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Dragons rout RV

Published 1:45am Monday, December 17, 2012

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

PROCTORVILLE — The Fairland Dragons are starting to like this defense stuff.

The Dragons second straight strong defensive effort helped Fairland beat the River Valley Raiders 68-46 Friday in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

Fairland’s defense limited River Valley to 16 of 44 shooting for 36.4 percent including 2 of 13 from 3-point range.

“Defensively we played well,” said Fairland coach Nathan Speed. “Our role players stepped up again. But everyone has played well the last two games. I thought Nathan Campbell did a real nice job defensively.”

Thayer Flynn came off the bench to score 13 points and lead a balanced Fairland offense that saw 10 of the 13 players score.

Chance Short had 9 points and 5 rebounds and Cody Midkiff scored 8 points for the Dragons (4-2, 2-0).

Ethan Dovenbarger and Seann Roberts scored 11 points each for River Valley (1-4, 0-2).

Fairland jumped out to a 20-10 first quarter lead. Midkiff had 6 points in the second quarter and the lead ballooned to 37-17.

Kyle Raines scored all 6 of his points in the third quarter and Fairland led 56-34.

Each team scored 12 points in the fourth quarter with Flynn getting half of Fairland’s total.

River Valley 10 7 17 12 = 46

Fairland 20 17 19 12 = 68

RIVER VALLEY (1-4, 0-2): Jacob Gilmore 3-3 0-4 0-0 6, Joseph Lloyd 0-1 1-3 0-0 3, Burnie Stanley 1-4 0-0 0-0 2, Tyler Twyman 0-3 0-1 6-6 6, Kirk Morrow 0-0 0-0 2-2 2, Dayton Hardway 0-0 0-2 0-0 0, Justin Rusk 1-2 1-3 0-0 5, Ethan Dovenbarger 5-7 0-0 1-2 11, Seann Roberts 4-11 0-0 3-6 11. Totals: 16-44 12-16 46. 3-point goals: 2-13. Rebounds: 36 (Roberts 8). Assists: 2, Steals: 2, Turnovers: 26. Fouls: 16. Fouled out: Dovenbarger, Twyman.

FAIRLAND (4-2, 2-0): Philip Beaty 0-1 1-2 1-2 4, Thayer Flynn 5-9 0-0 3-5 13, Cody Midkiff 0-4 3-5 2-2 8, Chance Short 3-9 1-2 0-0 9, Luke Phillips 3-6 0-0 0-0 6, Nathan Campbell 2-3 0-0 0-0 4, Kyle Raines 3-5 0-1 0-0 6, Evan Maddox 3-13 0-3 0-0 6, Dionte Braye 3-7 0-0 1-1 7, Tyler Campbell 0-1 0-0 0-0 0, Robert Thompson 0-1 0-2 0-0 0, Jacob Warner 1-3 0-1 0-0 2, Jake Wireman 0-1 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 23-63 7-10 68. 3-point goals: 5-16. Rebounds: 36 (Flynn 5, Short 5, Phillips 5, Raines 5). Assists: a6. Steals: 11 (N. Campbell 3). Turnovers: 13. Fouls: 18. Fouled out: None.

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