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Cold-shooting Lady Hornets fall to Nelsonville-York

Coal Grove Lady Hornets’ Kaleigh Murphy (14) takes a rebound away from a Nelsonville-York player during Monday’s game. (Photo By Tim Gearhart)

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

COAL GROVE — Forget global warming. Coal Grove Lady Hornets’ head coach Rick Roach believes in “gymnasium colding.”
The Lady Hornets shot a frigid 24.5 percent as they lost 50-31 to the Nelsonville-York Lady Buckeyes on Monday.
The Lady Hornets (7-2) lost their second straight game as they made only 12 of 49 field goal attempts and failed to make a 3-point goal for the first time this season. They also shot a season low free throws by making 7-of-13.
Addi Dillow had 13 points and Kaleigh Murphy scored 12 points to lead Coal Grove.
Nelsonville-York (8-1) was paced by Mackenzie Hurd with a game-high 18 points. Grace Sinnott added 12 points.
Hurd and Sinnott scored 6 points each as the Lady Buckeyes took a 15-9 lead. Murphy and Dillow combined for all of Coal Grove’s points in the quarter.
Sinnott had 5 points as she and Joscelyn Heller each hit a 3-pointer and the Lady Buckeyes extended their lead to 28-19 at the half.
Dillow scored 6 points to try and keep the Lady Hornets within striking distance.
Nelsonville-York continued to pull away in the third quarter as Hurd scored 7 points and Alivia Speelman scored 5 points — both hit a 3-pointer — and the lead grew to 42-28.
Dillow scored 6 of Coal Grove’s 9 points in the quarter.
The Lady Hornets went stone cold in the fourth quarter with only 3 points — all by Murphy — as the Lady Buckeyes got 4 points from Ashleigh Cantrell.
Coal Grove host Fairview on Friday.
Nelsonville 15 13 14 8 = 50
Coal Grove 9 10 9 3 = 31
NELSONVILLE-YORK (8-1): Ashleigh Cantrell 2 0 0-0 4, Cayleigh Dupler 0 0 0-0 0, Joscelyn Heller 1 1 0-0 5, Alivia Speelman 1 1 0-0 5, Grace Sinnott 3 2 0-0 12, Mackenzie Hurd 6 1 3-5 18, Emma Fields 0 0 0-0 0, Haley Hurd 2 0 3-4 7. Totals: 21-47 6-9 50. 3-pt goals: 5. Fouls: 11. Fouled out; None.
COAL GROVE (7-3): Elli Holmes 0 0 1-2 1, Addi Dillow 7 0 2-4 16, Caitlin Dillon 0 0 0-0 0, Katie Deeds 0 0 0-0 0, Mikayla Daniels 0 0 0-0 0, Autumn Hicks 0 0 0-2 0, Kaleigh Murphy 4 0 4-5 12, Abbey Hicks 0 0 0- 0, Rylee Harmon 1 0 0-2 2, Kenadee Keaton 0 0 0-0 0, Jaidyn Griffith 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 12-49 7-13 31. Fouls: 8. Fouled out: None.