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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After securing an offensive rebound, Piketon’s Jazzlyn Lamerson turns away from Western defender Alyssa Marhoover who is guarding the baseline.
After making off with a steal, Western freshman Alicia Francis sprints toward the basket on a fast break.
Western junior Brooklyn Tackett goes for a layup over the outstretched arm of a Piketon defender.
Piketon’s lone senior, Ally Ritchie, goes for a layup during the game with Western.
Western’s Chloe Beekman takes off with the ball after recovering a defensive rebound with Piketon’s Ally Ritchie looking to steal it back.
Western sophomore Alyssa Marhoover heads for the paint with Piketon sophomore Savannah McNelly looking to stop her.