POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Visiting Lincoln County had 13 different players reach the scoring column while handing the Point Pleasant girls basketball team its fourth consecutive setback Friday night during a 76-28 decision in a non-conference tilt in Mason County.
The host Lady Knights (2-15) never led and never reached double digits in any of the four quarters of play, as the Lady Panthers (8-10) received 15 points from Lindsey Prichard while establishing a 30-6 advantage through eight minutes of play.
The Black and Blue followed with a small 9-6 run in establishing a 39-12 edge, then held PPHS scoreless over the final three minutes of the first half while going on a 9-0 tear for a commanding 48-12 advantage at the break.
The Red, Black and White were never closer the rest of the way as both teams traded buckets over the opening three minutes of the third, but the Lady Panthers opened up a 40-point lead with an 11-5 push over the final 4:30 — making it a 65-19 contest headed into the finale.
LCHS twice led by as many as 48 points down the stretch and the hosts were never closer than 72-27 following a basket by Peyton Campbell at the 4:17 mark. PPHS went without a field goal over the final four minutes as Lincoln County closed regulation with a 4-1 spurt to wrap up the 48-point outcome.
The Lady Panthers — who snapped a three-game losing skid — claimed a season sweep against the Lady Knights after posting a 71-27 win in Hamlin back on January 14.
Point Pleasant hit all 11 of its field goals inside the three-point line and also went 6-of-17 at the charity stripe for 35 percent. Campbell paced the hosts with 11 points, seven of which came in the second half.
Allison Henderson was next with six points and Skylar Woodall added four markers, while Michaela Cottrill and Morgan Roush contributed three points apiece. Hannah Smith rounded out the home tally with one point.
Prichard paced the Lady Panthers with a game-high 22 points, followed by Kaat Spencer with nine points and Taylor Adkins with eight markers. Angie Gillenwater, Alyssa Adkins and McKendra Wiley also chipped in six points each to the winning cause.
Rachel Pennington, MaKayla Frye and Lydia Roberts netted four points apiece, while Nena McComas and Victoria Bates respectively added three and two markers. Randa Watts and Catherine Blankenship also had a point apiece for the victors, who went 14-of-22 at the charity stripe for 64 percent.
Point Pleasant returns to action Tuesday when it hosts Hurricane in a non-conference matchup at 6:30 p.m.
Bryan Walters can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2101.
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