Lady Fighting Tigers bounce back big to rout Lady Black Eagles

Published 11:26 pm Friday, December 8, 2023


ONA, W.Va. — What a difference a day makes.

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After a poor performance on Thursday in a loss at Coal Grove, the Ironton Lady Fighting Tigers returned to the court on Friday and rolled past the South Charleston Lady Black Eagles 52-27 in the Cabell Midland Tip-Off Showcase.

“We had the worst week of practice. We played terrible against Coal Grove on Thursday,” said Ironton coach Jeremy Williams referring to a 42-28 loss at Coal Grove. “I told the girls we couldn’t play like that today.”

After a 3-pointer by the Lady Black Eagles’ Annmarie Hersh to start the game, Ironton ran off 10 unanswered points and built up a 16-4 first quarter lead.

The Lady Fighting Tigers began the second quarter with a 9-0 run and opened up a 30-9 lead and ended the first half ahead 31-12.

Ironton outscore South Charleston 15-5 in the third quarter to make it 46-17.

Emerson White had a game-high 23 points to pace Ironton while Lola Hankins scored 18 points — 12 in the first half.

“It was good to see us bounce back. We played pretty well,” said Williams. “Peyton (Deer), Emerson (White) and Lexi (McCall) are long and have got a lot of turnovers.”:

Gracie Morrison scored 11 for the Lady Black Eagles.

The Lady Fighting Tigers host unbeaten Fairland on Monday in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

Ironton     16 15 15 6 = 52

S. Charleston 4 8 5 10 = 27

IRONTON (2-2): Peyton Deer 3, Lola Hankins 18, Addison Neal 2, Lexi McCall 4, Chasity Cecil 2, Freeman 0, Mia Weber 0, Emerson White 23.

SOUTH CHARLESTON (0-2): Gracie Morrison 11, Jocelyn Canada 5, Annmarie Hersh 6, Mikayla Collins 3, Izabella Marino 0, Inayah Carter 0, Tamara Williams 0, Jada Satterfield 0, Joelle Plear 2, Delilah Armstrong 0.Tamara Williams 0, Jada Satterfield 0, Joelle Plear 2, Delilah Armstrong 0.