Shawnee, South continue winning ways


Eaton picks up 1st win

By Eddie Mowen Jr. - emowen@aimmediamidwest.com



Preble Shawnee’s Isaac Blankenship puts up a shot over Wyatt House during the Arrows game with National Trail on Friday, Dec. 17. Shawnee pulled away late for a 61-40 win.


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Twin Valley South’s Cole McNinch brings the ball up court during the Panthers game with Waynesville on Tuesday, Dec. 14.


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PREBLE COUNTY – Twin Valley South and Preble Shawnee’s boys’ basketball teams continued their winning ways last week, while Eaton picked up its first win of the season.

South now 6-1, still unbeaten in WOAC

Twin Valley South remained unbeaten in the Western Ohio Athletic Conference with a 58-40 win over Ansonia on Friday, Dec. 17. The win comes three days after the Panthers suffered their first loss (42-30) of the season in a non-league contest with Waynesville.

Against Ansonia, South outscored the visitors 37-17 in the second half.

Sophomore Jandon Ankrom led the Panthers with 13 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals. Senior Lucas Sievering added 11 points and five rebounds. Senior Grant Ulrich tossed in nine points to go along with four rebounds, four steals and two assists. Sophomore Seth Vorhis contributed eight points and three assists.

South trailed 9-7 after the first quarter and was down 23-21 at the break.

The Panthers outscored Ansonia 17-7 in the third to take a 38-30 lead and took the fourth quarter 20-10 for the final margin.

Against Waynesville, South struggled shooting making just 24 percent of its shots in a 42-30 loss. The Panthers trailed 12-1 after the first quarter then rallied late in the first half to pull within 17-15 at the half.

Junior Cole McNinch led the way with 11 points and four rebounds.

Ankrom added eight points and three rebounds and Cole Bishop contributed six points.

South (6-1, 3-0 WOAC) was scheduled to host National Trail on Tuesday, Dec. 23.

Shawnee wins pair; Trail knocks off Brookville

Preble Shawnee picked up a pair of wins, including a key WOAC contest over National Trail.

The Arrows knocked of Valley View on Thursday, Dec. 16, 78-50 and took down Trail, 61-40 on Friday, Dec. 17 to improved to 4-1 overall and 1-1 in the WOAC.

Against Valley View, the Arrows jumped out to a quick lead and never looked back, outscoring the host 23-13 in the first quarter and 25-13 in the second for a 48-26 halftime lead.

Shawnee’s defense took over in the third quarter as the Arrows limited Valley View to just three points while extending their lead to 69-29.

Sophomore Mason Shrout led the way with 24 points, 12 rebounds and five assists.

Dylan Campbell added 16 points and six rebounds and Ethan Woodard contributed 10 points, six assists and four rebounds.

Isaac Blankenship and Copper Roell added eight and seven points respectively.

On Friday, Shawnee earned its first WOAC victory over Trail.

The Arrows shot 51 percent on the night, including going 9-of-10 in the fourth quarter to pull away for the win.

Shrout led the way with 32 points on 15-of-24 shooting. He also grabbed 10 rebounds and had four assists.

Campbell finished with nine points, four steals and three rebounds. Blankenship had seven points and three rebounds.

For Trail, Michael Leal and Wyatt House each had nine points. Leal also had four assists and two rebounds.

Lane Koehl led the Blazers with six rebounds.

Shawnee led 12-11 after the first quarter and was up 23-16 the half. The Arrows pushed its lead to 38-29 after three quarters. Trail trimmed the lead to five early in the fourth quarter but couldn’t get any closer.

On Tuesday, Trail played its most complete game of the season to earn a 53-37 win over visiting Brookville.

Leal pace the Blazers with 23 points. House added 12 and four rebounds and three steals.

Andrew Carrell tossed in seven point and grabbed five rebounds.

In all, Trail shot 53 percent from the field as they led at ever stop, 10-8, 23-18, 37-27.

Trail (2-6, 0-3 WOAC) was scheduled to play at Twin Valley South on Tuesday, Dec. 17.

Preble Shawnee was scheduled to visit Tri-County North the same night.

Eaton earns first win

Eaton went on the road Friday, Dec. 17 and earned its first win of the season, knocking off host Madison, 51-39.

The win was the fist for head coach Sean Sims.

Ramy Ahmed led way with 22 points, 11 rebounds, three steals and three assists.

Christian Reyna added eight points and three rebounds and Grant Miller tossed in seven points and added six rebounds.

The Eagles held a 12-11 lead after the first quarter and extended their lead to 27-18 at the half. The Eagles pushed the lead to 41-28 after three quarters.

On Tuesday, Eaton challenged unbeaten Ross for a little more the quarters before the host Rams pulled led away for a 58-40 win.

Eaton led 15-7 after one and was up 25-22 at the half. Ross outscored the Eagles 24-6 in the third quarter and 12-9 in the fourth.

Carson Janney led the Eagles with 11 points and four rebounds. Ahmed added nine points, eight rebounds and four assists. Reyna, Grant Miller and Beau Miller each finished with six points.

Eaton (1-5 overall, 1-3 SWBL) was scheduled to host Brookville on Tuesday, Dec. 21.

North falls to Bradford

Tri-County North dropped to 2-4 overall and 0-3 in the WOAC with a 60-28 loss at Bradford on Friday, Dec. 17.

Jon Shirley paced the Panthers with 11 points and five rebounds. Logan Flory added eight points.

North fell behind19-8 after the opening quarter and was down 37-14 at the half.

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Preble Shawnee’s Isaac Blankenship puts up a shot over Wyatt House during the Arrows game with National Trail on Friday, Dec. 17. Shawnee pulled away late for a 61-40 win.
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Twin Valley South’s Cole McNinch brings the ball up court during the Panthers game with Waynesville on Tuesday, Dec. 14.
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Eaton picks up 1st win

By Eddie Mowen Jr.

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