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Dragons beat Redmen to claim OVC outright

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

PEDRO — Forget all this share and share alike stuff.
The Fairland Dragons had no desire to share the Ohio Valley Conference championship as they breezed by the Rock Hill Redmen 65-34 on Saturday to clinch the title outright.
Fairland finished the regular season 20-2 and 13-1 in the league, one game ahead of runner-up Chesapeake.
Aiden Porter scored 18 points and Clayton Thomas hit four 3-pointers and scored 16 points to lead the Dragons.
Jacob Polcyn and Gavin Hunt had 10 rebounds each, Thomas had 4 assists and Hunt 3 while Hunt had 5 steals and Jordan Williams 7 rebounds and 4 steals.
Braden Stamper and Logan Hankins scored 12 points each for the Redmen (3-19, 0-14). Stamper also had 5 rebounds, Hankins 4 and Nick Blankenship 3.
Porter and Thomas each hit a pair of 3-pointers and Polcyn scored 5 points as Fairland rolled out to a 21-10 first quarter lead. Stamper had 4 points for the Redmen.
Zander Schmidt hit a pair of 3-pointers and Thomas and Tevin Taylor added one each as Fairland blew the game open in the second quarter by taking a 38-14 halftime lead.
Hankins hit a 3-pointer and scored 5 points and Stamper got 4 points in the third as Rock Hill outscored Fairland 12-10 to make it 48-26.
But Porter made a pair of 3-pointers and scored 10 points and Nate Thacker added his own triple as Fairland outscored the Redmen 17-8 in the fourth quarter.
Stamper scored 4 of Rock Hill’s 8 points in the quarter.
UP NEXT: In the Division 3 sectional at Jackson, Fairland plays at 6 p.m. Friday against the Belpre-Westfall winner while Rock Hill faces Alexander at 6:15 Tuesday.
Fairland 21 17 10 17 = 65
Rock Hill 10 4 12 8 = 34
FAIRLAND (20-2, 13-1): Jacob Polcyn 3-10 0-0 2-4 8, Aiden Porter 3-7 4-8 0-0 18, Gavin Hunt 1-8 0-1 2-4 4, Clayton Thomas 2-2 4-12 0-0 16, J.D. Thacker 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Jordan Williams 1-1 0-0 1-3 3, Zander Schmidt 0-2 2-5 0-0 6, Zach Tooley 0-0 0-1 0-0 0, Tevin Taylor 0-1 1-1 0-0 3, Hunter Lykins 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Mason Manns 1-1 0-0 0-0 2, Nate Thacker 0-1 1-2 2-2 5, Steeler Leep 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Cameron Mayo 0-0 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 23-63 7-13 65. 3-pt goals: 12-30. Rebounds: 43 (Polcyn 10, Hunt 10, Williams 7, Schmidt 5). Assists: 13 (Thomas 4, Hunt 3). Steals: 10 (Hunt 5, Williams 4). Turnovers: 11. Fouls: 9. Fouled out: None.
ROCK HILL (3-19, 0-14): Hunter Blagg 1-1 0-0 0-0 2, Noah Doddridge 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Nick Blankenship 0-3 0-1 0-0 0, Garrett Miller 2-2 0-2 0-0 4, Brayden Adams 0-0 0-0 0-2 0, Victor Day 0-1 0-0 0-0 0, Logan Hankins 3-8 1-3 3-4 12, Braden Stamper 6-7 0-5 0-0 12, Owen Hankins 0-2 0-1 0-0 0, Brayden Malone 2-2 0-0 0-0 4, Caleb Murphy 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Jacob Schwab 0-2 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 15-40 3-6 34. 3-pt goals: 1-12. Rebounds: 18 (Stamper 5, L. Hankins 4, Blankenship 3). Assists: 1. Steals: 3 (Stamper 2). Turnovers: 22. Fouls: 14. Fouled out: None.