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Rockets hold off G-Men late

Fayetteville entered the Brown County Holiday Classic riding a three-game winning streak. They looked to extend it to four against the Georgetown G-Men, and they got a little bit of help to do just that.

Max Iles returned to the lineup for the Rockets after missing the team’s last three games due to an ankle injury. He put up 20 points for Fayetteville in a 58-49 Rocket victory.

The first quarter wasn’t the prettiest display of basketball for either team. Georgetown’s Chris Dietrick hat four points while Levi Burns and Noah Pack also cracked the scoring column for the G-Men. Iles and Max Lanham each hit three-pointers for Fayetteville, who led 8-7 after the end of the quarter.

Rockets head coach Darryl Iles said his team is playing well, though the time off may have affected the start of their game tonight.

“We’re playing pretty good,” Iles said. “I thought we got off to a slow start tonight.”

Slow start or not, the team picked up the pace in the second quarter. Iles hit another three and Nic Ball added five points for Fayetteville. Soloman Underwood and Mike Winkler each hit three-pointers for Georgetown, and both teams scored 16 points in the second quarter. Fayetteville led 24-23 at halftime.

Cole Schafer paced the Rockets in the third quarter. He hit a three-pointer and had a pair of baskets for Fayetteville, who held Georgetown to just eight points defensively and led 38-31 entering the fourth and final quarter.

Some of the team’s succes in the third period could be attributed to Iles’ and a buzzer-beating three-pointer he drained just before halftime. Darryl Iles said that shot was big for his team from a momentum standpoint.

“He ended up with 20 points,” Iles said. “It was a quiet 20 I thought. He hit the three-pointer to end the half, I thought that was big for momentum for us.”

Georgetown’s balanced scoring attack dropped 18 points on Fayetteville in the fourth quarter, but Max Iles answered with 11 points of his own after being held scoreless in the third. Darryl Iles said he made a few corrections to his team’s mentailty at halftime that ended up paying off for the squad late in the game.

“To go in with a lead as bad as we played, I told them if they shared the basketball, played a little defense and rebounded we could win this game,” Iles said. “I thought we did that better in the second half.”

Iles led all scorers with 20 points while Schaefer added 12 for the Rockets. Schaefer also pulled in seven rebounds for the Rockets while Caleb Dowers pulled down eight. Sophomore Zak Smyth led the team with nine boards.

No G-Men player finished in double-digits other than Logan Doss, who scored seven points in the fourth quarter and 11 in the game.

Fayetteville squared off against Western Brown for the championship in the Brown County Holiday Classic. For more coverage of that game and the rest of the tournament, be sure to pick up the Sunday, Jan. 3 2016 edition of the News Democrat.

Fayetteville’s Caleb Dowers leaps to defend Georgetown’s Chris Dietrrick in the first half Tuesday night.’s Caleb Dowers leaps to defend Georgetown’s Chris Dietrrick in the first half Tuesday night.

By Garth Shanklin

Fayetteville 58, Georgetown 49


















Fayetteville – Dowers 3 1 7, Ball 3 1 8, Schaefer 5 1 12, Lanham 2 1 7, Iles 6 5 20, Smyth 2 0 4

Georgetown – Underwood 2 1 7, Winkler 2 0 6, Doss 5 0 11, Burns 3 2 9, Dietrick 4 0 8, Pack 3 2 8

Halftime: Fayetteville 24, Georgetown 23

Three-pointers: Fayetteville 7 (Iles 3, Lanham 2, Schaefer, Ball), Georgetown 6 (Underwood 2, Winkler 2, Burns, Doss)

Reach Garth Shanklin at 937-378-6161 or follow him on Twitter at @GNDShanklin

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