Tuesday, Feb. 11
GIRLS BASKETBALL
Lady Lions wrap up season with win in makeup game against Huntington

Already finished with their postseason tournament games, the Fairfield Lady Lions had one regular-season game to finish and in doing so ended the year with a win, defeating Huntington, 56-53 at Huntington.

Fairfield (13-10) scored no fewer than 12 points in each quarter played, including a 12-point first frame where Ella Newkirk scored four points, Hailey Tolle added four points, and having two points each were Emma Fouch and Peyton Magee.

The second quarter saw 14 points from the Lady Lions with Tolle scoring six points, Fouch with four points, Braylynn Haines with two points and Paris Priest with two points.

In the second half, the Lady Lions added 12 points to their total with a 3-pointer by Newkirk, six more points from Tolle, three points Haines and two points by Priest.

The final frame saw FHS totaled 18 points with Newkirk having seven points in the frame (with another 3-pointer), Fouch with four points (one 3-pointer), three points by Magee and four points scored by Tolle.

Tolle led FHS with 18 points, and Newkirk followed with 14 points. Also in double figures was Fouch with 10 points. Wrapping up the scoring for the Lady Lions were Magee with five points, five points by Haines and four points from Priest.

For the game, the Lady Lions totaled 16 two-point baskets, three 3-pointers and they were 15-of-19 from the free-throw line.


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Tuesday, Feb. 11
BOYS BASKETBALL
Lions win by 2 points at Fayetteville

The Fairfield Lions earned a tough Southern Hills Athletic Conference win on Tuesday by defeating the host Fayetteville Rockets by a 64-62 score.

Fayetteville held the lead early at 19-11 when the first quarter was over, and the Lions came back with a 18-14 second quarter for a halftime score of 34-29 in favor of Fayetteville.

The second half had 14 points in each quarter by the Rockets, while the Lions scored 24 points in the third and 11 points in the fourth quarter.

FHS was led on the scoring sheet by Bryson Simmons with 27 points. Simmons collected four points in the first quarter, 12 points in the second, nine points in the third and two points in the fourth. In all, Simmons totaled eight two-point baskets, three 3-pointers and he was 2-of-2 from the free-throw line.

Tytis Cannon followed with 10 points, and next was Connor Priest with eight points. James Bentley totaled seven points, and Wyatt Willey scored six points. The remainder of the Lions’ points came from Tucker Watson with three points, Jon Bentley with two points and Reese Teeters with one point.

Fayetteville was led by Levi Wiederhold with 23 points. As a team, the Rockets totaled 17 two-point baskets, seven 3-pointers and they were 7-of-10 from the free-throw line.

The Lions made 18 two-point buckets, five 3-pointers (Simmons 3, Willey 1, Cannon 1), and they were 13-of-17 from the free-throw line.



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Tuesday, Feb. 11
BOYS BASKETBALL
Tigers play close in non-conference loss to Piketon

The McClain Tigers hosted the Piketon Redstreaks in non-conference basketball on Tuesday night, where it was the visitors gaining their 10th win of the season by a 46-40 score at McClain Gym.

The Redstreaks led 22-12 at the end of the first half, and in the third they were outscored by MHS at 10-7, though still held a 29-22 advantage. In the fourth frame, PHS scored 17 points, and MHS added 18 points to their final total.

Bryson Badgley led the Tigers with 17 points and was followed next by Preston Saunders with 13 points. McClain’s scoring was rounded out by Lyle White with eight points and Matt Bliss with two points.

The loss moved the Tigers to 6-14 overall this season. Piketon improved to .500 at 10-10.

McClain has two home games left this season, starting on Friday vs. Chillicothe and followed on Saturday vs. Western Latham in a makeup game.



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Tuesday, Feb. 11
BOYS BASKETBALL
Indians win at East Clinton

The Hillsboro Indians earned a non-conference victory over the host East Clinton by a 71-64 at ECHS.

HHS trailed by a 15-11 score at the end of the first quarter, then HHS scored 21 points in the second while holding ECHS to five points and a gaining a 32-20 lead.

HHS in the second half scored 21 points in the third and 18 points in the fourth. The Astros scored 17 points in the third and 27 points in the fourth.

East Clinton was led in scoring by Branson Smith with 26 points.

The Indians’ scoring consisted of 25 points from Ryan Scott, making six 3-pointers, two two-point baskets and he was 3-of-3 from the free-throw line.

Caleb Crawford finished with 12 points, followed by Lawton Parry with nine points and Hunter Price with seven points.

The rest of the HHS scoring saw Ethan Parry and Quintin Captain each score three points, while Silas Simmons, Colton Hunter, Jakwon Clark, Brad Miller, Jayse Middleton and Bryce Parsons each scored two points in the win.

As a team, the Indians totaled 12 two-point baskets, nine 3-pointers and they were 20-of-23 from the free-throw line.

East Clinton finished with 17 two-point baskets, six 3-pointers, and they went 12-of-17 from the free-throw line.