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Redwomen notch first OVC victory

Rock Hill Redwomen guard Makayla Scott (with ball) keeps it away from Portsmouth Lady Trojans’ Jasmine Eley during Thursday’s game. Rock Hill won, 49-37. (Courtesy of Robert S. Stevens & Gold Studio In Ironton)

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

PEDRO — It was a team effort in every sense.
The Rock Hill Redwomen had seven different players score as they beat the Portsmouth Lady Trojans 49-37 on Thursday for their first Ohio Valley Conference win of the season.
Makayla Scott had 20 points to lead the Redwomen (4-14, 1-11) while Savannah Cade had 11 points and Savannah McGraw added eight.
Hannah Hughes and Jasmine Eley combined for all but four of the points for Portsmouth (6-12, 3-10). Hughes scored 17 points and Eley was right behind with 16.
Rock Hill took a 13-9 first quarter lead as Scott and McGraw scored five points each. Eley hit a 3-pointer and had five points for Portsmouth.
Cade knocked down a 3-pointer as four different players scored and it was 21-16 at the half. Hughes drained a trey and scored five of the Lady Trojans’ seven points in the quarter.
Cade hit a 3-pointer and went 2-for-2 at the line while McGraw also hit a triple and the lead was 32-25.
Eley hit a 3-pointer and scored seven points while Hughes drained a trifecta and scored five points in the fourth quarter, but the Redwomen got 13 points from Scott including 5-of-9 at the foul line.
Rock Hill converted 7-of-13 free throws in the quarter to seal the win. The Redwomen were 14-of-23 at the foul line for the game while Portsmouth was 2-of-5.
On Monday, Rock Hill goes to South Point and Portsmouth visits Gallipolis.
Portsmouth 9 7 9 12 = 37
Rock Hill 13 8 11 17 = 49
PORTSMOUTH (6-12, 3-10): Jasmine Eley 4 2 2-3 16, Hannah Hughes 4 3 0-0 17, Jaiden Rickett 1 0 0-2 2, Layla Kegg 1 0 0-0 2, Ashanti Richardson 0 0 0-0 0, Nia Trinidad 0 0 0-0 0, Aireyana Thurman 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 10 5 2-5 37. Fouls: 20. Fouled out: Hughes.
ROCK HILL (4-14, 1-11): Kelsey Olderham 0 0 2-4 2, Savannah McGraw 2 1 1-1 8, Makayla Scott 7 0 6-10 20, Aleigha Matney 0 0 0-0 0, Kylee Howard 1 0 0-0 2, Autumn Porter 0 0 0-0 0, Rileigh Morris 1 0 2-4 4, Kenzie Hanshaw 1 0 0-0 2, Savannah Cade 1 2 3-4 11.