BASKETBALL SCOREBOARD — December 28
Southeastern 51, Minford 34
RICHMOND DALE — The Minford Lady Falcons scored just six points apiece in the middle two quarters, and fell behind after a 10-10 first-quarter tie, losing to the host Southeastern Panthers 51-34 on Monday night in a non-league tilt.
Southeastern scored 18 points in the second stanza to lead 28-16 at halftime, and added another 11 markers to lead 39-22 following three frames.
The Lady Falcons forged a 12-12 tie in the fourth quarter, but it was way too little and way too late.
Minford fell to 1-4 with the loss, while the Panthers pushed above .500 to 4-3.
Six Lady Falcons scored —although none made a three-point goal and only two attempted any free throws.
Livi Shonkwiler was Minford’s leader with a dozen points on five field goals and 2-of-2 freebies, as Bella Reffit registered 10 on three field goals and 4-of-6 foul shots.
Kynedi Davis and Haley Knore notched two buckets apiece, as Micah Thacker and Ally Coriell each added one.
The Lady Falcons shot 33-percent from the field on 14-of-42, compared to 14-of-35 for 40-percent for the Panthers.
Southeastern sank 16-of-19 free throws, and splashed seven of 19 three-point attempts.
Minford did outrebound the Panthers 24-15 and scored a dozen second-chance points, but the hosts countered with 10 points off Lady Falcon turnovers.
Four Panthers placed in double figures, led by 15 points —including 8-of-9 free throws — from Macie Graves.
The Lady Falcons return to the road, and return to Southern Ohio Conference Division II action, on Wednesday night with a makeup matchup at Oak Hill.
Valley 54, Clay 46
Chesapeake 61, Symmes Valley 52
Oak Hill 55, River Valley 48
Northwest at Wheelersburg, ppd.
Pike Co. Holiday Tournament
Eastern 59, Western 46 (consolation)
Waverly 53, Piketon 37 (championship)
BEAVER — Waverly senior standout Zoiee Smith scored her 1,000th career point, and the Lady Tigers took their fourth consecutive Pike County Holiday Tournament championship, on Monday night.
By doubling up archrival Piketon 30-15 in the second half, Waverly went on to capture a 53-37 victory in the championship game of the annual Pike County girls get-together.
This season’s four-team tournament took place at Eastern High School.
The Lady Tigers are now 5-2, having pulled away from a 23-22 halftime advantage.
Both teams tied 13-13 in the second stanza, but Waverly won the third quarter 11-6 — before erupting for a 19-9 output in the final period.
Smith scored her 1,000th point in leading the Lady Tigers with 19 points —on nine deuces and a split of second-quarter free throws.
Smith stuffed the stat sheet even further with eight assists, three rebounds and three steals.
Other key contributors included Paige Carter with nine points, nine rebounds and three steals; Sarah Thompson with six points and eight rebounds; Carli Knight with six points and three assists; and Kelli Stewart with five points and six boards.
Carter, Thompson and Knight netted three field goals apiece, as Carter and Stewart both made 3-of-4 from the stripe.
Three Lady Redstreaks scored in double figures and four overall — as Bailey Volgamore led the way with 15 points, including Piketon’s pair of threes.
Waverly will be back in action on Wednesday — with a non-league matinee at Zane Trace.
Tip time for the reserve game is set for 1 p.m.
Notre Dame 60, Rock Hill 45
PEDRO — The Titans needed to be 21 to climb Rock Hill on Monday night.
That’s because visiting Notre Dame, with a pair of 21-point periods in the second half, rallied to defeat Rock Hill 60-45 in a non-league makeup matchup.
The win was the Titans’ third consecutive — all on the road —after a season-opening home loss against South Webster.
Rock Hill had a two-week pause in its season due to a coronavirus quarantine, and fell to 1-3 with the loss.
The Redmen did lead 11-6 after the opening quarter, and maintained a 21-18 halftime advantage.
But the Titans took control in the second half, scoring 21 points in both the third and fourth quarters en route to the win.
Jonathan Strickland scored 16 points to pace all players, as he hit three of the Titans’ four three-point goals and converted 5-of-6 free throws.
Strickland, with the exception of a first-quarter three-pointer, scored his remaining points after halftime.
Dylan Seison chipped in 14 points on six fourth-quarter baskets and two second-stanza foul shots.
Caleb Nichols netted 13 points —on six field goals including the Titans’ other trifecta.
Dominic Sparks and Jackson Clark both scored seven, as Sparks sank three field goals — including an old-fashioned third-quarter three-point play.
Clark meshed half of his 10 foul-shot attempts.
Jermaine Powell posted a second-quarter bucket, and Ethan Kammer made 1-of-3 second-quarter free throws.
Notre Dame did win despite shooting just 14-of-26 from the line.
Owen Hankins, Braydon Malone and Lane Smith scored five field goals apiece, as Hankins had 2-of-3 free throws to lead the Redmen with 12 points.
Brayden Adams, on three baskets and 2-of-3 foul shots, added eight.
The Titans return to the road, and return to Southern Ohio Conference Division I action, on Wednesday night against New Boston.
It’s a key early-season league contest, as the Titans are 1-0 in the SOC I — while the defending division champion Tigers are 3-0 in the conference.
Chesapeake 66, Portsmouth 43
CHESAPEAKE — For the second consecutive Ohio Valley Conference contest, the Portsmouth Trojans traveled right to the immediate Ohio-West Virginia line.
Unfortunately, as they lost last week at Fairland, the result of Monday night’s makeup matchup was the same.
That’s because the Trojans, despite Chris Duff dialing up 24 points on eight three-point goals, fell to the Chesapeake Panthers by a count of 66-43.
The loss leaves Portsmouth at 1-2 —both overall and in the OVC.
Chesapeake, which limited the Trojans to only an Amare Johnson basket in the first quarter on 1-of-12 shooting, is now 3-2 and 2-2 in the league.
The Panthers led 13-2 after the opening quarter, 24-18 at halftime and 43-31 following three frames.
Chesapeake then poured on 23 fourth-period points, compared to only a dozen more for the Trojans.
Duff dropped in his 24 points on 8-of-15 from the field, as Drew Roe registered seven points for the next-highest Trojan tally.
Dariyonne Bryant and Miles Shipp scored two buckets apiece for four points, as Johnson and Donavon Carr collected one basket each.
Levi Blankenship paced three Panthers in double figures with 17 points —on four deuces and three treys.
Chesapeake tossed in eight threes as a team.
The Trojans return home, and return to OVC action, on Wednesday night with another makeup matchup against Rock Hill.