Photos by Julie Billings, News Watchman Sports Editor
These photos were taken during the annual Pike County Holiday Classic, which was held at Piketon High School this year. On Dec. 23, Waverly won the first game of the night over Eastern by a score of 59-35. Then Piketon defeated Western 41-23. Play resumed after Christmas on Dec. 30 with Eastern winning the consolation game over Western 58-35. Then the Waverly Lady Tigers won their third straight Holiday Classic title, defeating Piketon 57-44.
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Eastern’s Abby Cochenour uses her speed to score off a steal with a layup with Western’s Kenzi Ferneau chasing.
Eastern’s Addison Cochenour drives toward the basket with Western’s Chloe Beekman defending.
Western’s Brooklyn Tackett fights to get a shot off around Eastern’s Andee Lester who is going for the block.
Western’s Alyssa Marhoover keeps her eyes focused on the paint as she works to get around Eastern’s Andee Lester and head for the basket.
Western junior Carson Walls looks for an opening to drive around Eastern junior Andee Lester.