POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Not quite the start to the new year that the Lady Knights had hoped for.
On the second day of 2016, the Point Pleasant girls basketball team dropped a 58-28 decision to non-conference guest Chesapeake.
The Lady Panthers (8-2) charged out to a 15-6 lead through eight minutes of play, and they expanded the advantage to 35-10 at halftime. Point Pleasant (0-7) was outscored 12-to-7 in the first eight minutes of the second half and trailed 47-17 headed into the fourth quarter. Both teams scored 11 points in the fourth quarter and Chesapeake claimed the 58-28 victory.
PPHS freshman Peyton Campbell led the hosts with 16 points, seven of which came in the fourth quarter. Allison Henderson scored four points for the Lady Knights, Hannah Smith added three, while Michaela Cottrill and Morgan Roush each finished with two points. Lanea Cochran rounded out the Point Pleasant scoring with one point in the setback. The Lady Knights made 13-of-23 free throw attempts, equaling 56.5 percent.
Chesapeake’s scoring output was charged by Kaylee Curry with 12 points, followed by Natalee Hall and Dominque Murphy with nine each. Jozy Jones scored seven points, Bailey Mills added five, while Brooke Webb and Kelsey Huff each chipped in with four. Karli Davis scored three points for CHS, Haley Stapleton and Jordan Storms both scored two points, while Chloe Handley finished with one. Chesapeake made just 8-of-15 free throw tries, for 53.3 percent.
The Lady Knights return to action on Thursday, when Buffalo visits Mason County.
Alex Hawley can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2100.