BOYS: Chillicothe 61, McClain 39
GREENFIELD – After a tough loss to Washington Court House at home this past weekend, Chillicothe bounced back with a win on the road Tuesday night, over Greenfield McClain, by a final of 61-39.
The Cavaliers (2-2, 2-1 South Central Ohio League) were led by senior Kristian Boltenhouse, who scored 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Branden Maughmer added 14 points and four assists.
“I felt we did a great job of playing together as a team tonight,” Chillicothe coach Eric Huffer said. “We were able to put a game together for all four quarters. Kristian Boltenhouse did a great job of creating offense for us in the first half and Branden Maughmer did a nice job of leading our team. Matt Benson did not score but was unbelievable in rebounding, hustle plays and setting the example for us.”
Chillicothe will return to action Thursday at home against Africentric Early College.
GIRLS: Piketon 51, Unioto 46
CHILLICOTHE – Unioto almost got off the schneid Tuesday night in Scioto Valley Conference play. However, Piketon had other plans as the Redstreaks outlasted the Tanks 51-46 at Unioto High School.
The Redstreaks (4-1, 2-1 SVC), who were at one time trailing 21-6, were led by Faith Pack with 15 points and seven boards while Kara Blanton scored 14 and grabbed a season high 18 rebounds.
Leading the Shermans’ attack was Caroline Thiel, who once again hit double digit scoring figures. Thiel scored 12 alongside nine rebounds and seven blocks while Kaylee Valentine added eight points and Bri Thomas finished with seven.
Piketon will return to action Saturday at home against Zane Trace while Unioto (0-5, 0-3 SVC) continues to look for its first win at Adena the same night.
GIRLS: Westfall 51, Adena 37
FRANKFORT – Both Westfall and Adena entered Tuesday night’s action coming off losses. The Mustangs walked away avenging theirs with a 51-37 win over the Warriors on the road.
The Mustangs (4-2, 3-0 SVC) got back on track thanks to 11 points from Regan Stonerock, 10 from Kelsie Robinson, nine from OJ Mathes and eight from Emily Walker.
Adena’s Taylor Rawlings was a one woman wrecking crew, scoring 19 points and adding 12 rebounds while Alexis Putnam partnered up with Rawlings on the glass, bringing down 13 boards of her own.
The Warriors (1-5, 0-3 SVC) will next host Peebles Thursday night in non-conference action while Westfall travels to Paint Valley Saturday.
GIRLS: Southeastern 71, Paint Valley 40
BAINBRIDGE – Don’t look now but the Southeastern Panthers have now evened their record after dropping their first two contests this season.
The Panthers (2-2, 2-1 SVC) went on the road and returned home with a 71-40 victory over Paint Valley Tuesday night.
After a slow start to her season, Ella Skeens had a coming out party by dropping 27 alongside five rebounds and three assists. The sophomore went 11-for-17 from the floor, including a 3-for-5 mark from downtown. Audrie Wheeler added 17 points and six assists while both McKinley Mitten and Cindellynn Murta finished with six points apiece.
Lexi Woods once again carried Paint Valley (1-4, 1-2 SVC) with 21 points as Mikayla Newland chipped in with eight.
Southeastern will host Huntington Saturday night in a top-of-the SVC clash while the Bearcats next play Thursday night at home against Whiteoak.