Unioto clinches share of title
Lady Shermans will try for fourth straight outright title Thursday against Adena
For the fourth time in as many years the Lady Shermans of Unioto are champions of the Scioto Valley
Conference. Thursday night’s 67-42 win over Piketon clinched at least a share of the title for Unioto.
The three previous seasons ended with Unioto winning outright titles. Next Thursday, Adena will be at
Unioto trying to prohibit the purple and gold from making it four straight in terms of outright

In Thursday’s win, it was Piketon who got out of the gate quickly scoring the first six points of the
game. The size of the Lady Redstreaks was providing points in the paint and success on the offensive
glass. The talented Unioto offense led by great games from Hannah Miller and Janae Driggs helped
Unioto simply outscore Piketon early as the Lady Shermans took a 20-14 lead after one; however, I felt
the key in the first half was the spark from freshman Tori Cox.

As mentioned, Piketon’s size definitely impacted the first few minutes of the game. Cox, a 6’0â
€� center, recorded four rebounds, blocked three shots, and changed a few more in the first half. Uniotoâ
€™s defense held Piketon in check over the final 10 minutes of the first half as Unioto led 42-25 at the
break. The first half tempo definitely favored Unioto as the league’s top offense posted 42 points –
a total that is four more than Piketon averages giving up for an entire game.

Unioto’s lead was never really threatened in the second half. All totaled, Unioto’s pressure
defense turned Piketon over 27 times – a stat that really kept the game up tempo rather than in the half

In other action, Adena rolled over Westfall to setup next Thursday’s showdown. Zane Trace won
easy over Huntington which puts ZT in position to still grab a share if they can beat Piketon next week
and get help from the Lady Warriors. In the final SVC game Thursday, Paint Valley defeated
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Also, the JV league had a shake-up tonight. Adena, who had clinched a share at 12-0, lost in double-OT
to Westfall. Unioto defeated Piketon, so now WF and Unioto both trail Adena by one. This means next
Thursday’s varsity showdown will include a JV game that has a championship on the line as well.