Fairbanks’ Dylan Tobe (left) takes a shot from behind the arc against Triad’s Blake Thornhill in a home game earlier this season. Tobe recorded 10 points in Friday night’s conference game against the Greeneview Rams. (Journal-Tribune photo by Aleksei Pavloff)
Fairbanks overcame a potential comeback Friday night at home against Ohio Heritage Conference South Division opponent Greeneview.
The Panthers escaped with a 52-49 victory.
The Panthers started out solidly on offense, scoring 12 points compared to Greeneview’s nine in the first quarter.
FHS took advantage of scoring inside the arc with Tanner Ufferman and Dylan Tobe notching a pair of field goals in the quarter.
Fighting back against a hostile crowd, Greeneview kept up with Fairbanks’ pace, ultimately tallying 23 points in the first half.
At the intermission, the Rams found themselves down 26-23.
Greeneview’s Jordan Erisman was in a groove last Friday scoring 12 points from the three-point line all within the first half of play.
Coming out of the break, Fairbanks’ Alex Crowe scored a pair of three-pointers as the Panthers tried to increase their distance from the Rams.
Greeneview, however, was not going down without a fight.
Things became increasing competitive in the third quarter as the Rams tied the Panthers 38-38 heading into the game’s final stretch.
Thanks to some consistent scoring in the paint, Fairbanks claimed victory at home during the final set.
Crowe was the best scorer of the night, tallying 13 points with three three-point goals. Ufferman tied with Tobe for the second-best scorer, recording 10 points apiece.
Out of the 16 rebounds claimed Friday night, Cade Ziegler grabbed six while also recording two assists.
Rausch 0-0-0, Feller 1-0-3, Higinbotham 4-0-8, Ziegler 3-0-6, Tobe 5-0-10, Landon 0-2-2, Crowe 4-2-13, Tanner Ufferman 4-2-10, Tyler Ufferman 0-0-0. Three-point goals: Feller, Crowe 3.
Erisman 8-1-24, Allen 1-0-2, Williams 2-2-6, Witt 3-0-6, McKinney 3-0-9, Myers 1-0-2, Christopherson 0-0-0. Three-point goals: Erisman 7, McKinney 3.