BASKETBALL SCOREBOARD — DECEMBER 3
Northwest 34, Valley 26
LUCASVILLE — In their return to the court for game action for the first time in nearly two weeks, the Northwest Lady Mohawks picked up their first Southern Ohio Conference Division II win — a 34-26 victory over Valley.
The Lady Mohawks (2-0) had two prior SOC II games postponed due to COVID quarantines, and thus began their league slate on Thursday with an eight-point win over the Lady Indians.
Each of the seven players which entered the game for Northwest subsequently scored, led by Haidyn Wamsley who finished with a team-high eight points.
Kloe Montgomery added seven on three made field goals, while Reagan Lewis and Valerie Copas each scored six.
Ava Jenkins made her season debut for the Lady Mohawks, scoring four points on two makes.
McKenna Dunham, Haley Whitt and Savannah Easter each posted five points apiece to lead the Lady Indians.
Madison Montgomery and Lexie Morrow each scored four, while Lucie Ashkettle had three.
The Lady Mohawks will return to play on Monday for their second SOC II game — when they will welcome Portsmouth West.
Valley (0-4) will host Eastern on Thursday (Dec. 10) in its fourth league contest of the young season.
New Boston 65, Clay 47
NEW BOSTON — After holding a seven-point halftime lead, the New Boston Lady Tigers used a strong second-half performance to earn their second victory of the season — a 65-47 Southern Ohio Conference Division I home win over visiting Clay.
In the 18-point win, four of New Boston’s five players scored in double figures — with senior Shelby Easter leading the charge.
Easter scored a game-high 21 points on nine made field goals and a 3-of-4 mark at the free-throw line.
Cadence Williams added 19 points in the win on eight field goals and 3-of-5 free-throw shooting.
Dylan O’Rourke scored 13 points — nine of which came in the second half — and Kenzie Whitley added 10 points on five makes.
For the Lady Panthers, Katherine Cochran scored a team-high 13 points on six made field goals — and Sophia Gatti totaled 12 points on five makes.
Shaley Munion went a perfect 4-of-4 from the free-throw line with two field-goal makes for her nine points, while McKenzie Loper’s two second-half threes made up her six points for the game.
New Boston (2-1) will seek to keep its winning streak alive on Saturday (Dec. 5) — in a road trip to Chesapeake.
Clay (0-4) will host Western on Monday for its third SOC I game of the season.
Green 66, East 25
FRANKLIN FURNACE — In their season opener of the 2020-21 season, the Green Lady Bobcats bested the visiting East Lady Tartans 66-25 in Southern Ohio Conference Division I play.
Nineteen of Lady Bobcats junior Kasey Kimbler’s game-high 29 points came during the first half, and more specifically 12 as part of Green’s 21-point opening frame.
Senior Kame Sweeney scored 10 of her 16 points during a third period in which Green scored 23 points to take a 58-19 lead heading into the fourth.
Kimberly Brown scored five of her eight points during the first period — sinking one of the Lady Bobcats’ five made three-point attempts.
Brelan Baldridge, Katelinn Satterfield and Alex Smith each scored four apiece, while Charli Blevins had one on 1-of-2 foul shooting.
Grace Smith scored a team-high 10 points for the Lady Tartans on four made field goals and 2-of-4 free-throw attempts, while Felicia Smith scored nine — also with four makes.
Mia Caldwell scored four points and Peyton Johnson two to round out East’s scoring in the loss.
Green will welcome the New Boston Lady Tigers on Monday (Dec. 7), seeking to improve their unbeaten start in league play.
East (0-2) will host Symmes Valley on Monday (Dec. 7) in its third SOC I contest of the season.
Wheelersburg 50, West 46
Notre Dame 68, Symmes Valley 31
Western 40, Ironton St. Joe 35
Portsmouth at Chesapeake – ppd. to Dec. 21
Eastern at Oak Hill – ppd.
South Webster at Minford – ppd.