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Redmen topple Vikings, 54-45

Published 12:12am Sunday, February 9, 2014

Jim Walker


WILLOW WOOD — This was about defense. And some 3-point shooting.

The Rock Hill Redmen turned in a strong defensive effort and Aaron Dalton hit seven 3-pointers in a 54-45 win over the Symmes Valley Vikings Saturday.

“We got after on defense, especially in the third and fourth quarters. That’s what wins games,” said Rock Hill coach Dave Hopper.

“Austin Collins was solid again and Aaron Dalton was on fire.”

Dalton finished with 23 points while Collins had 15 points, 15 rebounds and three steals. Alex Nance grabbed 11 rebounds and Joey Stidham had three steals for the Redmen (3-16).

Dylan Malone scored 11 points and Jonathan Kouns 10 for Symmes Valley (11-6).

Kouns had eight points and Kurt Adams five in the first quarter as the Vikings took a 15-7 lead. Collins scored five.

Dalton had a pair of 3-pointers in the second quarter while Jacob Klaiber scored six for the Vikings and it was 29-21 at the break.

But Dalton scored 12 points on four 3-pointers in the third quarter as Rock Hill took a 39-38 lead.

Dalton and Collins scored five each in the fourth quarter including a key 3-pointer by Collins to seal the win.

Rock Hill hosts River Valley on Monday.

Rock Hill 7 14 18 15 = 54

Sym. Valley 15 14 9 7 = 45

ROCK HILL (3-16): Aaron Dalton 1 7 0-0 23, Alex Nance 2 0 0-0 4 Chance Blankenship 1 1 3-4 8, Joey Stidham 0 0 3-5 3, Austin Collins 1 3 4-4 15, Jordan Hairston 0 0 1-2 1. Totals: 5 11 11-15 54. Fouls: 8. Fouled out: None.

SYMMES VALLEY (11-6): Dylan Malone 4 1 0-0 11, Webb 0 1 0-0 3, Seth Jarrell 0 0 0-0 0, Kurt Adams 1 1 0-0 5, Jonathan Kouns 5 0 0-1 10, Ben Ferguson 1 0 0-0 2, Jacob Klaiber 3 0 0-3 6, Tyler Rowe 3 0 2-4 8, Ryan Gibson 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 17 3 2-8 45. Fouls: 14. Fouled out: None.

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