Within reach

Evan Grice
Fox’s Drew Martin drives towards the basket in transition during the first half Monday night against Temple at the Fox Den.

FOX — While the Fox Foxes might have walked off their home court for the final time Monday night, they might soon be walking into the history books within the next 24 hours.

The No. 14 Foxes put themselves within one game of a perfect regular season as they cruised to a comfortable 86-15 victory over the Temple Tigers on Senior Night at the Fox Den.

Fox’s last regular season game will be this evening at 8 p.m. on the road against the Turner Falcons.

“This is a special group, and to complete this accomplishment would be very special for them,” Fox coach Erik Yeiser said. “We’re just going to roll the dice and see what happens in our last game. We just want to play hard and play like we know how to play.”

The outcome of Fox’s game Monday night was never in question as the Foxes opened the game on a 22-0 run in the first quarter, closing out the opening eight minutes leading 35-1.

Temple managed to get a little offense in the second quarter as the Tigers scored eight points, but the Foxes were already in cruise control as they scored 12 points to lead 47-9 going to the break.

After the interval, the Foxes came out and finished off the game with a strong 19-point third quarter while the Tigers struggled to just four points.

Fox ended the game in style with a 20-2 fourth quarter run, putting them one game away from history.

Drew Martin ended his last game at the Fox Den with a 25 point performance while brother David scored 15.

Fellow senior Jacob Dart scored two points along with Miles Townsend also scoring two points.

Senior Rashad Evans was the other Fox player in double figures with 13 points with Preston Shepherd, Cameron Wiggins, and Blain Anderson each scoring five points apiece.