SW tops Peebles for 6th straight sectional title


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South Webster freshman Eli Roberts (22) is fouled hard by Peebles’ Zane Knetckly (44) during Friday night’s Division IV boys basketball sectional championship game at South Webster High School.

South Webster freshman Eli Roberts (22) is fouled hard by Peebles’ Zane Knetckly (44) during Friday night’s Division IV boys basketball sectional championship game at South Webster High School.


Ed Litteral | Daily Times

South Webster senior Brady Blizzard (13) goes up for a basket during the Jeeps’ Division IV boys basketball sectional championship game against Peebles on Friday night at South Webster High School.


Ed Litteral | Daily Times

The South Webster Jeeps won the program’s sixth straight Division IV sectional title with their 75-57 win over Peebles on Friday night.


Ed Litteral | Daily Times

SOUTH WEBSTER — The South Webster Jeeps boys basketball team took care of business on their home court, topping visiting Peebles 75-57 on Friday night in a Division IV sectional final.

With the 18-point victory, the Jeeps are back in the Division IV Southeast District tournament for the sixth straight year — a streak that began in the 2016-17 campaign.

Senior Trae Zimmerman and freshman Eli Roberts scored 45 of the Jeeps’ 75 points in the win (25 for Zimmerman, 20 for Roberts) — on 12 (Zimmerman seven and Roberts five) total made field goals and 16-of-18 (Zimmerman 7-of-9 and Roberts 9-of-9) free-throw shooting.

As a team, South Webster went 23-of-29 from the foul line.

Zimmerman knocked down four of the Jeeps’ eight made three-pointers — as part of his game-high 25.

Cam Carpenter scored 12 points (two three-pointers) as one of four Jeeps to reach double figures, along with senior Brady Blizzard who scored 10.

Zane Porter led the Indians with a team-high 18 points in the contest.

The No. 7 seed Jeeps will face No. 2 seed Valley in a Division IV district semifinal on Saturday, Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. at Wellston High School.

The Jeeps and Indians split their matchups in Southern Ohio Conference Division II play during the regular season.

Valley won 60-54 at South Webster on Dec. 10, while the Jeeps won in Lucasville 52-50 more recently on Jan. 21.

A win in the district semifinals would put the Jeeps in their first Division IV district title game since the 2017-18 season.

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BOX SCORE

Peebles 11 13 20 13 — 57

South Webster 15 20 22 18 — 75

Peebles (8-12) 57

Elijah Jones 0 4-4 4, Remington Beckham 0 0-2 0, Mason Sims 2 1-2 6, Dallas Wilkinson 0 0-0 0, Alan McCoy 6 2-4 14, Zane Porter 6 4-6 18, Hayden Crum 0 0-0 0, Cory Reed 1 0-0 2, Gage Grooms 1 0-0 2, Chris Oldfield 2 1-2 5, Zane Knetckly 1 4-4 6; TOTALS: 19 16-24 57; Three-point field goals: 3 (Porter 2, Sims 1)

South Webster (15-7) 75

Connor Bender 0 0-0 0, Trae Zimmerman 7 7-9 25, Dylan Shupert 1 0-2 3, Bryson Hanley 0 0-0 0, Brock Campbell 0 0-0 0, Cam Carpenter 3 4-4 12, Aaron Taylor 0 0-0 0, Brady Blizzard 5 0-1 10, Zander Rawlins 0 0-0 0, Eli Roberts 5 9-9 20, Will Collins 1 3-4 5, Brody Perkins 0 0-0 0, Aiden McGraw 0 0-0 0; TOTALS: 22 23-29 75; Three-point field goals: 8 (Trae Zimmerman 4, Cam Carpenter 2, Eli Roberts and Dylan Shupert 1 apiece)

South Webster freshman Eli Roberts (22) is fouled hard by Peebles’ Zane Knetckly (44) during Friday night’s Division IV boys basketball sectional championship game at South Webster High School.
https://www.portsmouth-dailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2022/02/web1_Peebles-SW-Roberts-1-3.jpgSouth Webster freshman Eli Roberts (22) is fouled hard by Peebles’ Zane Knetckly (44) during Friday night’s Division IV boys basketball sectional championship game at South Webster High School. Ed Litteral | Daily Times

South Webster senior Brady Blizzard (13) goes up for a basket during the Jeeps’ Division IV boys basketball sectional championship game against Peebles on Friday night at South Webster High School.
https://www.portsmouth-dailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2022/02/web1_Peebles-SW-Blizzard-1-3.jpgSouth Webster senior Brady Blizzard (13) goes up for a basket during the Jeeps’ Division IV boys basketball sectional championship game against Peebles on Friday night at South Webster High School. Ed Litteral | Daily Times

The South Webster Jeeps won the program’s sixth straight Division IV sectional title with their 75-57 win over Peebles on Friday night.
https://www.portsmouth-dailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2022/02/web1_SW-sectional-win-1-4.jpgThe South Webster Jeeps won the program’s sixth straight Division IV sectional title with their 75-57 win over Peebles on Friday night. Ed Litteral | Daily Times

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