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Redwomen use overall effort to beat Lady Vikings, 54-35

Rock Hill Redwomen’s Keilie Adams protects the ball from Symmes Valley Lady Vikings’ Kaylee Cade during Monday’s game. The Redwomen won 54-35. (Kent Sanborn/Southern Ohio Sports Photos)

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

WILLOW WOOD — The Rock Hill Redwomen got their offense going in the first half, then turned to their defense in the second half.
Rock Hill had one of its better first half scoring efforts of the second and then followed that with a strong defensive performance in the second in beating the Symmes Valley Lady Vikings 54-35 on Monday.
Rock Hill (6-15) had three players in double figures as Lucy Simpson scored 13 points, Keilie Adams 11 and MaKayla Scott 10.
The Lady Vikings (5-16) had seven different players score with Taylor Sells scoring 8 points and Kylee Thompson scored 7.
Sells had 10 rebounds and 4 steals while Jenna Malone, Payton Hunter and Rachael Hayes had 2 assists each.
Simpson scored 6 points, Adams and Savannah McGraw 4 points each and Savannah Cade hit a 3-pointer as Rock Hill took a 19-10 first quarter lead.
Thompson hit a 3-pointer and combined with Hailie Littlejohn to score 9 points for the Lady Vikings.
Spring Ross and Sells scored 4 points in the second quarter as the Lady Vikings sliced the deficit to 29-21 at the half.
Adams hit a trifecta and Simpson had 3 points for the Redwomen.
Rock Hill held Symmes Valley to 4 points in the third quarter and extended the lead to 40-25.
In the fourth quarter, Scott scored 6 points and Adams drained another triple and added a foul shot as the Redwomen outscored the Lady Vikings 14-9.
Sells had 4 points in the quarter and the Lady Vikings were just 5-of-12 from the foul line.
UP NEXT: Rock Hill visits Gallipolis and Symmes Valley goes to St. Joseph on Thursday.
Rock Hill 19 10 11 14 = 54
Sym. Valley 10 11 4 9 = 35
ROCK HILL (6-15): Aleigha Matney 0 0 5-6 5, Savannah McGraw 3 0 0-0 6, MaKayla Scott 4 0 2-4 10, Keilie Adams 2 2 1-2 11, Lucy Simpson 5 0 3-7 13, MaKenzie Hanshaw 1 0 0-0 2, Savannah Cade 1 1 2-2 7. Totals: 16 2 13-21 54. Fouls: 19. Fouled out: Adams.
SYMMES VALLEY (5-16): Jenna Malone 0 0 2-4 2, Payton Hunter 2 0 1-2 5, Taylor Sells 2 0 4-6 8, Rachael Haynes 0 0 2-5 2, Kaylee Cade 0 0 0-1 0, Lauren Wells 0 0 0-0 0, Hailee Gordon 0 0 0-0 0, Kylee Thompson 2 1 0-0 7, Hailie Littlejohn 2 0 1-2 5, Spring Ross 2 0 1-2 5. Totals: 10 1 11-22 35. Fouls: 17. Fouled out: None.