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Blue Devils down Hornets in OVC

Coal Grove Hornets Evan Gannon (3) drives for a layup against the Gallipolis Blue Devils in an OVC game on Tuesday. (Photo By Tim Gearhart)

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

COAL GROVE — This wasn’t even a good shooting night at the foul line.
The Coal Grove Hornets struggled from the field and at the foul line as they lost 53-35 to the Gallipolis Blue Devils in an Ohio Valley Conference game on Tuesday.
Coal Grove (3-11, 2-7) hit only two 3-point goals and connected on just 9-of-24 foul shots.
Evan Gannon had 11 points and Malachi Wheeler 9 to pace the Hornets.
Gallipolis (7-8, 3-6) was led by Logan Blouir with a game-high 25 points. Isaac Clary added 12 points.
Gallipolis led 7-4 after the first quarter and then Blouir hit a 3-pointer and score 8 points in the second quarter to give Gallipolis a 22-13 halftime edge.
Trevor Hankins hit a 3-pointer in the second but the Hornets were just 2-of-10 from the foul line.
Blouir then scored 11 more points including another 3-pointer as Gallipolis outscored Coal Grove 21-11 in the third quarter to extend the lead to 43-24.
Gannon hit a trey and had 4 points and Wheeler added 3 points in the quarter for the Hornets.
Gannon scored 5 points and Wheeler 4 in the fourth quarter as Coal Grove outscored Gallipolis 11-10. Clary had 4 points for Gallipolis.
On Friday, Coal Grove will host Rock Hill and Gallipolis host South Point.
Gallipolis 7 15 21 10 = 53
Coal Grove 4 9 11 11 = 35
GALLIPOLIS (7-8, 3-6): Cooper Davis 0 0 0-0 0, Devin Lee 1 0 2-2 4, Colton Caldwell 0 0 0 0-0 0, Reece Thomas 1 1 0-0 5, Logan Blouir 7 2 5-7 25, Carson Call 0 0 0-0 0, Ben Cox 2 0 0-0 4, Isaac Clary 6 0 0-0 12, Justin Wilcoxon 0 0 0-0 0 0, Damon Cremeans 0 0 3-5 3, Zane Loveday 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 17 3 10-15 53.
COAL GROVE (3-11, 2-7): Perry Kingery 0 0 1-2 1, Cory Borders 0 0 0-0 0, Evan Gannon 3 1 2-4 11, Peyton Smith 0 0 0-0 0, Trevor Hankins 0 1 0-2 3, Luke Ferguson 0 0 0-0 0, Malachi Wheeler 4 0 1-4 9, Dryzen Mullens 0 0 0-0 0, Jarren Hicks 1 0 2-2 4, Trey Hunt 0 0 0-0 0, Chase Hall 0 0 0-0 0, Ethan Short 1 0 2-4 4, Trevor Carey 1 0 1-6 9. Totals: 10 2 9-24 35. Fouls: 15. Fouled out: None.