Girls Basketball Recaps — Dec. 9


Staff report



South Webster 57, Minford 41

MINFORD — Jeeps are known for performing well on the road —and even off the beaten paths.

For the South Webster Lady Jeeps, they snake-roaded their way to the Minford Falcons’ Nest on Thursday night —and captured a 57-41 Southern Ohio Conference Division II victory.

That was South Webster’s third win in a row —with all three coming courtesy of SOC II play.

The Lady Jeeps are now 3-1 both ways, while the young Lady Falcons fell to 3-3 —and 2-3 in the SOC II.

South Webster was ahead 14-11 after the opening quarter, 22-16 at halftime and 42-34 following three frames —before doubling up Minford 15-7 in the fourth.

Bri Claxon —who poured in 30, 29 and 27 points in each of the Lady Jeeps’ first three games —chalked up another 27 against Minford.

While she didn’t make any of the Lady Jeeps’ six three-pointers, she did tally 10 twos —and sank 7-of-9 from the foul line.

In fact, those were the only Lady Jeeps’ free throws.

Makayla Raynard with 12 points, Skylar Zimmerman with eight points, Bella Claxon with six points and Riley Raynard with four points rounded out the South Webster scoring.

Makayla Raynard, Bella Claxon and Zimmerman made two three-pointers apiece, as Riley Raynard had two field goals.

Lindsee Williams, the Lady Falcons’ freshman with seven baskets and 1-of-4 free throws, was the high-point for Minford.

Kynedi Davis netted nine on four field goals and a freebie, while Maggie Risner registered a deuce and a trey.

Savannah Cantrell, Lexi Conkel and Ava Cronin had four points apiece, as Conkel accounted for the Lady Falcons’ other three.

South Webster will host Northwest on Monday night, while Minford doesn’t play again until Dec. 20 —when it ventures to West.

Oak Hill 45, Northwest 39

McDERMOTT —The Lady Mohawks have always seemed to play Oak Hill overly tough.

Thursday was another good example.

Unfortunately for host Northwest, a four-point third period doomed their hopes for a victory —as the Lady Oaks outscored them 15-4 in the stanza, en route to a 45-39 Southern Ohio Conference Division II triumph.

The halftime tally stood tied at 19-19, and Northwest won the final frame 16-11.

But only an Ava Jenkins three-point goal, and a split of free throws by Kloe Montgomery, was all Northwest mustered in the dreaded third.

The loss left Northwest at 1-5, and 0-5 in the SOC II.

The Lady Oaks, at league-leader Wheelersburg on Monday, improved to 3-2 —and to 2-1 in the division.

Jenkins scored a game-high 17 points to pace the Lady Mohawks, as she drained two of the team’s three treys — with Reagan Lewis landing the other.

Audrey Knittel notched eight on two baskets and 4-of-4 free throws — while Montgomery had five points, Daria Compton two baskets, and Faith Jewett 2-of-4 foul shots.

Oak Hill had four players score —Chloe Chambers with 14, Jordan Howard with 12, Baylee Howell with 11, and Brooke Howard with eight.

Howell hit three threes in that decisive third quarter, as did Chambers for one.

Jordan Howard had two first-half three-balls.

Western 61, New Boston 50

LATHAM —New Boston sole senior Kenzie Whitley went off for 26 points, scoring half of the Lady Tigers’ total tally —but it wasn’t enough, as the host Western Lady Indians upended the Lady Tigers 61-50 on Thursday.

The loss left the Lady Tigers at 3-5 —and an even 2-2 in the Southern Ohio Conference Division I.

The Lady Indians are now 3-3, and 3-1 in the league.

Whitley, with seven two-pointers and four threes, led all scorers in the contest —as she split the two halves with 13 points apiece.

But Western was the leader at all stops —21-11 after the first, 38-23 at halftime and 47-38 following the third.

Cadence Williams added eight for the Lady Tigers on two second-half triples and two second-quarter free throws, while McKylie Voiers scored seven on two third-quarter deuces and one fourth-quarter three.

Cassie Williams with five and Dylan O’Rourke with four were the only other New Boston scorers.

Jordyn Rittenhouse hit for 20 for the Lady Indians, as Chloe Beekman bucketed 14 and Taylor Grooms 10.

New Boston returns home, and returns to non-league action on Saturday morning, against Grace Christian.

Tip time is set for 10 a.m.

Symmes Valley 58, Green 35

FRANKLIN FURNACE —Unfortunately for the Green Lady Bobcats, Symmes Valley had them seeing red in the second quarter on Thursday.

That’s because the visiting Lady Vikings outscored Green 17-3 in those fateful eight minutes, en route to capturing a 58-35 Southern Ohio Conference Division I win.

Otherwise, the Lady Bobcats only trailed 11-8 after the opening quarter, and were only outscored 16-11 and 14-13 in the final 16 minutes.

But only a Natalie Butler bucket, and a Kasey Kimbler split of free throws, made up for Green’s second-stanza scores.

Anna Knapp netted 15 second-half points to pace the Lady Bobcats —on four baskets and 7-of-10 free throws.

Kimbler added 11 on a first-quarter two, two triples, and 3-of-4 first-half foul shots —with eight of those coming in the opening half.

Mylee Brown with two second-half trifectas, and Emily Brady by splitting a pair of first-quarter charity tosses, made up the other seven Bobcat points.

Nine different Lady Vikings scored, spearheaded by Kylee Thompson’s game-high 19 on nine field goals —including the team’s only three.

Jordan Ellison, on six buckets and a split of first-quarter freebies, amounted 13 to follow suit.

The Lady Bobcats, which fell to 1-3 and 1-2 in the SOC I, are back in league action on Monday — playing at Ironton St. Joseph.

Symmes Valley — now 4-3 and 3-1 — gets an SOC I visit on Monday from Western.

Ironton St. Joseph 41, Clay 26

IRONTON — The Clay Lady Panthers, as all they can do, is improve.

They took another step in that direction on Thursday at Ironton St. Joseph, falling to the Lady Flyers (2-3, 2-2 SOC I) by a 41-26 count in Southern Ohio Conference Division I competition.

The Panthers did lead 6-5 following the opening period, and actually tied St. Joe 7-7 in the last.

Clay was doomed by its middle two cantos, losing 11-3 in the second and 18-10 in the third, to trail 16-9 at halftime and 34-19 following three frames.

Kyleigh Oliver, Clay’s sole senior, amassed three field goals and 5-of-6 foul shots for 11 points.

She also grabbed five rebounds.

Cassidy Bazler and Sarah Cassidy both scored six, as Bazler bagged three field goals and Cassidy the club’s only three and 3-of-6 foul shots.

Amadea Everman with two points, and Morgan McCoy with a free throw, were the only other Panther markers.

Everman did pull down a team-high 10 rebounds.

Clay fell to 0-6 and 0-4 in the SOC I, and goes to East on Monday for another league affair.

The Lady Tartans’ home SOC I contest against Notre Dame on Thursday was postponed.

Rock Hill 52, Portsmouth 42

PORTSMOUTH — The Rock Hill Redwomen earned a 52-42 come-from-behind road win over the Portsmouth Lady Trojans on Thursday night — in Ohio Valley Conference play.

Trailing by four (37-33) entering the final period, the Redwomen outscored the Lady Trojans 19-5 in the fourth quarter — to remain at one loss (4-1, 3-1 OVC) in the league.

Portsmouth fell below .500 for the season (3-4, 1-3 OVC) with the 10-point decision.

Hazley Matthews and Hope Easterling led Rock Hill with team-highs 18 points and 12 points respectively.

They accounted for 13 of the Redwomen’s 18 field goals, although their defense held Portsmouth to five fourth-period points.

Lady Trojans freshman Daysha Reid led all scorers with 24 points — including four twos and all five Trojan threes.

Sophomore Emily Cheatham scored 10 points on five field goals, as Amya Carr had six, and Sydney Meadows scored two in the contest.

Rock Hill hit half of its 22 total free throws, and swished 7-of-14 in the last period —when Portsmouth played from behind and was forced to foul.

The Lady Trojans struggled at the stripe, making only 3-of-13.

Portsmouth will host Gallia Academy on Monday, then face Ironton twice next week in OVC play.

Staff report

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