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Kittens’ 3-point goals prove too much for SP girls to overcome

South Point Lady Pointers’ Ashley Perkey (right) applies defensive pressure to Ashland’s Makayla Martin. The Lady Pointers lost 57-37 to Ashland on Thursday. (Kent Sanborn of Southern Ohio Sports Photos)

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

SOUTH POINT — It rained water outside. It rained 3s inside.
The Ashland Kittens hit eight 3-point goals as they handed the South Point Lady Pointers their first loss of the season 57-37 on Thursday.
Jada Miller, Carley Cullop and Julia Parker all hit 3-pointers and Mikayla Martin converted a three-point play as Ashland took a 16-7 first quarter lead.
Maddy Khounlavong and Emilee Carey combined for all of South Point’s total.
The Lady Pointers (5-1) cut into the lead in the second quarter as Carey had five points including a trey and Sarah Roach added a triple to make it 24-18 at the half.
But Martin scored s points in the third quarter and Parker hit two more 3-pointers as Ashland outscored South Point 17-10 and extended its lead to 41-28.
Cullop and Parker had 3-pointers in the fourth quarter with Martin and Parker each scoring five points as Ashland outscored the Lady Pointers 16-9.
Emilee Whitt scored five points including 3-of-3 at the foul line for the Lady Pointers.
Whitt finished with 11 points and Carey 10 points to pace the Lady Pointers.
Martin scored 18 points while Parker hit four 3-pointers and scored 16 points to lead Ashland (6-2).
South Point host South Webster on Saturday, Dec. 29.
Ashland 16 8 17 16 = 57
South Point 7 11 10 9 = 37
ASHLAND (6-2): Jada Miller 0 1 0-0 3, Bradley Morgan 1 1 3-3 8, Kaythan Baer 0 0 0-0 0, Sydney Sorrell 1 0 1-1 3, Emma Fulton 1 0 0-0 2, Carley Cullop 0 2 1-3 7, Julia Parker 1 4 2-2 16, Miranda Martin 0 0 0-0 0, Mikayla Martin 8 0 2-5 18, Jenna Adkins 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 12 8 9-14 57. Fouls: 16. Fouled out: None.
SOUTH POINT (5-1): Emilee Whitt 1 1 6-7 11, Sydney Markel 0 0 0-0 0, Sarah Roach 0 1 0-0 3, Maddy Khounlavong 1 0 4-4 6, Emilee Carey 2 2 0-0 10, Diamond Crawley 1 0 0-2 2, Kate Mundy 1 0 0-3 2, Zaylie Brice 0 0 0-0 0, Ashley Perkey 0 0 3-5 3. Totals: 6 4 13-21 37. Fouls: 14. Fouled out: None.