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SV girls pick up first win

WILLOW WOOD – There’s a reason why the Symmes Valley Lady Vikings won their first game of the season.

Tuesday, December 12, 2000

WILLOW WOOD – There’s a reason why the Symmes Valley Lady Vikings won their first game of the season.

They played better.

Symmes Valley won for the first time in four games with a 50-40 win over the Portsmouth Notre Dame Lady Titans Monday.

"We looked a lot better. We ran our offense better," Lady Vikings coach Rob Bess said. "We only ended up with five assists, but we took better shots. And we really played good defense, especially the third quarter."

Keren Bell has 16 points and 11 rebounds to lead the win. Rebecca Bodmer scored 10 points and had two assists, Jessica Slagle six rebounds, and Melissa Thompson six points.

Laura Graf had 10 points to pace Notre Dame.

Bodmer scored five points the first quarter as Symmes Valley took a 15-11 lead. Jessica Myer scored all 9 on hit pointers and Bell added seven as the Vikings built a 32-21 lead.

Symmes Valley was up 40-26 after three quarters and led by as many as 25 the fourth quarter.

The Lady Vikings hosts Portsmouth East Thursday. East beat Green 46-43 Monday.

Notre Dame 11 10 5 14 – 40

Sym. Valley 15 17 8 10 – 50

PORTS. NOTRE DAME: Rebecca Mullins 2 0 0-0 4 Melonie Smith 0 0 0-1 0, Crystal Graf 1 1 2-4 7, Jessica Thayer 0 0 2-6 2, Lauren Doll 2 0 0-0 4, Jackie Emnett 3 0 0-0 6, Laura Graf 3 1 4-7 13, Brooke Bowman 2 0 0-0 4. Totals: 13 2 8-10 40. Fouls: 18. Fouled out: None.

SYMMES VALLEY (1-3, 1-1): Jessica Myers 3 1 0-0 9, Jeanie Young 1 1-4 3. Anna Bodmer 4 0 2-3 10, Jessica Slagle 3 0 0-0 6, Melissa Thompson 0 0 2-2 2, Dusty Martin 1 2-2 4, Keren Bell 7 0 2-6 16. Total: 20-56 (1) 9-19 50. Fouls: 21. Fouled out: None. Rebound: 20-17=37 (Bell 11, Slagle 6). Steals: 8 (Bodmer 3). Assists: 5 (Bell 2). Turnovers: 12.