Lions win, 77-64


Bryson Simmons led with 31 points for the Fairfield Lions

Lions’ Bryson Simmons going up for a layup in the 77-64 victory over Wellston shown in this photo

Lions’ Bryson Simmons going up for a layup in the 77-64 victory over Wellston shown in this photo


Tate Erkenbrecher | The Times-Gazette

Fairfield Lions preparing before tip-off against Wellston.


Tate Erkenbrecher | The Times-Gazette

Fairfields’ Wyatt Willey flying for two points shown in this photo.


Tate Erkenbrecher | The Times-Gazette

LEESBURG – Fairfield Lions took on the Wellston Golden Rockets in varsity boys basketball action on Fairfield High School on Monday, Dec. 3.

The Lions defeated the Golden Rockets 77-64, giving Fairfield their third win of the season to make their record 4-3 going into the new year.

Bryson Simmons led the Lions with 31 points followed behind by Conner Priest with 17 points.

Cyan Ervin shot the lights out with 24 points for Wellston in his efforts against and Evan Brown scored 15 points also.

Fairfield took a major lead going into halftime, 40-21. The Golden Rockets was on a mission to comeback and win the game but the Lions moved the ball so fast and pressured the Wellston team on defense so well that they couldn’t take the game as they had hoped in the second half of play though they outscored Fairfield.

“The boys did not quit, they played until the buzzer.”

“We are fortunate to have three seniors that I feel confident when they shoot the ball and they’re going to make it is great.”

Fairfields’ season gets hectic as they take on fellow Southern Hills Athletic Conference opponent at home, the Whiteoak Wildcats on Jan. 3, also home against the McClain Tigers the following day Jan. 4.

GAME SUMMARY

FAIRFIELD 18 22 15 22 77

WELLSTON 12 9 18 25 64

LIONS (FG-3FG-FT-TP) TEETERS 1-0-0-2 CANNON 3-1-0-9 WILLEY 1-0-4-6 SIMMONS 10-2-5-31 PRIEST 6-0-5-17 WATSON 2-0-0-4 BENTLEY 3-0-2-8 TOTAL POINTS 26-3-16-77

GOLDEN ROCKETS (FG-3FG-FT-TP) ERVIN 8-2-2-24 MAIHAN 1-0-0-2 KEMP 1-0-0-2 RJ KEMP 1-0-0-2 SMITH 4-0-0-8 BODEY 2-0-1-5 BROWN 4-2-1-15 GARVIN 3-0-0-6 TOTAL POINTS 24-4-4-64

Reach Tate Erkenbrecher at 937-402-2572.

Lions’ Bryson Simmons going up for a layup in the 77-64 victory over Wellston shown in this photo
https://www.timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2019/12/web1_DSC_0896.jpgLions’ Bryson Simmons going up for a layup in the 77-64 victory over Wellston shown in this photo Tate Erkenbrecher | The Times-Gazette

Fairfield Lions preparing before tip-off against Wellston.
https://www.timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2019/12/web1_DSC_0863.jpgFairfield Lions preparing before tip-off against Wellston. Tate Erkenbrecher | The Times-Gazette

Fairfields’ Wyatt Willey flying for two points shown in this photo.
https://www.timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2019/12/web1_DSC_0893.jpgFairfields’ Wyatt Willey flying for two points shown in this photo. Tate Erkenbrecher | The Times-Gazette
Bryson Simmons led with 31 points for the Fairfield Lions