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Lady Vikings overcome struggles to beat Rebels

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

WILLOW WOOD — Patience wasn’t just a virtue for the Symmes Valley Lady Vikings, it was the key to success.

Struggling with their shooting, the Lady Vikings remained patient until the shots began to fall in a 41-27 win over the South Gallia Lady Rebels on Saturday.

The Lady Vikings were just 16-of-54 from the field for 29 percent. However, the defense shut down the Lady Rebels including a scoreless second quarter.

“We just had to be patient and wait for things to open up. We weren’t hitting early, but then we finally hit a few shots and we were able to get to the basket a few times and then open up some breathing room,” said Lady Vikings’ coach Alvin Carpenter.

Jensyn Shepherd scored six points in the first quarter as Symmes Valley took an 11-10 lead.

The Lady Vikings blanked the Rebels 7-0 in the second quarter and it was 18-10 at the half.

South Gallia cut the deficit to 25-18 after three quarters, but Meranda Hayes scored eight points in the fourth quarter as the Lady Vikings began to pull away.

Shepherd had 12 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double to lead the Lady Vikings (11-8). Hayes scored 10 points, Caitlyn Crabtree had 11 rebounds and Kaitlyn Payne added eight points and six assists.

Ashley Northrup scored nine to lead South Gallia (3-16).

The Lady Vikings host Western on Wednesday and Portsmouth Clay on Thursday.

South Gallia 10 0 8 9 = 27

Sym. Valley 11 7 7 16 = 41

SOUTH GALLIA (3-16): MiKayla Poling 2 0 0-3 4, Ashley Northrup 3 0 3-8 9, Olivia Hornsby 1 0 0-0 2, Ailiyah Howell 2 0 1-2 5, Erin Evans 0 2 0-0 6, Carrie Watson 0 0 1-2 1, Jessica Luther 0 0 0-0 0, Brooke Campbell 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 8 2 5-15 27. Fouls: 17. Fouled out: Poling.

SYMMES VALLEY (11-8): Caitlyn Crabtree 1 0 0-0 2, Sierra Ross 0 0 1-2 1, Breanna Brumfield 1 0 0-0 2, Jensyn Shepherd 5 0 2-2 12, Meranda Hayes 4 0 2-3 10, Kaitlyn Payne 1 2 0-0 8, Payton Walsh 2 0 2-3 6, Ericca Ross 0 0 0-0 0, Kendra Kazee 0 0 0-0 0, Kinsey Kazee 0 0 0-0 0, Kassie Baldwin 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 16-54 7-10 41. 3-point goals: 2-17. Rebounds: 40 (Crabtree 11, Shepherd 10). Assists: 13 (Payne 6, Brumfield 4, Baldwin 3). Steals: 9 (Brumfield 3, Haynes 3). Turnovers: 12. Fouls: 11. Fouled out: None.