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Fourth quarter woes costly to Redwomen

Rock Hill Redwomen defender Kylee Howard (14) tries to stop the drive by Gallipolis Blue Angels’ Mandy Petro during Thursday’s game. (Robert S. Stevens of the Gold Studio in Ironton)

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

PEDRO — Murphy’s Law took over.
The Rock Hill Redwomen were leading by nine points heading into the fourth quarter when everything started to go wrong as the Galllipolis Blue Angels rallied for a 45-42 Ohio Valley Conference win on Thursday.
Rock Hill took a 13-9 first quarter lead as five different players scored including four points by Rileigh Morris.
Mandy Petro had seven points for Gallipolis (6-9, 2-6).
The Redwomen (2-10, 0-8) extended the lead to 21-13 at the half as Kelsey Olderham, Makayla Scott, Aleigha Matney and Morris all got buckets.
The lead went to 32-23 after three quarters thanks to a pair of 3-point goals by Savannah Cade and four points form Kenzie Hanshaw including two free throws.
But in the fourth quarter, Rock Hill was outscored 22-10 by the Blue Angels.
The Redwomen got baskets from Autumn Porter and Scott with Morris scoring six points on two baskets and 2-for-4 foul shooting.
Junon Ohmara scored all 12 of her points in the quarter including a trifecta and 3-of-4 at the foul line. Petro had seven more points and she was 3-of-6 from the line.
The Blue Angels were 6-of-16 at the line in the quarter.
Morris led Rock Hill with 12 points. Scott and Cade added eight points each.
On Monday, Rock Hill visits Chesapeake and Gallipolis hosts Ironton.
Gallipolis 9 4 10 22 = 45
Rock Hill 13 8 11 10 = 42
GALLIPOLIS (6-9, 2-6): Brooklyn Hill 3 0 1-4 7, Mandy Petro 5 0 10-19 20, Katie Carpenter 0 0 0-0 0, Koren Truance 2 0 0-0 4, Junon Ohmara 3 1 3-8 12, Chasity Adams 1 0 0-0 2. Totals: 14 1 14-31 45. Fouls: 17. Fouled out: None.
ROCK HILL (2-10, 0-8): Kelsey Olderham 1 0 2-2 4, Savannah McGraw 3 0 2-5 8, Makayla Scott 3 0 2-5 8, Aleigha Matney 1 0 0-0 2, Kylee Howard 0 0 0-0 0, Autumn Porter 2 0 0-0 4, Rileigh Morris 4 0 4-8 12, Kenzie Hanshaw 1 0 2-4 4, Savannah Cade 1 2 0-0 8. Totals: 13 2 10-19 42. Fouls: 22. Fouled out: None.