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Tuesday basketball roundup

SUMMIT, Ky.

Wednesday, January 10, 2001

SUMMIT, Ky. – The turnovers multiplied faster than a speeding bullet.

Ironton was guilty of 27 turnovers and some poor shooting in a 67-36 loss at the hands of the Boyd County Lions Tuesday night.

"We have to do a better job of taking care of the ball," Ironton coach Chris Barnes said. "When Drew (Mains) got in foul trouble, they took advantage of it. I’ll give them credit. But we have to do a better job of knocking down our shots, too. We had wide open looks and didn’t knock them down."

Not only did Ironton (6-3) commit 27 turnovers, but the Fighting Tigers were just 15-of-46 from the field for 32.6 percent and only 6-of-17 from the line for 35.3 percent. They were 0-of-12 from 3-point range.

Boyd County (5-8) used a balanced attack led by Joe Howard with 16 points, four assists, and four steals. Zach Fugeman scored 13 points, Jacob Meade had 11 points and seven rebounds, and Todd Chaney added 10 points and eight rebounds.

Ironton was up 8-7 on a layup by Tommy Lutz with 2:56 left in the first quarter. Fugeman hit a 3-pointer with 33 seconds left that put the Lions ahead for good at 10-8.

The Fighting Tigers were down 16-13 on a layup by Chris Haney, but the Lions soon began to make a move.

St. Joe 50, Green 43

The St. Joe Flyers needed a win. Bill Dressel helped the Flyers get what they needed.

Dressel scored 15 points including 11 the second half as St. Joe rallied to beat the Green Bobcats 50-43 Tuesday night.

Down 21-18 at the half, Dressel came out and scored six points the third quarter as St. Joe took a 34-33 lead. Alex Poe scored half of Green’s 12 points in the quarter.

Dressel got five more points the fourth quarter and the Flyers converted 9-of-14 free throws to pull out the win.

"He got in early foul trouble and sat most of the first quarter, so he got a little pumped up. He drained a 3 right of the bat to tie the game and that was the key," Flyers coach Kevin Sheridan said. "But he did a lot of other things. He rebounded the ball well and made a couple of nice passes."

Green took an 8-7 lead the first quarter on the strength of Ben Dyer’s 3-pointer.

Poe scored four points the second quarter to offset four by Dressel as Green took the halftime lead.

St. Joe held a 22-16 rebound advantage. Green coach Kevin Lewis pointed to that statistic as the determining factor.

"The most simple thing for us is when we play well we rebound well. Tonight we got outrebounded 22-16 and that had a direct result in the ball game," said Lewis.