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Jeeps maintain two-game SOC II lead with 63-45 win

January 31, 2014

PDT Sports Report


South Webster won its 15th game of the season by defeating West 63-45 in an SOC II bout Thursday evening.

The Jeeps were led by Courtney Blanton, who accumulated 15 points on the night on the strength of two 3-point baskets, and Kacie Hall, who added 11 points of her own. Taylor Shonkwiler added eight rebounds to lead South Webster in that category.

The Senators got another big contribution from Taylor Conley, who led all scorers with 20 points in the contest.

Both teams will play Monday evening, as the Jeeps will host Jackson while West travels to Wellston in a pair of nonconference affairs.

Valley 74, Waverly 39

Valley placed four players in double-figures and hit a total of six three-pointers as a team in a 74-39 victory over SOC II foe Waverly.

Bethany Conley finished as the high scorer for the Indians with 16 points, while Kamryn Conaway, Taylor Skaggs and Lexie Doddridge added 14, 12, and 11 points, respectively.

Laken Smith paced the Tigers with 17 points and 8 rebounds. Hannah Martin also collected 8 boards and Bri Wiget finished with 4 steals and 3 assists on the evening.

Both teams will take the floor again on Saturday evening. However, Valley will host Adena in a non-conference matchup while Waverly will play at Northwest in an SOC II matchup. The latter game was supposed to be played January 23rd but inclement weather forced the postponment of the contest.

Wheelersburg 48, Northwest 38

Wheelersburg rode a balanced scoring effort in its 48-38 victory over fellow SOC II opponent Northwest Thursday evening.

Paige White scored 10 points on the evening to lead the Pirates to the victory. The Mohawks were led by K’Lee McClurg, who finished as the high scorer in the contest with 15 points, and Darbie Jenkins, who finished with a dozen points.

With the win, Wheelersburg moves to 10-6 on the season and moves back above .500 in conference play. The Pirates will play West at home Saturday evening. Northwest will host Clay on Monday.

Clay 50, New Boston 22

Clay was able to get out to a 29-6 halftime lead and did not look back as the Panthers defeated New Boston 50-22 in SOC I play.

Lexie Gilliand stuffed the stat sheet by scoring a game-high 13 points, five rebounds and five assists on the evening. Katie Redding added 12 points and five boards of her own as Clay won its eighth straight game in a row.

Kiersten McGraw led the Tigers with eight points.

Both teams will head outside of SOC I play as Clay will travel to Northwest on Monday evening while New Boston will hop over to Piketon on Saturday.

Green 34, East 27

Green was able to pick up its second win of the year with a 34-27 victory over East Thursday evening in an SOC I matchup.


Kaylyn Blizzards led the Bobcats by scoring a game-high 14 points, while Madison Applegate recorded a double-double by grabbing 14 rebounds and adding 11 points of her own.


Brooklyn Meadows and Megan Carver scored nine points apiece to lead the Tartans.


Both teams will take the court over the weekend, with the Bobcats facing another SOC I foe in Eastern Friday evening in what will be a makeup of a game that was originally scheduled to be played on January 23rd.


Meanwhile, East will play Saturday at Ashland (Ky.) Rose Hill in the second matchup between the two schools.


Chillicothe 69, Portsmouth 47


Despite a game-high 26 points from Peighton Williams, Portsmouth fell 69-47 at former SEOAL rival Chillicothe.

The Trojans will be off through this weekend’s tournament draw and return to action Monday with a trip to Waverly.