Symmes Valley’s Jacob Klaiber (40) drives for two of his 17 pionts in the Vikings 75-61 win over South Gallia Friday. an orange out in support of Ashley Dennison, our student who is undergoing chemo treatments for kidney cancer. Both teams wore orange socks as well as many fans of both teams in support of Dennison. (Courtesy of Robert S. Stevens of The Gold Studio in Ironton)
Symmes Valley’s Jacob Klaiber (40) drives for two of his 17 pionts in the Vikings 75-61 win over South Gallia Friday. an orange out in support of Ashley Dennison, our student who is undergoing chemo treatments for kidney cancer. Both teams wore orange socks as well as many fans of both teams in support of Dennison. (Courtesy of Robert S. Stevens of The Gold Studio in Ironton)

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Vikings rout Rebels, 75-61

Published 12:10am Sunday, December 29, 2013

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

WILLOW WOOD — The Symmes Valley Vikings won the game. They also won the foul shooting contest.

In a game marred by 48 fouls and 53 free throw attempts, the Vkings beat the South Gallia Rebels 75-61 on Friday.

The Vikings were 22-of-30 from the foul line while the Rebels made 12-of-23.

“We’re starting to do things a lot better. When we stop fouling so much, we’ll be alright. We’re keeping teams in the game at the line,” said Vikings’ coach Donnie Saunders.

Jacob Klaiber scored 17 points to lead five Vikings in double figures. Jonathon Kouns had 15 points, Tyler Rowe and Ryan Gibson 13 each and Dylan Malone 10.

Brayden Greer scored 25 points and Landon Hutchinson 18 to pace the R3ebels (6-2).

Rowe scored 8 points in the first quarter as the Vikings (5-1) took a 14-10 lead.

After Symmes Valley went up 29-22 at the half, Kouns had 8 points as the Vikings outscored the Rebels 18-9 to widen the cushion to 47-31 at the end of the third quarter.

Klaiber had 13 points in the fourth quarter and the Vikings converted all 13 of their free throw attempts.

Greer socred 12 points and Hutchinson 8 in the fourth quarter, but South Gallia was just 7-of-14 at the line.

The Vikings host Portsmouth Clay Monday in a Southern Ohio Conference game.

In earlier games, Josh Dial scored 13 points as the Vikings’ jayvees won 50-36. The Symmes Valley freshmen won 50-15.

South Gallia 10 12 9 28 = 61

Sym. Valley 14 15 18 28 = 75

SOUTH GALLIA (6-2): Landon Hutchinson 7 0 4-8 18, Brayden Greer 8 1 6-11 25, Ethan Spurlock 1 0 0-0 2, Mikey Wheeler 4 0 1-2 9, Ethan Swain 0 1 1-2 4, Jared Calhoun 0 1 0-0 3, Joseph Ehman 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 20 3 12-23 61. Fouls: 23. Fouled out: Ehman.

SYMMES VALLEY (5-1): Dylan Malone 5 0 0-0 10, Seth Jarrell 0 0 0-1 0, Kurt Adams 1 1 2-2 7, Jonathon Kouns 4 0 7-10 15, Jacob Klaiber 7 0 3-3 17, Tyler Rowe 2 0 9-12 13, Ryan Gibson 3 2 1-2 13. Totals: 22 3 22-30 75. Fouls: 25. Fouled out: Gibson, Kouns.

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