Fifteen Strong

Evan Grice
Fox’s Matthew Bowerman drives to the basket on a fast break during the first half Monday night against Elmore City-Pernell at the Fox Den.

FOX — While Monday might have been an unusual day at the polls for the Fox Foxes, there was nothing unusual about their performance on the court.

Fox used another balanced scoring attack to overwhelm the Elmore City-Pernell Badgers, winning 73-41 to move to 15-0 on the season.

The Foxes entered Monday ranked No. 13 in the Class A polls, but dropped one spot to No. 14, despite their unblemished record.

There were few distractions on the court though for the Foxes, as they shook off an early push by the Badgers in the first quarter which included multiple lead changes.

Fox eventually muscled its way in front at 12-10 at the 3:29 mark and led 19-10 going to the second.

Elmore City-Pernell got to within nine points at 22-13 49 seconds into the second quarter, but the Foxes weren’t having a rally happen on their watch at home.

The first half ended with Fox going on a 17-8 run, giving them a commanding 39-21 advantage going to the halftime break.

After the interval, the Foxes picked up the pace on offense and defense as they held the Badgers to just six points in the third quarter, while scoring 13 of their own for a comfortable 52-27 lead heading to the fourth.

Fox finished off the game in style with a 21-point fourth quarter run.

David Martin and Drew Martin led the scoring for Fox with 18 points apiece with Rashad Fields scoring 14 points and Jacob Dart adding seven points.

Fox is back at home this evening at 8 p.m. taking on the Oklahoma School for the Deaf, and will return to action on Thursday in the opening round of the Bulldog Bash tournament at Healdton High School.