ANTWERP - Antwerp continued its early-season domination of opponents with a 62-23 dismantling of Fairview in Green Meadows Conference action on Friday night.

The easy victory moved the Archers, ranked second in the state in Division IV, to 10-0 on the season, with every win by at least 20 points.

“Tonight, again, I thought our defense set the tone,” noted Antwerp head coach Doug Billman, whose squad is now permitting just 29.3 points per game on the season.”We were able to turn them over and get some extra possessions and some easy looks to get going in the second quarter which really carried on into the third.”

The Archers, currently tied for first in the GMC with Ayersville at 2-0, led 14-5 after one quarter and upped the advantage to 30-10 at halftime before pulling away to a 54-23 lead through three.

“We weren’t as efficient on offense to start the game, and I think Fairview had a lot to do with that as they really came out with great effort and physicality,” noted Billman. “But I’m proud of our guys for responding in a great manner.”

Jagger Landers, who scored 10 points in the first half, poured in a dozen in the third quarter for Antwerp while Landon Brewer added seven. Landers hit a pair of 3-balls in the stanza with Brewer and Altimus chipping in one apiece.

Landers finished with 22 points to lead the Archers, while also contributed six rebounds, three assists, three steals and a blocked shot. Brewer had 15 points and Altimus seven for Antwerp, which hit 21-42 from the field for 50 percent while canning 9-13 foul shots, including a perfect 9-9 in the second quarter.

“I thought our bench was really effective tonight and gave us some great minutes and great energy, especially Parker Moore,” pointed out Billman, whose Archers doubled up Fairview on the glass 24-12 while turning the ball over 10 times compared to 24 for the Apaches. “He was really effective defensively with his pressure and played his role offensively really well.”

Jeffrey Smith, a 6-4 junior, totaled 14 points to pace the Apaches, eight coming in the third quarter. However, the rest of the Fairview team could muster just nine points in falling to 2-9 on the year and 1-1 in the conference. The Apaches, which failed to score in the fourth quarter, were 9-27 on field-goal attempts for 33 percent while connecting on their lone foul shot.

Fairview 5 5 13 0 - 23

Antwerp 14 16 24 8 - 62


Retcher 2-0-0-4; Smith 2-3-1-14; Hastings 0-1-0-3; Karzynow 1-0-0-2. Totals 5-4-1-23.


Recker 2-0-0-4; McMichael 1-0-3-5; Landers 5-2-6-22; Krouse 1-0-2-4; Brewer 4-2-1-15; Altimus 0-2-1-7; Phares 1-1-0-5. Totals 14-7-13-62.

Reserve Score: Antwerp, 50-35.