Minford, New Boston, Whitehall and Western Latham pick up wins at Paint Valley event


Paint Valley Classic and more…
Saturday several girls basketball teams from central and southern Ohio tangled on the hardwood at the Paint Valley High School Classic. Contributor Shayne Combs was on hand and has recaps of those contests as well as games from Friday.

BAINBRIDGE – Saturday several teams from around southern Ohio invaded Paint Valley High School for early season girls’ basketball. In game one, it was the host team, Paint Valley, picking up its first win of the season as the Bearcats earned a 45-31 win over Williamsburg. The Scioto Valley Conference then continued to enjoy success with Westfall beating Beaver Eastern 34-31 and Piketon beating Portsmouth Notre Dame 63-39; however, Southeastern did fall to a now 2-0 New Boston team, 52-41.

In the featured match-up of the day Tri Valley Conference member Nelsonville-York and Southern Ohio Conference member Minford hooked up in a tight one with Coach Kim Conley’s Minford Lady Falcons escaping with a 71-69 win. Rounding out the scores from Saturday’s classic was Whitehall beating Hillsboro 47-42 and Western Latham defeating Manchester 60-52.

Elsewhere, Unioto moved to 3-0 on the young season with a 65-46 win over Waverly. Logan Elm beat Albany Alexander 71-39, Thomas Worthington downed Teays Valley 57-49, and Amanda blew out Hemlock Miller 68-15.

On Friday night, Huntington also moved to 3-0 as the Lady Huntsmen traveled to Lynchburg-Clay and picked up a 48-39 non-conference road victory thanks to 28 points, four assists, three steals, and eight boards from Lydia Bridenbaugh. Huntington also got 10 points and seven rebounds from Jessica Fraley.

Elsewhere on Friday, Circleville rolled over Westfall 71-41 while Wellston enjoyed a blowout win of its own beating Ohio Valley Christian 74-30. Washington Court House squeaked out a three-point, 39-36 win against Greenfield McClain while Miami Trace cruised to a 72-36 win over Madison Plains.

Also on Friday night it was Coach Amy Hughes and her Chillicothe Lady Cavaliers taking the short trip over to Zane Trace to take on the Lady Pioneers and this cross-county match-up was all Chillicothe. The Lady Cavs held ZT to just seven first-half points and put three players in double figures – Jasmine Vinson and Megan Lee each had 15 points while Monique Lee added 13 – on their way to a 57-25 blowout victory. The win tips the Cavalier season off to a 1-0 start while Zane Trace drops to 0-3.

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