Fairbanks’ Jacob Nicol goes up for a basket in this file photo. Nicol scored 11 points on Friday as the Panthers rolled past Northeastern.
(Journal-Tribune photo by Tim Miller)
Fairbanks’ boys basketball team upped its overall record to 5-1 and its Ohio Heritage Conference mark to 5-0 with Friday’s 57-40 victory at Northeastern.
The Panthers took a 17-7 lead at the end of the opening period and a 26-11 margin at the turn.
Northeastern played nearly the entire game in a zone defense, despite the fact the Panthers were hitting shots from beyond the three-point arc.
“We were patient against their zone,” said FHS coach Justin George.
The Panthers, who will travel to Cedarville on Friday, held a 22-7 margin for close to four minutes during the second set.
FHS held a 43-24 spread at the conclusion of the third quarter and was never seriously challenged.
Cross Hackathorne and Mason Smith led a balanced Panther offensive attack with 12 points apiece.
Jacob Nicol joined them in double figures with 11.
Hackathorne 5-0-12, Smith 4-3-12, Nicol 5-0-11, Green 3-2-8, Beem 2-1-6, Murray 1-0-3, Miller 1-0-3, Brackenridge 1-0-2, Standley 0-0-0, Calder 0-0-0. Totals 22-6-57.
Three-point goals: Hackathorne 2, Smith 1, Nicol 1, Beem 1, Murray 1, Miller 1.
Fenton 4-2-13, Calhoun 4-2-10, Bush 2-0-6, Brown 2-0-5, Webb 2-0-4, Burns 1-0-2. Totals 15-4-40.
Three-point goals: Fenton 3, Bush 2, Brown 1.
Pioneers split games
Jonathan Alder’s boys basketball team scored a 39-25 verdict over Springfield Shawnee during a Central Buckeye Conference game on Friday.
The Pioneers won for the fifth time in as many games as they held the Braves to just 10 points during the first half.
JA took an 11-4 margin into the second quarter and held a 19-10 lead at the turn.
Alder expanded its upper hand to 28-14 by the end of the third set.
Jackie Santa-Emma led the Pioneers with 15 points, while Jacob Koenig joined him in double figures with 13.
Santa-Emma 6-2-15, Koenig 6-0-13, Stevens 2-0-4, Walker 1-0-2, Heinig 1-0-2, Izzard 1-0-2, Begin 0-1-1. Totals 17-3-39.
Three-point goals: Santa-Emma 1, Koenig 1.
Siemon-9, Hayden-6, Mitch-4, Lyons-2, McGhee-2, Fultz-2. Total-25.
Alder dropped its first game of the season on Saturday with a 56-47 loss to Columbus South during the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at Capital University.
JA (5-1) was limited to just 15 points over the second and third quarters and trailed 37-28 going into the final period.
Alder will compete in the Grandview Holiday Classic on Friday.
Watkins 6-4-20, Adams 3-4-10, Simington 4-2-10, Byrd 2-3-7, Barton 2-0-5, Johnson 2-0-4. Totals 19-13-56.
Three-point goals: Watkins 4, Barton 1.
Izzard 8-4-22, Koening 4-0-9, Santa-Emma 3-1-9, Walker 1-4-6, Heinig 0-1-1. Totals 16-10-47.
Three-point goals: Izzard 2, Santa-Emma 2, Koenig 1.
Wildcats top Indian Lake
Connor Terrill scored 16 points and Preston Crabtree added 15 on Friday as North Union’s boys downed Indian Lake, 61-46.
The Wildcats held a 26-20 lead at the turn and limited the Lakers to just five points during the third quarter.
NU jumped out to a 38-25 margin by the end of the third stanza.
Also scoring for North Union were Harley Day-8, Zach Vernon-6, Gavin Webb-5, Joel Krebehenne-5, Trevor Moran-4 and Trevyn Feasel-2.
Cardinals drop game
Triad’s boys dropped a 77-40 verdict to West Jefferson on Friday.
The Cardinals were outscored 25-6 during the first period and trailed 45-23 by halftime.
The Roughriders expanded their advantage to 59-29 as action began in the final quarter.
Casey 6-5-17, Thompson 6-0-16, Fuller 3-2-8, Jones 3-0-7, Lambert 2-1-6, Oberle 2-0-5, Jeffers 2-0-5, Stone 2-0-4, Hooker 2-0-4, Mason 1-1-3, King 1-0-2. Totals 30-9-77.
Three-point goals: Thompson 4, Jones 1, Lambert 1, Oberle 1, Jeffers 1.
Edley 4-4-12, Lease 4-1-10, Bails 3-1-7, Oyer 2-0-4, Bundy 1-0-3, Nott 0-2-2, Overholder 1-0-2. Totals 15-8-40.
Three-point goals: Lease 1, Bundy 1.
NU downs Triad
The Wildcats pushed their record to 5-1 on Saturday by clubbing Triad, 60-38.
The Cardinals (0-9), who will host Benjamin Logan on Friday, managed just four points during the second quarter and five during the final eight minutes of action.
North Union, which will host Indian Lake on Friday, poured in 28 points during the second stanza and held a 37-14 lead at halftime.
Day led NU with 13 points. He was joined in double figures by Feasel-12 and Crabtree-11.
Drew Campbell led Triad with 10 points.
Marysville’s varsity boys fell on Friday, 96-58, at Dublin Coffman.
The Shamrocks took a 17-13 margin into the second quarter, but pulled out to a 41-27 advantage by halftime.
MHS trailed 69-40 by the end of the third set.
Bodie Eberhart led the Monarchs with 19 points, followed by Jack Christian-15 and Phillip Hughes-14.
Hunter 8-4-20, Turner 7-1-17, Penn 6-0-14, Van Vierah 5-2-14, James 5-0-11, Yeater 1-4-6, Preece 2-1-6, Bartemes 2-0-5, Hostetler 1-1-3. Totals 37-13-96.
Three-point goals: Turner 2, Penn 2, Van Vierah 2, James 1, Preece 1, Bartemes 1.
Eberhart 8-1-19, Christian 5-3-15, Hughes 5-4-14, Duke 2-0-4, Brown 1-0-3, Siefring 0-2-2, T. Karnes 0-0-1-1. Totals 21-11-58.
Three-point goals: Eberhart 2, Christian 2, Brown 1.
The Monarchs, who will host Bishop Watterson next Saturday, got back on the winning track Saturday by beating Heath, 59-37, during the Mt. Vernon Nazarene Tournament.
The Monarchs jumped out to a 14-2 lead after the opening period and took a 28-14 margin by halftime.
MHS (4-3) held a 43-24 spread going into the final eight minutes of action.
Hughes led Marysville with 19 points.
Hughes 5-8-19, Eberhart 5-0-10, Christian 3-4-10, Schaeffer 3-0-6, Duke 2-0-5, Taylor 2-0-4, Mills 1-1-3, T. Karnes 0-2-2. Totals 21-15-59.
Three-point goals: Christian 2, Hughes 1, Duke 1.
McLaughlin 5-3-13, Williams 4-0-10, Lamar 3-0-6, Morrow 1-0-2, Flynn 1-0-2, Baker 1-0-2, Langley 0-2-2. Totals 15-5-37.
Three-point goals: Williams 2.
Alder girls triumph
Jon Alder’s girls rolled to a 76-27 victory over DeSales on Saturday.
The Lady Pioneers (7-1) held a 35-15 advantage at halftime and cruised to the non-conference victory.
Sydney Bourquin poured 24 points into the net and was joined in double figures by Abby Jones-15 and Melissa Walbom-13.
Alder will compete in the Teays Valley tournament on Saturday.
Bourquin 9-0-24, Jones 5-2-15, Walbom 6-1-13, Jakse 3-0-6, Ferrito 2-0-4, Bushong 1-0-3, Zawodny 1-0-3, Ridder 1-0-2, Shepherd 1-0-2, Mosher 1-0-2, Wilson 1-0-2. Totals 31-3-76.
Three-point goals: Bourquin 6, Jones 3, Bushong 1, Zawodny 1.
Burns 2-3-7, Sabo 1-3-5, Elliott 2-0-4, Wilson 1-1-4, Cash 1-0-3, Kraker 0-2-2, Karras 1-0-2. Totals 8-9-27.
Three-point goals: Wilson 1, Cash 1.
Triad girls drop game
A depleted Triad girls basketball team fell to Greeneview, 59-33, on Saturday.
The Lady Cardinals had only seven of their 11 players in uniform due to injuries and family holiday commitments.
Triad also shot 26 percent (11-of-42) as it slipped to 4-4 overall and 2-4 in the OHC.
Frani LeVan scored 17 for the Lady Cardinals, who will host Southeastern on Jan. 3.
NU girls fall
North Union’s girls slipped to 2-7 on the season with Saturday’s 73-47 loss to Elgin.
NU, which will host Northmor on Saturday, led 17-12 after the first quarter.
The Comets, though, limited North Union to eight points during the second period.
Elgin held a 31-25 margin at halftime.
NU managed just four points during the third set and trailed, 58-29, by the time the fourth period began.
Journey Blevins led the Lady Cats with 14 points, while Madison Amstutz added 11.
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