• Fred Main/News Fredericktown’s Leighton Cunningham (1) collides with Cardington’s Brandon Steckel (4) as he goes up for a shot during Friday’s Knox-Morrow Athletic Conference game. The Freddies cruised to a 73-51 victory.
  • Fred Main/News Fredericktown’s Terry Fearn, left, looks for someone to pass to after a mad scramble with Cardington’s Logan Doubikin during Friday’s Knox-Morrow Athletic Conference game. The Freddies won, 73-51.

FREDERICKTOWN — The Fredericktown Freddies turned their game up to warp speed in the second half Friday.

The Freddies, who scored just 25 points in the first half, scored 29 in the third quarter to pull away from visiting Cardington and post a 73-51 victory in a Knox-Morrow Athletic Conference boys basketball game.

“The third quarter was a big one. I think we kind of slept walk through the first half. We played a little out of sorts, but we got it together and got the transition game going in the second half,” said Fredericktown coach Derek Dibling. “The guys did a nice job of making the extra pass and being unselfish.”

Good pressure defense, strong rebounding and quickly getting the ball in transition were key for the Freddies (8-10 overall, 5-7 KMAC) in the third quarter. Fredericktown forced five turnovers in the quarter, then hit on 10 of 18 shots, seven of which were assisted baskets, to blow open what had been a close game.


Fred Main: 740-397-5333 or fmain@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews




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