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Strong 4th quarter lifts Vikings to win

Published 3:05am Friday, February 15, 2013

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

WILLOW WOOD — The Symmes Valley Vikings pride themselves on their late-game stamina. The couldn’t have been more proud in the fourth quarter of Tuesday’s game.

The Vikings used a strong fourth quarter to snap a tie game as they beat the South Gallia Rebels 58-51.

The game was tied 10-10 after the first quarter, but Jonathan Kouns scored 6 points as Symmes Valley opened up a 30-20 halftime lead.

South Gallia came alive in the third quarter and outscored the Vikings 23-13 to tie the game at 43.

Kody Lambert drained four 3-pointers and Ethan Swain hit three more 3-pointers in the quarter for the Rebels.

But D.J. Miller hit a 3-pointer and sank two foul shots and Dylan Malone scored 4 points as Symmes Valley outscored the Rebels 15-8 in the fourth quarter to get the win.

Miller and Malone scored 10 points each to lead a balance Symmes Valley offense. Nine different players scored for the Vikings (11-9).

Brayden Greer and Lambert scored 15 points each and Swain 12 points to lead the Rebels (5-15). Lambert and Greer scored all their points on 3-point goals. The Rebels made 10 long-range bombs as a team.

South Gallia 10 10 23 8 = 51

Sym. Valley 10 20 13 15 = 58

SOUTH GALLIA (5-15): Landon Hutchinson 1 0 4-8 6, Brayden Greer 6 1 0-3 15, Gus Slone 0 0 0-0 0, Kody Lambert 0 5 0-0 15, Ethan Swain 0 4 0-0 12, Joseph Ehman 0 0 0-0 0, C.J. Johnston 0 0 0-0 0, Michael Wheeler 1 0 1-2 3. Totals: 8 10 5-13 51. Fouls: 18. Fouled out: None.

SYMMES VALLEY (11-9): Alec Herrell 3 0 2-5 8, Zane Wheeler 0 0 1-2 1, Dylan Pelletier 0 0 0-0 0, Jacob Graybeal 1 0 0-0 2, Austin Baldwin 2 0 3-4 7, Jonathan Kouns 3 0 2-3 8, D.J. Miller 0 2 4-4 10, Clayton Toney 0 1 1-2 4, Dylan Malone 5 0 0-0 10, Tyler Rowe 3 0 2-4 8. Totals: 17 3 15-24 58. Fouls: 17. Fouled out: None.

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