High School Roundup
Wood County Christian 50,
Gilead Christian 26
MT. GILEAD, Ohio – MVP Patrick Goff finished with a double-double of 12 points and 14 rebounds to help Wood County Christian roll to a 50-26 victory against host Gilead Christian in the championship game of the Eagles’ own tournament here Saturday afternoon.
The Wildcats, who improved to 10-1, also landed Douglas Ernest on the all-tournament team. Ernest scored eight points and had three steals while teammate Logan Huck chipped in eight points and as many rebounds. Isaac Brown contributed nine assists and two blocks in the triumph.
Gilead Christian, which trailed 22-6 after the first quarter, was led by Derek Goodman’s 12 points.
St. Joe wins Wirt County Tournament
Huntington St. Joe 73, Roane County 56
ELIZABETH – Payne Meadows drained five 3s and pumped in a game-high 25 points Saturday night as Huntington St. Joe improved to 7-0 by handing Roane County a 73-56 setback and in turn winning the championship game of the Wirt County Holiday Tournament.
Keith Clemons, who joined Meadows on the all-tournament team along with Raider Jacob Neal (team-high 21 points), Wirt County’s Ricky Conley and Williamstown’s Landon Travis, finished with 16 points. Brian Conaty (13) and Ian Clark (11) also had double figure scoring efforts for the Irish. Isaac Wilmoth chipped in a dozen markers for the Raiders (5-2).
Williamstown 83, Wirt County 49
ELIZABETH – Williamstown led 21-17 after one, 37-31 at halftime and pulled away for an easy 83-49 victory in the consolation game of the tournament.
Travis had a game-high 23 points and teammate Gage Wix scored 22. Hunter Neely and Chandler Weber tallied 12 points apiece for the Yellowjackets, who improved to 4-1 and play host to Tyler Consolidated on Friday.
The Tigers, now 1-5 with a home game against Gilmer County on Friday, had double digit scoring games from Mark Cunningham (12) and Kalob Bell (11). Dustin Garner had nine points while Tristan Nichols chipped in seven markers and seven rebounds.
Gilmer County 79, Midland Trail 60
HICO, W.Va. – Gilmer County led 49-28 at intermission and improved to 4-1 following a 79-60 road win Saturday night at Midland Trail.
Austin Cunningham finished with a game-high 23 points for the Titans, who travel Friday to face Wirt County. Freshman Noah Aviles scored a career-high 14 points for the Titans, who also got 12 markers from Nathan Allison and 10 counters by Zach Chapman.
The Patriots (2-2) received 22 points from Collin Carte and 11 more from Ricky Carter.
Calhoun County 75, Hannan 56
HANNAN -Tyler Sims scored 25 points here Saturday night to lead Calhoun County to a 75-56 win over Hannan.
Ryan Slider and Sam Brady added 15 points each for the Red Devils (2-3), while Tyler Gerwig contributed a dozen markers.
Tyler Burns of Hannan (1-4) took high-point honors with a 30-point effort.
Calhoun County will travel to Ritchie County on Friday.
Wheeling Park 61, Parkersburg High 40
PARKERSBURG – Visiting Wheeling Park outscored Parkersburg High 37-15 in the middle two quarters to take command of Saturday afternoon’s game at Memorial Fieldhouse en route to a 61-40 victory over the Big Reds.
After an 18-15 first quarter in the Patriots’ favor, the second and third periods proved decisive for Park, as by the end of the third period, it was ahead 55-30.
Park, now 4-3, was led in scoring by Tamara Bumgardner with 19 points and Kendra Johnson with 15.
PHS, now 2-5, was paced in point-production by Brooke Kurucz with 12, followed by Kam Snyder and Haley Ackerman with eight each, and Alison Schumacher with six.
The next game for PHS is at Parkersburg South at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Williamstown 87, Ritchie County 57
ELLENBORO – BreeAnn Reynolds (19), Cami Mossor (13), Ashley Morris (12) and Samantha Dedrick (11) all reached double digit point-production Saturday night as Williamstown rolled to an 87-57 win against host Ritchie County.
The 3-5 Rebels, who trailed 32-12 after the first eight minutes, was led in scoring by Vanessa Tallman (14), Stephanie Kirk (13) and Kylie Gump (13).
WHS (4-4) got a game-high 12 rebounds from Melissa Cieslewski and the ‘Jackets will seek their fifth straight win during a 7 p.m. varsity only game on Friday at Parkersburg Catholic.
Magnolia 71, Tyler Consolidated 60
NEW MARTINSVILLE -Mallory Chapman scored 22 points and Grace Berisford 19 as Magnolia outscored visiting Tyler Consolidated in every quarter Saturday afternoon while recording a 71-60 win over the visiting Silver Knights.
Magnolia (5-3) led 31-27 at halftime and gradually stretched its advantage in the second half. Tyler (5-4) got a game-high 30 points from Sydney Reed and 13 from Sophie Kinnard.
Magnolia is off until Saturday when it travels to River while Tyler Consolidated travels to Ravenswood on Thursday.
Roane County 59, Wayne 28
SISSONVILLE – Roane County, behind Cassidy Taylor’s 16 points and a double-double from Shania Lloyd, blitzed Wayne here Saturday, 59-28, in the consolation game of the Sissonville Invitational.
Lloyd finished with 15 points and a game-high 12 rebounds for the Raiders, who also received seven points apiece form Mary Kate Westfall and Rochelle McCrosky.
Taylor Bartram led the Wayne attack with 11 points.
High School Roundup
KINGWOOD – Preston’s Jimmy Galusky was a terror for Parkersburg after scoring 35 points in a 72-62 victory on Friday night.
Galusky knocked down nine field goals, including two from 3-point range and made 15-of-21 attempts from the free-throw line.
Parkersburg’s J.D. Wade closed out the night with 27 points, while Jordan Colebank pitched in 16 points.
The Big Reds’ next test is Monday against Parkersburg South at the Rod Oldham Athletic Center.
Ritchie County Holiday Tournament
Doddridge County 54, Ritchie County 51
ELLENBORO -In a tight game from start to finish, Doddridge County downed Ritchie County, 54-51, in the opening round of the Ritchie County Holiday Tournament here Friday night.
The Bulldogs (1-3), who were led by Drew Lett with 18 points and Ashton Hinzman with 17, will meet Lincoln County in the title game tonight.
Ritchie County, also 1-3, was led by Riley Allen with 16 points while Corey Farley added 13 and Seth Cottrill 12. The Rebels will meet Buckhannon-Upshur in the third place game at 6 p.m.
Lincoln County nipped Buckhannon, 54-53, in the other opening round game.
Wirt County Holiday Tournament
Roane County 83,
Wirt County 75
ELIZABETH -Wirt County, trailing 63-49 entering the fourth quarter, scored the first 14 points of the stanza here Friday night but Roane County rallied for an 83-75 win in the opening round of the Wirt County Holiday Tournament.
Scotty Meadows and Tyler Harper had 19 points each for the 5-1 Raiders, who will meet Huntington St. Joseph for the tournament title tonight.
Wirt County (1-4) was led by Kalob Bell with 25 points while Mark cunningham had 16 and Tristan Nichols 11. The Tigers will meet Williamstown at 6 p.m. for third place.
Huntington St. Joseph 59,
ELIZABETH -Huntington St. Joseph standout Keith Clemons drove the length of the court for the game-winning layup as Huntington St. Joseph won a battle of unbeatens, over Williamstown 59-58, in the opening round of the Wirt County Holiday Tournament.
Williamstown (3-1) had taken a 58-57 lead with a pair of free throws with 10 seconds left to set up Clemons’ last-ditch heroics for St. Joe (6-0).
This was a see-saw battle from start to finish as the biggest lead in the game was six points, an advantage held at different times by both teams.
Clemons led all scorers with 20 points while teammate Ian Clarke added 15.
Gage Wix led Williamstown with 19 points while Chandler Weber added 17 and Landon Travis 14.
Williamstown will meet Wirt County at 6 p.m. today in the consolation game while Huntington St. Joe will meet Roane County in the title contest.
Frontier 66, Waterford 56
WATERFORD – Frontier continues to live and die by the 3-point shot.
Friday night at Waterford Elementary, the Cougars lived by it.
The Cougars made 12 3-pointers and shot 46 percent from beyond the arch to end Waterford’s undefeated start to the season with a 66-56 victory.
The Wildcats were able to hold Drew Schneider, who hit nine treys against Beallsville Monday, to three triples Friday.
However, Schneider’s teammates proved they could hit from behind the 3-point line as well with Nick Camino hitting four, Rodney Barnes draining two and Damon Metheney, Jeremiah Helmick and Jake Bradford each making one.
Overall, Frontier was 22-for-47 (47 percent) in the contest from the floor while Waterford was 22-for-58 (38 percent). The Wildcats did not have similar results to the Cougars beyond the arch, connecting on just 5-of-20 (25 percent) 3-point attempts.
Mt. Gilead Tournament
Kingsway Christian 34
MT. GILEAD, Ohio -Wood County Christian recorded its ninth win in 10 starts here Friday night, rolling to a 52-34 win over Kingsway Christian in the opening round of the Mt. Gilead Tournament.
As a result of the victory, Wood County will meet host Mt. Gilead for the tournament title at 1:30 p.m. today.
Wood County led just 27-22 at halftime on Friday, but dominated the second half. Leading the way for the Wildcats were Patrick Goff with 14 points and Douglas Ernest with 13. Goff also led the team in rebounds with 10.
Kingsway (3-5) got 18 points from David Hargrove.
Paden City 62,
Valley (Wetzel) 51
PINE GROVE -Paden City rallied from a 13-point second half deficit and defeated Valley (Wetzel) 62-51 on Friday night.
Paden City (4-2) outscored Valley (Wetzel) 40-18 in the second half behind the scoring production of Kennedy Cain and Luke Cooper. Cain scored 21 of his game-high 31 points after intermission, while Cooper knocked down both his 3-pointers after halftime and tossed in eight of his 11 points during that span.
The Wildcats’ Zach Heasley also scored in double figures with 15 points, while Trey Streets led Valley (3-3) with 14 points.
Tyler Consolidated 34
NEW MARTINSVILLE -Magnolia not only got its first win here Friday night, but the Blue Eagles did so in a big way, blasting visiting Tyler Consolidated, 93-34.
Magnolia (1-3) got 25 points each from Spencer Campbell and Preston Boswell while Zach Willhoite added 11 points for the Blue Eagles, who led 50-21 at halftime.
Tyler (2-5) got 10 points from Jace Reed.
Magnolia is back home a week from tonight against River while Tyler travels to Williamstown next Friday.
Roane County 37
SISSONVILLE -Roane County played Class AAA Capital tough for a quarter here Friday night in the opening round of the Sissonville Tournament but the Cougars pulled away in the second stanza and never looked back in rolling to a 68-37 win.
Alex Gray led four Capital players in double digits and Jahnecca Clements added 13 and Jenna Bsharah and India Hairston had 11 apiece.
Roane County, which will play for third place today, was led by Cassidy Taylor with 10 points and Mary Kate Westfall with nine.
Gilmer County 64,
Lewis County 47
GLENVILLE -Julie Bishop and Tara Evans accounted for 29 first-half points to set the tone in Gilmer County’s 64-47 victory against Lewis County on Friday.
Evans scored 17 of her team-high 21 points and Bishop added 12 of her 19 points as Gilmer County (7-1) took a 38-22 lead into halftime.
Brooklyn Perkey knocked down the lone 3-pointer for Lewis County and finished with a team-high 20 points.
Wheeling Park Duals
WHEELING -A showdown between Parkersburg and Parkersburg South will happen as early as this afternoon as part off the championship pool of the Wheeling Park Duals.
Both wrestling programs won four matches in as many attempts during pool play on Friday.
In Division 3, Parkersburg took care of Massillon Washington (48-21), Buckeye Trail (60-16), St. Albans (62-14) and Point Pleasant (42-25).
In Division 4, South dominated East Liverpool (78-6), Wheeling Park (43-20), Howland (66-9) and Edgewood (81-0).
A total of six South wrestlers went 4-0 on the afternoon, including 113-pounder Logan Ball, 126-pounder Austin Harris, 132-pounder T.J. Lambiotte and 138-pounder Tyler Windland with three pins apiece.
For the Big Reds, five wrestlers won all four of their matches. Trapper Hays at 152 pinned all four of his opponents, while Jared Donahue at 106, Nacodie Barrows at 160 and Max Chefren at 195 each recorded three pins as they finished 4-0.
“The intensity level of the kids was sufficient to get us through the day, but we have to wrestle harder to topple the teams we are going to see (Saturday),” PHS wrestling coach Chris Way said.
Parkersburg and Parkersburg South will be joined in today’s championship pool by Austintown and Harrison High.