Panther cagers win sixth straight game


The Jonathan Alder boys basketball team split a pair of weekend games as part of the Grandview Bobcat Holiday Classic. On Friday, the Pioneers fell in overtime to Johnstown-Monroe. The Pioneers rebounded the following night as they downed Grove City Christian. Above, Jacob Koenig, right, squares up to shoot midway through the second quarter on Friday.
(Journal-Tribune photo by Mac Cordell)


Fairbanks’ boys hoop squad put its sixth consecutive victory in the books on Friday with a 58-34 road triumph at Cedarville.
The contest was the Panthers’ first cross-over game in the Ohio Heritage Conference this season.
FHS, which will host Springfield Catholic Central on Friday, jumped out to a 17-5 lead by the end of the first quarter and took a 30-11 margin at the halftime break.
The Panthers (6-1) remained in control of the contest by taking a 52-23 spread into the fourth quarter.
Cross Hackathorne led Fairbanks with 18 points.
Hackathorne 6-3-18, Smith 4-0-9, Green 3-3-9, Nichol 3-1-8, Murray 2-0-5, Standley 2-0-4, Beem 1-0-3, Brackenridge 1-0-2. Totals 22-7-58.
Three-point goals: Hackathorne 3, Smith 1, Nicol 1, Murray 1, Beem 1.
Koning 6-3-18, Tarwater 3-0-7, Cross 2-0-4, Pollock 1-0-3, Ramey 1-0-2. Totals 13-3-34.

Three-point goals: Koning 3, Tarwater 1, Pollock 1.

Pioneers split
Jonathan Alder’s boys lost for only the second time in seven games when they dropped a 42-34 overtime verdict to Johnstown on Friday.
The outcome came during the Grandview Bobcat Holiday Classic.
Johnstown hit eight-of-10 free throws during the OT session to defeat the Pioneers.
JA managed just a single point during the opening quarter as the Johnnies took a baseball-like score of 8-1 into the ensuing stanza.
The Pioneers found their shooting touch and grabbed a 16-13 lead by halftime.
Alder held a 24-22 lead at the conclusion of the third quarter before Johnstown, which connected on 20-of-25 charity tosses for the night, tied the game at 32 by the end of regulation.
JA’s scoring woes returned during the three-minute OT session as it tallied just two points.
Henry Walker led the Pioneers with eight points.
Hazelbaker 4-2-10, Lusk 2-6-10, Sayer 1-6-8, Foe 0-5-5, Atwood 1-1-4, Hewitt 1-0-3, Calhoun 1-0-2. Totals 10-20-42.
Three-point goals: Atwood 1, Hewitt 1.
Jonathan Alder
Walker 4-0-8, Santa-Emma 2-3-7, Izzard 2-3-7, Heinig 3-0-6, Stevens 2-0-5, Koenig 0-1-1. Totals 13-7-34.
Three-point goal: Stevens 1.
Alder returned to the tournament on Saturday evening and scored a 66-48 verdict over Grove City Christian.
Walker led the way with 20 points, while Jackson Izzard netted 16 and Jacob Koenig and Jackie Santa-Emma each scored 11.
Alder (6-2) held a 33-25 advantage at halftime and took a 48-36 margin into the final eight minutes.
The Pioneers will play at Kenton Ridge on Friday.
Jonathan Alder
Walker 9-2-20, Izzard 6-1-16, Santa-Emma 4-1-11, Koenig 4-2-11, Stevens 3-0-6, Heinig 1-0-2. Totals 27-6-66.
Three-point goals: Izzard 3, Santa-Emma 2, Koenig 1.
Grove City Christian
Holbrook 7-0-17, Baker 4-0-8, Stauffer 3-0-7, Sullivan 2-0-6, Bowen 2-0-5, Hamilton 1-1-3, Yanke 1-0-2. Totals 20-1-48.

Three-point goals: Holbrook 3, Sullivan 2, Stauffer 1, Bowen 1.

Wildcats drop game
North Union’s boys slipped to 6-2 with Friday’s 56-49 setback at the hands of Marion Pleasant.
NU hit a cold spell during the initial quarter and trailed 15-6 after the first eight minutes of action.
The Wildcats fell behind 28-19 by halftime, but pulled to within 40-34 at the end of the third period.
Preston Crabtree and Harley Day respectively led NU in scoring with 17 and 16 points.
The Wildcats will return to action when they host Benjamin Logan on Friday.
Warner 7-4-19, Williams 8-0-16, Blubaugh 3-0-7, Thomas 3-0-6, Kimmel 2-2-6, Ambrose 1-0-2. Totals 24-6-56.
Three-point goals: Warner 1, Blubaugh 1.
North Union
Crabtree 7-2-17, Day 6-4-16, Webb 3-0-9, Terrill 2-0-5, Burgraff 1-0-2. Totals 19-6-49.

Three-point goals: Webb 3, Crabtree 1, Terrill 1.

Cardinals still winless
Triad’s boys have yet to experience the sweet taste of victory after 10 games this season.
The Cardinals dropped a 69-49 verdict to Benjamin Logan on Friday.
The Raiders led Triad, 19-5, by the end of the first quarter and took a 35-17 margin at the break.
Ben Logan led, 50-31, at the end of the third quarter.
Batai Lease and Drew Campbell respectively led Triad, which will host Greenon on Friday, with 13 and 12 points.
Benjamin Logan
Robson 7-9-23, Jones 8-0-17, Allen 4-0-12, Kern 4-0-11, Schmidt 1-1-3, Bibart 1-0-2, Hunt 0-1-1. Totals 25-11-69.
Three-point goals: Allen 4, Kern 3, Jones 1.
Campbell 5-3-13, Campbell 3-4-12, O’Neal 3-2-8, Simonelli 2-2-7, Bails 2-0-5, Nott 0-2-2, Walls 0-2-2, Carson 0-0-0, Thompson 0-0-0. Totals 15-15-49.
Three-point goals: Campbell 2, Simonelli 1, Bails 1.

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