SCIOTO VALLEY CONFERENCE  =  BOYS BASKETBALL  =  TUESDAY, JANUARY 6TH
Big night for Brabson as Piketon holds off Panthers
Redstreaks now 8-1 overall
Adena gets bounce-back win at Huntington
WF beats ZT to stay perfect in SVC
Four Mustangs in double-figures in win
By Doug Kimsey, SVCsportszone.com Contributor

Paint Valley senior wing man Matt Workman led his
Bearcats to a 49-45 comeback victory over the host
Unioto Shermans in a battle of the SVC's  bottom two
teams in the current standings.

Workman overcame a slow start – held scoreless in the
opening nine minutes – to score 15 points and help the
Cats to their first conference win of the season,
improving to 3-6 overall and 1-4 in the loop. Workman
used his trademark slashing drive to the basket to spark
the winners.

Despite a rare statistical feat – a triple double – by
senior Alex Kimsey (21 points, 11 rebounds, 10 blocked
shots), the Shermans slipped to 0-8 and 0-6. The triple
double is the first by a Unioto player since Will Besonen
in 2005 and the first in the SVC this season.

Kimsey extended his dunk streak to five straight games
with a second-quarter jam.

Trailing most of the game, Paint Valley twice overcame
eight-point second-half deficits to score the win.

PV sophomore Aaron Claytor added nine points and
junior Matt Davis came off the bench to add eight.

Unioto junior Quintin Detilion added nine points in the
loss.

The Tanks visit Piketon while Paint Valley travels to
Southeastern on Friday.
WORKMAN RALLIES BEARCATS
PAST SHERMANS
P
V wins 3rd game of the season;
Tanks go 0-8
Zane Trace had a lead of eight points in both the first and
second quarters Tuesday night, but in both cases
Westfall erased them to draw even - the second of which
led to a 31-31 halftime score. In the second half, it was
Westfall's turn to open up a multiple possession lead, but
Zane Trace's Kirk Maxwell would not allow his team to
go away. The junior star scored seven of his team-high
22 points in the final two minutes of the game. This spurt
along with a D.J. Merriman jumper put ZT in the lead by
one with less than a minute to play.

Westfall answered with Bryant Gibson dishing out one of
his nine assists to Tyler Kritsch for a go-ahead layup.
The Pioneers did have one last chance to win it, as
Maxwell found Derek Cochenour on the right wing, but
the lefty's three-point try came up short. Senior Travis
Burleson came up with the big board as he was fouled.
The senior knocked down both free throws making the
final score 66-63 in Westfall's favor.

Burleson was one of four Mustangs in double-figures
with 10 points as Travis Burleson added 15 points, Tyler
Kritsch scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds,
and Tyler Cobb scored a game-high 23 points.

In the loss, Merriman joined Maxwell in double-figures
with 17 points as did Gabe Haynes who scored 10
points.
After falling for the first time this season last week
against Piketon, Adena went on the road Tuesday night
and recorded a bounce-back win over Huntington. The
57-54 victory improves Adena to 4-1 in the SVC and
8-1 overall.

In the win, Clay Roll scored 20 points and Buddy
Barnes added 15 points. The Warriors were 5-11 from
deep.

For Huntington, Craig Magill scored 19 points in just his
second game back from injury. Drew Trusty scored 13
points and grabbed nine rebounds while Corey Cottrill
recorded a 12 point, 13 rebound night.
Senior Jordan Brabson scored 30 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Cody Smith added 18 points
and eight rebounds as Piketon jumped out to as much as an 18-point lead midway through the second
half. The visiting Panthers then came storming back outscoring Piketon 29-17 in the fourth quarter. At
one point, Coach Kyle Uhrig's Panthers were within three, but were unable to get a stop. Piketon
secured the win shooting 9-of-12 from the charity stripe in the final eight minutes.

In the loss, Devin Willard scored 24 points and grabbed 16 rebounds. Jordan Elam added 21 points and
nine rebounds. The game's other double-figure scorer was Piketon sophomore point guard Evan Legg.
The Redstreak floor general added 11 points in the win.
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