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Vikings overcome slow start

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

WILLOW WOOD — The Symmes Valley Vikings didn’t show up the first half, but they made their presence felt in the second half.
Trailing by 6 points at halftime, the Vikings outscored the Portsmouth Notre Dame Titans by 33 points in the second half and rolled to a 63-34 Southern Ohio Conference win on Tuesday.
Jack Leith scored 18 of his 20 points in the second half to spark the comeback. He also had 14 rebounds, 4 steals and 4 blocked shots.
Logan Walsh had 13 points and 2 steals for the Vikings (11-5, 8-3) while Drew Scherer added 9 points and Luke Leith had 12 rebounds.
Notre Dame (5-11, 2-9) was led by Jarren Edgington with 10 points.
Dylan Seison hit two 3-pointers and scored all 8 of his points in the first quarter as Notre Dame took a 15-14 lead.
Luke Leith had 5 points and Scherer 4 for the Vikings.
Edgington scored 6 points in the second quarter and the Titans held the Vikings to 4 points and it was 24-18 at the half.
Jack Leith ignited the offense in the second half as he scored 12 points and the Vikings rallied to take a 38-30 lead.
Walsh had a 3-pointer and went 2-for-2 at the foul line and Jack Leith got 6 points as the Vikings outscored the Titans 23-4 in the fourth quarter to win going away.
The Vikings host Portsmouth Clay on Friday.
Notre Dame 15 9 6 4 = 34
Sym. Valley 14 4 20 23 = 63
PORTSMOUTH NOTRE DAME (5-11, 2-9): Carter Campbell 0 0 0-0 0, Jermaine Powell 0 1 2-4 5, Caleb Nichols 0 2 2-2 8, Christian Alvarez 0 0 0-0 0, Dominic Sparks 0 0 0-0 0, Chris Schmidt 0 0 0-0 0, Dylan Seison 1 2 0-0 8, Ethan Kammer 1 0 1-2 3, Reagan Lester 0 0 0-0 0, Jarren Edgington 4 0 2-2 10. Totals: 6 5 7-10 34. Fouls: 14. Fouled out: None.
SYMMES VALLEY (11-5, 8-3): Caden Brammer 2 0 0-0 4, Luke Leith 3 0 2-5 8, Josh Ferguson 2 0 0-0 4, Jack Leith 7 0 6-7 20, Logan Walsh 1 3 2-2 13, Brady Shepherd 0 0 0-0 0, Drew Scherer 3 1 0-2 9, Eli Patterson 1 0 1-1 3, Tobey Smathers 1 0 0-0 2. Totals: 24-54 11-17 63. 3-pt goals: 4-18. Rebounds: 17-O, 21-D = 38 (J. Leith 14, L. Leith 12). Assists: 14 (Ferguson 3). Steals: 6 (J. Leith 4, Scherer 2, Walsh 2). Blocks: 6 (J. Leith 4). Turnovers: 11. Fouls: 11. Fouled out: None.