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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
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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SVC: Weekend Wrap-Up & Look Ahead


FRIDAY (Boys): Zane Trace 69, Unioto 50 … Adena 62, Southeastern 49 … Paint Valley 70, Piketon 60 … Westfall 70, Huntington 59

SATURDAY (Boys):  Adena 70, Piketon 58 … Unioto 63, Huntington 50 … Zane Trace 82, Paint Valley 61 … Southeastern 61, Westfall 55

SATURDAY (Girls): McClain 52, Huntington 48 … Piketon 60, Western 42 … Peebles 55, Southeastern 25 … East Clinton 47, Adena 34 … Waverly 52, Zane Trace 7 … Fairfield beats Paint Valley


BOYS: Zane Trace’s Cam Evans has continued his hot start as he’s scored 25, 25 and 32 points over his last three games; Adena’s Zach Fout has powered the Warriors to two consecutive wins with performances of 18 and 19 points, including three 3-point field goals in Saturday’s win over Piketon; Fout’s teammate Jarrett Garrison has been consistent with 11 points, six rebounds and eight assists in Saturday, after a 17-point performance on Friday; Huntington is 0-2 in league play but Elijah McCloskey has scored 52 points in those two outings, losses to Westfall and Unioto; Paint Valley’s Bryce Newland had a big weekend, scoring 37 points and grabbing 24 rebounds

GIRLS: Piketon’s Gracie Lightle scored 19 points in an 18-point win over Western while teammate Ally Crothers added 14; Braiden Collins had 22 points in a four-point loss to McClain while Allison Basye added 15; Paint Valley’s Olivia Smith finished with 14 points in a loss to Fairfield while teammates Kelsey Dunn and Baylee Uhrig each had 12



Zane Trace 3-1, 2-0 … Adena 2-1, 2-0 … Paint Valley 2-2, 1-1 … Unioto 1-2, 1-1 … Westfall 1-2, 1-1 … Southeastern 1-3, 1-1 … Piketon 2-3, 0-2 … Huntington 0-4, 0-2


Unioto 3-0, 3-0 … Piketon 4-1, 2-1 … Huntington 3-2, 2-1 … Southeastern 2-3, 2-1 … Paint Valley 2-5, 2-1 … Westfall 1-3, 1-2 … Adena 0-4, 0-3 … Zane Trace 0-6, 0-3


Sitting at 2-0 and atop the SVC’s standings, Zane Trace looks to be the team to beat on the boys side this season. The Pioneers, led by guard Cam Evans and stretch forward Nick Nesser, ended Unioto’s record 69-game conference winning streak Friday before dismantling Paint Valley the next night. With Colby Swain and Triton Davidson able to defend and score, and Luke Johnson acting as a deep threat, Zane Trace is confident in its ability to win on any given night. They have two winnable games against Huntington and Southeastern this weekend as they look to move to 5-1 overall and 4-0 in the SVC.

Elsewhere, in non-conference play this week, Adena travels to Leesburg Fairfield while Westfall goes to Logan Elm Tuesday evening. Then, on Wednesday, Unioto hosts Nelsonville-York in a non-league contest.

The Warriors have a talent-filled roster thanks to their leading scorer Zach Fout and sophomores Jarrett Garrison and Logan Bennett. When you add Caleb Foglesong and Preston Sykes to the fold, you get a team that could seriously contend for a league title and a district championship berth down the road … if they play to their abilities. Unioto, with senior Chance Smith leading the way, is still learning about its own identity. Without a bonafide go-to scorer, it’ll be interesting to see how the Shermans develop this year and who they’re calling upon to put the ball in the bucket come tournament time.

As for the SVC’s girls, Piketon is a team that may not be getting the credit it deserves. With this past weekend’s win, the Redstreaks have moved to 4-1 overall and are led by the likes of Gracie Lightle, Brianna Odel and Ally Crothers. They’ll travel to Zane Trace Tuesday where they should move to 5-1. Unioto is also favored in its next matchup as the Shermans travel to Adena Tuesday for a league contest while Southeastern goes to Huntington and Westfall makes a trip to Paint Valley.

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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SVC: Weekend Wrap-Up & Look Ahead


FRIDAY (Boys): Logan 66, Unioto 47 … Paint Valley 63, Valley 55 … Piketon 54, Valley 47 … Portsmouth West 56, Huntington 50 … Alexander 61, Southeastern 54 (OT)

FRIDAY (Girls): McClain 77, Zane Trace 17

SATURDAY (Boys): Valley 62, Adena 57 … Portsmouth 61, Southeastern 52 … Chesapeake 62, Piketon 61 … McClain 52, Westfall 39 … Amanda 76, Paint Valley 43 … Vinton County 58, Huntington 35 … Hilliard Davidson 74, Zane Trace 45

SATURDAY (Girls): Piketon 54, Whiteoak 19 … Vinton County 82, Paint Valley 47


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