|Adena escapes Huntington with one-point win
Givens hits late triple to lift Warriors to a 30-29 win
After both teams struggled through a difficult first half, the third quarter started to produce some offense.
With Adena leading 10-8 at the break, the Lady Warriors started the third quarter on a 12-2 run to open
up a 20-10 advantage. Huntington answered with a little spurt of its own to cut the lead to 25-19 at the
end of three. That run continued into the fourth quarter, and finally, the Lady Huntsmen caught Adena at
27-27 with just over a minute to play.
Adena's Brytan Givens broke the tie with her second triple of the afternoon. The sophomore knocked it
down from the right corner - a shot that later proved to be the game-winner.
Down 30-27, Huntington cut the Adena lead to one at 30-29 when Mika Bowles scored on a nice
backside, high-low assist from Megan Fultz. A couple possessions later with the score still at 30-29,
Huntington went back inside and had a great chance to take the lead with 10 seconds remaining, but was
unable to convert. The rebound was knocked out of bounds by Adena, so with a little over nine seconds
remaining, Huntington had a chance to run an out-of-bounds underneath for the win.
This is where the coaching chess match started to unfold. Following a Huntington timeout, Adena
answered with a timeout after seeing how Huntington lined up.
On the final play, a great denial from Adena forced Huntington to enter the ball a little bit wider than they
had hoped. This forced Huntington towards the sideline and forced them to never really get into the set
that they wanted to run. They were able to force up a late shot, but the attempt missed short at the buzzer.
On the day, Ashley Jordan scored 14 points, grabbed 9 boards, and blocked 2 shots. Givens added 10
points. Bridgette Neighbors led Huntington with 8 points - all in the second half. Mika Bowles also
scored eight points and grabbed six rebounds. Madison Vickers scored six points and recorded a
team-high eight rebounds while Megan Fultz scored six points, grabbed four rebounds, and dished out
Adena survives to keep pace with Unioto. The Warriors will meet the Lady Shermans next Saturday, but
will first travel to Westfall Tuesday night. For Huntington, they will travel to Zane Trace Tuesday night to
complete the first round of SVC play.
By Doug Kimsey, SVCsportszone.com Correspondent
It was back to business as usual for the run-away freight train
otherwise known as the Unioto Lady Sherman Tanks basketball
team, steamrolling the Paint Valley Lady Bearcats 71-30 in
The win puts the 9-0 Tanks alone atop the Scioto Valley
Conference at 6-0.
For Unioto Coach Cyndy Driggs, the triumph was her 199th in
school history, placing her only six beyond retired boys coach
Ron Lovely for winningest varsity coach ever at UHS.
Ten different Tanks marked in the scoring column, led by senior
Shiann Ray and freshman Erin Bane with 12 points apiece. Senior
Taylor Corcoran and junior Chloe Cottrill added nine points each
and sophomore Mackenzie Arledge tallied eight.
Ray led with four steals and four assists. Junior Liza Elliott led all
rebounders with five.
For Paint Valley, (3-6, 1-5 SVC), senior Erica Barker led with
10 points and sophomore Abbie Walls added eight.
The Tanks roll into Piketon Thursday to try and finish the first
round of conference action unbeaten. Meanwhile, Paint Valley
visits Southeastern on Thursday.
|LADY SHERMANS STAY PERFECT AT 9-0
Ten Tanks score in 71-30 win over PV
|Southworth scores 23 to lead Lady
Redstreaks to win over SE
Alex Southworth scored 23 points
and grabbed 10 rebounds and
teammate Holly Brabson added 18
points and 14 rebounds to lift Piketon
to a 57-42 win over Southeastern.
The win comes a day after Piketon
completed its Pike County Holiday
Tournament championship, and the
Lady Redstreaks improve their
overall record to 6-4.
For Southeastern in the loss, Olivia
Arledge scored 18 points. Catherine
Dresbach added 12 points, seven
rebounds, and four assits.
The Lady Pioneers recorded a 56-27
victory at Westfall Saturday
afternoon. Sierra Sigman scored 11
points in the win. Zane Trace also got
nine points from both Erin Dailey and
For Westfall in the loss, Makenzie
Wippel scored eight points and
grabbed eight rebounds. Jess
Shannon added five points for the