ATHENS - To win the crown in the Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division it is important to win on the road.
The Vinton County Vikings did just that as they also bolted into first place, following a 73-62 win over Athens on Tuesday night.
With the win, the Vikings improve to 7-4 overall and 5-1 TVC-Ohio Division play. With the loss, Athens drops 3-9, 3-3.
Vinton County placed three players in double figures, led by Jake Speakman with 27-points. Nevan Yates and Naylan Yates each had 17 points, while Bryce Damron had eight points.
Eli Chubb scored a team-high 16 points to lead Athens.
The Vikings made 22 of 49 (44.8 percent) shots from the field, including 22 of 27 (81.4 percent) from the free throw line. Athens shot 36 percent (22 of 61) from the field and converted 6 of 10 free throw attempts.
Vinton County returns home to take on Zane Trace on Tuesday. The Vikings home game against Miami Trace on Saturday night has been postponed.and is rescheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 13.