Lady Pioneers beat top-seeded Lynchburg
ZT heading to the Convo
Jess Roepke scored
a game-high 15
points to lift ZT in
the low scoring,
district semifinal
Lynchburg Clay did connect on half of its
field goal attempts Saturday afternoon;
however, the defense of the Lady Pioneers
forced 21 turnovers and played even on the
glass to hold the top-seeded Lady Mustangs
to just 23 points. This effort was good
enough to record a four-point win - a win
that secures the red, white, and blue a spot in
the district finals next week at the Convo in

Great execution in the scrimmage area
offense allowed Zane Trace to control the
tempo, and Jess Roepke provided just
enough offense to lead the Pioneers to the
win. Roepke helped ZT start fast scoring
eight of her game-high 15 points in the first
half. This helped ZT own a 10-7 lead at the
break. Lynchburg did respond to take as
much as a four-point advantage, but ZT
battled back to put themselves in a position
to win.

With just under a minute to go and Zane
Trace down by one, Sierra Sigman delivered
the go-ahead bucket - a shot that proved to
be the game-winner.

The one thing that could have hurt ZT was
the free throw line. The Lady Pioneers made
only 3-of-12 from the line and missed several
chances to put the game away in the final
minute, but again, the defense of the Lady
Pioneers was more than enough to get the
job done.
S  V  C     S  W  E  E  P
WF & ZT both punch tickets to Athens
In game one Saturday night,
Westfall put all five starters in
double-figures as it defeated
Lucasville Valley 77-69 to secure
a spot in next week's district
tournament. Senior floor general
Bryant Gibson not only scored a
team-high 20 points, but his 13
assists played a big role in Tyler
Kritsch's 16 points, Travis
Burleson's 16 points, Tyler Cobb's
13 points and Tyler Burleson's 11
points. Kritsch also added 16
rebounds as he continues to play
big in Westfall's biggest games.

In the late game, if Zane Trace
was an underdog somebody forgot
to let the Pioneers know, because
Zane Trace beat Peebles 69-51.
Zane Trace jumped out early and
was never really in trouble. Kirk
Maxwell scored 23 points and
grabbed seven rebounds while
Gabe Haynes added 13 points.
Zane Trace also got great frontline
play as Rick Chamberlin scored
11 points and pulled down eight
rebounds and senior D.J.
Merriman chipped in nine points
and six rebounds.

Both SVC teams join Piketon next
Sunday at the Convo where the
league trio will compete for a spot
in the district championship round.