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Lady Vikings topple Lady Bobcats, 59-43

Green Lady Bobcats’ Guilia Elli (with ball) drives down the lane as Symmes Valley’s Megan Johnson (15) defends. The Lady Vikings beat Green 59-43 on Monday in a Southern Ohio Conference I game. (Kent Sanborn of Southern Ohio Sports Photos)

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

FRANKLIN FURNACE — The Symmes Valley Lady Vikings were in a rut, so they decided to step outside of the box.

The Lady Vikings changed up their defense and as a result beat the Green Lady Bobcats 59-43 Monday in a Southern Ohio Conference I game.

“We tried something new on defense and it worked out for us, so that was a positive,” said Lady Vikings’ coach Brandon Walker.

Another positive for the Lady Vikings (6-9, 5-5) was the performance of Kalli Huntt who scored 24 points and grabbed 17 rebounds.

Kaitlyn Payne had 9 points and Sarah Crabtree had 5 rebounds in just one quarter before leaving due to an illness.

Green (2-12, 1-9) was led by Giula Elli and Madison Applegate with 13 points each. Bobbie Applegate added 9 points.

Crabtree and Merranda Hayes scored 4 points each as Symmes Valley took a 13-11 first quarter lead.

Hunt had 8 points and Megan Johnson got all 4 of her points in the second quarter as the Lady Vikings extended their lead to 32-21. Elli had 8 points for Green.

Payne and Hunt combined for 10 points in the third quarter to offset 9 points by Madison and Bobbie Applegate and Symmes Valley took a 46-34 lead.

Hunt had 8 points and Malenna Davis hit a 3-pointer as Symmes Valley outscored Green 13-9 in the fourth quarter. Madison Applegate scored 6 for the Lady Bobcats.

Walker said a key for Symmes Valley was 42 rebounds as a team.

“We talked about holding them to one shot and we did a pretty good job of that,” said Walker.

Sym. Valley 13 19 14 13 = 59

Green 10 11 13 9 = 43

SYMMES VALLEY (6-9, 5-5): Malenna Davis 0 1 0-0 3, Merranda Hayes 2 0 0-2 4, Breanna Brumfield 0 0 0-0 0, Gracie Waddell 2 0 2-2 6, Ely Fulks 0 0 0-2 0, Kayla Hayes 2 0 2-4 6, Kalli Hunt 11 0 2-5 24, Megan Johnson 1 0 2-2 4, Hannah Maynard 0 0 0-0 0, Kaitlyn Payne 4 0 1-2 9, Taylor Michael 0 0 0-0 0, Sarah Crabtree 2 0 0-0 4. Totals: 24 1 9-19 59. Fouls: 10. Fouled out: None.

GREEN (2-12, 1-9): Bobbie Applegate 4 0 1-1 9, Madison Applegate 5 0 3-3 13, Hannah Cline 0 0 0-0 0, Alexis Bays 0 0 0-0 0, Giula Elli 2 3 3-6 13, Ciera Davis 0 0 0-0 0, Abbey Cline 0 0 0-0 0, Erin Imes 2 0 0-0 4, Jessica Patrick 0 0 1-2 1. Totals: 13 3 8-12 43. Fouls: 18. Fouled out: None.