Redwomen continue cooking by defeating Lady Raiders – The Tribune

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

Bidwell – The Rock Hill Redwomen may have lost the main ingredient, and didn’t seem to affect the recipe.

With points guard and lead scorer Hazley Matthews due to illness, the Redwomen reunited and beat River Valley Lady Raiders 54-42 on Saturday.

“I was curious how we would respond to Hazley not being there. I thought our girls handled it well,” said Eric Bailey, the Redwomen’s coach.

“I thought our girls handled it really well. Hadyn (Bailey) had a little trouble early on and had to sit down and it hurts, but our girls played a great lock-down defense. It was good to get the win on the road.”

The Redwomen added a little with the other ingredients as Hope Easterling sweetened the pot with 22 points, 13 rebounds and 3 steals.

Hadyn Bailey scored 13 points and 3 steals while J’lynn Risner had 8 points, 10 rebounds and 5 steals and Hayleigh Risner had 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals and 4 blocking shots.

Easterling and Gillan Reisner combined for 10 points while Rock Hill led 14-10.

Savannah White hit the 3-pointer for Lady Readers.

Emma Harper defeated a triple pointer and Easterling scored 4 as five different players scored and opened Rock Hill (11-2) a 27-14 lead in the first half.

Lauren Twyman had a triple indicator for River Valley in the quarter.

Easterling dropped six points and Harper four, while Rock Hill extended the lead to 41-26 in the third quarter.

Brooklin Clonch and Kallie Burger each scored 3 throws and scored 5 points for the Lady Raiders in the quarter.

Clunch scored 6 points with Emma Troans, Burger scored 4 points each and River Valley made a moderate comeback in the fourth quarter.

But Bailey exhausted his trifecta and scored 7 points while Easterling scored 6 to help Redwoman keep their lead.

Clunch scored 13 points to lead River Valley (1-6).

Rock Hill hosts Ironton on Monday.

Rock Hill 14 13 14 13 = 54

River Valley 7 7 12 16 = 42

Rock Hill (11-2): Aliga Matney 0 0 0-1, Haden Bailey 4 1 2-3 13, Emma Harper 2 1 0-2 7, Hope Easterling 10 0 2-4 22, Hayley Reisner 2 0 0-2 4 , Josie Kidd 0 0 0-0 0, Glenn Reisner 4 0 0-4 8. Totals: 22 2 4-16 54. Follow-ups: 33 (Easterling 13, J. Reisner 10, H. Reisner 6). Assists: 7 (H. Risner 3, Bailey 2). Steals: 15 (J. Risner 5, Bailey 3, Easterling 3, H. Risner 3). Blocks: 4 (H. Risner 4). transformations. Errors: 16. Error: Matney.

River Valley (1-6): Brooklyn Clunch 4 1 2-4 13, Brooklyn Spencer 0 0 0-0 0, Allie Holly 2 0 0-0 4, Carly Manley 0 0 0-1 0, Lauren Twiman 1 1 0- 0 5, Emma Trans 3 0 0-2 6, Savannah White 1 1 0-3 5, Cali Burger 2 1 2-2 9. Totals: 13 4 4-12 42. Errors: 17. Error: evasion.

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