Happy Holidays Hoop Fans  = Recap from Saturday, December 27th
Adena stays pefect!
ZT beats VC!
ZT earns another
solid non-league win
SVCsportszone.com Staff

In a pair of physical, hard-fought defensive
struggles, a pair of SVC teams beat two of the top
Division II programs Saturday night. Adena beat
McClain 45-43 and Zane Trace defeated Vinton
County 38-36.

The win for Adena keeps them pefect at 6-0. On a
night where Clay Roll was held in check, the other
Warriors were up to the challenge as Buddy
Barnes scored 12 points, Ben Bower scored 9
points, and Zach Skaggs and Eamon Boyle both
added 8 points to earn the win.

For Zane Trace, it was Rick Chamberlain
recording a big block on a potential Vinton County
basket with a few seconds remaining. Kirk
Maxwell scored 12 points to lead the Pioneers to
the win. Gabe Haynes added 11 points.
By Doug Kimsey Contributor to

Washington C.H. sharpshooting sophomore Kyle
Slone scored 22 points and the Blue Lions cruised
to a 48-31 non-conference win Friday night over
the winless Unioto Shermans.

The Blue Lions (6-0) led at all stops, including
14-7, 27-16 and 38-21. Junior Casey Shaw added
nine points. Washington C.H. starts three juniors
and two sophomores.

The lone bright spot for the Tanks was the play of
senior Alex Kimsey who grabbed a career-high 16
rebounds. The 6-11 pivot also scored nine points
and blocked five shots. Kimsey is averaging 9.3
rebounds and 5.1 blocked shots per game this
season while leading the Shermans' anemic offense
with an 8.0 average.

Unioto will host the Huntington Huntsmen Friday
night in conference play.

The Tanks' Dec. 23 varsity game at Jackson was
postponed. No make-up date is set yet.
Tanks Slip to 0-6
Westfall and Piketon earn out-of-conference wins!
Bearcats pick-up first win!
Westfall got 18 points, eight steals, five rebounds, and three assists from Bryant Gibson to defeat Amanda
58-50. Tyler Kritsch also added 18 points, 11 rebounds, and three assists in the win. The Mustangs are
now 5-1 overall.

In the Pike County Holiday Tournament, Piketon recorded a 72-58 win over Western. The Redstreaks
will return to the Waverly Downtown Gymnasium on Tuesday to play the hometown Tigers (who beat
Eastern in the other semifinal) for the county title. In the win, Cody Smith led the Redstreaks with 22
points while point guard Evan Legg added 19 points.

In other action, Paint Valley picked up its first win at the Williamsburg Holiday Tournament. Matt
Workman scored 14 points to lead Paint Valley and sophomore Aaron Claytor added 12 points. The
Bearcats will return Monday night to play for the championship.
The Lady Vikings of Vinton County scored the first
six points of the fourth quarter to tie the game at
39-39; however, Zane Trace responded with a
20-9 run to end the game.  The win gives the Lady
Pioneers their second big non-conference win over
the holiday break. Zane Trace also knocked off
Wheelersburg earlier this week.

In the win, Mackenize Tatman scored 16 points,
and Sierra Sigman scored 11 points and grabbed
10 boards. Jess Roepke also contributed nine
points and 15 boards.

In other action, Unioto survived a tough trip to
Logan Elm to stay perfect, and Adena had its five
game winning streak snapped with a loss at Oak
#00  Jess Roepke
9 points
15 rebounds
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