RIPLEY - Fighting for their first victory last Wednesday, the Ripley High School girl’s basketball team (0-11) was facing a St. Albans Lady Dragon squad that were very beatable.
After hanging close at halftime only down 23-20, The Lady Dragons (5-5) went on a 17-9 run in the third period and pulled away with a 61-37 victory at Ripley Health Center.
Senior Jillian Mullins and juniors Chelsey Hager and Sarah Williams helped keep the girls close in the first half.
Katelynn Propst was the biggest problem for Ripley. The athletic guard tickled the twine to the tune of 33 points to lead Saint Albans with 22 of those points coming in the second half.
For the game, Hager netted 12, Williams nine, Mullins seven, Mikayla Pursley four, Emily Oldham three and Kelli Poling two.
On Friday night, the ladies in blue took on the Lady Eagles of South Charleston High (8-6). The girls in orange and black were coming off of a frustrating loss to a quality Logan team and were looking to get back into the win column.
South Charleston led by just four points after a quarter of play but went on a 14-2 run in the second and eventually pulled away and notched a 66-25 victory over the Lady Vikes.
Sarah Williams led Ripley with eight points and Taliah Cashwell and Lina Villanueva scored 13 points each for South Charleston. The girls’ next home game will be on Thursday as they host the Point Pleasant.