W.Va. Girls State Tournament Roundup
Logan 52, Spring Valley 49
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Hannah Tothe’s 3-pointer with 7 seconds left lifted Logan to a 52-49 win over top-seeded Spring Valley in the girls Class AAA semifinals Friday night.
Both teams were trying to advance to the championship game for the first time.
Spring Valley (23-4), which had beaten Logan twice earlier this season, stormed back from 15 points down to take its first lead, 49-47, on Brooke Heck’s layup with 51 seconds left.
Shayna Gore’s jumper with 40 seconds left tied the game, setting the stage for Tothe.
Gore led No. 5 Logan (17-9) with 17 points. Tothe finished with 13 and Monica Mitchell had 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Heck finished with 20 points. Madison Morris had 15 points and 11 rebounds.
Bridgeport 57, Nicholas County 48
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Miki Glenn set a Class AA girls tournament record with 40 points in Bridgeport’s 57-48 semifinal win Friday over Nicholas County.
Ritchie County’s Missy Spangler in 2001 and Scott’s Makenzie White in 2011 shared the old mark of 37 points.
Glenn made 11 of 17 field goals and 17 of 18 free throws. She also had eight rebounds and six steals.
Second-seeded Bridgeport (24-2) returns to the championship game for the second straight season. It lost to Greenbrier East in Class AAA last year.
Hope Chalfant added 11 points for Bridgeport, which led by as many as 16 midway through the fourth quarter.
Shealyn Shafer had 26 points and 12 rebounds for No. 3 Nicholas County (21-4), which was trying to reach the title game for the first time.
Westside 51, Fairmont Senior 41
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Sophomore Hope Lester had 15 points and 11 rebounds to lead defending champion Westside to a 51-41 win over Fairmont Senior in the girls Class AA semifinals Friday night.
Top-seeded Westside (25-1) never trailed and will meet No. 2 Bridgeport (24-2) for the title on Saturday.
Danielle Brown added 10 points and Faith Davis had 12 rebounds for Westside.
Kaden Whaley scored 11 points and Gabby Tenney added 10 for No. 5 Fairmont Senior (19-7).
Fairmont Senior was limited to 28 percent shooting from the floor and was outrebounded 46-36. The Polar Bears were hoping for their first title-game appearance since 1997 in Class AAA.
St. Joseph 63, Tucker County 31
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Mychal Johnson has St. Joseph back in a familiar spot.
Johnson scored 23 points to lead St. Joseph to a 63-31 win over Tucker County in the Class A semifinals Friday.
Top-seeded St. Joseph (24-1) can earn its record fifth consecutive Class A championship on Saturday against No. 3 St. Marys.
St. Joseph is tied with the Mercer Christian teams that won titles from 1999-2002. Summers County in Class AA holds the all-classes mark for consecutive crowns with five from 2007-2011.
Mychelle Johnson and Griffin Dempsey had 12 points apiece for St. Joseph.
Fourth-seeded Tucker County (20-6), trying to reach the championship game for the first time since winning three straight titles from 1996-98, committed 32 turnovers.
W.Va. Girls State Tournament Roundup
Nicoholas County 47, North Marion 42
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Shealyn Shafer had 16 points, 15 rebounds and six blocked shots, and Nicholas County used a late 9-0 run to beat North Marion 47-42 in the girls Class AA quarterfinals Thursday at the Charleston Civic Center.
Third-seeded Nicholas County (21-3) earned its first-ever state tournament win. The Lady Huskies are in the tournament for the first time since 2001.
North Marion didn’t make a field goal over the final 4 minutes.
Nicole Hamilton’s only points, a jumper with 2:55 left, put Nicholas County ahead to stay, 42-40.
Nicholas County’s Lauren Young added 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Megan Haller had 17 points for sixth-seeded North Marion (18-5). Audia Bartlett and Anna Marie Moscufo scored 10 apiece.
North Marion won three straight Class AAA titles from 2009-2011.
Bridgeport 54, Lincoln 34
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Miki Glenn had 33 points and 11 rebounds to lead Bridgeport past Lincoln 54-34 in the girls Class AA quarterfinals Thursday.
Second-seeded Bridgeport (23-2), which moved down from Class AAA this season, advances to the semifinals for the third straight year. The Indians will meet Nicholas County on Friday.
Bridgeport led 38-24 entering the fourth quarter, but the Indians didn’t make another field goal until the final minute of the game.
A 3-pointer by Alysse Parsons capped a 10-0 run for Lincoln that cut the deficit to 43-34 with 2:56 left. But the Cougars got no closer.
Glenn went 7 of 13 from the floor and made 19 of 23 free throws. Bridgeport outscored Lincoln 26-2 from the free-throw line.
Makayla McEwayne had 11 points for No. 7 Lincoln (16-10).
Fairmont Senior 72, Clay County 56
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Kaden Whaley scored 22 points to lead Fairmont Senior to a 72-56 win over Clay County in the girls Class AA quarterfinals Thursday night.
Fifth-seeded Fairmont Senior (19-6) is back in the tournament semifinals for the first time since 2001. The Polar Bears will play top-seeded Westside (24-1) on Friday.
Emily Stoller added 15 points and Jasmine Johnson scored 14 for Fairmont Senior, which led 34-24 at halftime.
Brittany Gould paced fourth-seeded Clay County (18-7) with 24 points.
The teams combined for 59 turnovers, including 12 by Stoller.
Logan 77, Princeton 66
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Shayna Gore scored 36 points to lead Logan to a 77-66 win over Princeton in the girls Class AAA quarterfinals Thursday.
Fifth-seeded Logan (16-9) earned its first-ever state tournament win and will meet top-seeded Spring Valley in Friday’s semifinals. Logan is in the tournament for the first time since 2000.
Logan broke the game open with a 13-3 run to start the fourth quarter. Kyra Cline’s 3-pointer with 5:32 left gave Logan a 65-54 lead.
Logan shot 57 percent from the field for the game, including 5-of-10 from 3-point range.
Logan’s Monica Mitchell finished with 18 points and 17 rebounds, while Hannah Tothe had 11 points.
McKenzie Akers and Hannah Preservati had 17 points apiece for fourth-seeded Princeton (19-6). Jessica Inman scored 12 and Marissa Mullins added 10.
Westside 68, Pike View 41
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Sophomore Hope Lester scored 26 points to lead defending champion Westside to a 68-41 win over PikeView in the girls Class AA quarterfinals Thursday night.
Megan Endicott added 14 points and 13 rebounds while Faith Davis also had 14 points for top-seeded Westside (24-1).
Westside beat PikeView handily for the third time this season.
Sophomore Lyndsay Hatfield had 19 points for No. 8 PikeView (14-11) and Hope Nester added 12.
Westside led 26-16 at halftime and 49-28 after three periods.
Westside made just 6 of 13 free throws, shot 45 percent from the floor and outrebounded PikeView 51-32.