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Redmen fall to Spartans in tournament

Rock Hill Redmen senior guard Braden Stamper (right) drives past an Alexander defender during Tuesday’s Division 3 sectional tournament game. Stamper had three 3-pointers but the Redmen fell 44-30. (Photo By Tim Gearhart)

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

JACKSON — The second half hasn’t been kind to the Rock Hill Redmen this past season.
Looks like the season still had a chip on its shoulder for the Redmen on Tuesday.
Rock Hill played the Alexander Spartans close for the first half before seeing its defense disappear in the second half in a 44-30 loss in the Division 3 sectional tournament.
Alexander (16-7) led just 9-8 after the first quarter as Kyler D’Augustino hit a 3-pointer and scored 5 points and 6-foot-10 Caleb Terry scored 4 points.
Logan Hankins hit a 3-pointer and Owen Hankins scored 3 points for the Redmen.
The Spartans were up just 25-19 halftime as D’Augustino scored 6 points and both Lucas Markins and Colby Carsey hit 3-pointers.
Braden Stamper knocked down a pair of 3-pointers and Braydon Malone had a triple of his own to keep the Redmen in striking distance.
A 3-pointer and two foul shots by Kaleb Easley helped Alexander stretch its lead to 34-25 after the third quarter.
Garrett Miller scored all 6 of his points in the third quarter and they proved to be Rock Hill’s only points of the quarter.
The Spartans converted 8-of-11free throws in the fourth quarter to seal the outcome. Alexanders’ only basket was a 2-point goal by Terry.
A 3-pointer by Stamper and a basket by Logan Hankins accounted for all of Rock Hill’s scoring in the fourth quarter.
D’Augustino scored a game-high 16 points while Terry added 11 points for Alexander.
Stamper hit three 3-pointers for 9 points and Miller had 6 points for the Redmen (3-20).
Rock Hill had just 15 rebounds with Logan Hankins getting 5 and Malone 4. The Redmen were 12-of-37 from the field for 32 percent and 5-of-15 from the arc for 33 percent.
Rock Hill 8 11 6 5 = 30
Alexander 9 16 9 10 = 44
ROCK HILL (3-20): Nick Van Keuren 0 0 0-0 0, Noah Doddridge 0 0 0-0 0, Logan Hankins 1 1 0-2 5, Garrett Miller 3 0 0-0 6, Victor Day 0 0 0-0 0, Nick Blankenship 1 0 0-0 2, Braden Stamper 0 3 0-0 9, Owen Hankins 1 0 1-2 3, Braydon Malone 1 1 0-0 5, Jacob Schwab 0 0 0-0 0, Caleb Murphy 0 0 0-2 0. Totals: 12-37 1-4 30. 3-pt goals: 5-15. Rebounds: 3-O, 12-D = 15 (L. Hankins 5, Malone 4, Stamper 3). Assists: 5 (Miller 2). Steals: 4. Turnovers: 11. Fouls: 15. Fouled out: Blankenship.
ALEXANDER (16-7): Lucas Markins 0 1 4-4 7, Kaleb Easley 0 1 4-6 7, Trey Schaller 0 0 0-0 0, Kyler D’Augustino 5 1 3-5 16, Colby Carsey 0 0 0-0 0, Isaac York 0 0 0-0 0, Luke Chapman 0 0 0-0 0, Caleb Terry 5 0 1-2 11. Totals: 10 4 12-17 44. Fouls: 7. Fouled out: None.