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Dragons use tough defense to down Pointers in OVC

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

PROCTORVILLE — Everyone likes to score, but the Fairland Dragons thought defense was kind of fun, too.

The Dragons used a solid defensive effort to beat the South Point Pointers 63-48 Tuesday in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

The Pointers shot 40 percent from the field but only 2-of-13 from the 3-point line for a meager 15 percent.

“We played really good defense. Nathan Campbell and Luke Phillips did a great job,” said Fairland coach Nathan Speed. “Our bench did a nice job, too. Trent (Wilcoxon) hit some big shots early and (Jacob) Warner hit a big 3.”

Evan Maddox scored 17 points to lead the Dragons (3-0, 1-0). Chance Short scored 14 points including three 3-pointers and Nathan Campbell had 7 points, 15 rebounds and 7 assists.

Eli Ketron led the Pointers (0-2, 0-1) with 11 points and Brandon Barnes scored 9. Brandon Boggs grabbed 12 rebounds.

Short and Maddox combined for 15 points in the first quarter as Fairland raced to a 20-7 lead.

Wilcoxon scored all 6 of his points in the second quarter and the Dragons were up 34-26 at the half.

Fairland used balanced scoring in the second half and led 47-39 after three quarters. The Dragons held the Pointers to 9 points in the fourth quarter as they began to pull away.

South Point 7 19 13 9 = 48

Fairland 20 14 13 16 = 63

SOUTH POINT (0-2, 0-1): John Johnson 1-5 2-3 0-0 8, Stephen Wagoner 1-2 0-1 1-1 3, A.J. Nease 0-0 0-1 0-0 0, Audric Harlow 1-2 0-2 0-2 2, Brandon Barnes 4-8 0-4 1-2 9, Marquise Foley 2-2 0-1 0-0 4, Eli Ketron 4-9 0-1 3-3 11, Brady Rickard 1-1 0-0 1-5 3, Brandon Boggs 4-8 0-0 0-1 8. Totals: 20-50 6-14 48. 3-point goals: 2-13. Fouls: 13. Fouled out: None. Rebounds: 28 (Boggs 12). Assists: 5 (Wagoner 3). Steals: 1. Turnovers: 9.

FAIRLAND (3-0, 1-0): Thayer Flynn 0-2 0-4 0-0 0, Chance Short 2-5 3-7 1-2 14, Jacob Warner 1-1 1-2 0-1 5, Luke Phillips 2-5 1-1 2-2 9, Nathan Campbell 2-2 1-2 0-0 7, Evan Maddox 5-10 1-4 4-5 17, Tyler Campbell 2-8 0-0 1-3 5, Trent Wilcoxon 3-4 0-1 0-0 6. Totals: 24-57 8-13 63. 3-point goals: 7-20. Fouls: 18. Fouled out: None. Rebounds: 36 (N. Campbell 15, T. Campbell 5, Short 5). Assists: 16 (N. Campbell 7). Steals: 4 (Phillips 2, Maddox 2). Turnovers: 4.