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Fairland edges Coal Grove, 76-72

Jan. 13, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Fairland outscored Coal Grove 11-7 in the third overtime to get the Ohio Valley Conference win Friday night.

Coal Grove's Conor Markins hit a three-pointer with a minute left in regulation to tie the game at 54-54. Fairland held for the final shot, but missed. At the end of the first overtime, the Hornets missed a shot at the buzzer.

Joe Akers made two free throws with 1:50 left in the second overtime to tie the game at 65-65. Again Fairland held for a final shot, but failed to convert.

The Hornets (9-3, 3-2 OVC) had the lead only three times the entire game.

The Dragons (9-4) had five players in double figures. Kyle Raines and Evan Maddox netted 15 each Nathan Campbell and Chance Short had 14 apiece and Cody Midkiff 12. Raines had 12 rebounds, Maddox 10 and Midkiff nine before he fouled out.

Markins topped all scorers with 30 points along with 15 rebounds. Brandon Adkins had 13 points and 12 boards. Joe Akers also grabbed 10 rebounds.

FAIRLAND 20 12 10 12 6 5 11 -- 76: Flynn 3, Midkiff 12, Short 14, Phillips 3, Campbell 14, Raines 15, Maddox 15. Rebounds: Raines 12, Maddox 10, Midkiff 9.

COAL GROVE 9 15 16 14 6 5 7 -- 72: Bare 5, Paulus 7, Gunther 11, Adkins 13, Markins 30, Akers 6. Rebounds: Markins 15, Adkins 12, Akers 10.

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