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Ripley holds off South Point

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

SEAMAN — The number “2” wasn’t very lucky for the South Point Pointers.
The pointers offense went stagnant in quarter No. 2 and two key turnovers in the fourth quarter were part of the reason the Pointers lost 61-53 to the Ripley Blue Jays on Saturday in the Dave Young Classic.
“I’m still waiting for us to play a full 32-minute game,” said Pointers’ coach Travis Wise. “The second quarter hurt and the two turnovers came at a bad time. But we’ll go back to work and get better.”
Chance Gunther had 16 points and Austin Webb 13 to lead the Pointers (6-8).
Peyton Fyffe scored 17 and Jaki Royal 13 for Ripley (12-2).
The Pointers took a 17-16 first quarter lead as Nakyan Turner hit a pair of 3-pointers, Gunther had a trifecta and Webb scored six points.
Royal and Fyffe each scored seven points that included a 3-pointer.
South Point managed just eight points in the second quarter and Ripley took advantage as Landon Rigdon hit two treys for a 30-25 halftime lead.
The Blue Jays extended the lead to 49-38 after three quarters. Fyffe and Royal each second seven points again including a 3-pointer. Roger Staggs scored four points for South Point.
Rigdon had a 3-pointer and scored five points in the fourth quarter, but the Pointers rallied to within four as Gunther scored seven points, Webb had five points and Brody Blackwell hit a 3-pointers.
The Pointers got a stop but turned the ball over that led to a Ripley basket and then turned the ball over on the inbounds play.
Ripley added two layups in the closing seconds to extend the lead.
South Points hosts Chesapeake on Tuesday.
South Point 17 8 13 15 = 53
Ripley-Union 16 14 19 11 = 61
SOUTH POINT (6-8): Chance Gunther 3 2 4-4 16, Nakyan Turner 1 2 1-2 9, Roger Staggs 3 0 0-0 6, Austin Webb 6 0 1-1 13, Kyle Badgett 0 0 0-0 0, Brody Blackwell 2 1 0-0 7, Marcus Malone 1 0 0-0 2. Totals: 16 5 6-7 53. Fouls: 14. Fouled out: None.
RIPLEY-UNION-LEWIS-HUNTINGTON (12-2): Nigel Royal 4 0 1-2 9, Landon Rigdon 1 3 0-0 11, Corey Germann 0 0 0-0 0, Landon Dearing 3 0 2-4 8, T.K. Whaley 1 0 1-2 3, Jaki Royal 3 2 1-5 13, Peyton Fyffe 4 3 0-0 17. Totals: 16 8 5-13 61. Fouls: 12. Fouled out: None.