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Dragons finish unbeaten in OVC

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

SOUTH POINT — At the beginning of the season, the Ohio Valley Conference was expected to be a three-way battle between Fairland, Chesapeake and Portsmouth and it was.

But no one expected any of the three teams to go unbeaten through the grueling conference schedule.

Someone must have forgotten to tell Fairland.

The Dragons beat the South Point Pointers 58-33 on Saturday and completed a perfect record within the league.

Fairland finishes the regular season 18-4 including the 14-0 conference record.

The Dragons placed 11 of their 12 players in the scoring column led by Kollin Van Horn with 16 points.

Keedrick Cunningham added nine points and four rebounds while Isaiah Howell had eight rebounds and Dairus Stapleton six.

South Point (8-14, 6-8) was led by Tayshaun Fox with 10 points.

Van Horn score 12 points and Ty Staten scored all six of his points in the first quarter as Fairland jumped out to a 20-7 lead.

Cunningham scored seven points in the second quarter as Fairland outscored South Point 19-9 to open up a comfortable 39-16 halftime lead.

The Dragons extended their lead to 55-25 by outscoring the Pointers 16-9 in the third quarter. Fox scored six of South Point’s total.

Both teams will play in the Division III sectional tournament at Jackson. South Point plays Oak Hill at 6:15 p.m. on Monday with the winner facing Fairland at 6 p.m. on Friday.

Fairland 20 19 16 3 = 58

South Point 7 9 9 8 = 33

FAIRLAND (18-4, 14-0): Ty Staten 2 0 2-2 6, Brandon Porter 1 0 0-0 2, Isaiah Howell 1 0 1-2 3, Hunter Ashton 2 0 0-0 4, Kollin Van Horn 6 0 4-5 16, Keedrick Cunningham 4 0 1-1 9, Luke Thomas 1 0 0-0 2, Dairus Stapleton 1 0 0-0 2, Hayden James 0 1 0-0 3, Joel Lambiotte 0 1 1-2 4, Gunner Short 2 1 0-0 7, Chase Fisher 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 23-61 9-12 58. 3-point goals: 3-13. Rebounds: 38 (Howell 8, Stapleton 6, Cunningham 4, Thomas 4). Assists: 10 (Staten 4). Steals: 7 (Howell 3). Turnovers: 4. Fouls: 15. Fouled out: None.

SOUTH POINT (8-14, 6-8): Douglass Shaffer 1 0 -0 2, Caleb Pennington 1 1 0-1 5, Chris Woodard 0 0 0-0 0, Dawson McCarty 0 0 0-0 0, Cade Brandt 1 0 0-0 2, Jared Whitt 0 0 0-0 0, Tayshaun Fox 4 0 2-2 10, Elijah Adams 0 0 0-0 0, Cody Runyon 1 0 0-0 2, Johnathon Henline 1 0 0-0 2, Caleb Eplion 1 0 3-7 5, Logan Wade 1 0 0-2 2, Beau Taylor 0 1 0-0 3. Totals: 13-45 5-12 33. 3-point goals: 2-11. Rebounds: 20 (Pennington 4, Runyon 4). Assists: 3. Turnovers: 14. Fouls: 7. Fouled out: None.

 

Ohio Valley Conference

Boys’ Basketball Standings

OVC All

W L W L

Fairland 14 0 18 4

Chesapeake 10 4 16 6

Portsmouth 10 4 15 7

Ironton 8 6 11 10

South Point 6 8 8 14

Gallipolis 5 9 7 15

Coal Grove 3 11 6 15

Rock Hill 0 14 0 22

Girls’ Basketball Standings

OVC All

W L W L

Ironton 14 0 22 0

Fairland 11 3 18 3

Chesapeake 8 6 14 8

Rock Hill 8 6 14 8

South Point 6 8 11 11

Coal Grove 4 10 9 12

Gallipolis 3 11 3 19

Portsmouth 2 12 4 18