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Whitt scores 1,000th point in Lady Pointers 46-31 win

South Point Lady Pointers’ Emilee Whitt takes aim as she scores the first basket of the game on Monday against Chesapeake that gave her 1,000 career points. (Photo By Tim Gearhart)

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

SOUTH POINT — It seemed everybody got what they wanted.
Emilee Whitt got her milestone, Emilee Carey got her shooting eye, and the South Point Lady Pointers got a 46-31 Ohio Valley Conference win over the Chesapeake Lady Panthers on Monday.
Whitt hit the first basket of the game to give her 1,000 career points. Whitt needed just 2 points to reach the milestone and she finished the game with 16.
Carey had a season-high 25 points that including 5-of-5 form 2-point range and 5-of-12 from the 3-point arc as South Point improved to 5-5 and 4-3 in the league.
“It was a big night for Emilee Whitt getting her 1000th point and it was a big conference win for us,” said Lady Pointers’ coach Dave Adams.
“Emilee Carey got hot and scored 25 tonight. There were a lot of positives in a much-needed win.”
After Whitt scored the first basket of the game, Carey scored 15 points in the first quarter as South Point jumped in front 18-8.
Emily Duncan scored all 4 of her points in the quarter for the Lady Panthers (5-6, 3-4).
Each team scored 7 points in the second quarter and it was 25-15 at the half.
The third quarter was also most a carbon copy of the second quarter as each team only managed 6 points and the Lady Pointers were up 31-21.
Things picked up in the fourth quarter as Whitt scored 8 points including a 3-pointer and Carey also hit a trey and scored 5 points as South Point outscored the Lady Pointers 15-10.
Blake Anderson scored 8 of Chesapeake’s 10 points in the fourth quarter.
Anderson finished the game with 14 points and Maddie Ward added 9.
On Thursday, South Point is at Portsmouth and Chesapeake goes to Rock Hill.
Chesapeake 8 7 6 10 = 31
South Point 18 7 6 15 = 46
CHESAPEAKE (5-6, 3-4): Kandace Pauley 1 0 0-0 2, Taylor Hicks 0 0 0-0 0, Blake Anderson 5 0 4-6 14, Sammie McComas 0 0 0-0 0, Robin Isaacs 1 0 0-0 2, Maddie Ward 4 0 1-3 9, Emily Duncan 2 0 0-0 4. Totals; 13 0 5-9 31. Fouls: 6. Fouled out: None.
SOUTH POINT (5-5, 4-3): Emilee Whitt 4 2 2-4 16, Sarah Roach 2 0 1-1 5, Maddy Khounlavong 0 0 0-0 0, Sarah Mitchell 0 0 0-0 0, Emilee Carey 5 5 0-0 25, Kaelyn Jones 0 0 0-2 0, Sydney Markel 0 0 0-0 0, Diamond Crawley 0 0 0-0 0, Kimrie Staley 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 18-38 3-7 46. 3-pt goals: 7-18. Rebound: 12 (Roach 5). Assists: 10 (Khounlavong 5, Whitt 3). Steals: 7 (Whitt 5). Turnovers: 13. Fouls: 10. Fouled out: None.