Defense leads Tigers to rout of Fairbanks

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After a stretch of tough games to start the season, West Liberty-Salem’s girls basketball team used its defense to help break through for its first win of the season.

The Tigers shut down host Fairbanks for a 65-10 win Thursday in Ohio Heritage Conference action to move to 1-2 overall and 1-0 in the league.

The Panthers drop to 0-2, 0-1. WL-Salem went on a 20-2 run in the first quarter and shut out the Panthers 16-0 in the second quarter for a 36-2 cushion at halftime.

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