Fairfield takes Whiteoak 63-44


Lions advance to 12-8, 8-4 record for season

By David Wright - dwright@civitasmedia.com



Traeter Hamilton runs the ball for Whiteoak Tuesday night at Fairfield High School while Kayden Lamb defends.

Traeter Hamilton runs the ball for Whiteoak Tuesday night at Fairfield High School while Kayden Lamb defends.


The Fairfield Lions had already taken a 10-point lead by the end of the first quarter, and had no plans to let it slip Tuesday night at home against cross-county rival Whiteoak High School.

Klay Walker put up a long three for the Lions to start Fairfield’s lead in the first 30 seconds of the game, and the Leesburg boys never looked back. Wyatt Evans put up three 2-pointers and a free throw to lead scoring for the Lions in the first quarter. Whiteoak’s Traeter Hamilton put up a two and a three in the quarter to lead the Wildcats.

By the end of the first quarter, Fairfield was in the lead at 18-8.

The second quarter saw Whiteoak manage to crank out 10 points against Fairfield’s tight defense, with Trevor Yeager putting up a 3-pointer to lead the Wildcats. Fairfield scored 13 points before halftime, with Tucker Ayres throwing in a two and a three to lead the Lions.

By the half, the Lions had improved their lead to 13 points at 31-18.

Both teams took scoring up a notch in the third quarter, with Fairfield making 17 points and Whiteoak making 13. Jensen Daulton took two 2-pointers and a three, while Yeager again led the Wildcats with five points for the quarter.

The final period had the Lions secure the win with a 15-point gain, and, although the Wildcats trailed Fairfield by only 2 points in fourth-quarter scoring, the Leesburg boys took the game with a final score of 63-44. Hunter Ruckel led scoring for both teams in the fourth quarter with two 3-pointers, while Daulton made three points for the Lions.

Evans led scoring for the Lions with 17 points, and Yeager made 10 points for the Wildcats.

The Lions advance to 12-8, 8-4 for the season, while Whiteoak falls to 2-13, 0-8.

The Fairfield fellows will challenge cross-county rival Hillsboro High School at Leesburg Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. in a non-conference matchup.

“I thought the kids got out to a nice lead,” said Fairfield head coach Everett Snyder. “We had runs where we’d score and they would score, but all in all the kids did a great job. I thought it was a great team effort.”

Elsewhere in Highland County basketball action, the Lynchburg-Clay Mustangs beat Peebles on the road with a final score of 65-60.

Summary

Fairfield — 18 13 17 15 — 63

Whiteoak — 8 10 13 13 — 44

FHS: 3-6; Seatty 1-2; Walker 1(1)-5; Evans 7-3/4-17; Daulton 3(2)-12; Current 3-6; Ayres 3(1)-9; Beatty 2/2-2; Bentley 1-2; Buddlemeyer 1-2

Totals: 23(4)-5/7-63

Crowe 2-1/2-5; Hamilton 2(1)-2/2-9; Ross 1-2; Carr 1/2-1; Ruckel 1(2)-8; Stolz 1-2; Ison 2(1)-7; Yeager 2(2)-10

Totals: 11(6)-4/8-44

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Traeter Hamilton runs the ball for Whiteoak Tuesday night at Fairfield High School while Kayden Lamb defends.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2017/01/web1_cropDSC_0146.jpgTraeter Hamilton runs the ball for Whiteoak Tuesday night at Fairfield High School while Kayden Lamb defends.
Lions advance to 12-8, 8-4 record for season

By David Wright

dwright@civitasmedia.com