SEVERAL SVC GIRLS IN SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP ACTION ON SATURDAY
Defense, balanced scoring lifts
Lady Pioneers to title
Zane Trace took their normal
lockdown defense to Wellston
High School Saturday afternoon
and left with a 48-25 sectional
championship win over Trimble.
The Lady Pioneers allowed just
three first-quarter points to open
up a 14-3 advantage after one,
and they were never really in
trouble throughout.

Zane Trace only shot 31-percent
from the field in the win, but the
Lady Pioneers held Trimble to
just 27-percent shooting. ZT's
overall athleticism dominated
turnovers and rebounding as the
Lady Pioneers nearly doubled
the shot attempts of Trimble for
most of the day.

Zane Trace had great balanced
scoring in the win as seven
different ZT players scored.
Sierra Sigman led the way with
15 points while Erin Dailey
scored nine points, Kelsey
Dunkle scored eight points, and
Jenna Wiget added seven points.

Next up for Zane Trace will be
Peebles in the district semi-final.
This game will be at Waverly
High School next Saturday. The
tip time is scheduled for 1:45 p.m.
Adena falls in OT to Lynchburg-Clay
When the brackets were released a few weeks back, many people
felt the Adena and Lynchburg-Clay game was the premiere D-III
match-up in the entire southeast. The two teams surely did little to
disappoint those who thought that as this game needed extra time to
figure out who would cut down the nets. Unfortunately for the SVC, it
was all Lynchburg-Clay in overtime as Adena had its season come to
an end with a 53-47 loss.

The game arrived at this thanks to a big fourth quarter from the Lady
Warriors. After Lynchburg-Clay led by one at halftime, Adena
watched LC stretch the lead to seven at the end of three at 41-34.
Adena then locked down defensively as they outscored Lynchburg
11-4 in the final frame to tie it up at 45-45.

Adena junior guard Autumn Smith had a big day for the Lady
Warriors. Smith scored 23 points as she was the only Lady Warrior
in double-figures. The loss ends the career of Brytan Givens, Hannah
Halcomb, Danielle Foster, and Megan Glandon.
Saturday's final marks end of the road for Unioto
Jackson proved to be too much for the SVC champions in Saturdayâ
€™s Division II sectional championship at Adena High School as
Unioto had its season end with a tough 71-45 loss. Unioto trailed by
just one at 15-14 early in the second period, but Jackson scored the
next 13 points to open up a 34-21 halftime advantage. Jackson then
used a 26-6 third quarter to take a 60-27 lead after three.

The loss ends an amazing career for senior Janae Driggs. Driggs
scored 14 points Saturday to end her career as the
25th best scorer
in SVC history. Other Unioto seniors – a group that leaves after
Unioto won the SVC title in each of their high school seasons –
includes Maddie Davis and Mackenzie Arledge. Davis is off to play
college volleyball at Kent State while Arledge will play basketball at
Morehead State.
Good Eastern Brown team beats Westfall in sectional title game
The Lady Mustangs were able to hang around for a half with the very
talented Eastern Brown team, but a tough third quarter for Westfall
gave Eastern Brown control of the game as Westfall losses 55-35.
Eastern Brown owned a 12-point advantage at the break, and then
used a 15-4 run in the third quarter to take complete control of the
championship.

Paige Swaggerty led the Mustangs with 10 points. Alex Phillips
added eight points while Casie Zimmerman added seven points. The
loss marks the end of the road for Westfall seniors Alyssa Lamb,
Sabrina Coreno, Lizzie Essman, Emily Eitel, and Zimmerman.
A very good season for
Piketon comes to an end
with loss to North Adams
After a very good regular season
that included 14 overall wins and
an outright fourth-place SVC
finish, the Lady Redstreaks lost in
Saturday's sectional championship
game to North Adams 52-39.

Alex Southworth scored 10
points and pulled down 12
rebounds in the loss. Elissa
Robinson added 10 points.

The loss marked the final high
school game for five seniors: Tori
Pelphrey, Chelsea Adams, Corey
Grooms, Ashley Smith, and
Robinson.
Southeastern completes a long day of SVC teams in sectional action
The final game of the day at Wellston High School was one last hope
for the SVC to add another team to the district tournament, but SE
ran into a very talented Minford team in a 54-26 loss.

The loss ends a solid, eight-win season for the Lady Panthers.
Southeastern will lose just two seniors - Sophie McCorkle and
Chelsey Potts.
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