Crothers steal profile

Making off with a steal, Piketon senior Ally Crothers crosses the half court line and heads toward the basket in the Tuesday, Jan. 8 game against Westfall. Crothers finished with eight rebounds and nine points.

Snapping a two-game skid, the Piketon Lady Redstreaks bounced back with a road victory at West Union Thursday night. 

From the very beginning, Piketon's seniors led the way. Ally Crothers started strong, scoring seven of her team's 14 points in the opening quarter. Crothers connected on a three-pointer, added a bucket and then hit two freebies. Brianna Odel added a triple and two freebies, while Grace Lightle delivered a bucket. PHS was ahead 14-8. 

The Lady Dragons responded with their strongest quarter to fight back and gain a 21-20 edge at the break. Crothers was responsible for five of Piketon's six points. Odel had the other point from the line. 

Coming out of the break, Lightle and Ava Little heated up from outside for PHS. Lightle produced a pair of treys and two foul shots, while Little cracked the scorebook with one of her own. Ally Ritchie also scored for the first time with a pair of buckets. Odel finished 5-of-6 from the line to cap the 20-point third quarter. PHS was ahead 40-30. 

The Lady Redstreaks did enough to stay ahead in the final quarter, despite a combined 5-for-11 performance from the line. Odel, Crothers and Lightle each added a bucket to help the offense, completing the 51-43 win. 

Crothers led the Lady Redstreaks with 15 points, followed by Brianna Odel with 14 points and Lightle with 13 points. 

Piketon improved to 9-6 overall with the win. The Lady Redstreaks will get back into Scioto Valley Conference action on Tuesday in a home contest with Paint Valley. They will travel to Adena Thursday. 


PHS;-;14;6;20;11;-;51

WUHS;-;8;13;9;13;-;43

PIKETON (51) — Brianna Odel 1 1 9-12 14, Savannah McNelly 0 0 0-0 0, Ally Ritchie 2 0 2-4 6, Ava Little 0 1 0-1 3, Ally Crothers 3 1 6-10 15, Lizzy Gragg 0 0 0-0 0, Grace Lightle 2 2 3-6 13, TOTALS 8 5 20-33 51. 

WEST UNION (43) — A. Rowe 5 1 0-0 13, H. Silvia 1 0 3-5 5, M. Bickett 3 0 0-0 6, M. Kirker 0 0 2-2 2, K. Rowe 4 1 0-0 11, C. Shivener 0 0 0-0 0, 

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