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Flyers fall after cold 4th quarter

CROWN CITY — In this case, three out of four wasn’t enough.

The St. Joseph Flyers put together three good quarters but couldn’t sustain their work in the fourth stanza and fell 56-49 Friday to the South Gallia Rebels.

The game was tied 6-6 at the end of the first quarter and 17-17 at the half.

St. Joseph (4-13) took a 38-33 lead after three quarter. But the Flyers’ offense struggle in the fourth quarter as the Rebels outscored St. Joseph 23-11.

The game was highlighted by 14 3-point goals. The Flyers hit eight shots from behind the arc to six for the Rebels.

Tanner Riley — who drained five trifectas — led the Flyers with a game-high 17 points.

Brandon Harris had 15 points, Dalton Matney 14 and Bryce Clary 12 for South Gallia (8-9).

St. Joseph 6 11 21 11 = 49

South Gallia 6 11 16 23 = 56

ST. JOSEPH (4-13): Payton Blair 1 0 1-2 3, Cody Blackburn 1 1 3-3 8, Spencer Schwab 0 0 1-2 1, Ike Palmer 0 0 0-0 0, Anthony Whaley 1 1 0-0 5, Joseph Unger 2 0 2-2 6, Tanner Riley 1 5 0-0 17, Justin Mahlmeister 1 0 1-2 3, T.J. Young 1 1 1-3 6. Totals: 8 8 9-14 49.

SOUTH GALLIA (8-9): Brandon Harrison 6 0 3-4 15, Levi Ellis 1 1 0-2 5, Bryce Clary 2 1 5-6 12, A.J. McDaniel 2 0 1-2 5, Danny Mataney 0 1 2-2 5, Dalton Matney 2 3 1-2 14. Totals: 13 6 12-18 56.