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Hot-shooting Dragons romp

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

PROCTORVILLE — When you’re hot, you’re hot. And when you’re not, you’re not.

That was the easiest way to describe the hot-shooting Fairland Dragons who cruised past the cold-shooting Coal Grove Hornets 60-19 on Tuesday in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

Fairland was 25-of-40 from the field for 62.5 percent including 22-of-32 from two-point range for nearly 69 percent.

Conversely, Coal Grove (4-10, 2-8) struggled from the field. The Hornets were 7-of-44 from the floor for 16 percent including 3-of-15 from behind the arc for 20 percent. They were just 2-of-8 from the foul line.

Kollin Van Horn had 14 points and four rebounds to lead the first-place Dragons (12-2, 9-0). Luke Thomas had 10 points while Isaiah Howell grabbed eight rebounds and had five assists.

Jeb Jones had four points and seven rebounds for Coal Grove (4-10, 2-8).

Van Horn scored eight points as Fairland took a 19-5 first quarter lead.

The Dragons outscored the Hornets 10-0 in the second quarter and it was 29-5 at the half.

Hayden James scored all five of his points in the third quarter as Fairland extended its lead to 43-15.

Coal Grove plays Cabell Midland at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday and Teays Valley Christian at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at the Big Sandy Arena in the Huntington Classic.

Fairland plays Hill Academy at 6:15 p.m. on Friday and Mingo County at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday in the Huntington Classic.

Coal Grove 5 0 5 9 = 19

Fairland 19 10 14 17 = 60

COAL GROVE (4-10, 2-8): Cole Gannon 0 0 1-2 1, Aaron Music 1 1 0-2 5, Daniel Rutherford 0 0 0-0 0, Mark Sites 0 1 0-0 3, Jordan Case 0 0 1-2 1, Dalton Miller 0 1 0-0 3, Chase McKnight 1 0 0-0 2, Alijah Roman 0 0 0-0 0, Jeb Jones 2 0 0-2 4. Totals: 7-44 2-8 19. 3-point goals: 3-15. Rebounds: 16 (Jones 7). Assists: 1. Steals: 2. Turnovers: 14. Fouls: 11. Fouled out: None.

FAIRLAND (12-2, 9-0): Ty Staten 3 0 0-0 6, Brandon Porter 1 1 0-0 5, Isaiah Howell 2 0 1-1 5, Hunter Ashton 3 0 0-0 6, Kollin Van Horn 6 0 2-4 14, Keedrick Cunningham 1 0 1-2 3, Luke Thomas 2 2 0-0 10, Dairus Stapleton 0 0 1-2 1, Hayden James 2 0 1-1 5, Joel Lambiotte 1 0 1-2 3, Gunner Short 1 0 0-0 2. Totals: 25-40 7-12 60 3-point goals: 3-8. Rebounds: 30 (Howell 8, Van Horn 4). Assists: 14 (Thomas 5, Howell 5). Steals: 5 (Lambiotte 2). Turnovers: 13. Fouls: 11. Fouled out: None.

 

Ohio Valley Conference

Boys’ Basketball Standings

OVC All

W L W L

Fairland 9 0 12 2

Chesapeake 7 2 13 3

Portsmouth 5 2 9 5

South Point 5 4 5 8

Ironton 4 4 7 8

Gallipolis 3 7 4 9

Coal Grove 2 8 4 10

Rock Hill 0 8 0 14

Girls’ Basketball Standings

OVC All

W L W L

Ironton 10 0 15 0

Fairland 8 2 14 2

Chesapeake 7 3 12 4

Rock Hill 5 5 8 6

South Point 5 5 9 8

Coal Grove 3 8 6 10

Gallipolis 2 9 2 13

Portsmouth 1 9 2 13