BEVERLY - The Fort Frye Cadets connected on eight of their first nine field goal attempts and went on to easily defeat the Monroe Central Seminoles 66-24 in Pioneer Valley Conference action Thursday evening at Fort Frye High School.
The Cadets scored the game's first 13 points and 24 of the first 26 to capture their seventh consecutive victory.
Taylor Buchanan scored a game-high 19 points for Fort Frye, while Brooke Borich and Micayla Hupp finished in double figures with 10 points apiece.
Diedra Combs contributed nine points and Morgan Liedtke eight more to a Cadet offense that shot 55 percent (26-of-47) from the floor in the game.
Fort Frye's defense limited Monroe Central to just nine field goals on 58 attempts (16 percent).
The Cadets improved to 7-0 with the win and remained perfect in the PVC at 4-0, while Monroe Central dropped to 5-3 and 2-2 in the league.
Fort Frye will next play host Buckeye Trail in another conference match-up Monday night.
Parkersburg 69, Hurricane 56
HURRICANE - Imani Ward's game-high 32 points enabled Parkersburg High to climb above the .500 mark as the Big Reds posted a 69-56 road win at Hurricane on Thursday night.
Ward accounted for 12 points as PHS (3-2) moved ahead 33-21 by intermission. Teammate Megan Morrison sealed the victory by knocking down her last six free throw attempts in the fourth quarter, and finished the night with 16 points.
Abby Watson led Hurricane (1-2) with 20 points, while Callie McClanahan pitched in 15 points.
PHS returns to action Tuesday when it meets Parkersburg South at the Rod Oldham Athletic Center.
Gilmer County 34, South Harrison 32
LOST CREEK - In a game void of 3-point buckets, Gilmer County managed to win a 34-32 slugfest at South Harrison on Thursday night.
After scoring his first points at the high school level earlier in the game, freshman guard Colby Cunningham hit the front-end of a two-shot foul to put Gilmer County in front 34-32 with seven seconds left in the fourth quarter. Mitchell Hickman's steal on South Harrison's ensuing possession kept the Titans' record intact at 2-0.
Anthony Aviles and Austin Cunningham led Gilmer County with 10 points apiece, while Dylan Smith scored a team-high 10 points for South Harrison.
Braxton County 58, Calhoun County 41
SUTTON - Host Braxton County's 23-8 second-quarter advantage was the difference in a 58-41 win over Calhoun County Thursday night.
Calhoun was paced by Ryan Slider with 17 points while Luke Moore added 13.
For Braxton, now 1-3, Austin Rhodes led with 16 points, followed by Derek Barnett with 11 and McKinley Moore with 10.