|ROUND ONE, GAME ONE = SCIOTO VALLEY CONFERENCE
|Huge night from Haynes
lifts ZT to win over Piketon
By Shayne Combs, SVCsportszone.com
All doubts of Zane Trace's guard play were answered by Gabe
Haynes Tuesday night as the junior guard exploded for 25 points
to lead his Pioneers to a huge 55-44 win over Piketon. The
junior knocked down all three attempts from deep,
seven-of-eight from inside the arc, and two-of-three from the
charity stripe to post the career-high total in an early season
SVC showdown of the top two preseason picks.
Piketon was successful in containing Zane Trace's top two guns
in Kirk Maxwell and D.J. Merriman, but the Pioneers got great
contributions from a number of role players down the stretch. In
the fourth quarter alone, ZT got a put-back basket from Rick
Chamberlain, two buckets from Dallas Cochenour, and a perfect
four-for-four free throw shooting from Drew Davis.
Piketon was led by Jordan Brabson's 15 points and 10
rebounds. Cody Smith added 13 points.
|Huntington starts title defense with win over Panthers
Mustangs also starts league play with win
Adena wins big over Unioto
The Huntington Huntsmen started their title defense with a 62-43 win over visiting Southeastern. Senior
Drew Trusty had a huge night scoring 29 points and grabbing nine rebounds while fellow senior Corey
Cottrill recorded a double-double scoring 11 points and pulling down 11 boards. Cottrill also led the
green and white defensively with three charges taken.
Up at Westfall, the Mustangs remained perfect on the young season with a 55-45 win over Paint Valley.
In the win, Tyler Burleson scored 15 points while Tyler Cobb scored 11 points and grabbed nine boards.
Bryant Gibson scored 10 points and had five steals. In the loss, Josh Long led PV with 11 points.
Adena jumped out to a huge lead on Unioto and never looked back on its way to a 62-38 win to start
conference play. The two-shade blue pitched a second-quarter shutout as the two team headed to the
half with Adena leading 27-6. Clay Roll scored 21 to lead the Warriors while Zach Skaggs added 17 and
Buddy Barnes scored 10.
|Piketon point-guard Evan Legg scored
nine points and dished out three assists
in Tuesday night's first half. The
sophomore floor general was sidelined
due to sickness for all but a few mintues
in the second-half; however,
replacement Jared Vulgamore did a nice
job scoring two points and recording
two assists in the final 16 minutes of