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Lady Soldiers top Redwomen in low-scoring game, 30-20

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

PEDRO — The game began early on Saturday, but the offenses never seemed to get started.
In a game where the teams struggled offensively, the Grace Christian Soldiers downed the Rock Hill Redwomen 30-20 on Saturday.
Samantha Wells hit two 3-pointers in the first quarter as the Lady Soldiers went up 10-9. Savannah Cade hit a pair of 3-pointers in the quarter for the Redwomen.
Cade had another triple and Lucy Simpson a basket in the second quarter as Rock Hill came back to tie the game 15-all at the half.
Shay Cicenas had a 3-pointer in the quarter for Grace Christian.
Hadyn Bailey had a 3-pointer and Emily Hutchinson scored 3 points while the defense held Rock Hill to just one point as the Lady Soldiers took a 21-16 lead.
The Lady Soldiers got 4 points from Cicenas while Hutchison was 3-of-4 at the line in the fourth quarter to outscore the Redwomen 9-4 and seal the win.
Simpson had all 4 of Rock Hill’s points in the fourth quarter.
Wells scored 10 points to lead Grace Christian (16-3).
Cade hit three 3-pointers and scored 9 points and Simpson got 7 points to pace Rock Hill (5-15).
UP NEXT: Rock Hill is at Symmes Valley on Monday and Gallipolis on Thursday.
Grace Christian 10 5 6 9 = 30
Rock Hill 9 6 1 4 = 20
GRACE CHRISTIAN (16-3): Hadyn Bailey 0 1 0-0 3, Christine Wagoner 0 0 0-0 0, Samantha Wells 2 2 0-0 10, Karmen Bruton1 0 0-1 2, Emily Hutchinson 1 0 4-9 6, Shay Cicenas 2 1 0-0 7, Karli McCloud 1 0 0-0 2. Totals: 7 4-10 30. Fouls: 13. Fouled out: None.
ROCK HILL (5-15): Aleigha Matney 0 0 0-2 0, Savannah McGraw 0 0 0-0 0, MaKayla Scott 1 0 2-4 4, Keilie Adams 0 0 0-0 0, Lucy Simpson 2 0 3-6 7, Tru Pancake 0 0 0-0 0, McKenzie Hanshaw 0 0 0-0 0, Savannah Cade 0 3 0-0 9, Whitney Howard 0 0 0-0 0, Emmi Stevens 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 3 3 5-12 20. Fouls: 16. Fouled out: None.