Jackson Izzard tallied 18 points on Friday as Jonathan Alder’s boys hoop squad topped Fairbanks, 40-29.
The game was tied at 6-6 by the end of the opening set.
The Pioneers (18-0) took an 18-17 edge at halftime and a 26-25 lead going into the final period.
Izzard tallied eight of his points during the fourth quarter to help seal the win.
Others putting points on the board for JA were Gavin Heimlich-seven, Payton Heiss-six, Joey Walker-five and Taber Headings-four.
Wyatte Miller led FHS (12-6) with seven points.
Carter Schultz, Braylon Green and Kyler Wilson each tallied six.
Dylan Tobe and Andy Higinbotham both scored two.
Triad ends season
The Cardinal boys dropped their tournament game to Dayton Meadowdale, 67-37, on Friday.
Triad, which closed its season with a 1-22 record, was led in scoring by Batai Lease’s 22 points.
Jalen Nott tallied seven, followed by Ayden Spriggs-three, Kane Bailey-two, Jacob Warner-two and Maison Johnson-one.
St. John’s falls
The St John’s Lutheran School varsity boys saw their season come to an end Friday night.
The Jaguars fell to Immanuel Lutheran of Hamilton, 52-47, in the Lutheran state tournament.
Hamilton’s Nate Lindesmith tallied 11 of his game-high 38 points during the second quarter.
St. John’s, trailing just 12-8 after the first quarter, fell behind 25-11 at halftime.
Jackson Burns and Lincoln Thrush combined to turn several turnovers into 12 points in the fourth quarter.
A trey by Burns cut the deficit to just three points with a little more than a minute left in regulation.
Lindesmith, however, broke free for another fast break opportunity with less than 30 seconds left and hit the layup
The Jags’ last few three-point attempts didn’t find the mark.
St. John’s finished the season with and overall record of 9-11.
The Jaguars placed fourth the Central Ohio Athletic League.
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