Blue Lions Fall to Fairfield Union in D-2 Boys District Semi

A strong first half from Fairfield Union was enough to end the Blue Lion Boys season Thursday night at the Convo in Athens in the Boys Division II Disctrict Semi's.

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The Falcons came out on fire knocking down 6 of their first 12 shots in the first quarter including 2-3 from behind the arc to take a 15-9 lead, they then came out on a 6-2 run to start the second quarter on pace to outscore the Blue Lions 14-8 for the quarter and take a 29-17 lead into the half. Fairfield Union's Chase Poston led the way in the first half scoring 15 of his 17 points and knocking down three 3-point shots, Houston Harrah a 6'5 Junior had 9 points in the half.

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The Blue Lions attempted nine 3-point shots in the half but only knocked down one. They were 8-23 shooting for 35%. Fairfield Union shot 52% for the half on 12-23 shooting including 4-6 from three.

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The second half was played pretty even with Washington outscoring the Falcons 8-6 in the third and the Falcons outscoring Washington 15-14 in the fourth but the Blue Lions couldn't get closer than a four point deficit as time expired on their season.

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The Blue Lions were led on the night by Evan Upthegrove's 12 points, Blaise Tayese had 11, Richie Burns hit two 3-point shots in the second half to finish with 6 points, Garrit Leisure had 5 and Omar Porter ended with 3 points and Drew Moats had 2. They shot just 30% on the night on 17-47 shooting and made 5-20 from downtown for 25%, they made just 1-4 free throws and had 11 turnovers. Washington's season comes to a close with an overall record of 15-9.

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Fairfield Union (15-8) was led by Chase Poston's 17 points, 15 in the first half and Houston Harrah's 13, 9 in the first half. They sho 44% on the night on 19-43 shooting and made 4-11 from three. They were 8-12 from the free throw line and also committed 11 turnovers.

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Fairfield Union now moves on to the District Championship game against Zane Trace on Sunday, March 10th from the Convocation Center at Ohio University.

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