(February 3rd, 2015) – EDON: As Green Meadows Conference power Ayersville made its way to Edon, the Pilots looked to continue their reign of terror over Buckeye Border Conference teams this season. There was little the Bombers could do to stop their guests from doing just that, as Edon had great difficulty in dealing with the Ayersville attack on both ends of the floor.
What resulted was a devastating loss, as the Bombers fell to the Pilots 78-26.
It was the Pilot Press that spelled doom for the hometown boys of Edon. As they have to many other teams, Ayersville forced turnover after turnover, leading to easy baskets in transition. In all, the Bombers turned the ball over 34 times. They couldn’t make amends with their own defensive effort, as the Bombers created just 13 turnovers on the evening.
Unable to set into their offense due to the immense pressure put forth by the Ayersville defense, Edon simply could not muster any offense. They produced just 3 points in the first period, compared to the Pilot’s 24. Things got a little better for the Bombers offensively in the second quarter. Putting up 9 points in the period, they were able to quadruple their scoring output and head into the locker room with 12 total points. However, the Ayersville offense picked up steam, giving the Pilots 49 points at the half.
The third quarter saw a return to first period woes for the Bomber boys. They were again held to a mere 3 points, while the Pilots raised their collective score to 69 point. Edon would go on to add another 11 points in the final period. Ayersville added another 9 points to their total.
Perimeter defense was a huge problem for the Bombers in this game. Ayersville’s guards managed to knock down an astounding 10 three-point shots. By contrast, Edon only connected on a single three, made by Jim Peckham.
One of the few bright spots for the Bombers was Landon Bloir. Despite giving up some height to the Pilot inside players guarding him, the Edon junior was still able to earn 13 points, half of his team’s final score. Bomber senior Alex Kirkingburg made 4 points in the loss, while Peckham’s triple supplied the junior with his only 3 points of the game.
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