BASKETBALL SCOREBOARD — December 17
Valley 42, Minford 30
LUCASVILLE — A strong second-half performance led the Valley Lady Indians to their first win of the 2020-21 season — and the first win of the Tyson Phillips era in Lucasville.
Valley (1-3, 1-3 SOC II) doubled up Minford in the second half of Thursday’s Southern Ohio Conference Division II battle — outscoring the Lady Falcons 28-13 over the game’s final 16 minutes.
Freshman Lexie Morrow led the Lady Indians with a game-high 13 points on six made field goals — as one of three Valley players to reach double figures.
Sophomore Madison Montgomery added 12 — 10 of which came in the second half — on five field goals, while junior Haley Whitt scored 11 on four makes and 3-of-4 foul shooting.
Natalie Buckle, Lucie Ashkettle and McKenna Dunham each added two points apiece to the Lady Indians’ total.
Minford did outrebound Valley 35-30, but was unable to put any scorer into double figures.
Sydney Mougey, Jaden Cartee and Haley Knore each scored six points apiece to lead the Lady Falcons.
Senior Livi Shonkwiler scored four, Ally Coriell and Addy Akers had three apiece, and Kynedi Davis scored two.
Minford (1-2, 1-2 SOC II) will be on the road again for a non-league contest on Monday (Dec. 21) versus Jackson.
Valley travels to Oak Hill on Monday for another SOC II contest — against Doug Hale’s Lady Oaks.
West 69, Eastern 29
BEAVER — With four scorers in double figures, the Portsmouth West Lady Senators had little trouble in their road trip to Eastern — winning by a comfortable 40-point margin.
With back-to-back wins in Southern Ohio Conference Division II play, Megan Artrip’s Lady Senators improve to 5-3 (4-2 SOC II) — just ahead of Christmas break.
Each West player who saw the floor in Thursday’s win at least scored — as junior Eden Cline had a team-high 15 points, scoring all of those during the first half.
Sophomore Maelynn Howell had 13 on three field goals and seven-of-eight foul shooting, and freshman Emma Sayre and sophomore Charlie Jo Howard had 10 apiece.
Howard scored each of her 10 during the first quarter, while Sayre scored eight of her 10 during the second half.
Rounding out West’s scoring effort was Haley Coleman who had six, Lexi Deaver’s five, MacKenzie Boggs’ four, and Elisha Andre, Abby Adkins and Sydney McDermott who all scored two.
West’s defensive effort led to Lady Eagles junior Abby Cochenour scoring a game-high 20, but limiting the rest of Eastern to just nine points.
West is set to host Valley on Wednesday, Dec. 30, seeking its third straight SOC II win.
Ironton 42, Portsmouth 21
PORTSMOUTH — Freshman Emily Cheatham’s 11 points accounted for over half of Portsmouth’s score, but the Lady Trojans were unable to keep up with Ironton in their first game action since Nov. 24.
Isabel Morgan and Teegan Carpenter each scored in double figures for the Lady Tigers, with Morgan scoring a game-high 13 on five field goals and 2-of-2 foul shooting.
Carpenter had 10, while Mary Lackey and Kirsten Williams each had six for Ironton.
Behind Cheatham’s team-high 11, fellow freshman Ayonna Carr scored six for the Lady Trojans — while junior Nia Trinidad had four.
Portsmouth (1-1, 0-1 OVC) is right back in Ohio Valley Conference action on Monday (Dec. 21), when it will travel to Chesapeake to face the Lady Panthers.
Thursday’s OVC opener was the Lady Trojans’ only other game — with their 39-33 non-league win at Whiteoak.
Notre Dame 69, Green 27
Symmes Valley 58, Ironton St. Joe 39
Clay at East, ppd. to Jan. 9
Western at New Boston, ppd. to Jan. 2.
Oak Hill at South Webster, ppd. to Dec. 26
Wheelersburg at Waverly, ppd.
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