Big run sparks Lady Raider win
PHOTO BY AMY SHARP
South Ripley pieced together two big runs in the middle of the game and ran away with a 50-25 victory on the road against Milan on Tuesday night in an Ohio River Valley Conference girls basketball game.
In what has been a lopsided series between the two county rivals, South Ripley has now won 27-straight over Milan dating back to 2008. The last Lady Indian win came via a 58-52 final score on November 18 of that year.
Milan kept Tuesday night’s affair low-scoring through the first eight minutes and actually held a 7-5 advantage after one quarter but South Ripley quickly turned things around and got out in front for good. The Lady Raiders busted out of a slump, embarking on a 21-11 second quarter run for a 26-18 advantage at halftime then started the second half on an 18-3 to swell the lead up to 44-21 through three quarters. A pair of field goals and two made free throws in the final stanza allowed for the green and white to continue to inch out the margin.
Eight different players for South Ripley hit the score column, led by Katelynn Samples with 10 points, eight of which came in the second half. Lydia Cornett followed with nine points, Lexi Franklin added eight points and Morgan Brightwell went for an early season high of seven points. Lady Raider scoring was rounded out by six points from Reese Obendorf, five points from Emily Flood, three points by Mya McNew and two points by Suzie Gunter.
Autumn Rohrig scored 10 points for the Lady Indians and Emma Voss added six points. Kaiya Rinear went for four points while Gabby Williamson and Tryniti Reed scored three points and two points respectively.
South Ripley (2-1, 1-0 ORVC) faces another county rival in Jac-Cen-Del on Saturday night at home. Milan (0-3, 0-1 ORVC) is at home tonight against Hauser.