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Rose Hill knocks off adjusting Vikings, 67-50

ROSE HILL, Ky. — Things just aren’t the same for the Symmes Valley Vikings. That’s why they’re trying to do things differently.

Playing their second game without leading scorer Michael Humphrey due to a broken jaw, the Vikings continued their series of adjustments in a 67-50 loss to the Rose Hill Royals Monday.

“We didn’t play that poorly, we just didn’t make enough shots,” Vikings coach Alvin Carpenter said. “We’re adjusting. Everyone is in a different role now so we had to learn what we can do and what we can’t do.”

The Vikings were down just 15-12 at the end of the first quarter, but Michael Fuller hit three shots from behind the arc in the second quarter as Rose Hill pulled away to a 36-23 halftime lead.

Dakota Euton knocked down a pair of 3-pointers and scored 8 points as the Royals pushed the lead to 57-33.

Matt Tibbs and brother Chris Tibbs combined for 9 points and Chris Capper had 6 points as the Vikings outscored the Royals 17-10, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the 24-point deficit.

Kyle Meadows and Kirt Shipley had 10 points each to lead the Vikings (13-4). Meadows and Chris Capper grabbed 8 rebounds each and Chris Tibbs had 7.

Euton scored 21 points, Chad Jackson 18 and Fuller 13 to lead the Royals (15-5).

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SYMMES VALLEY (13-4): Tyler Smith 0 0 2-2 2, Jacob Johnson 0 2 0-0 6, Kirt Shipley 2 2 0-2 10, Chris Capper 3 0 3-6 9, Matt Tibbs 2 1 1-3 8, Kyle Meadows 2 0 6-8 10, Nate Spencer 0 0 2-2 2, Chris Tibbs 1 0 1-2 3, Brandon Bowling 0 0 0-0 0, Brice Sexton 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 15-55

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50. 3-point goals: 5-15. Fouls: 11. Fouled out: None. Rebounds: 35 (Meadows 8, Capper 8, C. Tibbs 7). Assists: 11 (Smith 4, Sexton 3). Steals: 8 (Meadows 3, Johnson 3, Smith 2). Turnovers: 18. Blocked shots: 4 (Meadows 2, Capper 1, C. Tibbs 1).

ROSE HILL (15-5): Chad Jackson 7 0 4-4 18, Alex Malloy 2 0 0-0 4, Tony Arthur 1 0 1-4 3, Michael Fuller 2 3 0-0 13, Dakota Euton 3 4 3-4 21, Chase Jackson 1 0 0-1 2. Totals: 16

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67. Fouls: 16. Fouled out: None.