Ironladies rout Blue Angels

By Paul Boggs -

CENTENARY, Ohio — Unfortunately for the Blue Angels, Green had Gallia Academy seeing a lot of red.

Jackson junior Rebekah Green that is.

That’s because the Ironladies’ standout point guard Green, in pouring in a massive 30 points, almost outscored Gallia Academy by herself — as visiting Jackson jolted the Blue Angels 62-31 in a non-league girls basketball tilt on Thursday night.

Green, who surpassed the 1,000-career point plateau in the Ironladies’ game at Southeastern on Monday, simply bedeviled the Blue Angels again on Thursday.

She scored 11 of the Ironladies’ 20 first-period points, including her only three-pointer, as Jackson jumped out to a 20-8 advantage and never looked back.

She then added 11 more in the second quarter — all 11 of Jackson’s points in the canto in fact.

The Ironladies then led 31-15 at halftime, as Green scored six more markers in the third frame, building a 50-24 double-up after three.

Prior to the fourth quarter, Green had made all three of Jackson’s free throws, as the Ironladies added two more field goals and 8-of-11 foul shots in the last.

Gallia Academy only scored in single digits in all four frames — and suffered its sixth consecutive loss to fall to 2-6.

In fact, the Blue Angels’ last win was on Dec. 1.

The Ironladies, on the other hand, upped their record to 5-4.

Green garnered a dozen total field goals and 5-of-6 free throws for her 30, as Emily Brown bagged four threes and a pair of free throws for 14 points.

Amelia Davis dropped in a pair of triples for six points, as the Ironladies amassed seven three-pointers altogether.

They held a 22-13 advantage in total field goals, shut out the Blue Angels from beyond the arc, and sank as many free throws (11) as Gallia Academy attempted.

Marley Haynes had two field goals for four points, as Jackson’s other scorers included Deb Hill with a field goal and free throw, Ally Irwin with a bucket, Raylene Hammond with two freebies and Elizabeth Fout with a foul shot.

Adrienne Jenkins, on five field goals and 2-of-4 foul shots, led the Blue Angels with 12 points.

Hunter Copley and Alex Barnes, on three field goals and 1-of-2 free throws, scored seven points apiece.

Carly Shriver and Abby Cremeans collected one basket each, while Aubrey Unroe added a charity toss.

The Blue Angels return to action next Thursday (Dec. 29), when they travel to Athens for another non-league bout.

Paul Boggs can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2106

By Paul Boggs