FREDERICKTOWN — It was an emotional atmosphere as Fredericktown High School decked out their gymnasium in green to go with their usual scarlet and gray.
That emotion, and Ryan Logan’s 27 points, helped spur Fredericktown to a 58-41 win over the visiting Danville Blue Devils in Friday Mid-Buckeye Conference basketball action.
Nearly all in attendance wore green in support of Fredericktown basketball coach Mark DeLaney and his family, whose daughter Addyson Grace is fighting Urea Cycle Disorder and in need of a liver transplant.
“This community has supported my wife and I from Day 1,” said DeLaney. “They went above and beyond to show their love and support to my daughter and it is very humbling. That’s the type of community that Fredericktown is. For the guys to show their support and love for me and my wife and wear (green) tonight means a lot to us.”
After taking a 5-0 lead, the Freddies slowed down and the Blue Devils went on the attack. With half a minute to go in the opening quarter, Danville’s Austin Hazen hit a shot off a steal by teammate Marcus Durbin to take a 9-7 lead. That would be the only time that Danville would have the lead in the game.
“We got out to a fast start,” said Danville coach Doug Selvey, whose team was 15-of-36 from the floor. “We kept it competitive.”