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Hot-shooting Dragons rout Huntington for fifth victory of season

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

PROCTORVILLE — The Fairland Dragons don’t seem to be slowing down.
Despite losing all five starters from last season, the Dragons ran their record to 5-1 with a 60-31 romp over the Huntington Highlanders on Friday.
Aiden Porter scored 15 points and Clayton Thomas got 14 as the Dragons shot 22-of-34 for a sizzling 64.7 percent from the field.
Fairland started the game with a 6-0 run and never looked back.
The lead was 14-5 on a 3-pointer by Thomas with 2:24 left in the quarter and Jacob Polcyn’s basket at the buzzer pushed the lead to 18-8.
The scoring slowed down in the second quarter as Fairland outscored Huntington 8-7 and it was 26-15 at the half.
Fairland’s defense went to work in the third quarter by holding the Highlanders to just two points.
Porter’s 3-pointer followed by baskets by Ian Chinn and Polcyn extended the lead to 33-15. Garrick Hopkins made two foul shots for Huntington at the 5:16 mark, but would be the Highlanders final points of the quarter.
Polcyn then hit a basket, Clayton Thomas knocked down a trey and Austin Gartin scored to make it 43-17 with 1:59 left in the third quarter.
The score went unchanged until Thomas hit another 3-pointer with 6:35 to play and the lead was 46-17.
Huntington finally scored again on a basket by Tanner Stevens with 5:56 left and it was now 46-19.
A basket by Andy Lang with 1:25 left gave Fairland its biggest lead at 58-27.
Hopkins had nine points to lead Huntington (2-2).
Fairland plays at the Dublin Jerome Tournament next Friday and Saturday.
Huntington 8 7 2 14 = 31
Fairland 18 8 17 17 = 60
HUNTINGTON (2-2): Joe Patterson 1-2 0-0 0-0 2, Corbin Page 0-1 0-1 2-2 2, Kris Brown 1-3 0-1 0-0 2, Tajhan Blackwell 0-1 0-0 0-0 0, Zion Page 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Torin Lochow 0-1 0-1 0-0 0, Corey Sheffield 1-1 0-0 0-0 2, Trenton Hogsett 0-1 0-0 2-2 2, Dionn Sims 1-2 1-3 0-0 5, Garrick Hopkins 2-2 1-1 2-2 9, X’Zavier Jackson 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Tanner Stevens 2-5 0-1 2-3 6, Chiant Littlejohn 0-0 0-0 1-2 1. Totals: 10-27 9-11 31. 3-pt goals: 2-8. Rebounds: 3-O, 4-D = 7 (Littlejohn 3). Assists: 1 (Brown). Steals: 5 (Brown 3). Blocks: 2 (Lochow, Page). Turnovers: 8. Fouls: 15. Fouled out: None.
FAIRLAND (5-1): Jacob Polcyn 4-4 0-0 0-0 8, Aiden Porter 3-5 3-5 0-0 15, Gavin Hunt 0-1 0-0 0-2 0, Brice Lemaster 0-0 0-1 0-0 0, Mason Manns 1-2 0-0 0-1 2, Austin Gartin 2-2 0-0 2-2 6, Matt Mondlak 2-4 0-0 3-4 7, Ian Chinn 2-2 0-0 2-2 6, Nate Thacker 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Andy Lang 1-1 0-0 0-0 2, Clayton Thomas 0-0 4-7 2-2 14. Totals: 22-34 9-13 60. 3-pt goals: 7-13. Rebounds: 11-O, 13-D = 24 (Polcyn 6, Mondlak 4, Porter 4). Assists: 15 (Thomas 5, Polcyn 4). Steals: 2 (Chinn, Mondlak). Turnovers: 7. Fouls: 14. Fouled out: None.