Shawnee topples Eaton; winning streak reaches 8


Jewell, Thompson reach 1,000 point milestone during streak

By Eddie Mowen Jr. - [email protected]



Preble Shawnee’s Liv Thomspon scored 16 points in the Arrows 64-48 win over Eaton. Later in the week, Thompson scored her 1,000th career point.

Preble Shawnee’s Liv Thomspon scored 16 points in the Arrows 64-48 win over Eaton. Later in the week, Thompson scored her 1,000th career point.


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Preble Shawnee’s Campbell Jewell looks to pass during the Arrows game at Eaton on Monday, Jan. 9. Shawnee won 64-18. During the game Jewell became the Arrows all-time career steals leader.


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Eaton’s Olivia Baumann pulls down a rebound during the Eagles game with Preble Shawnee on Monday, Jan. 9. Baumann now has 809 rebounds in her career.


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EATON — Preble Shawnee’s girls basketball team extended its winning streak to eight, including a 64-48 win over Eaton last week.

The Arrows are a perfect 5-0 this month and a pair of seniors reached significant milestones during this winning stretch.

Campbell Jewell topped the 1,000-point mark for her career in a 60-7 win over Bradford on Jan. 5 and became the program’s all-time steals leader in the win over Eaton. She now has more the 400 career steals.

Liv Thompson joined Jewell in the 1,000-point club this past week. Thompson netted her milestone during the Arrows 71-38 win at Ansonia on Thursday, Jan. 12.

Against rival Eaton, emotions are always high when the two teams battle.

Maggie Neanen, in her second season as the Arrows coach, was an assistant at Eaton for several years under Dave Honhart and has been the Eagles softball coach for nearly a decade.

“Obviously this game will always be played with a lot of emotions on both sides,” Neanen said. “I thought our girls came out and had a ton of energy and I feel like we set the tone early. We knew this game was going to be a battle, Eaton is a very good team, and we knew Coach Honhart would have a good game plan. We knew we had to try to get (Liv) Baumann off the boards and contain (Lily) Shepherd’s scoring.”

Shawnee raced out to 14-7 lead after the first quarter. Eaton closed to within 28-26 early in the third before the Arrows slowly began to pull away.

“We built a solid lead after the first but going into half we were only up by five (28-23). We made some offensive adjustments at the half, and I think it showed the second half,” Neanen said. “Our bench play was huge; they all played a key role in this win. Autumn (Smith), Addison (Sergent-Eckert) and Ashleigh (Mondello-Garrett) came in and did their jobs. Autumn and Addison had some big boards, Ashleigh played very good defense.”

After Eaton cut the lead to 28-26, the Arrows extended their lead to 45-35 by the end of the third quarter.

“Our starters played collectively the best game I have seen them play together. Bella Agee had some big boards and some key baskets, and our four guards (Thompson, Jewell, Korrie Woodard and Harlee Howard) took over,” Neanen said. “Korrie had the best game of her career in terms of offense and defense, she played smart and really was our key to winning.”

Neanen credits Jewell, Thompson and Howard for their leadership and the team’s success.

“Our seniors played extremely well together, their chemistry on the court is so fun to watch. We owe a lot of our success to the three of them,” Neanen said.

Thompson and Howard led the way with 16 points each. Jewell finished with 14 and Woodard added 10.

“Overall it was a fun night and a great team win. It will always be hard for me to play Eaton, it will always be bittersweet,” Neanen said. “However, I am always happy with an Arrows win.”

While Shawnee has enjoined a perfect January, the Eagles have now lost two straight after winning their first two games of 2023.

After falling to Shawnee, Eaton suffered a 57-39 setback to Valley View on Saturday, Jan. 14.

“We were very excited about these two home games this past week against Preble Shawnee and Valley View. Unfortunately, neither one went our way,” Eaton coach Dave Honhart said. “Shawnee and Valley View deserve credit for coming into our place and really imposing their wills and executing their game plans against us.

“I thought our players played very hard and I’m proud of their effort. However, winning January games comes down to execution and connectedness and those are areas where the Arrows and Spartans outperformed us. “

Shepherd paced the Eagles with 17 points in the Shawnee game, while Emilee Hargis added 10 and Tai Mize tossed in nine.

Shepherd led Eaton with 16 against Valley View.

Shawnee (12-3, 8-0 WOAC) was scheduled to play at Middletown Madison on Monday, Jan. 16 and at Versailles on Tuesday, Jan. 17.

The Arrows step back into league play by hosting Newton on Thursday and will close out the week at Legacy Christian on Saturday.

For Eaton (7-7, 4-5 SWBL West), they were scheduled to travel to Arcanum on Tuesday, Jan. 17 and will play host Oakwood on Thursday before closing out the week with a trip to Carlisle on Saturday.

Eaton will begin next week with a trip to undefeated Talawanda.

“We get a chance to get things turned back in the right direction pretty quickly with upcoming games this week against Arcanum and Oakwood, followed by Carlisle and Talawanda,” Honhart said. “Arcanum and Oakwood look to be teams we should be pretty even with. Whoever is the more connected team that executes better will probably win those games. Carlisle put up a fight at our place – we had one very good quarter in that game, but we know they are dangerous. We’ve had January 23 circled on our calendars for a while. We know undefeated Talawanda is one of the best teams we’ll play this year, and we’ll be going to their place for our fourth game in seven days. We want to at least be able to compete and have a shot when the fourth quarter starts.”

Preble Shawnee’s Liv Thomspon scored 16 points in the Arrows 64-48 win over Eaton. Later in the week, Thompson scored her 1,000th career point.
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Preble Shawnee’s Campbell Jewell looks to pass during the Arrows game at Eaton on Monday, Jan. 9. Shawnee won 64-18. During the game Jewell became the Arrows all-time career steals leader.
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Eaton’s Olivia Baumann pulls down a rebound during the Eagles game with Preble Shawnee on Monday, Jan. 9. Baumann now has 809 rebounds in her career.
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Jewell, Thompson reach 1,000 point milestone during streak

By Eddie Mowen Jr.

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