SCIOTO VALLEY CONFERENCE BASKETBALL  =  ROUND ONE, GAME TWO
WF WINS!
Mustangs move to 3-0
Roll scores 31 in 81-60 win over Paint Valley
The Adena Warriors turned up the defesnive pressure early in the
second quarter forcing four turnovers on the Bearcats first five
possessions to stretch their lead from 21-16 at the end of one to 46-22
heading to halftime.

Paint Valley's Matt Workman tried to keep his Bearcats close scoring
13 of his team-high 26 points in the third quarter, but 14 was as close as
Paint Valley would get as the Warriors pulled away for good winning  
81-60.

For Adena (3-0), Clay Roll scored 31 points. The senior star needed
only 16 shot attempts Friday night to post the game-high total. Buddy
Barnes added 19 for the winners.

The loss drops Paint Valley to 0-3. Senior Josh Long was also in
double-figures with 14 points. Workman grabbed 10 rebounds to lead
the Cats.
Southeastern upsets ZT; Piketon escapes in OT
Less than a week after Zane Trace beat Piketon to take what seemed
like an early "leg up" in the SVC, the Pioneers went on the road and fell
victim to Kyle Uhrig's Southeastern Panthers. Southeastern overcame a
nine-point hafltime deficit to capture a 49-44 win. Jordan Elam knocked
down four triples and hit all six of his chances from the charity stripe to
score 20 points. Devin Willard added 15 points.

In the loss, Zane Trace was led by Gabe Haynes with 20 while Kirk
Maxwell added 11 points.

Down at Piketon, the defending champs had the Redstreaks facing an
0-2 start; however, senior Cody Smith beat the clock from behind the
arc to tie the game and send it to overtime. At that point - with
Huntington facing foul trouble which included three starters fouled out,
Piketon took control in the extra period to capture a 69-61 win. Smith
ended the night with 27 points. Jordan Brabson had a huge night for
Piketon scoring 17 points, grabbing 16 rebounds, and blocking four
shots.

In the loss, Huntington's Corey Cottrill scored 23 points and pulled
down 10 boards. Drew Trusty added 11 points.
By Doug Kimsey, Contributor

A stifling half-court zone press
by the Westfall Mustangs
completely rattled the Unioto
Shermans and resulted in a
remarkable 24-0 first-quarter
whitewashing by the visiting
Mustangs.

Westfall, now 2-0 in the SVC
and 3-0 overall, is tied with
Adena for first in the SVC.
The Mustangs rode that early
advantage to a 61-48 win in
boys' play Friday at Unioto.
The Tanks slipped to 0-3
overall and 0-2 in the
conference.

Remarkably, the Shermans
have now been shutout in a
quarter twice this season, also
suffering that indignity at
Adena this past Tuesday on
opening night of SVC play.
Still, Unioto showed good
resolve and determination,
battling back to win two of the
three final frames and
outscore Westfall at one point
45-32 to close the gaping
deficit to 56-45 in the fourth
quarter.

Westfall's Bryant Gibson led
the way with 15 points, 5
assists, and 6 steals. Tyler
Kritsch scored nine points -
all in the first-half before
fouling out later in the game.
Tyler Cobb chipped in with
nine points and seven boards.

For Unioto, Joey Conley
scored 15 points -- all in the
second half -- and grabbed 7
rebounds to lead the
comeback. Alex Kimsey
scored 14 and rejected 8
shots and is averaging 6
blocked shots a game for the
Tanks.

Christian Dunkle contributed
7 points while Quintin Detillion
and Brick Davis added 6
apiece.

Westfall travels to Piketon to
resume SVC action on
Tuesday while Unioto hosts
the surprising Southeastern
Painthers.
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Adena senior Buddy
Barnes scored 19 points
in Friday's 81-60 win
over Paint Valley.