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Gunther’s 30 points keys Pointers’ win over Redmen

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

SOUTH POINT — It was bounce back time again for the South Point Pointers, and they bounced really high.
For the second time this season, the Pointers suffered a lop-sided loss. And for the second time, they bounced back with a strong performance as they beat the Rock Hill Redmen 60-37 in an Ohio Valley Conference game on Friday.
Chance Gunther acted as though he was hired to be the bouncer as he scored 30 points that included four 3-pointers. He also had a pair of assists.
Austin Webb scored 12 points while Marcus Malone had six rebounds, two assists and three steals for the Pointers (8-11, 5-7).
Rock Hill (3-14, 0-12) was led by Garrett Miller with 11 points and Logan Hankins scored nine.
South Point led 13-8 after the first quarter as Gunther scored 10 points.
Four different players made baskets for the Redmen.
Gunther hit a pair of 3-pointers and scored eight points while Webb had six points and Brody Blackwell knocked down a 3-pointer to give the Pointers a comfortable 36-20 halftime lead.
Hankins hit a 3-pointer and had five points with Miller scoring four.
The Pointers pulled away to a 53-27 lead after three quarters as Gunther hit another 3-pointer and scored nine points and Webb added four more.
Miller hit a trey for Rock Hill.
Both teams emptied their benches in the fourth quarter as Rock Hill went 6-of-7 at the foul line and outscored the Pointers 10-7.
Rock Hill hosts Coal Grove on Saturday and St. Joseph on Tuesday. South Point entertains Gallipolis on Tuesday.
Rock Hill 8 12 7 10 = 37
South Point 13 23 17 7 = 60
ROCK HILL (3-14, 0-12): Logan Hankins 3 1 0-1 9, Garrett Miller 4 1 0-1 11, Jake Blagg 2 0 3-3 7, Caleb Davis 0 0 2-2 2, Nick Blankenship 0 0 0-0 0, Owen Hankins 1 0 2-2 4, Brayden Malone 1 0 0-0 2, Cameron Donohue 1 0 0-0 2, Jacob Schwab 0 0 0-0 0, Kadin France 0 0 0-1 0. Totals: 12 2 7-10 37. Fouls: 15. Fouled out: None.
SOUTH POINT (8-11, 5-7): Maddox McCallister 1 0 0-0 2, Chance Gunther 8 4 2-5 30, Nakyan Turner 1 0 1-3 3, Garrett Carmon 1 0 1-2 3, Kenyon Carter 0 0 0-0 0, Roger Staggs 0 0 0-0 0, Austin Webb 6 0 0-0 12, Kyle Badgett 0 0 0-2 0, Brody Blackwell 0 1 0-0 3, Marcus Malone 2 0 1-2 5, Mason Kazee 1 0 0-0 2, Kionte Bacon 1 0 0-0 2. Totals: 24-55 5-14 60.3-pt goals: 5-17. Rebounds: 29 (Malone 6, Turner 5). Assists: 9 (Malone 2, Webb 2, Gunther 2). Steals: 11 (Malone 3, Staggs 3). Turnovers: 9. Fouls: 18. Fouled out: None.