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Parkersburg Catholic 53, St. Marys 47

ST. MARYS -Parkersburg Catholic took control of the Little Kanawha Conference’s North Division here Saturday night, breaking a 24-all halftime tie and rolling to a 53-42 win over St. Marys.

The victory lifted PC to 11-1 overall and 7-0 in the LKC North while dropping St. Marys to 12-2 and 7-2.

Jake Ullman led Catholic with 23 points while Joe Padden added 12 and Brady Kurucz 10.

St. Marys got 13 points from Austin Bayless.

The host Blue Devils led 10-9 after the first quarter but Catholic tied the game at intermission.

The Crusaders, winners of 10 straight, held a five-point edge at 37-32 after three quarters and held the lead down the stretch.

Both teams return to action on Monday when Catholic travels to Doddridge county and St. Marys meets South Harrison in the West Virginia Hometown Invitational Tournament.

Tyler Consolidated 68, Madonna 65

WEIRTON -Dylan Romine converted a three-point play with eight seconds left and scored 14 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Silver Knights to a 68-65 come-from-behind victory here Saturday against Madonna.

Tyler Consolidated (6-8) went into the locker room with a 34-32 halftime lead only to see Madonna (4-8) pull ahead, 50-43, going into the fourth quarter. The Silver Knights outscored Madonna in the final period, 25-15.

Leading the way for the Blue Dons was Tyler Ewusiak with 13 points.

Tyler will look to extend its winning streak when the Silver Knights play host to St. Marys on Tuesday.

Magnolia 82, Wheeling Central 66

NEW MARTINSVILLE – Magnolia upped its mark to 10-4 on Saturday as the Blue Eagles dropped visiting Wheeling Central, 82-66, in the Rotary Challenge.

Mark Winters and Zach Willhoite tallied 25 points each for the Blue Eagles, who play host Tuesday to Monroe Central. Blue Eagle Stephen Rogalski canned five treys and finished with 19 markers.

Freshman Chase Harler was one of three Maroon Knight (8-9) players to score in double figures, finishing with 25.

Belpre 67, Southern 56

RACINE, Ohio – Dakota Hoffman led Belpre with 21 points and eight assists Saturday night at the Golden Eagles topped host Southern, 67-56, in a Tri Valley Conference contest.

Belpre also got 15 points from Nick Therriault and 11 points and five blocks from Ryan Leasure as well as eight points, 11 rebounds and three steals from Bryce Pittenger.

Southern was led by Tristen Wolfe with 24 points.

Belpre travels to Miller for a 7:30 p.m. game on Tuesday.

Williamstown 75, Bishop Donahue 62

NEW MARTINSVILLE – Hunter Neely scored a career-high 18 points and Josh DeBolt led all point-producers with a game-high 19 here Saturday afternoon as Williamstown finally snapped its 11-game slide by knocking off Bishop Donahue, 75-62, in the Rotary Challenge.

The ‘Jackets also received 14 points from Jarric Hoskins, a dozen by Landon Travis and eight more from Josh Palmer. WHS (4-11) welcomes Ravenswood on Tuesday.

Bryce Jones and Jessie Parlow led the Dons (10-4) with 14 markers apiece.

Wirt County 80, Clay County 73

ELIZABETH -Kalob Bell scored 27 points and Austin McVey chipped in 25 and the Tigers defeated Clay County, 80-73, here Saturday night.

Wirt County, now 4-11 with a home game Tuesday versus Braxton County, trailed by four at halftime before exploding for 51 points in the second half

Clay County was led in scoring by Jarrod Woodyard (22), Alex Burkhammer (13), Stephen Cole (13) and Chris Cole (13).

Parkersburg Christian 57,

East Richland 54

ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio – Austin Alley had 19 points, 20 rebounds, five blocks and five assists to help lead Parkersburg Christian to its second win of the season in eight tries as the Knights handed host East Richland a 57-54 setback on Saturday.

Parkersburg Christian also had double figure scoring efforts from Korbin Wright (15), Harlan Bowswer (12) and Eric Wade (11).

Joel Mott’s game-high 28 points weren’t enough for East Richland.

Wahama 62, Federal Hocking 59

MASON – Trenton Gibbs scored a career-high 26 points and added nine rebounds, three steals and as many blocks to help lead host Wahama to a 62-59 victory here Saturday night against Federal Hocking.

The Lancers (11-4) were led by Shawn Parsons’ 15-point effort. FHHS also received 10 points apiece from Terrance Mayle, Cliff Bonner and Max Carney.

Austin Jordan tossed in 14 points while Hunter Bradley had nine markers and nine caroms for the White Falcons, who improved to 6-8 and play Tuesday at Eastern.


St. Marys 68, Clay-Battelle 61

LOST CREEK – No. 4 Clay-Battelle tied the score at 52-52 with 4 minutes left in the final period but No. 3 St. Marys (15-1) was able to pull away here Saturday night to win the Northern Divison at the West Virginia Hometown Invitational Tournament and hand Clay-Battelle its first loss of the season.

The Blue Devils had two players recored double-doubles as both Audra Clark and Kendra Walker scored 11 points and accounted for 10 rebounds.

St. Marys also had three other double-digit scorers in Abbi Fetty (15), Ashley Hall (10) and Mikaela Britton (10). The Blue Devils advance to play Gilmer County in the championship game next Saturday at South Harrison High School.

Leading the way for the Cee Bees (14-1) was MacKayla Wilkins with 25 points.

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Williamstown 82,

Ritchie County 47

ELLENBORO – Kenzie Smith pumped in a game-high 25 points as Williamstown raced past host Ritchie County here Thursday night, 82-47.

The Yellowjackets (5-4) also had double figure scoring efforts from Brooke Cieslewski (16), Carley Ellison (14) and Kathleen Cornell (11).

Tristin Toman finished with 22 points for the Rebels (7-6).

University 62,

Parkersburg South 59

MORGANTOWN – Taryn McCutcheon scored 29 points and added five boards and four assists, but it wasn’t quite enough for visiting Parkersburg South here Thursday night as the Patriots came up short to University, 62-59.

Keya Bartlett added 16 points and four steals for the Patriots, who dropped to 5-5 and play on Saturday afternoon at Shadyside.

University (9-1) received 14 points apiece from Kayla Boggs and Mariah Callen while Shelby Boyle contributed 10 markers.

Wood County Christian 52,

Licking County Christian 36

WILLIAMSTOWN – Hannah and Heather Lord were two of four Wildcat scorers to record double-digit points in Wood County Christian’s 52-36 victory over Licking County Christian here Thursday night.

Hannah scored 10 points while her sister scored 12. Also in double figures were Rachel Ruble with 10 points and Adria Herridge, who recorded a double-double with 10 tallies and 10 boards. The Wildcats (7-4) headed into the locker room with a 15-point lead and were on cruise control throughout the second half.

Abby McLughlin led Licking County Christian (5-3) with 19 points.

Tyler Consolidated 59, Magnolia 50

KIDWELL – Host Tyler Consolidated defeated Magnolia, 59-50, here Friday night in the semifinals of the Silver Knights’ own tournament.

Sophie Kinnard led all point-producers with 20 points for the Silver Knights, who improved to 6-5 and also received double figure scoring nights from Sydney Reed (16) and Allison Wable (12).

Mallory Chapman had 18 points for the Blue Eagles (5-7).

Reed grabbed 14 boards to post a double-double while teammate Torrye Cline had nine counters and five assists.


South Charleston 74,

Parkersburg 33

SOUTH CHARLESTON – South Charleston upped its mark to 8-1 here Thursday night as the host Black Eagles rolled past Parkersburg, 74-33.

The Big Reds, who dropped to 3-7 and play Saturday at Nitro, got a combined 17 points from Ben Umpleby and Trevor Britton.

Adrian Cunningham notched a game-high 16 points for the Black Eagles, who led 22-6 after one.

Gilmer County 66,

Calhoun County 40

GLENVILLE – Anthony Aviles poured in 25 points to lead all scorers as the Titans of Gilmer County rolled over Calhoun County, 66-40.

The outcome was never in doubt as the Titans (6-3) entered the locker room with a 38-20 lead. Leading the way for the Red Devils (1-8) was Ryan Slider, who scored 14 points in the defeat.

The Titans will look to contine their winning ways Saturday when the face Charleston Catholic. Meanwhile Calhoun County will look to start a winning streak when they face South Harrison on Tuesday.

Wood County Christian 50,

Licking County Christian 41 (OT)

WILLIAMSTOWN -Jamie Arnold for Wood County Christian sank two free throws with five seconds to go to send the game into overtime tied at 38 and the Wildcats outscored visiting Licking County 12-3 in the overtime period to emerge victorious with a 50-41 win here Thursday night.

Arnold and teammate Patrick Goff scored 14 points apiece for the 5-8 Wildcats, who received a double-double of 10 points and a game-high 13 boards from Luke Davis.

LCC was led by Jake Ross’s game-high 20-point effort.

St. Albans 43, Ripley 39

ST. ALBANS – Kade Harrison finished with a game-high 16 points for visiting Ripley here Thursday evening, but the Vikings were outscored 17-7 in the final eight minutes as St. Albans rallied for a 43-39 triumph.

Taylor Clark led the Red Dragons with 10 points.

Chuck Sleboda chipped in 14 points, eight boards and three assists for the Vikings.

St. Marys 63, Doddridge County 50

ST. MARYS – St. Marys won for the seventh time in eight games as the Blue Devils topped visiting Doddridge County on Thursday evening, 63-50.

The Blue Devils, now 5-1 in the LKC North, used balanced scoring to knock off the Bulldogs, who dropped to 1-6. Jordan Whitehair paced the victors with 17 points while Andrew Cosper had 15, Connor Lancaster 11 and Austin Bayless 10.

Ashton Hinzman produced 16 markers and Keith Britton a dozen for the ‘Dogs.

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Morgantown 79,

Parkersburg South 52

MORGANTOWN -Parkersburg South ran into a buzzsaw here Friday night as the Patriots dropped a 79-52 decision to regional, TRAC and OVAC rival Morgantown.

The Mohigans (6-1) took a 47-27 halftime lead and stretched that margin over the final 16 minutes. Nathan Adrian led the way with 20 points, while Dean Marshall added 16, Boston Agnew 13 and Mark Johnson 10.

South (8-2) was led by Tyler Bolen with 15 points and Wes Mitchem with 13.

The Patriots are off until next Friday when Wheeling Park visits the Rod Oldham Athletic Center.

St. Albans 55, Parkersburg 53

ST. ALBANS -St. Albans held off a second-half Parkersburg rally here Friday to down the visiting Big Reds, 55-53, in a Mountain State Athletic Conference game.

The Red Dragons led 31-23 at halftime and attempted to run out the clock in the final quarter when PHS stretched their hosts to the limit. St. Albans (3-4) was led by Nathan McNeal with 23 points.

Parkersburg (1-6) got 17 points from Trevor Britton, 12 from Ben Umpleby and 10 from Braeden Cabbil.

The Big Reds travel to Beckley tonight to meet Woodrow Wilson.

Belpre 53, Wahama 46

MASON, Ohio -Belpre broke a 35-all tie in the final eight minutes here Friday night to take a 53-46 Tri Valley Conference win over Wahama.

The Golden Eagles (4-5) were led by Nick Theirrault with 17 points while Bryce Pittenger had 14 and Dakota Hoffman 13.

Wahama was led by Trenton Gibbs with 14 and Wyatt Zuspan with 13.

Belpre entertains Warren tonight.

Paden City 65,

East Richland Christian 26

PADEN CITY – Zach Heasley and Kennedy Cain both posted double-doubles to help host Paden City roll to a 65-26 victory against East Richland Christian here Friday night.

Cain scored 23 points and had 11 boards while Heasley tossed in 17 markers and grabbed 10 caroms. Luke Cooper chipped in 12 points and was one rebound shy of a double-double for the Wildcats, who improved to 7-2 and plays host at 2:30 p.m. today to Beallaire St. John.

Joel Mott led East Richland Christian (1-6) with 11 points.

Wood County Christian 64,

Elk Valley Christian 52

WILLIAMSTOWN -Wood County Christian grabbed a 29-17 halftime lead here Friday night en route to a 64-52 win over visiting Elk Valley Christian.

Jamie Arnold led the Wildcats (4-7) with 29 points while Patrick Goff added 13.

Elk Valley (1-6) got 15 points each from Jordan Elkins and Daniel Beverly and 13 from Trey Suttle.

Wood County visits Teays Valley Christian on Tuesday.

Fort Frye 59, Buckeye Trail 46

BEVERLY, Ohio -Shon Smith scored 25 points and Seth Lagraen added 14 as Fort Frye rolled to a 59-46 Pioneer Valley Conference win over visiting Buckeye Trail here Friday night.

The Cadets (3-5) overcame a 22-11 first quarter deficit by holding their guests to just two points in the second quarter.

Buckeye Trail (4-3) got 15 points from Zach Roe.

Fort Frye entertains rival Waterford tonight.

Huntington 77, Ripley 39

HUNTINGTON – Arik Nicks hit 11 of 13 from the foul line and led all scorers with 28 points here Friday night to help host Huntington post a 77-39 blowout victory against against Ripley.

Jacob Haynes led the way for the Vikings, who play host to Hurricane on Tuesday, with 11 points.


St. Marys 85, Doddridge County 29

ST. MARYS – Visiting Doddridge County trailed just 10-9 after one here Friday night, but St. Marys posted a 27-2 advantage in the second period and rolled to an 85-29 victory against the Bulldogs.

Audra Clark had 22 points and 10 rebounds for the now 8-0 Blue Devils, who also received 12 points, 10 steals and seven assists from Abbi Fetty. Ashley Hall chipped in 17 points and Kendra Walker a dozen in the victory.

D’Andra Swiger led the ‘Dogs with 10 points.

Wood County Christian 57,

Elk Valley Christian 50

WILLIAMSTOWN -Wood County Christian has a winning record, thanks to Friday night’s hard-fought 57-50 win over visiting Elk Valley Christian that raised the Wildcats’ record to 5-4.

Heather Lord led the way with 18 points, including the team’s only two treys. Adria Herridge added 13 and Hannah Lord 11 for Wood County, which will travel to Teays Valley Christian next Tuesday.

Elk Valley was led by Chelsea Burdette with 18 points and Hannah Williams with 15.

Paden City 65,

East Richland Christian 33

PADEN CITY -Myah Charkawi scored 18 points and Logan Cosper added 11 here Friday night to lead Paden City (5-4) to a 65-33 thumping of visiting East Richland Christian.

The Wildcats scored 22 first-quarter points and never looked back as Lynnsie Parsons and Hannah Stanley each added nine points.

Paden City is back in action tonight, entertaining Bellaire St. John.

Calhoun County 32, Hannan 26

MT. ZION -Calhoun County won for the second time this season here Friday night as the Red Devils topped visiting Hannan, 32-26.

Sam Harris and Kenzie Hicks scored 10 points each for Calhoun (2-6). Chelsea Meadows had 11 for Hannan (0-6).

Calhoun will entertain Gilmer County at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

Braxton County 42,

Wirt County 27

SUTTON -Hunter Sodaro scored 16 points and Bailey Stewart added 12 here Friday night as Braxton County rolled to a 42-27 Little Kanawha Conference win over visiting Wirt County. With the win, the Eagles upped their record to 6-4.

Wirt County (5-7) got 13 points from Stone Cheuvront.

Braxton travels to Roane County next Wednesday while Wirt County will participate in the Tyler Consolidated Tournament next Thursday.

Clay County 67, Roane County 54

SPENCER – Brittany Gould bucketed a game-high 27 points here Friday night as Clay County improved to 11-0 after picking up a 67-54 road win at Roane County.

The Raiders, now 1-9 with a road trip Wednesday to Braxton County, got 24 points from Becky Frye and 11 markers from Micky Rhodes.

McKinzee Barker had 15 points and Caitlyn Horrocks 10 for the Panthers.