BASKETBALL SCOREBOARD — January 21
Wheelersburg 52, Northwest 37
Minford 43, Valley 30
Notre Dame 72, Sciotoville East 20
PORTSMOUTH — Nine three-pointers accounted for 27 of Notre Dame’s 72 points in Thursday’s 52-point (72-20) home win over East in Southern Ohio Conference Division I play.
The win helped extend Notre Dame’s impressive league winning streak to 85 games — and their record this season to 13-1 (8-0 SOC I).
In total, 10 Lady Titans scored in the win — led by senior Ava Hassel’s 16 points on six made field goals.
Fellow senior Isabel Cassidy scored 11 points on four field goals and a pair of free throws to reach double figures.
Annabelle Ball, Katie Strickland and Ella Kirby each scored eight points as a trio — 18 of those 24 coming in the second half.
Kamryn Bradford added six points, Claire Dettwiller and Gracie Ashley scored four apiece, Annie Dettwiller had three points, and Charlee Lansing chipped in two.
Grace Smith led the Lady Tartans with a team-high 10 points on four field goals and a free-throw make.
Mia Caldwell scored seven, Felicia Smith two and Kacie Conley one to round out East’s scoring.
Notre Dame is set to host Oak Hill on Saturday in non-league play, while East (1-9, 1-6 SOC I) was set to travel to Symmes Valley on Saturday in an SOC I makeup game.
Notre Dame will play at 6 p.m., while the Tartans tip off at 1:30 p.m.
New Boston 34, Ironton St. Joe 33
NEW BOSTON — The final two points in New Boston senior Shelby Easter’s 13-point effort were the game’s most important and deciding.
Trailing the visiting Ironton St. Joe Lady Flyers 33-32, Easter grabbed an offensive rebound and put it back through the bucket — giving the Lady Tigers a one-point (34-33) lead with just 10 seconds left.
The end result was an exciting 34-33 Southern Ohio Conference Division I victory by the Lady Tigers —as Easter is the only senior on the five-member strong squad.
Easter made four field goals and went 5-of-6 from the foul line in the win.
Dylan O’Rourke added 10 points on three field goals and two made foul shots.
Cadence Williams scored six and Kenzie Whitley had five, as New Boston’s defense held Ironton St. Joe to just four fourth-quarter points.
O’Rourke, meanwhile, made two treys in the period —after Williams nailed one in the third.
The Lady Flyers were led by Bella Whaley’s team-high 12 points, as her potential game-winner hit the back of the rim — resulting in a Lady Tigers’ win.
Riley Daniels dropped in seven points, including both of St. Joe’s (2-11, 2-6 SOC I) two threes.
New Boston (7-7, 6-3 SOC I) is back in action a week from Thursday (Jan. 28) — when it’ll travel to Western in the SOC I.
Rock Hill 56, Portsmouth 39
PEDRO — A hot start helped lead the Rock Hill Redwomen to a 17-point (56-39) home win over Portsmouth in Ohio Valley Conference play.
Leading 20-11 after the opening quarter, the Redwomen went on to outscore the Lady Trojans 36-28 over the final three to seal Thursday’s win.
Two Rock Hill players reached double figures, led by Hadyn Bailey’s 17 on seven made field goals and Cigi Pancake’s 15 on five field goals and 4-of-5 foul shooting.
Rock Hill hit nine three-pointers, including two by Bailey and Hope Easterling.
Emily Cheatham led the Lady Trojans with a team-high 19 points — making all but two of the Lady Trojans’ field goals in the final three quarters.
Nia Trinidad added 15 points — nine of which came in the opening period.
In combining for 34 points, Cheatham and Trinidad dialed up for four triples apiece.
Ayonna Carr added five points to round out Portsmouth’s scoring.
Portsmouth (1-8, 0-8 OVC) is back in action next Thursday (Jan. 28) — when it’ll travel to face Gallia Academy in OVC play.
Waverly 48, Oak Hill 47
WAVERLY —The Waverly Lady Tigers scratched, clawed and fought their way back to a comeback victory over Oak Hill on Thursday.
Trailing 22-17 at halftime and even 34-24 following three quarters, the Tigers torched the Lady Oaks for 24 fourth-period points — and captured a dramatic 48-47 Southern Ohio Conference Division II triumph.
With the win, Waverly raised its record to 11-3 —and to 7-3 and tied for second-place with Northwest in the SOC II.
The Lady Oaks, on the other hand, fell to 9-6 and 7-5.
Paige Carter paced the winners —with a team-high 14 points on five field goals and 4-of-7 free throws.
Carter pulled down eight rebounds as well, and blocked three shots.
Kelli Stewart tallied 10 points on five field goals, as Carli Knight notched nine —including a key old-fashioned fourth-quarter three-point play.
Stewart secured five rebounds and Knight grabbed four, as Knight made off with three steals.
Zoiee Smith scored six points on three baskets for the Tigers, but collected three thefts and dished out 10 assists.
Chloe Chambers, with 17 points on seven buckets and 3-of-4 free throws including 13 second-half points, paced the Lady Oaks.
Olivia Clarkson added 11 —on three field goals and 5-of-6 fourth-quarter foul shots.
Baylee Howell had eight points and Brooke Howard scored seven —as both of them combined for Oak Hill’s three threes.
Minford at Portsmouth West, ppd.
Valley at Eastern, ppd.
Western at Green, ppd.
Symmes Valley at Clay, ppd.