The Redstreaks pull away in the fourth quarter to win the outright SVC title Friday
Coach Jeff Lisath will go out as Piketon Redstreaks boys basketball coach this year with an SVC title. Winners of three straight titles, the Redstreaks clinched the undisputed championship with a 57-48 win over Zane Trace.
Piketon trailed only once in the game, 34-33 late in the third quarter, before quickly retaking the lead 36-34 to end the third period. The Redstreaks darted to a 17-6 lead after the first quarter and were up 25-16 lead at halftime.
PIketon had three men in double figures, led by Craigen Moore's 19 points, Isaac Brabson and Wyatt Brewster each had 10 points. Zach Farmer added 7 points and 8 rebounds.
Zane Trace had a monster effort from Wes Beam, scoring 17 points and grabbing 18 rebounds. Connor Smith added 12 points and 7 rebounds and Pierce Mowery and Eric Hutton had 8 and 7 points respectively.
Free throws down the stretch proved to be one of the differences for Piketon in the win. Neither team shot well from the field. Piketon was 19/52- including 2/10 from the arc for 37%. Zane Trace was 20/54 for 39%- including 4/9 from the arc.
From the charity stripe, Piketon made up the difference on 13/15 while ZT was 8/11.
Zane Trace owned the glass, 40-28 in rebounds, despite the loss. Piketon played a great floor game with only 5 turnovers, with Zane Trace committing 14.
Piketon wins the outright title and improve to (12-1/16-3) and Zane Trace drops to (8-3/13-4).