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Dragons top SP in OVC

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

SOUTH POINT — This one was about pride.

South Point already had the Ohio Valley Conference title in hand, but the Pointers and Fairland Dragons met Thursday in a makeup game that served as a tune-up for the district tournament.

The two teams play in the Division III district semifinals Sunday at Ohio University. Fairland faces Southeastern at 2 p.m. and South Point battles Portsmouth at 7:15 p.m.

Shane Stevens scored 20 points including four 3-pointers to lead the Dragons to a 53-38 win. He also had five rebounds, six assists and two steals.

Tyler Campbell added 10 points and seven rebounds for Fairland (13-11, 6-4) whose starters’ playing time was very limited.

Marquise Foley scored 11 points and Brady Rickard had 10 points and five rebounds for South Point. The loss snapped a nine-game winning streak for the Pointers (15-7, 8-2) who rested their five starters.

Stevens scored six points in the first quarter as Fairland took a 13-12 lead. Foley hit a pair of 3-pointers for the Pointers.

Stevens scored six more points in the second quarter as the Dragons extended the lead to 28-20.

Campbell had six points in the third quarter to offset four points by Rickard and it was 42-34.

Stevens scored five more points in the fourth quarter as Fairland outscored South Point 11-4 to win going away.

Fairland 13 15 14 11 = 53

South Point 12 8 14 4 = 38

FAIRLAND (13-11, 6-4): Thayer Flynn 1 0 6-9 8, Chance Short 1 0 1-2 3, Jacob Warner 0 0 0-2 0, Bailey Manns 1 0 0-0 2, Luke Phillips 0 0 0-0 0, Nathan Campbell 0 0 0-0 0, Evan Maddox 0 2 0-0 6, Robert Thompson 1 0 0-0 2, Shane Stevens 3 4 2-3 20, Tyler Campbell 5 0 0-1 10, Hayden James 1 0 0-0 2.Totals: 19-54 9-17 53. 3-point goals: 6-21. Rebounds: 36 (T. Campbell 7, Flynn 6, Stevens 5). Assists: 14 (Stevens 6). Steals: 5 (Stevens 2). Turnovers: 10. Fouls: 12. Fouled out: None.

SOUTH POINT (15-7, 8-2): Jeremiah Kipp 2 0 1-2 5, Steven Wagoner 0 1 2-2 5, Chris Woodard 1 0 1-2 3, Elijah Adams 1 0 0-0 2, Matt Keeney 1 0 0-0 2, Cody Runyon 0 0 0-0 0, Marquise Foley 0 3 2-2 11, Brady Rickard 5 0 0-1 10, Logan Wade 0 0 0-0 0, Drew Adams 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 14-42 6-9 38. 3-point goals: 4-12. Rebounds: 23 (Rickard 5). Assists: 2. Steals: 3. Turnovers: 11. Fouls: 15. Fouled out: None.