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Borders makes return felt as Hornets get win over RH

Rock Hill Redmen’s Owen Hankins grabs a rebound as Coal Grove Hornets’ Jarren Hicks (23) looks to go for the steal. The Hornets won the game 60-42. (Photo By Tim Gearhart)

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

COAL GROVE — Cory Borders made more than a cameo and he gave a pretty good performance.
Playing only a few minutes a game the past couple of weeks when he returned from an injury, Borders scored 12 points as the Coal Grove Hornets beat the Rock Hill Redmen 60-42 in an Ohio Valley Conference game on Friday.
Evan Gannon also scored 12 points for the Hornets including 6-of-8 from the foul line. Trevor Hankins added 11 points and Malachi Wheeler 9 points in the balanced Coal Grove offense.
Owen Hankins scored 15 points for the Redmen (3-13, 0-10).
The Hornets took a 19-9 first quarter lead as Wheeler hit a pair of 3-pointers and scored 8 points while Hankins got 4 points and Gannon hit a 3-pointer.
Braden Stamper had a trey and scored 5 points for the Redmen.
Coal Grove extended the lead to 29-16 at the half and then put the game away in the third quarter as the lead jumped to 47-25.
Borders hit a pair of trifectas, Hankins hit a 3-pointer and scored 5 points while Gannon added a trey as the Hornets outscored the Redmen 18-9 in the quarter.
Logan Hankins hit a 3-pointer in the quarter for Roc Hill.
Coal Grove was only 9-of-18 from the foul line in the fourth quarter and just 16-of-31 for the game.
Owen Hankins hit a 3-poitner, went 4-for-4 at the foul line and scored 9 points in the fourth quarter whiel Devon Long added a 3-pointer.
On Tuesday, Rock Hill visits Portsmouth and Coal Grove host Chesapeake.
Rock Hill 9 7 9 17 = 42
Coal Grove 19 10 18 13 = 60
ROCK HILL (3-13, 0-10): Noah Doddridge 0 0 0-0 0, Logan Hankins 1 1 0-0 5, Garrett Miller 0 0 1-4 1, Brayden Adams 1 0 0-0 2, Devon Long 0 1 0-0 3, Nick Blankenship 2 1 0-0 7, Braden Stamper 2 1 0-1 7, Owen Hankins 2 1 8-10 15, Brayden Malone 0 0 0-0 0, Hunter Blagg 0 0 0-0 0, Jacob Schwab 0 0 0-0 0, Caleb Murphy 0 0 0-0 0, Lane Smith 1 0 0-0 2. Totals: 9 5 9-15 42. Fouls: 28. Fouled out: Stamper, Malone.
COAL GROVE (4-11, 3-7): Perry Kingery 0 0 1-2 1, Cory Borders 2 2 2-2 12, Evan Gannon 0 2 6-8 12, Peyton Smith 1 1 0-1 5, Trevor Hankins 4 1 0-0 11, Luke Ferson 0 0 2-2 2, Malachi Wheeler1 2 1-2 9, Dryzen Mullens 0 0 0-2 0, Jarren Hicks 0 0 2-4 2, TreyHunt 0 0 0-2 0, Chase Hall 0 0 0-2 0, Ethan Short 0 0 2-2 2, Trevor Carey 2 0 0-2 4. Totals: 10 8 16-30 60. Fouls: 13. Fouled out: None.