Ryan Hall scored 28 points. Fairmont defeated Crestwood Prep (Ont.) 61-55 in Game 1 on Fri., Jan. 18, 2019. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

Flyin’ Game 1: Fairmont 61, Crestwood Prep (Ont.) 55, final

Hall had 28 points, eight rebounds, five assists and three steals as Fairmont won its second straight and improved to 11-4. Bochenek was good for 21 points, four rebounds and two assists.

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• Crestwood should have had an eighth grader in its lineup. However, Elijah Fisher is out at least two more weeks while recovering from a hip injury.

Crestwood’s Jo Smith (with ball) works on Fairmont’s Dashawn Brown. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

That means two things: The 6-5 wing is a high flier and he’ll also miss Sunday’s matchup against host Middletown in the debut of the alternative King Classic at Wade E. Miller Arena.

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It might be overblown hyperbole, but Fisher is “considered the best middle school player in the world,” according to a Flyin’ program profile. Too bad we couldn’t have made a judgment call on that.

Ryan Hall had three free throws to complete a game-ending 10-2 Fairmont run. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

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