FOX — During the course of the season, the Maysville Warriors always proved to be a thorn in the side of the Fox Foxes.

FOX — During the course of the season, the Maysville Warriors always proved to be a thorn in the side of the Fox Foxes.

Saturday night, they became something much bigger and much worse.

Maysville managed to get their third victory of the season over the Foxes and second at the Fox Den as the Warriors claimed the district championship with a 47-37 victory. 

“It has been an up and down season for us,” Yeiser said. “We’ve had to adapt and we’ve had young freshman come in and have to learn their role.” 

“We thought we had played pretty well as far as cohesiveness, but nights like tonight there were 50-50 balls that we did not get to and they got them,” Yeiser added. “We just have to keep our heads up and keeping our nose to the grind. It’s now win or go home.”

Fox started off hot, getting off to an early 9-0 lead before the Warriors sank two free throws for their first points of the game. 

Drew Martin helped cap off the quarter for the Foxes sinking both free throw attempts and adding a three pointer to give his team the early 11-4 lead. 

Drew Martin lead all scorers in the game with 14 points.

The grind it out defense continued for the Foxes in the second, as they jumped up 17-6 midway through the quarter. 

However, things turned in a different direction offensively for the Warriors following a three pointer by Garrett Queener, which helped spark a 10-0 run to tie the game with 3:30 left in the half.

Not to be out done though, the Foxes closed the half with a quick 7-0 run to go into half time up 24-17. 

Preston Shepherd scored all four of his points in the quarter to lead his team into half time.

Coming out of the break, the Warriors used a 9-0 run to jump in front late in the third. The Foxes scored two baskets late and trailed 30-29 going into the fourth.

The teams traded baskets early in the period before the Warriors went on a 6-0 run late in the game to ultimately seal the victory. David Martin finished second behind his brother in scoring with nine points, including sinking both of his free throws late in the fourth.

Fox will now play in the regional consolation bracket beginning on Thursday at 3 p.m. against either Cyril or Central High at Central High in Marlow.