Vikings close strong to defeat Falcons

Teays Valley closed a Mid-State League Buckeye Division game on a 15-6 run on Tuesday to return home from Fairfield Union with a 47-36 win.

“I’m extremely proud on how we handled pressure all throughout the night,” Teays Valley coach Trevor Younkin said. “Our guards were strong and active to make sure we came out with the victory.”

The Vikings (3-1, 3-1) came out of the gate strong to take a 12-6 lead after a quarter of play, led by Alyssa Horsley draining two of her four three-pointers on the night and Kennedy Younkin adding a pair of baskets.

Teays Valley’s Alyssa Horsley drained a quartet of three-pointers on Tuesday and led all scorers with 16 points in a 47-36 win over Fairfield Union.

Teays Valley maintained its six-point advantage going into halftime with a 23-17 edge, but Fairfield Union tried to rally coming out of the break and cut its deficit to just 32-30 going into the fourth.

Nicole Terry led the charge for the Falcons (2-3, 2-2) by scoring eight of her 14 points.

Abby Tier hit a critical three-pointer to help the Vikings expand their lead in the final period, while Younkin, Horsley and Gabrielle Watkins added four points apiece.

Horsley led all scorers with 16 points, Younkin tallied 11, Tier had eight and Watkins chipped in seven for the Vikings.

Teays Valley’s Kennedy Younkin scored 11 points against Fairfield Union.

“Alyssa shot extremely well all throughout the night from the perimeter, knocking down four threes,” Younkin said. “She was feeling it early and we did a good job finding her.

“We were able to stretch the defense and hit some big outside shoots since teams are packing it in on Kennedy.”

Elly Lewis accounted for 14 points to share team-high honors with Terry.

Both teams will don their home jerseys on Saturday when they continue league competition, as the Vikings take on Hamilton Township (2-3, 1-3) and the Falcons tangle with Logan Elm (0-4, 0-4).

Teays Valley 47,
Fairfield Union 36

TEAYS VALLEY — Abby Tier 2-3-8, Sydney Manring 1-0-2, Kayla Cline 1-0-3, Kennedy Younkin 5-1-11, Alyssa Horsley 6-0-16, Gabrielle Watkins 2-2-7 Three-point goals — Alyssa Horsley (4), Abby Tier, Kayla Cline and Gabrielle Watkins. Total — 17 6-7 46.
FAIRFIELD UNION — Elly Lewis 5-0-14, Christian Thompson 0-3-3, Isabella Neal 1-1-3, Nicole Terry 5-1-14, Alexis Leith 1-0-2. Three-point goals — Elly Lewis (4), Nicole Terry (3). Total — 12 5-11 36.

Quarter scores 1 2 3 4 F
Teays Valley 12 11 9 15 47
Fairfield Union 6 11 13 6 36

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