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Boys Basketball Recaps: Fairfield takes down Whiteoak; Mustangs fall to North Adams

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Stephen Forsha, The Highland County Press

Recaps from recent Lynchburg-Clay, Fairfield and Whiteoak boys basketball games.

Friday, Jan. 5, 2024 

Lions win by 36 points over rival Wildcats 

The Highland County showdown this past Friday night (Jan. 5) saw a Southern Hills Athletic Conference game between the Fairfield Lions — at their home court — against the Whiteoak Wildcats. 

After a close first frame where FHS led by six points, they ended up breaking away from Whiteoak and defeating their SHAC Division II rival WHS by a 68-32 score. 

Fairfield led 19-13 after the first quarter, but when the Lions added 16 points and their stout defense kept Whiteoak to four points, it was the Lions leading 35-17 at halftime. 

In the final two frames, FHS added 15 points in the third and 18 points in the fourth, while Fairfield scored nine points in the third and six points in the fourth quarter.

Fairfield was led by Logan McIntosh with 16 points, ending the game with eight two-point baskets.

Larkin Friend finished with 13 points, including four two-point baskets, one 3-pointer and he was 2-of-2 from the free-throw line. 

Trey House finished the game with 11 points, adding five two-point baskets and a free throw to his totals. 

Also for the Lions, Gabe Fouch and Cade Miller each scored eight points, as they both made two 3-pointers and each also sank a two-point basket. 

Brody Smith finished with six points for Fairfield, sinking two 3-pointers. Also for Fairfield, Britton Campbell, Griffin Friend and Chase Newman each made a bucket for two points apiece. 

For the Wildcats, Sawyer Blair led with 10 points, making three two-point field goals and going 4-of-4 from the free-throw line. 

Brady Brandenburg totaled eight points for Whiteoak, totaling three two-point baskets and making two free throws. 

Zander Roades ended with seven points as he connected with a 3-pointer and he made two two-point buckets. 

Weston Blair — who was injured in the third frame — totaled six points for the Wildcats, going 2-of-2 from the free-throw line and he connected with two two-point baskets. Zack Igo scored one point for the Wildcats. 

WHS finished 9-of-15 from the free-throw line, and the Lions were 3-of-6.

After each team played a game on Saturday, the Wildcats are now 3-5 overall, and in SHAC games they are 3-1. Fairfield is now 12-0 this season and 8-0 in SHAC games, first place in Division II. 


Friday, Jan. 5, 2024

Mustangs drop SHAC game at North Adams

Friday night (Jan. 5) the Lynchburg-Clay Mustangs lost their Southern Hills Athletic Conference game against the host North Adams Green Devils by a 77-42 score. 

LCHS trailed 27-8 after the first quarter, and following a 19-9 second frame led by the Green Devils, it was North Adams leading LCHS, 36-17 at halftime. 

The third frame consisted of North Adams outscoring the Mustangs 19-9, and in the fourth quarter North Adams won the frame 20-14.

Denver Clinton led LCHS with 10 points, making five two-point baskets. Next was Cairen Goings with eight points with four baskets. 

The rest of the LCHS scoring were Trevor Niehaus (6), Cody Bell (5), Austin Bell (4), Max Baker (4), Jay Cordrey (3) and Braedon West (2).

LCHS had two 3-pointers off shots made by Cordrey and Cody Bell. 

As a team, the Mustangs didn’t attempt a free throw. North Adams was 6-of-9 from the free-throw line, and they made a total of 11 3-pointers. 

Konnor Rogers led NAHS with 14 points. 

The Mustangs have since won a game on Saturday, leaving their overall record at 5-6.