Overcoming a sluggish start, the Piketon Redstreaks kept pace with confernce-leading Westfall with a
home floor 58-46 win over the Unioto Shermans on Friday night .
Piketon (9-1, 5-1 SVC) took over sole possession of second place in the league, trailing the first-place
Mustangs by a game. Westfall visits Piketon on Tuesday night for a showdown.
Unioto (0-9, 0-7 SVC) led 9-3 only four minutes into the game before the sharp-shooting Streaks got
their offense rolling. A 14-2 Piketon run to close the first period gave the Streaks the lead for keeps.
Senior Jordan Brabson led PHS with 24 points and eight rebounds. Senior Cody Smith added 10.
For the Tanks, who actually outscored the Streaks 27-26 after intermission, senior Alex Kimsey hit for 16
points, 10 rebounds and seven blocked shots. Junior Quentin Detillion and sophomore Christian Dunkle
tossed in 12 apiece.
|PIKETON STAYS STRONG, TOP TANKS
Brabson scores 24 in win
|Westfall & Piketon win!
Mustangs and Redstreaks to meet on Tuesday
in battle for top spot
|Westfall continues winning ways with one-point win over Adena
After defeating Zane Trace in a close finish Tuesday night,
Westfall remained home Friday night when the Adena
Warriors visited Pickaway County. The stat sheet reading
42-22 in favor of Westfall on the boards and Adena shooting
1-of-17 from deep, would usually mean a comfortable win for
Westfall, but that was not the case.
Adena overcame a double-figure disadvantage to put
themselves in a situation to win it. Down by one with the clock
ticking down into single digits, Buddy Barnes attacked the
glass, but was unable to get the shot to fall. Westfall secured
the rebound and the 56-55 win.
Westfall took control in the third quarter as the Mustangs
went to work on the block. Tyler Kritsch scored 10 of his 12
points in the quarter. Kritsch also finished with eight boards.
During that stretch, Adena started to fall in love with the three
- often times the quick three - and Westfall started getting
some chances in transition.
Late in the third quarter and early in the fourth, Adena started
to change its mindset. The Warriors started attacking the glass
a little more creating some easy chances and getting to the free
throw line. Clay Roll had a big second half scoring a
game-high 19 points. Roll is now just 11 points shy of 1,000
career points. Zach Skaggs added 17 points and Barnes
scored 14 points.
Westfall's Bryant Gibson enjoyed another night of stuffing the
stat sheet. Gibson grabbed nine rebounds and dished out eight
assists. Tyler Cobb and Travis Burleson each scored 12
points to join Kritsch for the team-high total.
|Elam & Willard lift Panthers to win
Despite 29 points from Paint Valley's Matt
Workman, the Bearcats were unable to make a
four-point halftime advantage hold up at
Southeastern Friday night. After the break, Jordan
Elam and Devin Willard got it going on the
offensive end as the Panthers outscored PV 23-14
in the third period which led to a 64-56 victory.
Elam ended with 23 points - 11 coming in that big
third quarter spurt - and Willard scored 19 points
and ended with 11 rebounds as well. Southeastern
also got 13 points from sophomore Tyler
Osborne. Southeastern also was solid from the line
For PV, joining Workman in double-figures was
Josh Long with 11 points. Matt Davis addded nine
points for the Cats.
|Defense, Rebounding key for ZT in win
The league's top defensive team pitched a
first-quarter shutout against visiting Huntington
Friday night to set the tone for a 58-52 victory. One
of the league's top defenders in Rick Chamberlin
scored only three points in the win but did grab a
game-high 10 rebounds.
On the offensive end, D.J. Merriman scored 18
points and recorded six boards. Kirk Maxwell
added another great all-around performance scoring
15 points, grabbing nine rebounds, and dishing out
four assits. Sophomore Joel Tripp handed out a
team-high six assists as ZT had nine guys score in
For Huntington, Craig Magill continues to play well
since he returned last week to the line-up. The
senior guard scored 18 points while Corey Cottrill
added 16 points for the green and white.