Viking girls bounce back, rout Panthers 68-22


East wrestling splits pair at Butler

By Josh Brown

jbrown@civitasmedia.com

WEST ALEXANDRIA — The Miami East girls basketball has stuggled to score in back-to-back losses to West Liberty-Salem and Anna.

Thursday, the Vikings didn’t have any of those issues.

Miami East (3-4) jumped out to a 14-point lead after one quarter and never looked back, putting three players in double figures in a 68-22 victory at Twin Valley South in Cross County Conference play Thursday night.

Bailey Miller hit five of the Vikings’ eight 3-pointers on the night and led the way with 17 points, Amber Kinnison scored 16 and Haley Howard added 12 as the Vikings took a 17-3 lead after one and outscored the Panthers 22-4 in the second quarter to take a 39-7 halftime lead, coasting to the easy win from there.

Camryn Miller chipped in seven points, Emily Hawkins and Kaitlyn Mack each scored five, Gabrille Hawkins scored four and Savannah Nehring had two.

The Vikings face another tough test Saturday, though, when they travel to Versailles.

* Wrestling

Vikings Split

Tri-Match

VANDALIA — The Miami East wrestling team split a pair of duals Thursday night at Butler High School, falling to the host Aviators 45-20 and then routing Stebbins 60-12.

The Vikings picked up three wins against Butler, with Zane Strubler (145) scoring a pin, Graham Shore (126) a 19-7 major decision and Alex Isbrandt (138) a 12-0 major decision along with one forfeit.

Against the Indians, though, the Vikings won nine of the 11 matches wrestled. Isbrandt started things off with a 7-0 decision, Strubler, Travis Ferguson (160), Michael Miller (170), Colton Kowalak (182), Matt Welker (195) and Cody Niswonger (220) scored six straight pins to give control to Miami East, Micah Davis (120) added a 12-5 decision and Shore won with a pin.

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East wrestling splits pair at Butler