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Arden triggers Lady Tigers’ 59-34 win

Rock Hill Redwomen’s Rileigh Morris (23) goes up for a shot as Ironton Lady Fighting Tigers’ Kirsten Williams (22) applies defensive pressure. (Photo By Tim Gearhart)

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

PEDRO — Look who’s back.
After missing last season with an injury and making a cameo in the second game of the season, Lexie Arden was in the lineup on Thursday and the Ironton Lady Fighting Tigers were glad she is back.
The two-time All-Ohio player hit five 3-pointers and scored 21 points to lead a 59-34 win over the Rock Hill Redwomen in an Ohio Valley Conference game.
Samantha LaFon added 12 points as nine of the 13 players who saw action scored for Ironton (3-0, 2-0).
Rileigh Morris had 13 points to lead Rock Hill (1-2, 0-2).
Ironton got 4 points from Kirsten Williams to lead 12-5 after the first quarter.
Arden — who didn’t score in the first quarter — hit a pair of trifectas and scored 8 points in the second quarter while sister Kameren Arden and Williams each hit a triple to extend Ironton’s lead to 32-17 at the break.
Savannah McGraw scored 6 points and Savannah Cade 4 for the Redwomen in the quarter who cut the lead to 9 points at one time.
Lexie Arden came out hot in the third quarter with three more bombs as she scored 11 points and Elli Williams also hit a 3-pointer as the lead grew to 47-24.
Morris had 5 of Rock Hill’s 7 points.
LaFon was 4-of-4 at the line in the fourth quarter while Evan Williams, Abbie Patterson and Sara Bowen all hit a basket off the bench for Ironton.
Morris scored 4 points and Lucy Simpson added 3 as Rock Hill got 10 points.
On Monday, Ironton visits Chesapeake and Rock Hill hosts Coal Grove.
Ironton 12 20 15 12 = 59
Rock Hill 5 12 7 10 = 34
IRONTON (3-0, 2-0): Riley Schreck 0 0 0-0 0, Samantha LaFon 2 0 8-12 12, Kylie Deer 0 0 0-0 0, Lydia Hannan 0 0 2-2 2, Teegan Carpenter 0 0 0-0 0, Elli Williams 1 1 0-0 5, Kameren Arden 0 1 0-0 3, Kirsten Williams 2 1 0-0 7, Isabel Morgan 0 0 0-0 0, Evan Williams 2 0 1-1 5, Abbie Patterson 1 00-0 2, Sara Bowen 1 0 0-0 0, Lexie Arden 3 5 0-0 21. Totals: 12 8 11-15 59. Fouls: 16. Fouled out: None.
ROCK HILL (1-2, 0-2): Savannah McGraw 3 0 2-2 8, MaKayla Scott 1 0 1-2 3, Kelie Adams 0 0 0-0 0, Lucy Simpson 1 0 1-1 3, Autumn Porter 0 0 0-0 0, Rileigh Morris 4 0 5-8 13, MaKenzie Hanshaw 1 0 0-0 2, Cigi Pancake 0 0 0-0 0, Savannah Cade 2 0 0-0 4, Aleigha Matney 0 0 1-2 1. Totals: 12 0 10-15 34. Fouls: 12. Fouled out: None.