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Dragons burn Blue Devils 97-50

Fairland Dragons’ Ty Staten drives inside for a layup against the Gallipolis defense. Staten had 17 points as the Dragons routed the Blue Devils 97-50 on Tuesday. (Kent Sanborn of Southern Ohio Sports Photos)

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

PROCTORVILLE — This was supposed to be the marquee matchup in the Ohio Valley Conference.
The only thing in lights was the Fairland Dragons’ performance.
Isaiah Howell scored 28 points and had 10 rebounds and Luke Thomas scored 27 points including six 3-pointers as the Dragons took sole possession of the OVC lead with a 97-50 rout of the Gallipolis Blue Devils on Tuesday.
Fairland is now 5-0 overall and 3-0 in the OVC as Ty Staten added 17 points in the lopsided win.
Justin Peck scored 17 points, Zach Loveday had 13 points and Evan Wiseman 10 as Gallipolis (5-1, 2-1) suffered its first loss.
The Dragons blew the game open from the start as they outscored the Blue Devils 37-12 in the first quarter.
Thomas scored 15 points with a pair of 3-pointers and 5-of-5 at the foul line, Howell scored 12 including a pair of 3-pointers and Staten added six more.
Thomas had two 3-pointers in the second quarter while Peck scored nine and Loveday six and it was 52-27 at the half.
Fairland re-charged its offense at the half and outscored Gallipolis 29-17 to build an insurmountable 81-44 cushion.
Howell scored 12 points in the third quarter including two more 3-pointers. Wiseman had eight of his points in the quarter for the Blue Devils.
The backups finished the game and Matt Mondlak had seven points in the fourth including a 3-pointer for Fairland.
Fairland plays at Huntington, W.Va., on Thursday. Gallipolis hosts River Valley on Friday.
Gallipolis    12    15    17    6    =    50
Fairland    37    15    29    16    =    97
GALLIPOLIS (5-1, 2-1): Cole Davis 0 0 0-0 0, Caleb Henry 1 0 0-2 2, Evan Wiseman 4 0 2-2 10, Justin McClelland 0 0 0-0 0, Kaden Thomas 0 0 0-0 0, Logan Blour 2 0 0-0 4, Cory Call 1 0 0-0 2, Zach Loveday 4 1 2-2 13, Gage Harrison 0 0 0-0 0, Justin Peck 6 0 5-5 17. Bailey Walker 1 0 0-0 2. Totals: 19 1 9-11 50. Fouls: 16. Fouled out: None.
FAIRLAND (5-0, 3-0): Isaiah Howell 7 4 2-3 28, Ty Staten 6 0 5-6 17, Luke Thomas 2 6 5-5 27, Chase Fisher 0 0 0-0 0, Joel Lambiotte 0 0 0-0 0, Kollin Van Horn 2 0 1-2 5, Matt Mondlak 1 1 2-2 7, Austin Gartin 0 0 0-0 0, Keedrick Cunningham 3 0 0-0 6, Ian Chinn 1 0 0-0 2, Ty Wilcoxon 2 0 1-2 5, Clayton Thomas 0 0 0-0 0, Andy Lange 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 35-68 11 16-21 97. 3-pt goals: 11-28. Rebounds: 32 (Howell 10, Van Horn 5, Wilcoxon 5). Assists: 7. Fouls: 16. Fouled out: None.