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Lady Tigers make needed adjustments in win over Panthers

Ironton Lady Fighting Tigers’ Riley Schreck prepares to make a pass while Chesapeake Lady Panthers’ Karli Davis (left) defends. Ironton won, 32-24. (Photo Courtesy of Tim Gearhart)

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

Whether it’s a highway or a school zone, the speed doesn’t matter to the Ironton Lady Fighting Tigers.
Ironton adjusted to the slow-down pace offense and box-and-one defense of the Chesapeake Lady Panthers to get a 32-24 Ohio Valley Conference win on Thursday.
With the defense focused on Ironton’s long-range shooting Haylee Stevens, Jada Rogers, Riley Schreck and Sophie Caines stepped up and did most of the offensive damage.
Rogers hit a pair of 3-pointers and score all eight of her points in the first quarter as Ironton took an 11-8 lead.
Maddie Ward hit a 3-pointer and scored five points in the quarter for Chesapeake.
Both teams scored six points in the second quarter and it was 17-14 at intermission.
Things remained slow in the third quarter with each team getting two points.
In the fourth quarter, Schreck drained a trifecta, Sarath Ratliff and Caines both made a pair of clutch foul shots while Lydia Hannan and Kameren Arden both had baskets as Ironton outscored the Lady Panthers 11-6.
Karli Davis, Shia Ervin and Ward had baskets to account for the Lady Panthers’ offense.
Rogers finished with eight point, Schreck seven and Caines six for Ironton (4-1, 4-1).
Ward had a game-high 11 points with Blanke Anderson getting five points for Chesapeake (3-3, 2-2).
On Monday, Ironton visits Ashland and Chesapeake goes to Grace Christian.
Chesapeake 8 6 4 8 = 24
Ironton 11 6 4 11 = 32
CHESAPEAKE (3-3, 2-2): Blake Anderson 1 0 3-4 5, Taylor Hicks 0 0 0-0 0, Corrine Ferguson 0 0 0-0 0, Maddie Ward 4 1 0-2 11, Shia Ervin 2 00 -0 4, Karli Davis 2 0 0-0 4. Totals: 9 1 3-6 24. Fouls: 10. Fouled out: None.
IRONTON (4-1, 4-1): Riley Schreck 2 1 0-0 7, Lydia Hanna 2 0 0-0 4, Elli Williams 0 0 0-1 0, Kameren Arden 1 0 0-0 2, Haylee Stevens 0 1 0-0 3, Sarah Ratliff 0 0 2-2 2, Jada Rogers 1 2 0-0 8, Abigail Patterson 0 0 0-2 0, Sophie Caines 2 0 2-4 6. Totals: 6 6 4-9 32. Fouls: 10. Fouled out: None.