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Vikings roll past East, 64-38

WILLOW WOOD — The Symmes Valley Vikings got off to a good start and just kept going and going and going …

The Vikings went up 14 points in the first quarter and kept on scoring in a 64-38 rout of the Sciotoville East Tartans Saturday in a Southern Ohio Conference game.

“We got an early lead and just kept building on it,” said Vikings’ coach Jerome Fuller. “Our defense is doing a good job creating better shots. Our press gets us a lot of layups.”

Leading the offense was Kris Tibbs with 16 points. He also had 7 rebounds and 3 steals. Luke Taylor and Michael Ferris scored 12 points each.

Hunter Johnson contributed 7 points and 4 assists as the Vikings improved to 10-5overall and 8-3in the SOC.

Cory Haywood scored 14 points for East (4-11).

Tibbs had 8 points in the first quarter as the Vikings raced to a 19-5 lead.

Taylor had half his points in the second quarter and Symmes Valley extended its lead to 33-14 at the break.

After leading 46-26 after three quarters, Ferris came off the bench to score 9 points and the Vikings continued to pull away.

Sciotoville East 5 9 12 12 = 38

Symmes Valley 19 14 13 18 = 64

SCIOTOVILLE EAST (4-11): Jordan Garrett 0 2 0-0 6, Zach Rawlins 1 1 0-1 5, Justin Crager 0 0 0-1 0, Nathan Toller 0 0 1-2 1, Jon Garrett 0 2 2-2 8, Devin Briggs 2 0 0-1 4, Cory Haywood 7 0 0-6 14, Justin Phillips 0 0 0-0 0, Ryan Bradford 0 0 0-0 0, Nathan King 0 0 0-0 0, T.J. Taylor 0 0 0-0 0, Hayden Russell 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 10 5 3-13 38. Fouls: 11. Fouled out: None.

SYMMES VALLEY (10-5, 8-3): Drew Brock 2 0 0-0 4, Brad Lemaster 0 1 0-0 3, Justin Payne 1 0 0-2 2, Kris Tibbs 8 0 0-0 16, Cory Brown 0 0 0-0 0, Luke Taylor 6 0 0-0 12, Hunter Johnson 3 0 1-1 7, Josh Craft 2 0 0-0 4, Brandon Bowling 0 0 0-0 0, Michael Ferris 4 1 1-2 12, Jacob Patterson 0 0 0-0 0, Ryan Stanley 0 0 4-4 4. Totals: 28-55 6-9 64. Fouls: 16. Fouled out: None. 3-point goals: 2-11. Rebounds: 29 (Johnson 9, Tibbs 7). Assists: 10 (Johnson 4). Steals: 15 (Tibbs 3, Patterson 3). Turnovers: 19. Blocked shots: Tibbs, Stanley.