The last two SVC girls basketball teams fall from post-season.
The last of the SVC girls basketball teams still alive in tournaments saw their seasons close Saturday in the Division 3 District Semis at Waverly. (9-15) Huntington lost to (19-3) Fairland 66-31 and (15-8) Piketon dropped a 41-29 decision to (16-6) Alexander.
Fairland 66, Huntington 31 The Lady Dragons got away to a fast start of 15-1 and never was in jeopardy in their win over Huntington.
Fairland held leads at every stop, 19-6, 33-16, 59-21 and the 66-31 final.
Fairland had three players in double-digits, led by 5'9 junior kelsey Riley's 15 points. Huntington was led by Ariel Sams 9 points.
29 turnovers was a major problem for the Lady Huntsmen, along with shooting only 9/33 from the field for 27%- including 5/19 from the arc.
Fairland was 24/45 for 53% to go along with their 17/25 at the foul line. Huntington was 8/13.
Alexander, 41, Piketon 29 A first half lead of 15-5 for Piketon would not hold-up, as the Lady Redstreaks went cold in the second quarter and never was able to respond. Leading 17-9 late in the second quarter, Alexander outscored Piketon 11-0 over an almost 8 minute span that went deep into the third quarter, before Piketon would score again.
Senior Aleah Pelphrey led the Lady Streaks with 12 points and 10 rebounds before fouling out. The Lady Spartans had 21 points from freshman Leah Richardson, who also grabbed 7 rebounds.
Piketon shot 9/34 from the floor for only 26%- and were 0/5 from the arc. Alex went 10/29 for 34%. They were helped greatly from the foul line at 19/33 and Piketon was 11/15.