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Balanced Dragons top Meigs

Published 4:25am Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

POMEROY — The Fairland Dragons have used the same formula all season, and why not? It just keeps working.

Using an offense that gets different players contributing each night and the play of a deep bench, the Dragons improved to 14-4 as they whipped the Meigs Marauders 54-39 on Tuesday.

“Our offensive is pretty balanced and our bench always comes in and gives us a lift,” said Fairland coach Nathan Speed.

Nathan Campbell had 15 points to lead Fairland’s balanced offense. Evan Maddox scored 13 points and Cody Midkiff added 9 points.

Meigs (8-8) was led by Dillon Boyer with 8 points.

Due to the weather and cancellations, the Dragons had not played in 10 days. Speed said it caused him to worry prior to tip-off.

“We were concerned coming in because of the long layoff that we wouldn’t have intensity and focus, but we played well, especially in our half-court defense,” said Speed.

Luke Phillips scored all 6 of his points in the first quarter as Fairland took an 11-5 lead.

Campbell came back with 8 points in the second quarter including a half-court shot at the buzzer and the lead went to 25-17 at the break.

Midkiff scored 7 of his points in the third quarter as Fairland outscored Meigs 19-12 to build a 44-29 cushion.

Fairland 11 14 19 10 = 54

Meigs 5 12 12 10 = 39

FAIRLAND (14-4): Cody Midkiff 2 1 2-4 9, Thayer Flynn 0 0 0-0 0, Jacob Warner 0 0 0-0 0, Chance Short 0 1 3-4 6, Luke Phillips 3 0 0-0 6, Nathan Campbell 4 1 4-5 15, Phillip Beaty 0 0 0-0 0, Kyle Raines 1 0 0-0 2, Evan Maddox 6 0 1-2 13, Tyler Campbell 0 0 0-0 0, Dionte Braye 1 0 1-2 3. Totals: 17 3 11-17 54. Fouls: 18. Fouled out: Maddox.

MEIGS (8-8): Ty Phelps 1 0 0-1 2, Dillon Boyer 1 2 0-0 8, Trey McKinney 1 1 0-1 5, Caleb Sheets 3 0 0-0 6, Alex Morris 1 0 0-0 2, Jordan Hutton 1 1 1-2 6, Damon Jones 0 0 0-0 0, Jared Williamson 1 0 3-4 5, Pat Casci 1 0 0-0 2, Cody Stewart 1 0 1-2 3. Totals: 11 4 5-10 39. Fouls: 18. Fouled out: None.

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