Germantown, Ohio — Despite being low on numbers and missing multiple starters, Preble Shawnee went on the road and defeated Valley View 78-50. Mason Shrout led the way with 24 points while not playing in the fourth quarter as the Arrows ran away with a big road victory.
After a delayed start to the season due to the success of their football team, Preble Shawnee entered the season with a lot of hope. Sophomore Mason Shrout has been regarded as one of the top players in the 2024 class in the state.
Preble Shawnee sophomore Mason Shrout
Valley View entered the night 0-5 as they looked for their first win of the season. The Spartans got off to a good start as they held a 7-5 lead, but Shrout and the Arrows took over. Preble Shawnee went on a 13-0 run as Ethan Woodard and Mason Shrout were able to get into open space for easy baskets. A deep three from Shrout gave Preble Shawnee a 23-13 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Dylan Campbell and Shrout quickly extended the lead to sixteen in the second quarter which forced Valley View to use their third timeout in the first half. An and-one from Mason Shrout moved the lead up to twenty points. The Arrow lead grew to 48-26 at the half.
Preble Shawnee junior Dylan Campbell
A running clock began midway through the third quarter as Campbell and Shrout continued to pour it on. Freshman Isaac Blankenship hit his second three of the night as the Arrows led 66-27. Mason Shrout would cap off his night with a half-court shot at the buzzer as Preble Shawnee led by forty (69-29) heading into the fourth quarter.
Preble Shawnee coach Jake Turner pulled his starters heading into the final quarter. JV player Beau Nemeth scored 6 points in the final quarter which ignited the Preble Shawnee bench and student section as the Arrows rolled to a 78-50 victory.
Preble Shawnee head coach Jake Turner
Mason Shrout led Preble Shawnee with 24 points and 12 rebounds despite not playing in the fourth quarter. Dylan Campbell had 16 points, Ethan Woodward had 10 points, and Isaac Blankenship hit a pair of threes and finished with 8 points.
J.T. Ferguson had 15 points for Valley View but the Spartans fall to 0-6. They’ll look to pickup their first win tomorrow as they travel to Waynesville. Preble Shawnee will host National Trail tomorrow night for a WOAC matchup.