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Lady Dragons get 8th straight win

Chesapeake Lady Panthers’ Maddie Ward (23) and Fairland Lady Dragons’ Bailey Roland (4) battle for a rebound during Monday’s game. Fairland won, 49-23. (Photo by Kent Sanborn of Southern Ohio Sports Photos.com)

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

CHESAPEAKE — Just like Ol’ Man River, the Fairland Lady Dragons just keep rollin’ along.
The Lady Dragons won their eighth straight game as they beat the Chesapeake Lady Panthers 49-23 in an Ohio Valley Conference game on Monday.
Fairland methodically kept pulling away the entire game as they improved to 8-2 and 4-1 in the OVC.
Kelsi Warnock scored 12 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead a balanced offensive for Fairland.
Allie Marshall had nine points, 13 rebounds, two assists and five steals. Brittany Thompson added eight points.
Karli Davis and Kandace Pauley scored six points each for Chesapeake — all on 3-point goals. Davis also had 10 rebounds and three assists.
A 3-pointer by Davis gave Chesapeake its only lead of the game at 3-2 with 5:42 on the first quarter clock, but Thompson answered with a 3-pointer of her own at the five-minute mark as Fairland took the lead for good at 5-3.
The Lady Dragons scored 10 points in a row before Blake Anderson made a foul shot for Chesapeake and it was 12-4 at the end of the quarter.
Jessica King’s basket had Fairland up 18-4 and then Davis hit another trifecta to make it 18-7.
Fairland went on a 7-0 run to lead 25-7 before the Lady Panthers’ Corrine Ferguson’s trey and added a foul shot later and it was 25-11 at the half.
Fairland outscored Chesapeake 13-2 to start the second half and led 38-15 at the end of the third quarter.
Sammie McComas had a putback and Pauley hit a 3-pointer to start the fourth quarter and it was 38-20.
Warnock hit a basket at the 5:16 mark to end the quick scoring spurt by Chesapeake and Fairland went on an 11-0 run capped by two Libby Judge foul shots for a 48-20 lead with 33 seconds to play.
On Thursday, Chesapeake visits Gallipolis and Fairland goes to Rock Hill.
Fairland 12 13 13 11 = 49
Chesapeake 4 7 4 8 = 23
FAIRLAND (8-2, 4-1): Emma Marshall 0-4 0-2 0-2 0, Harley Lyons 1-3 1-4 2-4 7, Alli Penix 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Bailey Roland 1-1 0-2 0-0 2, Katie Brumfield 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Haleigh Fuller 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Allie Marshall 4-9 0-0 1-4 9, Jessica King 2-3 0-0 0-0 4, Kelsie Warnock 4-8 0-2 4-4 12, Brittany Thompson 1-5 2-4 0-0 8, Libby Judge 0-0 0-0 2-2 2, Jenna Stone 1-6 1-2 0-0 5, Mia Howard 0-1 0-0 0-0 0, Kirsten Orsbon 0-0 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 18-57 9-16 49. 3-pt goals: 4-17. Rebounds: 18-O, 16-D = 34 (A. Marshall 13, Warnock 10). Assists: 11 (Thompson 3, Warnock 2, A. Marshall 2, E. Marshall 2). Steals: 19 (A. Marshall 5, E. Marshall 3, Lyons 3, Stone 3). Blocks: 4 (A. Marshall 3). Turnovers: 7. Fouls: 11. Fouled out: None.
CHESAPEAKE (4-7, 2-4): Kandace Pauley 0-1 2-3 0-0 6, Blake Anderson 1-3 0-2 1-2 3, Taylor Hicks 0-0 0-2 0-0 0, Corrine Ferguson 0-1 1-1 1-4 4, Sammie McComas 2-5 0-0 0-2 4, Maddie Ward 0-3 0-3 0-0 0, Shia Ervin 0-3 0-0 0-0 0, Lexi Stapleton 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Karli Davis 0-1 2-7 0-0 6. Totals: 8-35 2-8 23. 3-pt goals: 5-18. Rebounds: 9-O, 17-D = 26 (Davis 10, Ervin 4). Assists: 6 (Davis 3, Ward 2). Turnovers: 21. Fouls: 15. Fouled out: None.