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Rock Hill loses heartbreaker to Oaks in overtime

Rock Hill Redmen guard Braden Stamper hits a jump shot as he scored two of his 20 points during Friday’s game. (Kent Sanborn of Southern Ohio Sports Photos)

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

PEDRO — The Rock Hill Redmen didn’t get any good luck in their Christmas stocking.
The Redmen lost a second straight game in overtime as their upset bid fell short against the Oak Hill Oaks on Friday, 47-43.
Rock Hill (3-4) used a big fourth quarter to tie the game and force their second straight overtime game, but the Redmen managed only two points in the extra period in taking the loss.
Oak Hill (8-1) took a 12-6 first quarter lead as Mason Darby scored six points and Chase Hammond had four.
Kadin France scored four of his eight points in the quarter while Jake Blagg was 2-for-2 at the foul line for the Redmen.
Rock Hill could only manage baskets by France and Logan Hankins in the second quarter as they fell behind 23-10 at intermission.
Hammond had six more points in the second quarter while Caden Harden hit a 3-poitner and Drew Hanning added a basket for the Oaks.
The offense picked up for the Redmen in the third quarter as Braden Stamper scored 11 of their 17 points. Stamper drained three 3-pointers to go with a basket.
Hammond scored five points and Darby four as the Oaks stayed in front 34-27.
But in the fourth quarter, Stamper scored seven more points and Hankins had three more as the Redmen rallied to tie the game.
Rock Hill hurt themselves by converting just 2-of-10 from the foul line in the quarter.
Darby had four points for the Oaks.
Darby hit a basket and Hanning went 4-for-4 at the foul line in the overtime. Rock Hill could only manage a basket by Stamper and missed two more free throw attempts.
Rock Hill was 15-of-35 from the field for 42 percent but only 6-of-16 at the foul line.
Stamper finished with a game-high 20 points. France added six rebounds and Stamper five. Blagg had five assists and three steals while Hankins had three steals and two assists.
Oak Hill was paced by Hammond with 17 points and Darby was right behind with 16. Hanning added 10 points.
Rock Hill hosts Southeastern on Saturday and visits Ironton next Friday.
Oak Hill 12 11 11 7 6 = 47
Rock Hill 6 4 17 14 2 = 43
OAK HILL (8-1): Keaton Potter 0 0 0-0 0, Mason Darby 8 0 0-0 16, Eric Kallner 0 0 0-0 0, Drew Hanning 3 0 4-4 10, Caden Harden 0 1 1-2 4, Luke Stewart 0 0 0-0 0, Noah Donley 0 0 0-0 0, Chase Hammond 7 0 3-7 17, Jordan Morgan 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 18 1 8-13 47. Fouls: 16. Fouled out: Hammond, Potter.
ROCK HILL (3-4): Logan Hankins 2 0 1-4 5, Garrett Miller 0 1 0-0 3, Jake Blagg 1 0 3-9 5, Caleb Davis 0 0 0-0 0, Nick Blankenship 0 0 0-0 0, Braden Stamper 4 4 0-0 20, Caleb Dillon 1 0 0-0 2, Kadin France 3 0 2-2 8. Totals: 15-35 6-16 43. 3-pt goals: 4-13. Rebounds: 1-O, 16-D = 17 (France 6, Stamper 5). Assists: 8 (Blagg 5). Steals: 7 (Hankins 3, Blagg 3). Turnovers: 7. Fouls: 14. Fouled out: Stamper.