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Fairfield Union 45 Zane Trace 51 a final

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Fairfield Union 45
Zane Trace 51 a final
… Tough matchup for FU in that they DID match up size wise – with length but as I posted in the pregame it WAS the finesse of FU vs the physicality of ZT … in the end it came down to the Falcons having an offense that sets up with the perimeter game … when FU got the ball down low – “down low” was from the blocks up/out while Zane Trace has an offense that sets up in the paint/ getting the ball “down low” – where “down low” was BELOW the blocks … big difference … the Falcons were 3/13 through the first 3 quarters before launching 10 treys in the 4th (4/10) … ZT with the 3 ball not being THE priority went 3/6 from the perimeter … the Falcons had the lead in the 1st period on an Evan Conley triple to open the scoring … ZT forged the tie at 5-5 with a Nick Nesser medium range jumper and Cam Evans transition bucket … FU took leads of 8-7 and 10-9 behind a 2nd triple by Conley, a drive and left handed scoop layup at the rim by Ryan Magill and a bucket on the block by Houston Harrah … the 10-9 lead was the last lead of the game for the Falcons as Cam Evans knocked down his favorite shot a pull up mid range jumper to end the scoring in the 1st … Zane Trace 11 Fairfield Union 10 after 1 … the 2nd quarter the Pioneers went to it’s strength in the paint as Colby Swain/Nick Nesser/ Triton Davidson each added a bucket down low on the blocks … Cam Evans did what Cam Evans does best – take the ball into the paint – it’s either points on fgs or the 6-0 jr guard goes to the line … in the 2nd Evans went to the line … 2/2 … defensively ZT held FU to 2 fgs Conley/Harrah one each in the paint with the FU pg Conley adding 2/2 from the charity stripe … Zane Trace 22 Fairfield Union 16 at intermission … one thing you can count on with a Coach Eversole/Coach Goodyear coached team is that adjustments are made … with FU going 2/11 from downtown in the first 2 quarters the Falcons come out looking to get better looks … FU took only 3 treys in the 3rd … with sophomore Ryan Magill dropping a deep one to draw FU to 20-22 before Evans hit another midrange jumper for a ZT 24-20 lead/ Huston Harrah with a drive to the hole for 2 … 22-24 ZT … Evan Conley went to the FT line for 2 dropped them both 24-24 … where do you go when you need points – look for #10 Cam Evans the junior guard came thru as he added 6 points in the period and Triton Davidson a deuce … FU would not go away as Chase Poston got his first fgs on back to back transition buckets (5 pts in the period) … Zane Trace 33 Fairfield Union 30 after 3 … the final quarter opened with Cam Evans on a mid range jumper 35-30 ZT … Evan Conley drilled a trey 33-35 ZT … that was as close as FU could get the rest of the way … FU picked up 4 treys in the 4th on 10 attempts (2 Conley/1 each Poston and Harrah) … drawing within 4 at 40-44 with :43.2 on the game clock … ZT went 12/14 from the FT line in the final period … Cam Evans with the ball in his hands went 7/9 in the 4th as the sr guard wanted the ball down the stretch … Zane Trace 51 Faifield Union 45 a final …Pfloyd’s Official “un-official” Napkin Stats – Fairfield Union

Scoring … Evan Conley 20, Huston Harrah 12, Chase Poston 8, Ryan Magill 5
3 Pointers 7/23 … Evan Conley 4, Chase Poston 1, Ryan Magill 1, Huston Harrah 1
FTs… 8/12
TOs … 10
PnP … 8 fgs/16 points in the paint
PnT … 2 fgs/4 point in transition

… excellent season for the Falcons, backing up their District final appearance in 2018 with an appearance in the District final in 2019 … only 8 fgs in the paint for FU told the story as the Falcons were forced to the perimeter where 7/24 from downtown wasn’t enough vs a ZT TEAM who lives IN the paint with Nesser/Davidson and Cam Evans who as much as the posters tell me about his 3 point prowess – his GAME IS in the paint, and/or the mid range jumper and getting to the FT line … FU could not stop Evans from getting into the paint or get him to give up the ball … FU has some big time pieces returning for 2019-20 … Ryan Magill/Chase Poston/Andrew Moll/Huston Harrah … not a bad group of starters (4 ) with length – 6-2/6-4/6-5/6-5 … the search begins to find a PG to fill the big shoes of Evan Conley …

… I want to thank Coach Goodyear of FU … before tonight’s game Coach G came up to the scorer’s table , thank me for all I do for basketball in the SE District … Coach G has always greeted me before games … a class act, outstanding coach and teacher of the game is Coach G … thank you Coach Goodyear and the FU staff for the FU shirt !!! getting ready for next year begins before long, and summer hoops is but 12 weeks away ! …

Pfloyd’s Official “un-official” Napkin Stats – Zane Trace

Scoring …Cam Evans 23, Nick Nesser 12, Triton Davidson 8, Chad Ison 3, Luke Johnson 3, Colby Swain 2
3 Pointers … 3/6 … Nick Nesser 1, Chad Ison 1, Luke Johnson 1
FTs18/22
TOs … 9
PnP … 7fgs/14 points in the paint
PnT … 1 fg/ 2 points in transition
Points from midrange into the paint … 10 points on midrange jumpers/ 14 points in the paint below the blocks … 24 points total … add the points from FT line from getting into the paint – 18 points … 42 points total as the result of getting mid-range shots & getting into the paint …

… the Pioneers move on to regional play ! Coach Kellough has been here before … has the routines down for getting his troops ready at each level – sectional/district and now regional play … Coach K stopped by the Cheap Seats after the game – I’m trying to talk about the game and Coach Kellough wants to know about my health LOL … thanks Coach K for asking … pfloyd wishes you and Pioneers the best in the Sweet 16 !

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Fairfield Union 69 Sheridan 61 a final

Fairfield Union 69
Sheridan 61 a final

PFLOYD1 made it’s way up Rte 33 to the Lancaster-Dixon Line tonight to take in the battle between the FU Falcons vs the Sheridan Generals … I needed to give the pfloyd “eye test” to both of these Logan D2 Sectional teams as well as having Sheridan in the top 8 teams I wanted to see how the Generals compared to the other top 8 teams in the rankings … besides it’s always good to see old friends from FU – smeltzy, Coach Helber for FU , Ryan Montgomery the FU Athletic Director …

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Pfloyd’s Elite of Southern/SouthEast Ohio – Week#.5

Pfloyd’s Elite of Southern/SouthEast Ohio – Week#.5

… I usually wait to put out the first edition of the Elite 8 until after the first full week of games BUT as I was recording scores & game results the majority of the teams Below the Lancaster-Dixon Line played this past weekend ! as the Pre-season picks are a good starting point for the rankings there ARE teams who are lower than they should be, teams which are higher than they should be … it usually takes a couple of weeks to get teams where they should be in the rankings … I feel pretty good about the pre-season rankings though as some game results solidified the team rankings ie. Chesapeake#16 beat #15 Piketon by one … Eastern Brown#13 beat #20 Whiteoak … New Boston #28 lost a close one to #29 South Webster AT South Webster … then the surprises #66 Lucasville Valley knocked off #34 Adena , #72 Rock Hill smoked #54 Wellston … it’s early in the season with lots of hoops to be played …

… let’s look at the first Official Elite 8 after Week #.5

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