Minford senior Micah Thacker (34) looks to pass the ball during the Lady Falcons’ 40-25 home loss to Oak Hill in Southern Ohio Conference Division II play.

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Minford freshman Kynedi Davis (10) battles for a rebound against Oak Hill’s Tamron McCain in Monday’s Southern Ohio Conference Division II game hosted by the Lady Falcons.

Jacob Smith | Daily Times


Girls Basketball

Oak Hill 40, Minford 25

MINFORD — The Oak Hill Lady Oaks’ defense limited Minford in their 15-point (40-25) road win on Monday in Southern Ohio Conference Division II play.

After holding a 17-16 halftime lead with both teams staying within one possession of one another, the Lady Oaks went on to outscore Minford 23-9 in the second half — leading them to their seventh win of the season in 11 tries (7-4 overall).

The Lady Falcons took Oak Hill to overtime in the two teams’ first meeting on Dec. 30 — a 45-44 result that ultimately went in the Lady Oaks’ favor.

Minford senior Livi Shonkwiler scored a team-high 13 points, including 10 of the team’s 11 second-quarter points as they stayed within one of their guests halfway through the game.

Freshman Kynedi Davis added eight for the Lady Falcons on four made field goals — two coming in the opening period and one each in the third and fourth.

Bella Reffitt added two points, while seniors Ally Coriell and Micah Thacker each scored one.

Lady Oaks senior Olivia Clarkson scored a game-high 20 points on four field goals and 9-of-10 foul shooting to earn Oak Hill the season sweep over Minford.

Minford is back in action on Thursday (Jan. 14), when it’ll travel to South Webster in SOC II play.

Green 73, East 34

SCIOTOVILLE — The Green Lady Bobcats captured their fourth consecutive victory on Monday, winning at East 73-34 and already completing that season sweep.

With the win, Green raised its record to 5-2 —and to 4-2 in the Southern Ohio Conference Division I.

The loss left the Lady Tartans at 0-7, and 0-5 in the division.

Green led 16-7 at the first stop, 41-16 at halftime and 61-22 following three quarters.

Anna Knapp netted 21 points to pace the winners, as she scored a dozen in the first period alone.

Knapp nailed two three-pointers and a free throw for an old-fashioned three-point play, as eight Lady Bobcats reached the scoring column.

Kasey Kimbler with 18 and Kame Sweeney with 14 also reached double figures in scoring, as Alex Smith scored eight on four field goals and Lori Brown bagged a deuce and a trey.

Kaylee Christian with four, Katelinn Satterfield with two and Laiken Dingus with a fourth-quarter free throw rounded out the Green scoring.

Grace Smith — East’s only senior — scored 16 points on four twos, the Lady Tartans’ trifecta and 3-of-4 free throws to lead them.

Mia Caldwell chipped in 10 points as Savannah Dingess scored baskets in the second and fourth quarters, while Peyton Johnson and Felicia Smith each scored a bucket in the last.

East is back in action against Ironton St. Joseph in an SOC I makeup matchup on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m, while Green goes to New Boston in SOC I action on Thursday at 6 p.m.

Notre Dame 71, New Boston 27

PORTSMOUTH — The Notre Dame Lady Titans scored 27 points in the first quarter on Monday.

The visiting and five-player New Boston Lady Tigers totaled 27 for the entire game.

The Lady Titans totaled 71 points to defeat New Boston 71-27, thus extending their amazing Southern Ohio Conference Division I winning streak to 83 games.

Notre Dame is now 9-1 and 6-0 in the SOC I.

The Lady Tigers fell to 5-4, and actually suffered their first league loss in five bouts.

New Boston and Notre Dame decided to play after their original respective Monday matchups against Clay and Symmes Valley were postponed due to coronavirus quarantines.

The Lady Titans took a 27-2 lead after only one quarter, as Cadence Williams had the only New Boston basket.

Ava Hassel led the Lady Titans and all scorers with 22 points —as she did not play in the final period.

She scored six twos, three threes and split a pair of first-quarter free throws.

Annie Detwiller’s dozen points on three baskets and 6-of-7 foul shots followed Hassel, as Kamryn Bradford buried three first-half threes.

Ella Kirby added eight points and netted two trifectas, as Claire Detwiller drained four field goals for eight.

Katie Strickland on three baskets for six, Gracie Ashley on two buckets for four, and Isabel Cassidy on a first-quarter field goal rounded out the Notre Dame scoring.

Kenzie Whitley —on three twos, two triples and 2-of-3 freebies —was the high point for the Lady Tigers.

Williams was next with eight on three baskets and 2-of-2 free throws, while senior Shelby Easter added five tosses on 10 attempts.

New Boston’s makeup matchup at Clay is set for Wednesday (Jan. 13) at 6 p.m., while Notre Dame returns home —and returns to SOC I action —on Thursday at 6 p.m. against Ironton St. Joe.

Northwest 60, Eastern 39

BEAVER — Balance is key.

For the Northwest Lady Mohawks, Monday’s balance was almost unbelievable.

That’s because the visiting Lady Mohawks had four players score at least a dozen points, as Northwest —with its 60-39 Southern Ohio Conference Division II victory over Eastern —completed that season sweep.

With the win, Northwest raised its record to 9-3 —and to 6-2 in the SOC II.

Both teams made 3-of-4 free throws, but Northwest had a 26-15 advantage in total field goals, including a 21-9 edge inside the arc.

The Mohawks held leads of 13-6 after the first quarter, 27-23 at halftime and 44-36 following three frames.

Ava Jenkins, on six total field goals including a three-ball, paced the winners with 13 points.

Kloe Montgomery on six buckets, Valerie Copas on five field goals and a split of third-quarter foul shots, and Haidyn Wamsley with four field goals and 2-of-2 charity tosses all scored 12.

Terah Webb wound up with seven points and Reagan Lewis had four, as Wamsley with two and Jenkins, Copas and Webb with one apiece made up the five three-point makes.

Eastern’s Abby Cochenour, on four deuces and four treys, tossed in 20 points to lead all scorers.

Northwest returns home, and returns to SOC I action, on Thursday against Valley.

Wheelersburg 78, Valley 40

LUCASVILLE — It was just another manic Monday of three-point shooting for the Wheelersburg Lady Pirates.

Exactly one week after splashing a dozen trifectas, including a first-half 11 at South Webster, the Lady Pirates popped 10 of them on Monday at Valley —en route to rolling the young Lady Indians 78-40 in a Southern Ohio Conference Division II tilt.

While Wheelersburg won its 35th consecutive SOC II game, it remained undefeated and atop this year’s division race —improving to 7-1 and a perfect 7-0 in the league.

The loss left the Indians at 2-6 and 1-6, as Monday marked Valley’s first affair since a two-week shutdown due to a coronavirus quarantine.

Wheelersburg built leads of 25-9 after the first quarter, 40-18 at halftime and 62-26 following three frames.

Of the 10 triples, Madison Whittaker rained in four, Alaina Keeney canned two, and Makenna Walker, Ellie Kallner, Lexie Rucker and senior Maddie Gill garnered one apiece.

The game’s leading scorer was actually senior Kaylee Darnell, who scored 16 points on seven two-point goals and 2-of-5 foul shots.

Keeney finished with 15 on two twos, three threes and 5-of-5 free throws, while Whittaker wound up with 13 and Rucker notched nine.

The senior Kallner scored seven points, while Walker and Gill each made a deuce and a trey.

Lauren Jolly, the fourth Lady Pirate senior, joined the parade with two baskets for four points.

Haley Whitt was Valley’s high point with 13 points on five field goals and 3-of-4 free throws, as Lucie Ashkettle added eight points on four hoops.

Both clubs return to SOC II action on Thursday —with Wheelersburg hosting West and Valley traveling to Northwest.

Waverly 50, South Webster 49 (OT)

WAVERLY — It was another overtime affair for the South Webster Lady Jeeps on Monday, but unfortunately for them, they were again on the wrong side of it.

For the third time this season, South Webster was involved in an overtime tilt —this one on Monday night at Waverly.

But for the second time this year, the Lady Jeeps lost in an extra session —falling 50-49 to the host and red-hot Lady Tigers, which have now captured seven wins in a row.

South Webster, which won at non-league Jackson 65-64 in overtime, was also on the short end of a 67-63 double-overtime duel against Oak Hill.

The Lady Jeeps are now 6-5, and an even 4-4 in the Southern Ohio Conference Division II.

Meanwhile, Waverly won for the ninth time in 11 games —and are now 5-2 in the division.

It was a close encounter throughout, as South Webster led 9-8 after the opening quarter and 31-28 following the third —as the Tigers took a 21-18 halftime advantage.

The Jeeps scored nine points in each of the first two stanzas, but outscored the Lady Tigers 13-7 in quarter three.

But Waverly forged the overtime tied at 43-43, and edged the Lady Jeeps 7-6 in the extra time.

South Webster was 12-of-14 from the free-throw line compared to only 5-of-7 for the Lady Tigers, but Waverly held a 22-17 advantage in total field goals.

South Webster’s Bri Claxon, by meshing a perfect 8-of-8 from the foul stripe — and all in either the fourth quarter or overtime — poured in 23 points to pace all scorers.

Bella Claxon contributed nine and Skylar Zimmerman seven, as both Claxon sisters and Zimmerman all made a three-pointer.

Faith Maloney with three baskets for six points and sole senior Liz Shupert with two buckets for four rounded out the Lady Jeeps’ scoring.

Zoiee Smith —with 15 points on seven field goals and 11 assists and seven rebounds — once again led the way for Waverly.

Paige Carter had a double-double 11 points and 11 boards, as Kelli Stewart scored eight points and secured six rebounds.

Ava Little landed three baskets for six, while Delaney Tackett tallied a deuce and a trey for five.

South Webster will host Minford on Thursday in another SOC II bout.

Chesapeake 60, Portsmouth 17

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Lady Trojans lost to the Chesapeake Lady Panthers 60-17 on Monday in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

The loss left the young Lady Trojans at 1-6, and 0-6 in the OVC.

Emily Cheatham had 10 points to pace Portsmouth —on four field goals and 2-of-2 foul shots.

Jermya Powell also hit 2-of-2 free throws, while Ayonna Carr connected on a two and a three.

For the Panthers, Ashley Conley canned six three-pointers for 18 points — as Emily Duncan dropped in 14 points on seven twos.

Chesapeake is now 9-3 and 6-2 in the conference.

Portsmouth returns home, and returns to OVC competition, on Thursday night against Fairland.

Western at Ironton St. Joseph, ppd.

Notre Dame at Symmes Valley, ppd.

New Boston at Clay, ppd. to Jan. 13

Minford senior Micah Thacker (34) looks to pass the ball during the Lady Falcons’ 40-25 home loss to Oak Hill in Southern Ohio Conference Division II play. senior Micah Thacker (34) looks to pass the ball during the Lady Falcons’ 40-25 home loss to Oak Hill in Southern Ohio Conference Division II play. Jacob Smith | Daily Times

Minford freshman Kynedi Davis (10) battles for a rebound against Oak Hill’s Tamron McCain in Monday’s Southern Ohio Conference Division II game hosted by the Lady Falcons. freshman Kynedi Davis (10) battles for a rebound against Oak Hill’s Tamron McCain in Monday’s Southern Ohio Conference Division II game hosted by the Lady Falcons. Jacob Smith | Daily Times