Lady Shermans clinch title with win at PV
Jordan records big night to lift Lady
Warriors to league win
ZT beats WF; Piketon beats SE
BAINBRIDGE - For the first 16 minutes Paint
Valley was able to hang around with the
fifth-ranked Shermans, but after the break, the
SVC champions got the tempo going and took
control on their way to a 63-46 victory.

With just under a minute remaining in the opening
period and Unioto leading 15-12, Paint Valley
scored on a beautiful backdoor play from Tristan
Rumfield to Abbie Walls to cut the lead to one
after one.

With Unioto in foul trouble in the second quarter,
the Lady Cats continued to keep it close never
trailing by more than five - a difference that
made-up the halftime advantage for the Lady
Tanks at 31-26.

After the break, the purple and gold started to get
it going and they did so with their great
backcourt. In a quarter with only four total fouls
called, the game continued to get really physical
and fast, and Unioto's size, athleticism, speed,
and talent started to take control.

Unioto's Janae Driggs, Shiann Ray, and Chloe
Cottrell all enjoyed an outstanding second half.
After Driggs scored on consecutive possessions
with offensive putbacks, it was Ray's defense that
recorded a steal and then the senior guard found
Driggs for another score. With Unioto up 11, a
Rumfield free throw cut the lead back to 10, but
then it was Cottrell knockng down a triple from
the left corner - a shot that gave the Lady
Shermans a 13 point lead and the Cats never got
any closer.

Ray ended the game with 14 points and Cottrell
added 13 points. Mackenzie Arledge scored 10
points despite sitting most of the first half with two

In the loss, Rumfield was outstanding. The senior
forward scored 21 points and grabbed a
game-high 16 rebounds. Walls added 12 for the
Zane Trace stayed even with Adena in the race for
second-place by recording a 50-31 win over
Westfall. Jess Roepke paced the Lady Pionneers
with a 17 point performance. Sophomore Erin
Dailey added 10 points.

For Westfall, Makenzie Wippel continued her solid
season with 10 points and six rebounds. Sophomore
guard Casie Zimmerman, who has fought through a
tough season of injuries, scored seven points and
recorded three rebounds.

In other action, Piketon defeated Southeastern
51-33. Heather Burns knocked down four triples on
her way to a game-high 17 points, while the Lady
Panthers were led by Merrilee  Dresbach with nine
points and nine boards.

You can see Heather and Ashley's all-time SVC
rank by clicking on the 1,000 point icon above.
After Adena only managed 30 points in a one-point
win in the first meeting with Huntington earlier this
season, Ashley Jordan scored 31 herself in Thursday
night's second-round meeting between the Lady
Warriors and the Lady Huntsmen. The senior star
helped lift her Lady Warriors to a 42-24 victory.
The win keeps Adena tied for second-place with
Zane Trace.

In the loss, Huntington was led by Madison Vickers
with 10 points.