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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Opening rounds of Pike County Holiday Classic played, Page B1
Waverly’s Zoiee Smith looks over her options just beyond the three-point line with Eastern’s Kelsey Helphenstine keeping a close watch on her.
Eastern’s Abby Cochenour looks towards the basket as she prepares to go for a layup with Waverly’s Michaela Rhoads attempting to block the shot on the run.
Waverly’s Paige Carter works her way around Eastern’s Andee Lester for a layup attempt in traffic.
Waverly junior Zoiee Smith goes for a layup on a fast break with Eastern sophomore Addison Cochenour pursuing her into the paint.
Getting stopped by Waverly players Paige Carter and Michaela Rhoads, Eastern senior Mackenzie Green leaps into the air and fires a pass across the paint to an open teammate on the baseline during the contest against Waverly.