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Big 3rd quarter lifts Lady Dragons to win over rival Lady Panthers

Fairland Lady Dragons’ Bailey Roland (left) and Chesapeake Lady Panthers’ Blake Anderson battle for the rebound. (Photo by Tim Gearhart)

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

CHESAPEAKE — After struggling to score in the first half, the Fairland Dragons made up for it quickly.
Trailing 11-9 at the half, the Lady Dragons outscored the Chesapeake Lady Panthers 19-0 in the third quarter en route to a 38-25 Ohio Valley Conference win on Wednesday.
Both teams struggled from the field and at the foul line. Fairland was 4-of-21 from 2-point and 3-point range and made just 12-of-32 free throw attempts.
Chesapeake (9-10, 4-8) was only 3-of-22 from the field overall that included 2-of-7 from the arc. The Lady Panthers were just 15-of-35 at the foul line.
Fairland (11-9, 9-3) led 7-1 after the first quarter only to have Chesapeake get 5 points including a 3-pointer from Maddie Ward to take an 11-9 halftime lead.
Emma Marshall, Bailey Roland, Katie Brumfield and Jenna Stone all hit 3-pointers in the third quarter as the Lady Dragons rallied to take a 28-11 lead.
Chesapeake was 0-for-6 from the field in the quarter.
The Lady Panthers got a 3-pointer from Ward who scored 8 points and Blake Anderson had 5 points as they outscored Fairland 14-10 in the fourth quarter.
Roland had a 3-pointer and was 3-of-4 from the line and Kirsten Orsbon made 2-of-2 free throws as Fairland got the win.
Roland scored 9 points to lead Fairland while Miaa Howard had 13 rebounds and Jessica King had 10.
Ward scored a game-high 14 points and had 5 rebounds.
On Thursday, Fairland is at Rock Hill and Chesapeake goes to Gallipolis.
Fairland 7 2 19 10 = 38
Chesapeake 1 10 0 14 = 25
FAIRLAND (11-9, 9-3): Emma Marshall 0-3 1-5 0-2 3, Bailey Roland 0-0 2-4 3-6 9, Kalie Brumfield 1-1 1-4 2-2 7, Alyssa Burcham 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Jessica King 0-2 0-0 2-2 2, Tomi Hinkle 1-4 0-1 1-4 3, Jenna Stone 0-2 2-7 0-2 6, Miaa Howard 2-7 0-0 0-6 4, Kirsten Orsbon 0-2 0-0 4-6 4. Totals: 8-42 12-32 38. 3-pt goals: 4-21. Rebounds: 41 (Howard 13, King 10). Assists: 2. Steals: 9 (Howard 4, Marshall 3). Turnovers: 18. Fouls: 26. Fouled out: Hinkle, Stone.
CHESAPEAKE (9-10, 4-8): Kandace Pauley 0-0 0-1 1-4 1, Jessica Dillon 0-1 0-1 0-0 2, Taylor Hicks 0-3 0-2 1-2 1, Blake Anderson 1-5 0-0 5-12 7, Samantha McComas 0-1 0-0 0-2 0, Robin Isaacs 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Maddie Ward 0-5 2-3 8-15 14. Totals: 3-22 15-35 25. 3-pt goals: 2-7. Rebounds: 10 (Ward 5). Steals: 4 (Anderson 2). Turnovers: 14. Fouls: 23. Fouled out: Pauley, Isaacs.