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Turnovers plague Lady Tigers

Ironton Lady Fighting Tigers’ guard Lydia Hannan drives against the Franklin Lady Wildcats’ defense during Saturday’s game of the annual Tackett’s Body Shop Shootout. (Kent Sanborn of Southern Ohio Sports Photos)

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

In one of their earlier songs, the Beatles sang, “You Can’t Do That.”
If the lyrics were about turning the basketball over, it would have made perfect theme music for the Ironton Lady Fighting Tigers in a turnover-filled 57-31 loss to the Franklin Lady Wildcats in the Tackett’s Body Shop Shootout.
Ranked 15th in the latest Associated Press Division II poll, the Lady Wildcats took advantage of 12 turnovers by Ironton in the first half including six consecutive possessions as they went on a 28-5 run to build a 30-12 lead at the half.
Franklin (17-3) led just 11-7 after the first quarter as Akron recruit Layne Ferrell scored six points, but the Lady Wildcats outscored Ironton 19-5 in the second quarter as six different players scored.
Brooke Stover had six points as Franklin extended its lead to 47-24 in the third quarter. Lydia Hannan scored four points for Ironton.
Haylee Stevens hit a trifecta and Samantha LaFon scored four points in the fourth quarter to account for Ironton’s total.
LaFon had 12 points, Hannan seven and Stevens six to lead Ironton (9-11).
Ferrell got 12 points and Stover 11 as 10 different players scored for Franklin.
Ironton visits Coal Grove on Monday and hosts Lucasville Valley on Thursday.
Franklin 11 19 17 10 = 57
Ironton 7 5 12 7 = 31
FRANKLIN (17-3): Karsen Quillen 0 1 0-0 3, Kaylee Harris 1 0 0-0 2, Emma Bicknell 2 0 0-1 4, Jordan Rogers 1 0 0-0 2, Kristen Earles 0 1 0-0 3, Kyla Williams 0 0 0-0 0, Skyler Weir 0 1 2-2 5, Madison Earles 2 0 2-2 6, Rajanna Quinn 0 0 0-0 0, Layne Ferrell 6 0 0-0 12, Brooke Stover 5 0 1-4 11, Emily Newton 4 0 1-2 9. Totals: 19 4 6-11 57. Fouls: 8. Fouled out: None.
IRONTON (9-11): Riley Schreck 1 0 0-0 2, Samantha LaFon 5 0 2-2 12, Lydia Hannan 2 0 3-4 7, Elli Williams 0 0 0-0 0, Kameren Arden 1 0 0-0 2, Kaylee Stevens 0 2 0-0 6, Jada Rogers 0 0 0-0 0, Abigail Patterson 1 0 0-0 2, Sophie Caines 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 10 2 5-6 31. Fouls: 13. Fouled out: None.