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Markins, Adkins spark Hornets’ win over Raiders

Published 5:30pm Sunday, January 6, 2013

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

BIDWELL — One bad apple didn’t spoil the bunch for the Coal Grove Hornets.

Despite scoring only 2 points in the second quarter, the Hornets recovered and whipped the River Valley Raiders 53-36 Friday in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

Conor Markins scored 19 points including 3 of 5 from behind the arc. Brandon Adkins had 16 points for Coal Grove (7-2, 2-1).

Ethan Dovenbarger scored 12 points for River Valley.

Markins had a pair of 3-pointers and scored 10 points in the first quarter to help stake Coal Grove to a 14-6 lead.

But Kyle Estep’s basket was the only points Coal Grove scored in the second quarter as River Valley took a 17-16 halftime lead.

But the Hornets outscored the Raiders 19-5 in the third quarter to go up 35-22. Adkins scored 6 points and Alex Bare had 5 points including a 3-pointer to ignite the Hornets’ offense.

Adkins had 8 points and Markins 6 points in the fourth quarter as Coal Grove extended its lead.

Dovenbarger scored 5 points in the fourth quarter.

Coal Grove 14 2 19 18 = 53

River Valley 6 11 5 14 = 36

COAL GROVE (7-2, 2-1): Alex Bare 2 11-2 8, Sean Paulus 1 1 1-3 6, Brandon Adkins 7 0 2-5 16, Conor Markins 5 3 0-1 19, Austin Pleasants 0 0 0-0 0, Kyle Estep 1 0 0-0 2, Trevor Barrett 0 0 0-0 0, Isaiah Gunther 0 0 0-0 0, Joe Akers 1 0 0-0 2. Totals: 22-47 4-11 56. 3-point goals: 5-16. Fouls: 13. Fouled out: None.

RIVER VALLEY (2-6, 0-3): Jacob Gilmore 0 0 2-2 2, Joseph Loyd 2 0 1-2 5, Burnie Stanley 4 0 0-0 8, Kyle Bays 0 0 0-0 0, Tyler Twyman 0 1 0-0 3, Justin Rusk 1 0 0-0 2, Ethan Dovenbarger 5 0 2-5 12, Seann Roberts 2 0 0-2 4. Totals: 15-37 5-11 36. 3-point goals: 1-6. Fouls: 17. Fouled out: Roberts.

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