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home : sports : sports August 20, 2017

1/6/2017 11:14:00 PM
BOYS BASKETBALL: Ironmen rally to beat Wheelersburg

Sports Editor

JACKSON - Cooper Donaldson scored six points in the fourth quarter to help the Jackson Ironmen secure a 58-55 win over Wheelersburg on Tuesday.

Cooper made 1 of 2 free throws with 6.9 seconds left to give Jackson a three-point lead.

With the win, the Ironmen improved to 6-6 on the season, while Wheelersburg falls to 3-3.

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Wheelersburg opened the game with a seven-point first quarter lead and led by as many as 11 with 5:50 left in the second, but Jackson used a 15-9 run to close the half and trailed 30-25 at the break.

The Pirates pushed their lead to 10 to start the third quarter, but the Ironmen outscored Wheelersburg 16-7 in the final 4:15 to make it a one-point game.

Donaldson opened the fourth quarter with a three-pointer to give Jackson its first lead of the game.

Both teams exchanged the lead four times, before Carson Spohn made two of three foul shots with 3:43 left to give Jackson the lead for good.

Spohn led the Ironmen with a game-high 21 points, while Donaldson added 19 to go along with nine rebounds and Payton Speakman had 11 points.

Tanner Holden scored 20 points to lead Wheelersburg, while Cole Lowery added 15 and Kaden Coleman had 12.

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