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Quartet spark Dragons win over Regional Prep

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

PROCTORVILLE — The Fairland Dragons decided to play double or nothing, basketball style.
The Dragons had four players in double figures as they beat St. Joseph Regional Prep by double digits, 65-41 on Saturday in the annual Big E Classic.
Matt Mondlak scored 16 points, Ian Chinn 15, Clayton Thomas 14 and Aiden Porter 13 as the Dragons improved to 2-1.
The Dragons shot well once again as they connected on 22-of-37 shots for 59.5 percent and were 12-of-16 from the foul line for 75 percent. They made 9-of-19 shots from behind the arc.
Mondlak had five points as he and Austin Gartin each hit 3-pointers in the first quarter while Ian Chinn and Thomas each scored four points as Fairland took an 18-14 lead.
Porter hit a 3-pointer and scored seven points while Thomas knocked down two more triples in the second quarter and the Dragons extended their lead to 34-27 at the half.
The third quarter proved to be pivotal as the Dragons held Prep to just six points while opening up a 49-33 lead.
Mondlak had a hot hand with three trifectas and Porter added four more points in the quarter.
Prep kept putting the Dragons on the foul line and Chinn — who had eight points in the fourth quarter — made 6-of-6 free throw attempts while Thomas went 4-for-6. Fairland outscored Prep 16-8 in the quarter.
Miaki Johnson had 13 points to lead St. Joseph Prep.
Fairland hosts Ironton on Tuesday.
St. Joe Prep 14 13 6 8 = 41
Fairland 18 16 15 16 = 65
ST. JOSEPH PREP (NA): Miaki Johnson 3-6 2-6 1-1 13, Mabor Mabor 2-3 0-1 0-2 4, Aket Aguer 4-9 0-0 0-0 8, Ynan Zhou 1-1 0-0 1-3 3, Epe Buladado 0 0 0-0 0, Alexander Dutranej 4-5 0-0 0-0 8, Metin Matyan 1-3 1-2 0-0 5. Totals: 18-36 2-6 41. 3-pt shots: 3-9. Rebounds: 10. Assists: 2. Steals; 2. Turnovers: 5. Fouls: 20. Fouled out: Dtraney.
FAIRLAND (2-1): Jacob Polcyn 1-1 0-0 0-0 2, Aiden Porter 5-5 1-3 0-1 13, Gavin Hunt 1-2 0-0 0-0 2, Matt Mondlak 2-3 4-6 0-0 16, Austin Gartin 0-0 1-1 3, Mason Manns 0-0 0-1 0-0 0, Nate Thacker 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Andy Lange 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Devon Bellamy 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Clayton Thomas 0-2 3-8 5-7 14. Totals: 22-37 12-16 65. 3-pt goals: 9-19. Rebounds: 25 (Chinn 9). Assists: 11 (Parker 4, Polcyn 3). Steals: 3 (Thomas 2). Fouls: 9. Fouled out: None.