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Turner, Pointers beat Blue Devils

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

GALLIPOLIS — With leading scorer and rebounder Austin Webb nursing a injury, the South Point Pointers needed someone to step up and help fill the void.
Nakyan Turner turned out to be a pretty good volunteer.
Turner scored a career-high 26 points as the Pointers beat the Gallipolis Blue Devils 62-52 in an Ohio Valley Conference game on Friday.
Turner also had 6 rebounds and 5 steals for the Pointers (9-7, 6-4). Chance Gunther played his usual game with 14 points, 5 assists and 5 steals.
Another player who stepped up was Jake Adams with 10 points including a pair of 3-pointers.
Logan Blouir had 17 points and Justin Wilcoxon 13 to pace the Blue Devils (7-9, 3-7).
Turner scored 9 points including a 3-pointer and 4-of-4 at the foul line while Adams had a 3-pointer and scored 5 points and South Point was up 14-12.
Damon Cremeans and Blouir scored 4 each for Gallipolis.
Turners scored 6 points and Adams hit another 3-pointers and scored 5 points again as South Point went ahead 29-26 at the half.
Wilcoxon had two 3-pointers and had 8 points for the Blue Devils.
South Point limited Gallipolis to a mere basket by Isaac Clary in the third quarter and pulled away to a 46-28 lead at the end of the third quarter.
Gunther and Turner scored 7 points each as the Pointers outscored the Blue Devils 17-2.
In the fourth quarter, South Point connected on 10-of-17 from the foul line with Brody Blackwell going 4-for-4 and scoring 6 points, Gunther 3-of-4 and 5 points and Turner 2-of-4 as part of his 4 points.
Blouir scored 11 points and Cooper Davis hit a pair of 3-pointers as Gallipolis outscored South Point 24-16.
On Tuesday, South Point entertains Ironton and Gallipolis host Fairland.
South Point 14 15 17 16 = 62
Gallipolis 12 14 2 24 = 52
SOUTH POINT (9-7, 6-4): Jake Adams 2 2 0-0 10, Chance Gunther 4 1 3-4 14, Nakyan Turner 8 1 7-9 26, Darryl Taylor 2 0 0-2 4, Kyle Badgett 0 0 1-3 1, Braxton Horn 0 0 0-0 0, Brody Blackwell 1 0 4-4 6, Carmelo Sammons 0 0 0-0 0, Xander Dornon 0 0 1-2 1 Totals: 21-38 16-24 62. 3-pt goals: 4-13. Rebounds: 22 (Turner 6, Taylor 4, Dornon 4). Assists: 8 (Gunther 5). Steals: 14 (Gunther 5, Turner 5). Turnovers: 14. Fouls: 11. Fouled out: Badgett.
GALLIPOLIS (7-9, 3-7): Cooper Davis 1 2 0-0 8, Devi Lee 1 0 0-0 2, Reece Thomas 0 0 0-0 0, Logan Blouir 8 0 1-1 17, Ben Cox 0 0 0-0 0, Isaac Clary 3 0 0-0 6, Justin Wilcoxon 2 3 0-0 13, Damon Cremeans 3 0 0-0 6, Zane Loveday 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 18 5 1-1 52. Fouls: 19. Fouled out: Loveday.