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Gallipolis knocks off Redwomen

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

GALLIPOLIS — Being short-handed left the Rock Hill Redwomen short on points.
Missing three players due to flu or injury, the Redwomen lost 57-36 to the Gallipolis Blue Angels in an Ohio Valley Conference game on Thursday.
Lucy Simpson scored 15 points, grabbed 7 rebounds to lead the Redwomen. MaKayla Scott had 7 assists and Savannah Cade got 6 points and 4 rebounds.
Gallipolis relied on the duo of Maddy Petro and Alex Barnes. Petro had 22 points, 13 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals while Barnes got 20 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists and 5 steals. Koren Truance added 11 points.
Gallipolis (8-14, 2-12) grabbed a 17-8 first quarter lead as Barnes scored 9 points and Petro 6.
Aleigha Matney scored 4 points for Rock Hill (6-16, 2-12).
Barnes had 7 more points and Truance hit a 3-pointer and scored 5 points as the lead grew to 33-17 at the half. MaKenzie Hanshaw had 4 points for Rock Hill.
The Blue Angels extended the lead to 45-27 as Petro and Truance scored 4 points each. Simpson had 6 of Rock Hill’s 10 points.
Gallipolis continued to pull away as Petro scored 8 points in the fourth quarter.
Savannah Cade had 4 points and Keilie Adams hit a 3-pointer for Rock Hill in the quarter.
UP NEXT: Rock Hill plays Nelsonville-York at 6:15 p.m. on Thursday at Jackson High School in the sectional tournament.
Rock Hill 8 9 10 9 = 36
Gallipolis 17 16 12 12 = 57
ROCK HILL (6-16, 2-12): Savannah McGraw 0 0 0-0 0, MaKayla Scott 0 0 0-0 0, Keilie Adams 1 1 0-0 5, Lucy Simpson 6 0 3-3 15, MaKenzie Hanshaw 2 0 0-0 4, Savannah Cade 2 0 2-4 6, Aleigha Matney 3 0 0-0 6, Emily Stevens 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 15-39 5-7 36. 3-pt goals: 1-10. Rebounds: (5-O, 12-D = 17 (Simpson 7, Cade 4). Assists: 13 (Scott 7). Steals: 3. Turnovers: 22. Blocks: 2 (Cade 2). Fouls: 12. Fouled out: None.
GALLIPOLIS (8-14, 2-12): Asia Griffin 0 0 0-0 0, Alex Barnes 9 0 2-4 20, Maddy Petro 9 0 4-4 22, Regan Wilcoxon 1 0 0-0 2, Preslee Reed 1 0 0-0 2, Koren Truance 4 1 0-0 11, Madison Johnson 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 25-58 6-8 57. 3-pt goals: 1-7. Rebounds: 16-O, 18-D = 34 (Petro 13, Barnes 9). Assists: 11 (Barnes 3, Petro 3, Truance 3). Steals: 12 (Barnes 5, Petro 4). Blocks: 1 (Petro). Turnovers: 14. Fouls: 12. Fouled out: None.