Round One, Game One
Barn Burner
SE starts SVC play with win in OT
Southeastern’s Nick Kellough had several looks throughout the fourth quarter
and early overtime that did not find the bottom of the net; however, the freshman
didn’t stop shooting as his final triple of the night proved to be the game-

Southeastern and Huntington locked up in a tight game from start to finish. No
team ever held more than a two possession lead as Southeastern led 12-11 after
one and then 24-22 at the break. The two teams were then tied at 36-36 after
three and again at 45-45 at the end of regulation. Finally, it was Southeastern on
the strength of Kellough’s three that lifted the Panthers to the 49-47 win.

Scoring was tough to come by all night, but it was particularly tough late. The
clock ticked under four minutes in the game before a field goal was scored in the
fourth quarter – a Tyler Osborne jumper giving SE a 39-36 lead. After a Kyle
Deal triple tied it at 39-39, SE took the lead back on two Kellough free throws
and a sweet same-side dribble, open court move by Osborne that resulted in an
old fashion three to give the Panthers a 44-39 advantage.

The Panthers appeared in control, but Dylan Gragg hit two free throws and Sam
Mitchell delivered four points to help Huntington catch the Panthers at 45-45.
Southeastern did have a chance, but was unable to execute for a good look.
Huntington then had one last shot in regulation - a Deal shot from half court that
was on line but short.

In overtime, Huntington was able to strike first as the lefty Gragg finished with
the right hand to put the Huntsmen up 47-45…Huntington’s final points of
the night. Osborne made one of two from the line to make it 47-46. This set the
table for Kellough’s three. Kellough first missed a three in the left corner, but
the Panthers ran down the long rebound. The ball was then returned to Kellough
just left of the top of the key, and the diaper dandy delivered the big shot.
Huntington had multiple chances at the line to tie and even a late three to win it,
but nothing would fall as Southeastern prevailed to start SVC play with a win.

For SE in the win, Osborne led the way with 17 points, five assists, and three
steals. Michael Brown added 14 points and nine rebounds and Kellough added 12
points. In the loss, Huntington was led by Deal with 15 points and four steals.
Gragg added 12 points and nine boards and Mitchell chipped in with nine points.
Piketon rolls to easy
win in early season
showdown of league
Legg scores 28 to lead Redstreaks
In a battle of the two league favorites,
Piketon got 28 points from junior
guard Evan Legg and 13 points and
13 rebounds from Caleb Southworth
as they rolled to a 63-43 win. Zane
Trace was led by 12 points from Kirk
Maxwell and 11 points and 12
rebounds from Rick Chamberlin.

In fairness to ZT, the Pioneers were
without senior guard Gabe Haynes.
Haynes, arguably the league’s top
returning perimeter defender as well as
ZT’s second leading scorer, will
find out later this week if season-
ending surgery will be needed to
repair his injured shoulder.
Second half run earns
Mustangs SVC road win at PV
Monster night for
Zak Smith on the glass in win
In other action from around the SVC,
Paint Valley jumped out to an early 9-
4 lead at home against Westfall, but
the Mustangs tied the game at the half.
The Mustangs then took control in the
second half opening a lead that grew
to double-digits. Westfall’s
frontline recorded a big night led by
Zak Smith’s 20 points and an
amazing (yet unofficial at this point) 33
rebounds. Codey Musselman added
11 points and 12 boards while Clint
Boring scored 12 points. For the
Bearcats, both Garrett Tyree and
Caleb Stratton scored 10 points while
Aaron Claytor added nine points.
Unioto records 30-point win in SVC opener
Unioto started league play Tuesday night with a 62-32 win over Adena. For Unioto, Shane Maier
recorded 16 points and 15 rebounds. Brick Davis scored 12 points and Cody Strange added eight points
and eight boards. In the loss the Warriors were led by John Cottrill with 10 points. He was the only
Adena player in double figures as Austin Dennis added eight points.
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Coach Kyle Uhrig
and his Panthers
start SVC play
with a big OT win
over visiting

Photo by
Sheri Fultz