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Flyers, Scott hold off Vikings

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

With 6-foot-6 center Chris Lewis still out with an injury, the St. Joseph Flyers needed the other players to step up.

Up stepped Troy Scott.

The Flyers 6-3 senior forward scored 28 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and blocked 5 shots to lead St. Joseph to a 47-42 win over the Symmes Valley Vikings on Saturday.

“With Chris out, we need five or six guys getting four or five rebounds,” said Flyers’ coach Jeremy Williams.

“Troy had a big night. Zac McGraw rebounded well. We started well and then hit a lull in the first half, but the second half was better and we were able to finish tonight.”

Shawn Belville had 10 points for the Vikings (2-8). Collin Webb and Payton Hayes scored 8 points each while Matt Rutt and Webb had 8 rebounds apiece.

Scott scored 9 points in the first quarter as the Flyers took a 14-5 lead.

Rutt had 6 points in the second quarter as the Vikings cut the deficit to 22-15 at the half. Kyle Williams scored 4 points for the Flyers.

St. Joseph took a 35-27 lead after three quarters. The Vikings got 6 points from Hayes as they tried to rally in the fourth quarter, but Scott scored 9 points to end the comeback hopes.

St. Joseph hosts New Boston on Wednesday in their homecoming game. Symmes Valley entertains Portsmouth Notre Dame on Tuesday.

Sym. Valley 5 10 12 15 = 42

St. Joseph 14 8 13 12 = 47

SYMMES VALLEY (2-8): Levi Cade 0 0 0-0 0, Josh Dial 0 0 0-0 0, Collin Webb 2 1 1-2 8, Shawn Belville 5 0 0-0 10, Blake Sells 1 0 0-0 2, Payton Hayes 0 2 2-2 8, Jacob Klaiber 2 0 0-0 4, Matt Rutt 4 0 0-1 8, Jason Shepherd 0 0 2-4 2. Totals: 17-53 5-11 42. 3-point goals: 3-10. Rebounds: 34 (Rutt 8, Webb 8). Assists: 6 (Webb 6). Turnovers: 22. Steals: 1 (Webb). Blocked shots: 2. Fouls: 13. Fouled out: None.

ST. JOSEPH (3-8): Wulf Goheen 2 1 1-4 8, Kyle Williams 2 0 1-2 5, Troy Scott 8 2 6-9 28, Zac McGraw 2 0 0-0 4, Trey Young 1 0 0-0 2, Clay Willis 0 0 0-0 0, Tre Neal 0 0 0-0 0, Brad Rist 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 18-50 8-15 47. 3-points goals: 3-16. Rebounds: 27 (Scott 7). Assists: 8 (Goheen 3, McGraw 3). Steals: 10 (K. Williams 3). Blocked shots: 5 (Scott 5). Fouls: 13. Fouled out: None.