BASKETBALL SCOREBOARD — November 30
Notre Dame 71, Clay 26
ROSEMOUNT — In both teams’ Southern Ohio Conference Division I opener, it was the Notre Dame Lady Titans which defeated host Clay 71-26.
Putting four scorers in double figures, Notre Dame’s largest scoring advantage came in the second quarter — when it outscored Clay 27-0.
The Lady Titans were dialed in from long-range — sinking a season-high eight three-pointers, four of which comprised each of sophomore Kamryn Bradford’s 12 points.
Senior guard Ava Hassel scored a season-high 20 points, 13 coming in the second quarter on six made field goals.
Sophomore Annie Dettwiller made six field goals to total her 13 points in the win, as senior sister Claire Dettwiller scored 12 points — all in the first three periods.
Senior Isabel Cassidy added seven points while Mollie Creech, Annabelle Ball and Katie Strickland combined for seven points on three made field goals.
For Clay, seniors Shaley Munion and Katherine Cochran each posted a team-high eight points on three made field goals apiece.
McKenzie Loper knocked down two long-range shots to total her six points.
Megan Bazler scored two points on 2-of-4 shooting at the foul line, while Sophia Gatti and Kyleigh Oliver each scored one point.
The Lady Titans improved their record to 2-0 — and will host Symmes Valley on Thursday (Dec. 3) in another SOC I battle.
Notre Dame is the defending division champion.
Clay falls to 0-3 with the loss, and will travel to New Boston on Thursday (Dec. 3) for its second SOC I game this week.
New Boston 67, East 21
SCIOTOVILLE — The New Boston Lady Tigers captured their first victory of the season on Monday, winning at Sciotoville East 67-21 in both teams’ Southern Ohio Conference Division I opener.
It marked the season opener for East, while New Boston — with just five players this season — is now at 1-1.
The Lady Tigers took a 19-5 lead following the opening quarter, then pitched a 15-0 shutout in the second stanza.
New Boston then scored 19 points in each of the final two periods, while host East amounted 16 in the entire second half.
Cadence Williams actually outscored the Lady Tartans by herself, pouring in 24 points on 11 field goals and two made free throws —as she scored 14 on seven baskets in the first half.
Shelby Easter added 15 points on seven field goals and a split of second-quarter free throws, while Kenzie Whitley also reached double figures for New Boston —posting 14 points which included an old-fashioned three-point play and a three-point goal in the third frame.
Cassie Williams with four field goals for eight points and Dylan O’Rourke on three buckets for six rounded out the Lady Tigers’ tallies.
Cadence Williams added a dozen rebounds with four steals and three assists, while Easter also grabbed 12 rebounds, made seven steals and dished out four assists.
Cassie Williams and O’Rourke had nine rebounds apiece, as Whitley had six assists and six steals.
The Lady Tartans played six of their eight players, as they were led by Kacie Conley’s eight second-half points, while Peyten Johnson scored seven.
Johnson in the first quarter and Conley in the third each connected for a three-point goal.
Mia Caldwell canned a third-quarter three-pointer and a free throw for four points, while Gracie Smith scored a basket in the fourth.
Both clubs are back in SOC I action on Thursday, as East goes to Green and New Boston hosts Clay.
Wheelersburg 65, Valley 27
WHEELERSBURG — In their return to the court for their first game this winter season, the Wheelersburg Lady Pirates picked up where they left off in last season’s Southern Ohio Conference Division II race.
With a 65-27 home win over Valley in both teams’ league opener, the Lady Pirates improve to 1-0 — and set the tone early as early-season SOC II favorites once again.
Junior Alaina Keeney scored a team-high 15 points — 13 coming in the first half on five made field goals.
Senior Kaylee Darnell made two field goals and went 5-of-7 from the foul line in the first half, as Wheelersburg built up its lead to 38-15 at the halftime break.
In total, seven Lady Pirates which saw minutes in the contest scored at least five points — Macee Eaton scoring a third-best eight, Lexie Rucker adding seven, and Madison Whittaker, Lauren Jolly and Makenna Walker scoring five apiece.
Wheelersburg connected on 23 made field goals, while shooting 14-of-23 from the charity stripe.
For Valley, Madison Montgomery and Lexie Morrow each scored a team-high seven points.
Lucie Ashkettle scored six — connecting on each of the Lady Indians’ two made three-point attempts.
Valley made 10 shots from the field, and finished 5-of-16 from the foul line.
Wheelersburg will travel to West on Thursday (Dec. 3) for its first road test in league play this season.
Valley (0-2) is currently scheduled to host Northwest on Thursday (Dec. 3), before a week-long break prior to hosting Eastern on Dec. 10 in SOC II play.
Eastern at Northwest, ppd. to Dec. 16
Minford at Oak Hill, ppd.
South Point at Portsmouth, ppd. to Dec. 19
Waverly at South Webster, ppd. to Dec. 2
Western at Symmes Valley, ppd.