursday.
Fairland went on a 10-2 run to start the game before a 3-pointer by Hannah Hughes got Portsmouth within 10-5.
But Allie Marshall scored and Jenna Stone hit two baskets for a 16-5 lead with 14 seconds left in the quarter.
Hughes drained another trifecta to begin the second quarter and Jasmine Eley hit a triple it was 16-11 at the 5:55 mark.
The Lady Dragons then went on a 15-3 run capped by Harley Lyons’ 3-pointer with four seconds left in the half to make it 31-14.
Eley’s 3-pointer started the second half only to have Kelsie Warnock score to put the lead at 33-17.
Lyons, Stone, Emma Marshall and Jessica King all had baskets as Fairland opened up a 42-20 lead with 1:05 left in the third quarter.
Nia Trinidad mad a foul shot and it was 42-21 at the end of the quarter.
Fairland put the game away as Warnock scored and Allie Marshall converted a three-point play with 6:14 to go. Warnock scored again and both King and Miaa Howard scored off the bench and it was 53-27 with 1:58 left to play.
Lyons hit three 3-pointers and scored 20 points to pace the Fairland offense. Kelsey Warnock had 10 points, 14 rebounds and three assists in a strong all-around game. Allie Marshall grabbed 12 rebounds and Emma Marshall had four assists and three steals.
Portsmouth (1-6, 1-4) was led by Jasmine Eley with 20 points, seven rebounds and two assists. Hughes added six points with a steal and a blocked shot.
Portsmouth visits Whiteoak on Saturday while Fairland goes to Huntington, W.Va., on Monday.
Portsmouth 5 9 7 6 = 27
Fairland 16 15 11 15 = 57
PORTSMOUTH (1-6, 1-4): Jasmine Eley 3 4 2-4 20, Nia Trinidad 0 0 1-2 1, Hannah Hughes 0 2 0-0 6, Shaya Kidder 0 0 0-0 0, Ashanti Richardson 0 0 0-0 0, Faith Phillips 0 0 0-0 0, Faith Phillips 0 0 0-0 0, Jaiden Rickett 0 0 0-0 0, Airy Thoroughman 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 9-43 3-6 27. 3-pt goals: 6-25. Rebounds: 7-O, 22-D = 29 (Rickett 7, Eley 7, Trinidad 7). Assists: 2 (Eley 2). Steals: 1 (Hughes). Turnovers: 23. Blocks: 1 (Hughes). Fouls: 12. Fouled out: None.
FAIRLAND (3-2, 3-1): Emma Marshall 2 0 0-2 4, Harley Lyons 4 3 0-1 20, Alli Penix 1 0 0-0 2, Bailey Roland 0 0 0-0 0, Katie Brumfield 0 0 0-0 0, Haleigh Fuller 1 0 0-0 2, Allie Marshall 2 0 1-3 5, Jessica King 2 0 0-0 4, Brittany Thompson 0 0 0-0 0, Kelsie Warnock 5 0 0-0 10, Jenna Stone 3 0 2-4 8, Miaa Howard 1 0 0-0 2, Kirsten Orsbon 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 25-70 3-10 57. 3-pt goals: 4-30. Rebounds: 22-0, 23-D = 45 (Warnock 14, A. Marshall 12). Assists: 18 (E. Marshall 4, Brumfield 3, Warnock 3, Stone 3). Steals: 12 (E. Marshall 3, Stone 3). Blocks: 6 (A. Marshall 4). Turnovers: 10. Fouls: 13. Fouled out: None.