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Lady Tigers end season with win

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

The Ironton Lady Fighting Tigers had a happy ending.
The Lady Tigers ended their season with a 51-20 Ohio Valley Conference win over the Portsmouth Lady Trojans on Thursday.
Ironton used a balanced offense as six different players scored led by Isabel Morgan with 14 points and Kirsten Williams had 10. Evan Williams got 8 points while Chasity Cecil and Lilly Zornes — the team’s lone senior — scored 7 points each.
Emily Cheatham cored 9 points and Ayonna Carr 7 for the Lady Trojans.
Morgan hit a 3-pointer and scored 7 points and Williams added a trifecta as Ironton took a 14-4 first quarter lead.
Zornes hit a trey and scored 5 points while Kirsten Williams and Morgan had 4 points each in the second quarter and the Lady Tigers opened up a 30-11 halftime cushion.
Ironton held Portsmouth to 3 points in the third quarter and went up 40-14 as Evan Williams had 5 points.
Kirsten Williams was 3-of-4, Morgan 2-of-2 and Cecil 1-of-2 from the foul line in the fourth quarter as Ironton converted 6-of-10 free throws to secure the win.
Portsmouth 4 7 3 6 = 20
Ironton 14 16 10 11 = 51
PORTSMOUTH (1-14, 0-14): Emily Cheatham 4 0 1-4 9, Nia Trinidad 1 0 2-5 4, Syd Meadows 0 0 0-0 0, Bre Wilson 0 0 0-0 0, Lexie Potts 0 0 0-0 0, Ayonna Carr 2 0 3-8 7, Kierston Reid 0 0 0-0 0, Gabi Johnson 1 0 0-2 2. Totals: 6 0 6-17 20. Fouls: 21. Fouled out: Cheatham Meadows.
IRONTON (8-9, 7-7): Mary Lackey 0 0 0-1 0, Chasity Cecil 1 1 2-4 7, Lilly Zornes 2 1 0-0 7, Teegan Carpenter 2 0 1-4 5, Katelyn Cecil 0 0 0-0 0, Kirsten Williams 2 0 6-10 10, Isabel Morgan 2 2 4-6 14, Evan Williams 2 1 1-2 8, Gretta Patterson 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 11 5 14-27 51. Fouls: 15. Fouled out: Lackey.