Zane Trace vs North Adams

Zane Trace vs Unioto

Zane Trace vs Huntington

Zane Trace vs Paint Valley

Zane Trace vs Vinton County

Zane Trace vs Fairland

Zane Trace vs McClain

Zane Trace vs Washington

Zane Trace vs Huntington

Zane Trace vs Unioto

. someone said tonight that the U was playing with house money – the Shermans had already beat ZT at UHS earlier in the season – a win would put the U in the drivers seat to win the SVC , a loss would move the Pioneers into a 2 way tie with Unioto going into the final 4 weeks of the regular season… full house, standing room only tonight … the doors opened an hour BEFORE the freshman contest … when I walked in at 4:15 or so a large portion of the visitor’s bleachers were filled … pfloyd went to the cheap seats – his natural habitat …

… one of the loudest games , if not THE loudest crowd noise I have witnessed this season ! great atmosphere for high school hoops – wow … the game really did not disappoint through 3 quarters of action … one of the best defensive battles I have seen this season by both teams … Unioto 10-7 after one , Unioto 22-20 at intermission … a deep triple at the buzzer put Zane Trace on top 33-31 heading into the final quarter … up to this point the game was no more than a 2 possession game through 3 … the BIGS for ZT were held to just 8 points combined thru 3 … Cam Evans/Colby Swain hit for 13 & 9 respectively thru 3 for ZT … the ZT defense held Unioto to 2 fgs/9 points in the 3rd – Defense … if the 9 points weren’t enough the Pioneers topped the 3rd quarter D by shutting down UHS to only 6 fourth quarter points … 16 points in the 2nd half of play … while the ZT defense put the clamps on the U’s offense Zane Trace put up 13 & 18 for a 31 – 15 2nd half of action scoring margin … leading all scorers was Cam Evans with 26 points/13 in the 4th alone … 7/8 from the FT line in the 4th – 14/16 for the game when on the line for Evans … the difference in the game in the 4th was Nick Nesser in the paint/ on the boards … Nesser battled down low on ZT misses in the 4th – the big man for Trace had the first 3 buckets of the 4th period for the Pioneers all on putback/ offensive boards … the U had no answer for ZT’s bigs in the paint … Zane Trace 51 Unioto 37 a final …

… Pfloyd’s official UN-official Napkin Stats – Unioto

Scoring …..Isaac Little with 9, Cam Debord 7, Josh Lambert 7, Reece Wheeler 5, Nate Keiser 4, Carter Markko 3, Gunnar Greenwalt 2
3 Pointers … 1/10 … Cameron Debord 1
FTs … 12/18
TOs … 7
PnP … 9 fgs/18 points in the paint
PnT … 1 fg/2 points in transition
Pbk … 0 fgs/0 points off of putbacks

… the Unioto Shermans at 11-3 , 8-1 in SVC action have busted the preseason predictors who had Zane Trace running away from the league followed by Adena … the U was a middle of the pack player … I’ve seen the Shermans twice now – size, quickness, Defense, scorers of the ball from the perimeter, outstanding PG and coaching that brings it all together … EVEN with the loss @ ZT the U is a top 8 in SEO hoops … last night Isaac Little played on an ankle that had him missing 3 games/not practicing for over a week … played on a game time decision – gutsy performance by IL … for 3 quarters D was the answer for Unioto … in that 4th period ZT got too many chances at point blank range in the paint – 3 straight putback buckets by the bigs for ZT (getting 3-4 chances on the offensive boards on those 3 trips) ended the U’s chance of taking 2 from the Pioneers …

… Pfloyd’s official UN-official Napkin Stats – Zane Trace

Scoring … Cam Evans 26, Nick Nesser 11, Colby Swain 9, Luke Johnson 3, Triton Davidson 2
3 Pointers … 1/10 … Luke Johnson 1 (giving ZT the lead at the end of the 3rd quarter that they never relinquished )
FTs … 16/22 … 15/17 in the 4th/ Evans 14/16 on his own ball for the game/ Evans 7/8 in the 4th
TOs … 10
PnP … 14 fgs/28 points in the paint
PnT … 1 fg/2 points in transition
Pbk … 6 fgs/ 12 points on putback buckets – the game changer in the 4th …

… ZT is as good as Cam Evans takes them … last night Evans with 26 points doubled his output from the first meeting with Unioto in a losing effort … CE is most comfortable in the paint, back to the basket where he can back an opponent in then hit a little fadaway, or he takes the ball baseline for a 6-8 foot pullup jumper – he’s good ! limiting his touches, forcing Evans to give up the ball is the goal AND the challenge vs ZT … Coach Kellough & Co. won game #2 of the 2 best in the SVC earning a split and and tie at the top …