Lady Indians win SHAC title
By Marc Charpentier
defender of the people
Purchase additional numbers for Peebles High School Banners. In his first year as head coach of the varsity girls, Sidney Pell and his Lady Indians brought home another Southern Hills Athletic Conference Small School Division Championship. Heading into the sectional tournament, the Peebles girls are 15-5 overall and won the junior high school title with an 11-2 conference rating.
The Lady Indians capped off their great SHAC season on Wednesday, Feb. 9, on their home court by entertaining the Fairfield Lady Lions, a team that had just clinched second place in the major school division on Monday with a win at North Adams. That being said, Wednesday night’s contest was a good test for Pell and his troops and they proved themselves up to the task, handing the Lady Lions their third conference loss by a final score of 48-37.
The Lady Indians trailed Fairfield 10-8 after one quarter, but a big 18-6 advantage in the second stanza gave them a lead they never relinquished. Peebles was paced by the duo of Payton Johnson and Kenzie Morrison, who both scored 15 points, and between them an impressive 15 for 16 from the free throw line.
The Lady Indians will open the sectional tournament on Feb. 16, hosting Whiteoak, a team they already managed with ease twice in the regular season. A victory there grants the Peebles girls advancement to the Division IV district semifinals on Feb. 19 at Piketon High School.