South Point’s Payne Meadows (24) drives for a layup against Fairview. The Pointers beat Fairview 67-58. (Tony Shotsky of Southern Ohio Sports Photos)

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Adams, Barnes fly Pointers over Eagles

Published 11:20pm Saturday, December 29, 2012

Jim Walker


SOUTH POINT — Now that’s a one-two scoring punch.

Kurt Adams scored a career-high 25 points and Brandon Barnes had 21 points as the South Point Pointers beat the Fairview Eagles 67-58 on Friday.

“Kurt can do that. When he’s in a groove he can be effective. We can hit 3s as a team,” said Pointers’ coach Chris Barnes. “We got hot in the second half. The first half we missed a lot of opportunities.”

The Pointers made 15 3-pointers as a team. Adams was 7 of 12 from behind the arc and Barnes connected on 5 of 12 from long range.

Brandon Barnes scored 7 points and John Johnson had 6 of his 8 points in the first half as South Point held tight to a 25-24 lead.

Adams scored 13 points and Barnes had 9 more in the third quarter as the duo scored all 22 points for South Point to take a 47-41 lead.

The tandem combined for 14 of 20 points in the fourth quarter. The Pointers went on an 8-0 scoring run in the quarter to break open the game and build a 15-point lead with a minute to play.

Brady Rickard came off the bench to grab a career-high 10 rebounds. Adams had 6 rebounds and Evan Johnson pulled down 5.

Johnson added 5 assists and Brandon Barnes handed out 4 assists.

“Brady Rickard did a great job for us running the floor, rebounding and helping us run our offense,” said coach Barnes.

Fairview 9 15 17 17 = 58

South Point 15 10 22 20 = 67

FAIRVIEW (7-5): Andrew Carroll 2 1 5-6 12, Ryan Jones 0 0 2-2 2, Isaiah King 2 1 4-7 11, Hayden Collins 0 0 0-0 0, Kyle Stormes 0 0 0-0 0, Blake Smith 0 1 0-0 3, Cameron Delong 0 0 0-0 0, Tanner Dolen 0 0 0-0 0, Devon Turner 7 0 2-6 16, Logan Thovson 1 1 3-4 8, Anthony Roarke 0 0 2-2 2, Cody McPeek 1 0 2-2 4. Totals: 13 4 20-29 58. Fouls: 11. Fouled out: None.

SOUTH POINT (4-5): John Johnson 1 2 0-0 8, Phil Kratzenberg 0 0 0-0 0, Evan Williams 1 0 0-0 2, Austin Majher 0 0 0-0 0, Alex Whitt 0 0 0-0 0, Kurt Adams 1 7 2-2 25, Payne Meadows 1 1 0-0 5, Brady Richard 2 0 0-0 4, Brandon Barnes 2 5 2-7 21, Brandon Boggs 1 0 0-0 2. Totals: 9 15 4-9 67. Fouls: 15. Fouled out: Rickard.

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