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Pointers win OVC 8th-grade boys basketball tournament

Feb. 11, 2013 @ 11:40 PM

PROCTORVILLE, Ohio -- South Point defeated Fairland, 35-23, Monday for the Ohio Valley Conference boys basketball eighth-grade tournament championship.

South Point was led by Matt Keeney's 14 points while Tanner Hall grabbed 10 rebounds.

Ty Staten scored 14 for Fairland. Hayden Nester collected six rebounds. Drew Blatt and Hunter Ashton both had five rebounds.

Fairland capped a 17-0 seventh-grade season with a 63-36 championship game victory over South Point.

Kollin VanHorn led the Dragons with 18 points, Luke Thomas scored 12 and Gunner Short added 11. Evan Burcham collected nine rebounds.

Douglas Shaffer of the Pointers scored 10.

Eigfhth grade

SOUTH POINT 8 7 8 12 -- 35: Adams 4, Nease 9, Keeney 14, Hall 8.

FAIRLAND 2 11 3 7 -- 23: Marcum 2, Ashton 3, Blatt 3, Staten 14, Nester 1.

Seventh grade

SOUTH POINT 8 7 11 10 -- 36: Shaffer 10, Henline 9, Kuhn 4, Nicely 2, Whitt 7, Cremeans 4.

FAIRLAND 15 20 10 18 -- 63: Kincaid 3, Thomas 12, Keeney 3, Short 11, Burcham 7, VanHorn 18, Stapleton 4, McComas 5.

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