Fort Frye hits 13 treys to beat Golden Eagles

Photo by Steve Hemmelgarn Fort Frye’s Kelton Fogle, right, looks to pass as Belpre’s Logan Adams defends during a high school boys basketball game Saturday.

BELPRE — It wasn’t a frigid night any more Saturday, but visiting Fort Frye was still hot, especially with 13 treys, while Belpre was anything but as the Cadets were in charge from the start in racking up an 84-50 boys basketball win over the Golden Eagles.

Tate Engle’s 15 points led Fort Frye, while Luke Nelson and Kelton Fogle contributed 12 points each, Zane Greenleaf added nine, and Grayson Schott and Tyler Bradford both finished with eight.

For Belpre, now 4-8, Logan Adams and Connor Baker pumped in 11 points each, while Ryan Simoniette netted 10 and Bailey Sprague tallied eight.

Fort Frye jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first 3:44 of play and never looked back in improving to 5-3.

After that, Belpre never got closer than five in the opening period, as the Cadets were ahead 15-8 at quarter’s end.

The second stanza saw Fort Frye zoom that lead to 24-8 by drilling in three straight treys to start the quarter, and it only got better for the Cadets throughout the period, which came to a close at halftime with the visitors up by 22 points at 39-17.

And a 27-14 third quarter in Fort Frye’s favor stretched the margin to 35 at 66-31 going into the last period, which saw the Cadets nipped in points, but only by one (19-18) by the Golden Eagles, who play next at Wahama at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

For Fort Frye, the 3-point buckets were gunned in by six Cadet cagers, with Nelson, Fogle and Engle all dropping in three, Schott two, and Brady Schilling and Greenleaf one each.

Fort Frye next plays on Friday at Shadyside in a 7:30 p.m. tilt.