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Fighting Tigers crush Waverly

Published 5:01am Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

This time Ironton flipped the “ON” switch from the opening tip.

Coming off a come-from-behind win at Portsmouth in which the Fighting Tigers didn’t shift into gear until the fourth quarter, Ironton came out roaring from the start and whipped the Waverly Tigers 68-20 on Tuesday.

“We wanted to be aggressive on both ends. We played with intensity and emotion and I was proud of that,” said Ironton coach Mark LaFon.

“We did a good job with our pressure in the full-court and when we played half-court defense we did a good job.”

Zac Carter scored 18 points to lead Ironton (3-0). Josh Glover had 12 points and 5 steals, Trevor White 9 points and 5 rebounds and Aaron Stephens had 6 rebounds.

“Josh Glover was very solid. He does solid things that don’t show up on the stat sheet,” said LaFon.

Ironton went on a 13-2 run to start the game and led 15-7 at the end of the first quarter.

Waverly (1-2) didn’t scored until the 2:53 mark of the second quarter on a layup by Eric Rinehart and it was 21-9.

Glover hit a baseline shot off a feed from Aaron Stephens who then had a put-back basket, Glover mad two foul shots and Trevor White’s driving layup with two seconds left put Ironton up 31-9 at the break.

Ironton went on a 18-2 run to begin the second half as Carter and Trey Fletcher scored 6 points each.

LaFon began to empty his bench with 3:18 left in the quarter and Ironton led 49-14 at the end of the quarter.

Tristan Cox and Joe Bowling combined for 11 points in the fourth quarter for Ironton while Nate Garred scored 4 more.

Ironton is idle until the annual Classic Dec. 20-22

Waverly 7 2 5 6 = 20

Ironton 15 16 18 19 = 68

WAVERLY (1-2): Jen Paul White 1 1 0-0 5, Eric Rinehart 2 0 0-0 4, Trevon Hitchens 0 0 0-0 0, Frank Sylvester 2 0 1-2 5, Aaron Heibel 0 0 0-0 0, Adam Pearl 0 1 0-0 3, Philip Hart 0 1 0-0 3, Amin Gilbert 0 0 0-0 0, Daniel Heffner 0 0 0-0 0, Duke McAllister 0 0 0-0 0, Kyle Browne 0 0 0-0 0, Mason Chapman 0 0 0-0 0, Atila Castro 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 8-37 1-2 20. 3-point goals: 3-20. Rebounds: 8-16=24 (Sylvester 6, Hitchens 5). Assists: 4. Steals: 4 (White). Turnovers: 24. Fouls: 15. Fouled out: None.

IRONTON (3-0): Zac Carter 4 2 4-4 18, Josh Glover 5 0 2-2 12, Trevor White 4 0 1-2 9, Trey Fletcher 4 0 0-0 8, Aaron Stephens 1 0 0-0 2, Joe Bowling 1 1 0-2 5, Darrius Boykin 0 0 0-0 0, Nate Garred 2 0 0-0 4, Tristan Cox 1 1 1-3 6, Isaac Sherman 0 0 2-2 2, Trevor Easterling 1 0 0-0 2. Totals: 27-52 10-15 68. 3-point goals: 4-9. Rebounds: 12-20=32 (Stephens 6, White 5, Bowling 5). Team rebounds: 2. Assists: 10 (Carter 4, Cox 2). Steals: 13 (Glover 5). Turnovers: 11. Fouls: 9. Fouled out: None.

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