Tuesday, December 30th  = SCIOTO VALLEY CONFERENCE
Still Perfect!
Unioto Girls & Adena Boys both defeat Washington Court House to remain pefect on the
Big night from Arledge leads Unioto to win
Bower beats buzzer to beat the Blue Lions
By Doug Kimsey, SVCsportszone.com

The Unioto Lady Shermans will ring in the New
Year sporting a spiffy 8-0 record after Tuesday
night's 51-40 non-conference win over the visiting
Washington C.H. Blue Lions.

The Tanks gave Coach Cyndy Driggs her 198th
career victory at Unioto. In 11 seasons, Driggs has
piloted the Tanks to a 198-46 career win-loss
record, a stunning .811 win percentage that
includes five conference crowns.

Sophomore center Mackenzie Arledge dominated
inside, despite going up against 6-foot-2 Court
House center Lauryn Robinson. Arledge led all
scorers with 17 points, snared 13 rebounds and
blocked three shots.

Unioto floor leader Shiann Ray added 11 points â
€“ nine coming after halftime – and contributed
three assists.

Sophomore Janae Driggs chipped in with seven
points and six rebounds.

Unioto enjoyed a double-digit lead for most of the
game, but Washington C.H. (4-4) made a run
midway through the fourth-quarter to cut the lead to
seven. Senior Brittany Thomas led the spurt,
scoring seven of her nine points down the stretch.

The Tanks struggled at the foul line, managing only
52 percent, going 15-for-29.

The Shermans resume defense of their Scioto
Valley Conference title when they entertain Paint
Valley on Saturday.
With the game tied at 53-53 and the clock running
down, Adena's Ben Bower knocked down a triple
to lift the Warriors to a 56-53 win. The two-shade
blue had a very balanced attack Tuesday evening
in their win over Court House as three guys -
Buddy Barnes (17), Clay Roll (16), Bower (10) -
scored in double-figures. Zach Skaggs also added
nine. Adena trailed by seven after one and by eight
at halftime; however, they tied it at the end of three.
The Warriors are 7-0 and will host Piketon this
Piketon captures second straight Pike Co. title
Waverly's Jake Kretzer hit 8-of-11 from deep on
his way to a game-high 26 points; however,
Piketon's big three had just enough to lift Piketon to
a 65-60 win.

Cody Smith - tournament MVP - scored 23 points
and grabbed eight rebounds to lead Piketon. The
Redstreaks also got 17 points from sophomore
Evan Legg and 14 points and 10 rebounds from
Jordan Brabson.

With Piketon leading 63-60 and about 15-seconds
remaining, Smith missed a free throw but Piketon's
Caleb Southworth was there for a huge offensive
rebound. In Southworth's attempt for a putback
basket his attempt was no good, but Keenan Brush
was there to clean it up with a two hand jam to seal
the win.
In other action...
Zane Trace lost to Logan Elm 59-45 despite
another double-double - 15 points and 11
rebounds - from Jess Roepke, and Paint Valley's
scheduled game at Portsmouth Notre Dame was
postponed due to a scheduling conflict with Notre
Dame's gym. This game has not been reshceduled.
Westfall loses in overtime
Huntington falls to Lucasville Valley
ZT wins again
Westfall trailed Teays Valley by eight with less than
two-minutes to play Tuesday night, but an 8-0 run
by the Mustangs tied the game at 55-55. The extra
period saw Westfall outscored 13-3 to fall for the
second straight time this season. Bryant Gibson
stuffed teh stat sheet in the loss with 13 points,
seven rebounds, five assists, and four steals.
Westfall is still unbeaten in the SVC and will travel
to Southeastern Friday night.

In other action, Huntington lost at Lucasville Valley
61-54, and Zane Trace defeated Amanda 66-59
behind 19 from Kirk Maxwell, 15 from D.J.
Merriman, and 11 from Gabe Haynes. Haynes
also dished out seven asssits and Rick
Chamberlain grabbed 13 rebounds. Huntington
travels to Unioto Friday while Zane Trace heads to
Paint Valley