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T-Wolves down Pointers

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

SOUTH POINT — The South Point Pointers lived by the 3, but they died by the 2.
The Pointers hit 10 3-pointers as a team but had just six 2-point goals in a 64-49 loss to the Spring Valley Timberwolves on Saturday.
Conversely, Spring Valley had just 4 3-pointers but 20 2-point goals.
The Pointers were led by Brody Blackwell who made six 3-pointers for 18 points and Chance Gunther made three bombs as he scored 15.
Spring Valley (8-9) was led by C.J. Meredith with a game-high 22 points. Corbin Page had 17 points and Brock Booth added 11.
Spring Valley took a 22-11 first quarter lead as Page got 8 points and Meredith hit a 3-pointer and had 5 points.
Chance Gunther made two 3-pointers and scored 8 points while Brody Blackwell added a trey.
Gunther hit a 3-pointer and scored 7 points and Black made another 3-pointer as South Point cut the deficit to 36-26 at the half.
But with Gunther not able to play in the second half, the Pointers could only manage 8 points in the third quarter that included a pair of trifectas by Blackwell.
Page had 5 points as the T-Wolves extended the lead to 47-34.
Meredith had 11 points in the fourth quarter including a 3-poiner and 4-of-5 from the foul line while Booth added 6 points as the T-Wolves outscored the Pointers 17-15.
Blackwell had two more 3-pointers, Nakyan Turner scored 4 points and Kyle Badgett added a trey for the Pointers.
For the game, the Pointers hit 16-of-44 shots for 36 percent. They were 10-of-21 from the 3-point line for 48 percent.
Mason Kazee had 5 of the Pointers’ 23 rebounds with Blackwell, Carmelo Sammons and Darry Taylor getting 4 each.
NEXT UP: The Pointers host Symmes Valley on Tuesday.
Spring Valley 22 14 11 17 = 64
South Point 11 15 8 15 = 49
SPRING VALLEY (8-9): Chase Maynard 4 0 0-0 8, Ben Turner 0 0 0-0 0, Brock Booth 0 2 5-5 11, Jace Caldwell 0 0 0-0 0, C.J. Meredith 6 2 4-5 22, Reece Stevenson 0 0 2-4 2, David Livingston 2 0 0-0 4, Jaxon Fortner 0 0 0-0 0, Corbin Page 8 0 1-1 17. Totals: 20 4 12-15 64. Fouls: 21. Fouled out: None.
SOUTH POINT (13-7): Jake Adams 1 0 2-2 4, Nakyan Turner 1 0 4-6 6, Malik Pegram 0 0 0-2 0, Mason Kazee 0 0 1-2 1, Darryl Taylor 0 0 0-0 0, Kyle Badgett 0 1 0-0 3, Chance Gunther 3 3 0-0 15, Brody Blackwell 0 6 0-1 18, Carmelo Sammons 1 0 0-0 2. Totals: 16-44 10 7-13 49. 3-pt goals: 11-21. Rebounds: 23 (Kazee 5, Blackwell 4, Sammons 4, Taylor 4). Assists: 2. Steals: 6 (Badgett 2). Turnovers: 15. Fouls: 19. Fouled out: Turner.