Piketon remains unbeaten thanks to a last second shot by Craigen Moore, lifting the Redstreaks to a 59-58 win at Southeastern Saturday.
Moore had just missed two free-throws that would have extended a 57-56 lead with 19 seconds left. Following the missed charity throws, Southeastern's Dylan Miles hit a shot with 7 seconds left for a 58-57 SE lead. Moore made up for the earlier missed free throws by connecting on the game winner with one second left for the 59-58 win.
Moore ended up with 12 points but, Piketon also had 17 points from both Zach Farmer and Isaac Brabson.
The Panthers wasted the efforts of four players in double figures, led by Nick Kellough's 16 points, and double-doubles of 15 points/12 rebounds from Jordan Allen and 11 points/15 rebounds from Austin Hice. Tyler Cartee also had 10 points in the losing effort.
Piketon improves to (4-0/5-0) as Southeastern drops to (1-3/2-4).
Zane Trace remained in a first place tie with Piketon, as they held-off Westfall 50-44. The Mustangs led 26-20 at halftime, but the Pioneers came up with big offensive opportunities in the late going for the win.
Wes Beam's double-double of 16 points/14 rebounds was combined with Pierce Mowery's 14 points for the win.
Elsewhere in SVC Boys basketball Saturday, Huntington improves to (3-1) in the conference with a 57-44 win over Adena as Brice Vickers scored 22 points. Unioto also improved to (3-1) with a 71-43 win over Paint Valley.
SVC play for the month of December ends Tuesday, featuring big match-ups including Unioto at Piketon and Zane Trace hosting Huntington. The Unioto at Piketon game will be broadcast on 94 Country WKKJ with airtime at 7:20pm.