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Dragons, Hornets fall in the Classic

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

The Fairland Dragons fell behind early, then made a furious rally in the fourth quarter to get within 7 points before losing 58-48 to the Columbus Africentric Nubians 58-58 Tuesday in the Ironton Classic.

The game was tied 12-12 after the first quarter before the Nubians went up 26-18 at the half.

The lead grew to 39-23 after three quarter and climbed to as many as 20 points in the fourth quarter before the Dragons began to make a comeback with 3-point goals.

Luke Thomas — who made three 3-pointers — had 12 points while Kollin Van Horn had 12 points and 5 rebounds. Chance Short had 8 points and 7 rebounds before fouling out.

Houston Smith scored 19 for Africentric, Jaquan Harrison had 15 and Lorenze Gordon-Haynes added 10.

In another Ironton Classic game involving a local team, Coal Grove jumped in front of Columbus Whitehall before the Rams used their press to reverse their fortunes and beat the Hornets 53-40.

Coal Grove led 15-7 after the first quarter, but the Rams went ot full-court pressure and forced 33 turnovers in the game.

Whitehall got within 24-23 at the half and went in front 36-32 after three quarters.

The Rams outscored the Hornets 17-8 in the fourth quarter to seal the outcome.

Brandon Adkins had 14 points and 9 rebounds for Coal Grove (1-4) while Austen Pleasants added 10 points and 7 rebounds.

Atonine Vaughn had 19 points and Tristn Ritchie 14 for Whitehall.

Africentric 12 14 13 19 = 58

Fairland 12 6 5 25 = 48

AFRICENTRIC: Tyler Potts 1 0 0-1 2, Hershey Green 0 0 0-2 0, Lorenze Gordon-Haynes 3 0 4-6 10, Shawon Wilson 0 0 4-5 4, Houston Smith 8 1 0-0 19, Ke’Auntay Monie 0 0 0-0 0, Jaquan Harrison 7 0 1-2 15, A.C. Woods 1 0 0-0 2, Dionte Saunders 0 0 0-0 0, Rondell Clark 0 0 0-0 0, Ulmer Manzie 3 0 0-1 6. Totals: 24-52 9-17 58. 3-point goals: 1-11. Rebounds: 13-O, 23-D = 36 (Harrison 12, Smith 8, Manzie 7). Assists: 5. Steals: 9. Turnovers: 10. Fouls: 16. Fouled out: None.

FAIRLAND (4-1): Chance Short 2 1 1-2 8, Gunner Short 0 1 2-2 5, Isaiah Howard 2 0 0-0 4, Nathan Campbell 2 0 0-0 4, Ty Staten 0 1 0-1 3, Luke Thomas 0 3 3-6 12, Darius Stapleton 0 0 0-0 0, Tyler Campbell 0 0 0-2 0, Kollin Van Horn 5 0 2-4 12. Totals: 17-49 8-17 48. 3-point goals: 6-19. Rebounds: 10-O, 21-D = 31 (C. Short 7, Van Horn 5). Assists: 5 (Staten 2). Steals: 6 (N. Campbell 2, C. Short 2). Turnovers: 16. Fouls: 21. Fouled out: C. Short.

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Coal Grove 15 9 8 8 = 40

Whitehall 7 16 13 17 = 53

COAL GROVE (1-4): Travis Carey 2 1 0-0 7, Isaac Fields 0 00-0 0, Jonathan Joseph 1 0 1-2 3, Sean Paulus 0 0 0-2 0, Isaiah Gunther 0 0 0-0 0, Brandon Adkins 5 0 4-6 14, Joe Akers 2 0 2-2 6, Austen Pleasants 5 0 0-0 10. Totals: 16-27 7-12 40. 3-point goals: 1-5. Rebounds: 3-O, 20-D = 23 (Adkins 9, Pleasants 7). Assists: 4 (Adkins 2). Steals: 11 (Akers 6, Adkins 3). Turnovers: 33. Fouls: 17. Fouled out: Adkins.

COLUMBUS WHITEHALL: C.J.Prater 0 0 1-6 1, Earl Redman 3 0 2-2 8, Antoine Vaughn 3 2 7-8 19, james Moore 0 0 0-0 0, Tristen Ritchie 1 2 6-6 14, Jacoby Myers 0 0 0-0 0, Malon Williams 0 0 0-0 0, Malon Williams 0 0 0-0 0, Antoine Blackshear 4 0 1-2 9, Al Harris 1 0 0-0 2, Maalik Gunnell 0 0 0-2 0, Eric Jefferson 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 16-52 17-26 53. 3-point goals: 4-19. Rebounds: 18-O, 12-D = 30 (Redman 9). Assists: 1. Steals: 19 (Redman 7, Prater 6). Turnovers: 19. Fouls: 17. Fouled out: None.