ATHENS – The Vinton County Lady Vikings pulled out an 89-39 Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division road win over the Athens Bulldogs Thursday night.

The Lady Vikings remain unbeaten at 13-0 (6-0 TVC Ohio) while Athens is (1-12, 0-7).

The Lady Vikings have four players who finished in double figures. Tegan Bartoe paced the team with a 21 point effort while Morgan Bentley and Lacie Williams added 17 points each, respectively, while Myria Davis chipped in 15 points. Allison Riddle also contributed seven points, Cameron Zinn, and Ashley Bentley added six for the Vikings. Vinton County controlled the rebounding by a 46-31 count, and the Lady Vikings had 18 assists as opposed to 11 for Athens.

Bailey Cordray-Davis led the Lady Bulldogs with nine points, and Harper Bennett had eight.

The Lady Vikings got off to a slow start as Bartoe hit a field goal and a three-pointer to build a 5-0 lead. Zinn scored a basket at the 3:00 mark to give Vinton County a 7-2 lead. The Lady Vikings then exploded, as Lacie Williams hit a three-pointer late to take a 17-5 lead.

In the second quarter, the Lady Vikings expanded their lead, as Zinn scored with 2:49 left for a 35-13 advantage. They went on to add five additional points to take a 39-20 lead at the intermission. 

In the third quarter, both Bentley and Bartoe hit three-pointers to give the Lady Vikings a 55-23 lead, and Vinton County went on to lead, 68-25.

In the final eight minutes, Allison Riddle had the hot hand with a seven-point effort. Ashley Bentley had six points while Williams had eight for the 89-39 victory.

Vinton County 81, Marietta 53

McARTHUR – A hot offensive start propelled the Vinton County Lady Vikings to a convincing 81-53 win over Marietta on Wednesday night.

The Lady Vikings scored 30 points in the first quarter to cement the win.

The Lady Vikings had four players finish in double figures, as Morgan Bentley led the way with 21 points. Cameron Zinn added 17 points, Tegan Bartoe had 12, and Myriah Davis had 11.

With the win, Vinton County moved to 12-0 on the season.  

As a team, the Lady Vikings shot 53.2 percent (34 of 65) from the field, including 38.9 percent (7 of 18) from the three-point range.

Morgan Bentley led the team in rebounds with 10. 

Morgan Altenburger paced Marietta with 15 points and Adi Hill had 10 points. The Lady Tigers had 14 field goals, including five shots from three-point range, and was 10 of 14 (71.4 percent) from the free-throw line.