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Lady Vikings’ stingy defense shuts down Eastern, 54-34

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

WILLOW WOOD — This was shut down, lock down.

The Symmes Valley Lady Vikings played on eof their best defensive games of the season as they clipped the Eastern Lady Eagles 54-34 on Monday in a Southern Ohio Conference game.

The Lady Vikings held Eastern to just 6 first half points including only a foul shot in the second quarter.

“We played pretty good defense and we played hard. Our effort is never a problem,” said Lady Vikings’ coach Alvin Carpenter.

Breanna Brumfield had 13 points, 5 assists and 3 steals to lead the Lady Vikings (8-7, 7-2).

Meranda Hayes scored 10 points, Jensyn Shepherd grabbed 10 rebounds, Sierra Ross had 4 assists and 3 steals, Payton Walsh pulled down 6 rebounds and Kaitlyn Payne added 8 points, 6 rebounds and 4 steals.

Carson Roney had 19 points — 10 in the fourth quarter — to lead Eastern (1-12, 1-8).

Hayes scored 6 points in the first quarter as Symmes Valley raced to a 17-5 lead.

Payne got 6 of her points in the second quarter and the defense did the rest as the lead went to 31-6 at the half.

Brumfield hit a pair of 3-pointers and scored 8 points in the third quarter and the Lady Vikings grew to 44-17.

Symmes Valley visits New Boston at 6 p.m. on Thursday.

Eastern 5 1 11 17 = 34

Sym. Valley 17 14 13 10 = 54

BEAVER EASTERN (1-12, 1-8): Christine McDaniel 0 0 1-4 1, Cassidy Freemont 3 0 2-4 8, Maddie Southworth 1 0 0-0 2, Carson Roney 2 4 3-5 19, Breanna Greene 2 0 0-0 4, Morgan Legg 0 0 0-0 0, Alea Cumpton 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 8 4 6-13 34. Fouls: 7. Fouled out: None.

SYMMES VALLEY (8-7, 7-2): Caitlyn Crabtree 2 0 0-0 4, Sierra Ross 0 1 0-0 3, Breanna Brumfeild 3 2 1-2 13, Jensyn Shepherd 3 0 1-2 7, Meranda Hayes 5 0 0-0 10, Kaitlyn Payne 2 1 1-2 8, Payton Walsh 4 0 1-1 9, Kassie Baldwin 0 0 0-0 0, Ericca Ross 0 0 0-0 0, Kenzi Kazee 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 23-62 4-7 54. 3-point goals: 4-12. Rebounds: 35 (Shepherd 10, Payne 6, Walsh 6). Assists: 16 (Brumfield 5, S. Ross 4). Steals: 15 (Payne 4, S. Ross 3, Brumfield 3). Turnovers: 12. Fouls: 16. Fouled out: None.