By Doug Kimsey, Contributor

The surprising Southeastern Panthers improved to 3-3 overall with a
47-41 Scioto Valley Conference road victory over the struggling Unioto
Shermans Saturday night before a loud and raucous crowd in Frenchtown.

The Panthers (2-2 in fourth place in the SVC) never trailed. Seniors Jordan
Elam and Joe Hall staked Southeastern to a 5-0 lead in the open 2:30 and
the Shermans found themselves playing catch-up all night. Junior Devin
Willard nailed a three-pointer late in the first quarter and SE cruised to a
16-8 lead after one stop.

Willard finished with 17 points to lead all scorers. Elam, despite foul
trouble, ended with 13. Senior Joe Hall added eight.

Threatening to break the game open, the Panthers extended the lead to 10
points at 35-25 with 1:09 left in the third quarter on back-to-back Willard
field goals.

Unioto (0-5, 0-4 SVC) showed a spark, pulling to within four points at
36-32 on 6-11 senior Alex Kimsey's strong two-hand dunk over Willard
with 4:54 remaining.

Sophomore Brick Davis pulled the Tanks to within 41-38 with his bucket
with 3:21 left in the game, but the Panthers refused to fold, pushing the
lead back to 45-39 with 1:21 to go.

No Sherman scored in double figures. Kimsey finished with eight points,
and collected 14 rebounds and five blocked shots. Sophomore Christian
Dunkle added eight points and senior Joey Conley chipped in seven.

Southeastern travels to Vinton County on Tuesday while Unioto visits
Jackson in a battle of winless teams looking for a holiday lift.
SE holds on for big road win
Panthers improve to 3-3
Mustangs lose for the first time at Alexander
WF blows nine-point, halftime advantage
SVCsportszone Staff

The Westfall Mustangs entered their non-league battle with Alexander
Saturday evening still perfect on the young season. The first 16-minutes
looked as if things would stay that way as the Mustangs went to
halftime up by nine. The second half was a different story has Westfall
failed to take care of the basketball, and the Spartans took advantage has
Westfall was handed its first loss 56-46.

Bryant Gibson led Westfall with 18 points and Tyler Kritsch added 11.
Charity stripe kills Cats
SE gets first league win
Adena still rolling
SVCsportszone Staff

Paint Valley had Zane Trace on the ropes in Bainbridge
Saturday afternoon, but 12-of-39 from the line for PV
told the unfortunate story for the Lady Bearcats. Zane
Trace rode a balanced attack to the win.

Westfall jumped out to an early lead, but the Lady
Panthers responded and rolled the win. Catherine
Dresbach scored 23 points for the winners.

Brittney Snyder scored 14 points as the two-shade
blue continues to roll.

By Doug Kimsey, Contributor

Going into the Christmas break as the area's lone
undefeated team, the Unioto Lady Shermans turned
back the Huntington Lady Huntsmen 54-41 on
Saturday afternoon, improving to 6-0 overall and 5-0 in
the Scioto Valley Conference.  For the Lady Huntsmen,
it marked their first SVC loss. At 4-1, they are tied with
Adena for second place.

The Lady Tanks jumped on top early, 14-4 after one
quarter and never looked back. Junior forward Chloe
Cottrell scored 12 of her 18 points in the first half to
lead Unioto to a 28-17 lead at half. Cottrell also added
five rebounds and had two steals.

Sophomore center Mackenzie Arledge added 14
pointsand grabbed nine rebounds.

Senior point guard Shiann Ray racked up nine steals,
dished out four assists and finished with four points.
Sophomore guard Janea Driggs added eight points.

For Huntington, Madison Vickers led all scorers with
23 points and teammate Paige Milner contributed eight.

Unioto takes the week off for Christmas before
returning to action Saturday at Logan Elm.

Huntington meanwhile is off until Jan. 3 when it
entertains Adena.