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Circleville beats Lady Dragons

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

RIO GRANDE — There’s a reason the Circleville Lady Tigers are unbeaten.

Circleville showed why they are now 11-0 on the season with a 52-27 win over the Fairland Lady Dragons on Saturday in the Woods Lumber Shootout at the University of Rio Grande.

Circleville started slow as Fairland took an 11-9 first quarter lead as Tomi Hinkle, Jenna Stone and Bailey Roland all hit 3-pointers.

But the Lady Dragons only managed a 3-pointer by Stone in the second quarter as Circleville rallied to take a 23-14 halftime lead thanks to 8 points by Kenzie McConnell.

The Lady Dragons couldn’t generate much offense in the second half as Circleville outscored them 16-6 to increase the spread to 39-20.

McConnell had 5 more points as five different players scored.

Stone hit her third 3-pointer in the fourth quarter but the Lady Dragons managed just 7 points as Meghan Davis got 6 points for the Lady Tigers.

McConnell had 15 points and Davis 13 to lead Circleville.

Stone had 9 points and Hinkle 7 for Fairland who beat Heath on Friday night.

The Lady Dragons play South Charleston (W.Va.) at Marietta College on Friday.

Fairland           11        3          6          7          =          27

Circleville        9          14        16        13        =          52

FAIRLAND (6-4): Emma Marshall 1 0 0-2 2, Bailey Roland 1 1 0-0 5, Alyssa Burcham 0 0 0-0 0, Jessica King 1 0 0-0 2, Tomi Hinkle 2 1 0-2 7, Jenna Stone 0 3 0-0 9, Libby Judge 1 0 0-0 2, Miaa Howard 0 0 0-2 0, Kirsten Orsbon 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 6 5 0-6 27. Fouls: 14. Fouled out: None.

CIRCLEVILLE (11-0): Logan Jones 0 0 0-0 0, Peyton Parini 1 0 2-4 4, Morgan Blakeman 0 1 0-0 3, Tori Bircher 0 1 0-0 3, Meghan Davis 5 0 3-6 13, Sidney Gray 0 0 0-0 0, Jordan Rhymer 0 0 0- 0, Brie Kendrick 4 0 1-5 9, Jaylah Captain 2 1 0-0 7, Sara Gearhart 0 0 0-0 0, Kenzi McConnell 7 0 1-2 15. Totals: 19 2 8-19 52. Fouls: 11. Fouled out: None.