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Lady Dragons overcome cold shooting to get win

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

GALLIPOLIS — The Fairland Lady Dragons shot so poorly they should have lost.
Should have, but didn’t.
The Lady Dragons were 16-of-58 from the field for 27.5 percent and only 3-of-23 from the 3-point line for 13 percent.
Despite their worst shooting performance of the season, the Lady Dragons rallied in the second half to beat the Gallipolis Blue Angels 43-35 in an Ohio Valley Conference game on Thursday.
The Blue Angels didn’t shoot much better. Gallipolis (5-12, 1-10) made 15-of-41 field goal attempts for 36.5 percent and hit 1-of-4 from behind the arc.
The game was tied 8-8 after the first quarter as Tomi Hinkle scored 4 points and Katie Brumfield hit a 3-pointer for Fairland while Gallipolis’ Maddy Petro scored 6 points.
Petro scored 6 more points in the second quarter as Gallipolis took an 18-17 halftime lead.
Brumfield had another trifecta for Fairland.
Hinkle scored 7 points and Jenna Stone had a 3-pointer as Fairland rallied to take a 32-25 lead.
The Lady Dragons (10-9, 8-3) outscored Gallipolis 11-8 in the fourth quarter as Hinkle scored 6 points. Fairland only converted 5-of-12 free throws.
Hinkle had a game-high 19 points to lead Fairland. Jessica King grabbed 9 rebounds, Stone and Hinkle 8 each and Emma Marshall 6.
Marshall also had 4 assists and 2 steals with Hinkle getting 3 steals.
Petro had 15 points and 9 rebounds and Alex Barnes 8 rebounds. Preslee Reed had 3 steals and 2 assists.
On Monday, Fairland visits Chesapeake and Gallipolis is at Portsmouth.
Fairland 8 9 15 11 = 43
Gallipolis 8 10 7 8 = 35
FAIRLAND (10-9, 8-3): Emma Marshall 1-3 0-2 3-4 5, Katie Brumfield 0-1 2-11 0-0 6, Brooklyn McClain 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Jessica King 2-4 0-0 0-2 4, Tomi Hinkle 8-15 0-3 3-5 19, Jenna Stone 1-9 1-7 0-0 5, Miaa Howard 1-1 0-0 4-8 6. Totals: 16-58 10-19 43. 3-pt goals: 3-23. Rebounds: 37 (King 9, Stone 8, Hinkle 8, Marshall 6). Assists: 7 (Marshall 4). Steals: 9 (Hinkle 3, Marshall 2). Turnovers: 13. Fouls: 14. Fouled out: None.
GALLIPOLIS (5-12, 1-10): Chanee Cremeans 2-6 0-1 0-0 4, Asia Griffin 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Alex Barnes 2-8 0-0 0-0 4, Maddy Petro 7-17 0-0 1-4 15, Regan Wilcoxon 0-3 0-1 3-4 3, Preslee Reed 1-2 1-2 0-0 5, Koren Truance 0-0 0-0 0, Kaylie Clark 1-1 0-0 0-0 2. Totals: 15-41 4-8 35. 3-pt goals: 1-4. Rebounds: 24 (Petro 9, Barnes 8). Assists: 7 (Reed 2, Petro 2, Barnes 2). Steals: 4 (Reed 3). Turnovers: 22. Fouls: 14. Fouled out: None.