Alexander Cruises to Big Win Over Vinton County

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When Alexander and Vinton County played each other in December, the game went down to the wire. It was a different story on Tuesday night, as Alexander (10-1, 6-1 TVC-Ohio) coasted to a dominating 72-42 win over Vinton County (6-5, 4-3 TVC-Ohio).

“They’ve [Vinton County] been a very good team in this league for a long time, so [to win] was something that was certainly a goal of ours and it’s something we are glad that we could take,” said Alexander head coach Jim Kearns.

Junior Caleb Terry was the stand-out for the Spartans, as he led the team with 21 points.  Arguably the play of the game came in the third quarter – Caleb Easley lobbed an inbound pass to Terry for an alley-oop dunk.

“It was a good time,” Terry said of his performance.  “There were a lot of good passes from my teammates, especially Caleb Easley on that dunk, and for sure Dylan Mecum.  There were a lot of good feeds from the wing into the post.  It really went well.”

Dylan Mecum and J.K. Kearns also reached double-figure point totals with 15 points and 11 points, respectively.  Overall, the Spartans shot 30-of-41 (73 percent) from the field and only committed six turnovers.

For Vinton County, Gavin Arbaugh led the way with 21 points and was 6 of 13 from the field.  Ricky Body also accounted for eight points.

Alexander started the game with all of the momentum as they went on a 10-1 scoring run.  However, Vinton County led by Arbaugh’s eight points, finished the quarter on a 10-4 run.  The Spartans held a 14-11 lead after one quarter.

The Spartans began to pull away in the second quarter.  Led by Kearns’ five second-quarter points, Alexander outscored Vinton County 19 to 10, and had a 33-21 halftime lead.  Kearns led the Spartans with nine first half points.  The Spartans shot 15 of 30 from the field.  15 of Vinton County’s 21 first half points belonged to Arbaugh.

Alexander – led by Terry’s 15 second half points – coasted in the second half to secure their second win over Vinton County this season in front of an electric crowd in “The Alley”.

“The more the season goes and things are playing well, we put a good product on the floor, this community will support the Spartans.” Kearns said.

Alexander travels to Meigs on Friday to battle the Marauders, while Vinton County will host the TVC-Ohio leading Athens Bulldogs that same night.