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Offense explodes as Vikings roll 103-56

WILLOW WOOD — Coach Jerome Fuller said his team needed a big game and they got it.

Boy, did they get it.

The Symmes Valley Vikings had all 12 players score with five score in double figures as they blitzed the New Boston Tigers 103-56 Friday in a Southern Ohio Conference game.

“We needed to come out and play well,” said Fuller. “We sat our top seven kids in the fourth quarter and didn’t slow down. The basket was as big as the ocean tonight.”

Kris Tibbs had 17 points while Brandon Bowling scored a career-high 16 points to lead a balanced Vikings’ offense.

Bowling hit a shot just before the buzzer at the end of each the first, second and third quarters.

Michael Ferris scored 13 points, Luke Taylor had 11 points and Josh Craft added 10.

Hunter Johnson had a solid all-around game with 7 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. Jacob Patterson grabbed 11 rebounds and Ryan Stanley pulled down 8.

Symmes Valley came out sizzling as they took a 29-12 lead in the first quarter.

The lead was 53-29 at the half.

Tibbs had 8 points and Taylor 11 in the third quarter as the Vikings erupted for 32 points to build an insurmountable 85-38 lead.

The Vikings played at Portsmouth Clay Saturday in a makeup game.

Sym. Valley 29 24 32 18 = 103

New Boston 12 17 9 18 = 56

NEW BOSTON (NA): Mohr 1 0 1-2 3, Buckley 1 1 0-0 5, Messer 3 0 0-2 6, Russell 1 1 0-2 5, Delstal 1 2 0-2 8, Horsley 1 1 0-0 5, Bledsoe 1 0 2-2 4, Henson 6 0 3-6 15, Branham 0 1 2-2 5. Totals: 15 6 8-18 56. Fouls: 22. Fouled out: Henson.

SYMMES VALLEY (4-3, 3-1): Drew Brock 1 0 1-2 3, Brad Lemaster 0 1 1-3 4, Justin Payne 0 1 3-4 6, Kris Tibbs 6 1 2-2 17, Cory Brown 2 0 1-2 5, Luke Taylor 5 0 1-4 11, Hunter Johnson 2 0 3-4 7, Josh Craft 5 0 0-0 10, Brandon Bowling 4 2 2-2 16, Michael Ferris 3 2 1-4 13, Jacob Patterson 2 1 0-1 7, Ryan Stanley 1 0 2-4 4. Totals: 31 8 17-32 103. Fouls: 16. Fouled out: None. Rebounds: 50 (Johnson 11, Patterson 11, Stanley 8). Assists: 17 (Johnson 5, Craft 3). Steals: 12 (Tibbs 2, Payne 2, Bowling 2). Turnovers: 9.