DANVILLE — For a while, defense ruled.
But once the Fredericktown Freddies and the Danville Blue Devils turned up the offense in the second half, the host Devils fell just short.
Fredericktown won, 46-40, in a Mid-Buckeye Conference showdown filled with ups and downs for both teams.
Ryan Logan and Austin Hazen led the charge for Fredericktown and Danville, respectively, as the second half began. Logan had scored just three points in the first half, and Hazen had been shut out. But both came out in the third period and scored quickly and often.
Logan scored 13 in the period, including a late 3-pointer that gave Fredericktown the first four-point lead in the quarter. Hazen had 11 points, including two free throws that tied the game back up.
“We started out timid,” said Danville head coach Doug Selvey. “We came out in the second half with confidence. Any time our kids have confidence, I truly believe we can beat anyone.”
“(Hazen) wasn’t really our main focus,” said Fredericktown head coach Mark DeLaney. “You have to go out and change things up. He got a couple easy ones in transition. That’s how he got some of them.”