Jeeps roll past Rebels


By Paul Boggs - pboggs@civitasmedia.com



SOUTH WEBSTER, Ohio — The South Webster Jeeps had 27 points in three-pointers alone.

The visiting South Gallia Rebels only amounted 37 points as an entire team.

That math didn’t exactly add up for the young Rebels on Saturday night, as they lost 74-37 at South Webster in a non-league boys basketball tilt.

The loss left the Rebels at 0-2, as they also dropped a 44-35 decision at Symmes Valley on Friday night.

South Webster, which fell 49-43 at Jackson on Friday night in its opener, improved to 1-1.

The hot-shooting Jeeps drained nine three-pointers compared to only three for the Rebels, part of a 26-16 advantage in total field goals.

South Webster was also 13-of-15 from the free-throw line, compared to only 3-of-6 for South Gallia.

The Jeeps blitzed the Rebels from the start, outscoring the Gallia Countians 29-9 in the opening quarter.

The hosts then doubled the Rebels in the second stanza 17-9, staking a sizable 46-18 advantage at halftime.

The third-quarter output played out similar to the first frame, with South Webster rolling up 22 markers to the Rebels’ 10.

In the fourth period, the only Jeep counters were a pair of Josiah Edwards field goals, while the Rebels got nine points — — including a deuce and a trey from Caleb Henry.

Alek Blevins, on seven total field goals including three three-pointers, and Matthew Shonkwiler — on five total field goals and 6-of-6 free throws — poured in 17 points apiece to pace the winners.

Shane Zimmerman mustered 14 points on three twos, two threes and 2-of-2 at the charity stripe.

Shiloah Blevins chipped in 10 points for the Jeeps — on three field goals and 3-of-4 freebies.

Devyn Coriell in the third quarter and Hunter Bennington in the first quarter canned five points apiece, as Wes Murphy made a second-quarter field goal.

Only four Rebels reached the scoring column — paced by junior Curtis Haner with 14 points.

Haner had three twos, two threes and went 3-of-4 from the foul line.

Henry, on five field goals, added 11 points — as Josh Henry hit four field goals for eight.

Austin Stapleton scored two field goals for four points.

The Rebels open Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division action tonight (Tuesday, Dec. 6) — when they host Eastern.

Paul Boggs can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2106

By Paul Boggs

pboggs@civitasmedia.com

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