Eagles move to 5-3 after win over Fairbanks

(Posted Jan. 6, 2021)

The Madison-Plains boys’ basketball team hosted the Panthers of Fairbanks on Jan. 5. The Panthers came into the game 3-2 overall and 2-1 in Ohio Heritage Conference (OHC) North divisional play.

The Golden Eagles held Fairbanks to two points in the first quarter and continued with solid defense through the first half, allowing only 12 total points in the first 16 minutes of play. Going into the half, the Eagles led Fairbanks 18-12.

Fairbanks came out the second half with a new game plan, winning the third quarter 4-12, giving the Panthers a 24-22 lead going into the fourth.

In the end, the Golden Eagles’ defense prevailed, leading to a 32-29 victory. Madison-Plains moves to 5-3 overall on the season and remains 3-3 in OHC South Divisional play.

The Panthers’ 29-point effort stands as the least amount of points the team has scored this season and 12.4 points below their average points per game.

Adyn Gammell led the charge offensively for Madison-Plains, scoring 14 points. Other point contributors for the Golden Eagles were: Paul Bryant (7), Dalton Cunningham (4), Gabe Garrison (3), Michael Bearden (2), and Ty Sollars (2).

Madison-Plains is back in action on Jan. 8 as they travel to Mechanicsburg which is 1-4 overall and 1-4 in conference play.

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