Saturday, January 2, 2010  *  Boys & Girls Non-League Action
Zane Trace's tough non-league schedule continued Saturday
night as the Pioneers traveled to Vinton County. The Vikings led
at the first two stops (15-12 after one and 20-18 at the half).
Vinton County then had a chance to take complete control in the
third quarter, but ZT did a great job of playing through the
Viking run. Vinton County opened up as much as an eight point
lead, but a Joel Tripp three-pointer and a Gabe Haynes bucket
helped ZT cut the lead to five at the end of the third period at
32-27. This ZT run continued as the Pioneers eventually tied the
game at 34 and then took the lead at 35-34.

The two teams then traded the lead throughout the fourth
quarter. Zane Trace was able to get offense from a variety of
places as Haynes, Kirk Maxwell, and Drew Davis all scored as
the lead changed hands six times in about a three minute span.
As for Vinton County, point guard Andy Grillo played a big part
in keeping the Vikings close with several trips to the free throw
line and a big triple.

Finally, with the game tied at 44 Vinton County's Grillo missed
two free throws. Following a questionable 10 second call on
ZT, VC's Levi Lawhead was fouled and was only able to hit
one of two. With VC up 45-44, Gabe Haynes was fouled and
the senior delivered both FTs to give ZT the 46-45 win.

The return of Haynes didn't take long to impact Zane Trace.
Haynes scored 10 points including the game winners at the line.
Maxwell had somewhat of a quiet night by his standards, but as
all great scorers do, he still manged to lead the Pioneers with 13
points. Another key note in terms of ZT scoring, Dallas
Cochenour scored all eight of his points in the first half to help
ZT hang close.

The key stat in this game was the free throw line. Vinton County
shot 21 times from the charity stripe but made only eight. Zane
Trace was 82-percent at nine -of-11.
Haynes helps
Pioneers to
one-point victory
Unioto stays
The Lady Shermans put 73 points on
the board Saturday night to record a
26-point victory over Amanda.

Mackenzie Arledge scored 21 points
as Unioto is now 10-0 on the season.
Lady Pioneers
continue great play
ZT improves to 7-2
Zane Trace recorded a 55-44 win
over Vinton County Saturday night.
McKenzee Tatman scored 19 points
and Sierra Sigman added 14 points
as the red, white, and blue
continued their winning ways. ZT is
now 7-2.
The Lady Mustangs earned their
third overall win of the season with a
44-38 win over the Lady Tigers of
Circeville Saturday evening.