Archived Story

Vikings can’t overcome Tartans’ size

Published 2:51am Monday, December 10, 2012

Jim Walker


WILLOW WOOD — The Symmes Valley Vikings knew what they had to do, it was just easier said than done.

The Vikings knew playing against the Sciotoville East Tartans meant facing 6-foot-9 Patrick Bias. They didn’t adjust well enough as East beat Symmes Valley 55-46 Friday in a Southern Ohio Conference game.

“They have the 6-9 kid inside and he’s intimidating, so you have to shoot the ball well,” said Vikings’ coach Donnie Saunders. “We had the shots, we just didn’t shoot the ball well.”

The Vikings didn’t shoot the ball well from the foul line, either. They were just 4 of 7 while East converted 13 of 19 attempts including 10 of 11 in the fourth quarter.

“They did a good job making free throws, especially in the fourth quarter with the game on the line,” said Saunders.

D.J. Miller scored 16 points and Austin Baldwin 11 to lead the Vikings (1-1, 0-1).

Justin Crager and Tyler Bradford scored 17 points and Bias 14 to lead East (3-0, 1-0).

Crager scored just before the half as East took a 26-23 lead.

But Miller had 7 points in the third quarter as the Vikings got within 35-34.

Miller had 8 more points in the fourth quarter, but the Vikings were outscored 20-12 on the strength of East’s foul shooting.

Sciotoville East 16 10 9 20 = 55

Symmes Valley 13 10 11 12 = 46

SCIOTOVILLE EAST (3-0, 1-0): Jeremy Toller 0 0 0-0 0, Justin Crager 5 1 4-7 17, Shain Siebert 0 0 0-0 0, Hayden Russell 0 1 0-0 3, Brandon Walker 0 0 0-0 0, Dakota Walker 1 0 0-0 2, Tyler Bradford 6 0 5-8 17, Patrick Bias 5 0 4-4 14, Nick Basham 1 0 0-0 2. Totals: 18 213-19 55. Fouls: 11. Fouled out: None.

SYMMES VALLEY (1-1, 0-1): Alec Herrell 0 0 0-0 0, Zane Wheeler 0 0 0-0 0, Dylan Pelletier 0 0 0-0 0, D.J. Miller 1 4 2-4 16, Jacob Graybeal 0 0 0-0 0, Tanner Conley 0 0 0-0 0, Austin Baldwin 5 0 1-1 11, Mitch Corn 2 0 0-0 4, Clayton Tony 1 0 1-2 3, Dylan Malone 2 0 0-0 4, Tyler Rowe 4 0 0-0 8. Totals: 15 4 4-7 46. Fouls: 19. Fouled out: None.

The Tribune believes it is possible for people with a variety of points of view to discuss issues in a civil manner and will remove comments that, in our opinion, foster incivility. We want to encourage an open exchange of information and ideas. Responsibility for what is posted or contributed to this site is the sole responsibility of each user. By contributing to this website, you agree not to post any defamatory, abusive, harassing, obscene, sexual, threatening or illegal material, or any other material that infringes on the ability of others to enjoy this site, or that infringes on the rights of others. Any user who feels that a contribution to this website is a violation of these terms of use is encouraged to email, or click the "report comment" link that is on all comments. We reserve the right to remove messages that violate these terms of use and we will make every effort to do so — within a reasonable time frame — if we determine that removal is necessary.

Editor's Picks

Tackling addiction

Spectrum Outreach plans recovery housing for addicts   The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services on Nov. 10 announced a $10 million investment ... Read more

Mrs. Ohio All-Star makes impact

SOUTH POINT — Angela McKeone, of South Point, is one of a kind. She recently won the title of Mrs. Ohio All-Star. “I recognized when ... Read more

Some RH teachers will have access to guns

PEDRO — Rock Hill Schools Superintendent Wes Hairston admits it wasn’t one of the easier or more popular choices he has made. “It was a ... Read more

Making his dreams a reality

Mickey Fisher speaks to Ironton High School   His message was simple: Before he was an actor, a filmmaker or a big-time Hollywood screenwriter, Mickey ... Read more