Local Sports Roundup
Parkersburg South 58,
Point Pleasant 39
POINT PLEASANT – Parkersburg South outscored host Point Pleasant in every stanza on Friday night as the Patriots improved to 3-0 following a 58-39 victory.
Ty Dobson had his first double-double, finishing with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Patriot teammate Garrett Gilkeson also scored 13 points while Cody Monroe had eight points, seven assists and three steals.
Wade Martin (11) and Adam Yates (10) paced the Big Blacks’ (2-1) scoring attack.
Parkersburg South welcomes Lewis County on Monday to the Rod Oldham Athletic Center.
Parkersburg High 65,
Cabell Midland 50
ONA – Visiting Parkersburg High outscored Cabell Midland 41-29 in the second half to break open a close game and post a 65-50 MSAC win over the Knights Friday night as junior J.D. Wade led the way with 20 points.
PHS, now 1-1, was tied at 13 after one quarter and led 24-21 at halftime before winning the game in the second half.
After Wade for the Big Reds in the scoring column were Levi Hays and Jordan Colebank, both with 15 points.
Mark Wilcox’s 13 and Keegan Adkins’ 10 paced CM’s point-production.
Calhoun County 45,
Braxton County 38
MOUNT ZION -Calhoun County built up a 30-18 lead after three quarters here Friday night against visiting Braxton County and held on for a 45-38 Little Kanawha Conference victory.
The Red Devils (1-3) were led by Ryan Slider, who scored 12 points and grabbed 16 rebounds, both highs for the game. Tyler Sims added 10 points for the Red Devils, who will travel to Hannan on Dec. 28.
Braxton (1-3) got 11 points – all in the fourth quarter – from Thomas Pritt. The Eagles travel to South Harrison Jan. 2.
Roane County 51,
SPENCER -Jacob Neal scored a game-high 18 points here Friday night as Roane County took a 17-11 first quarter lead and held off Ravenswood for a 51-48 Little Kanawha Conference victory.
Tyler Harper added 10 points for the Raiders (3-1) who also got nine from Scotti Meadows.
Ravenswood (2-1) got 15 points each from Jake Martin and Rylen Heatherington.
Roane County will entertain Webster County on Monday while Ravenswood travels to Doddridge County that same evening.
Charleston Catholic 68,
Parkersburg Catholic 43
CHARLESTON – Parkersburg Catholic never fully recovered after falling behind in the first quarter 17-7 on Friday night and host Charleston Catholic raced to a 68-43 win.
The Irish got solid point-production from Patrick Herlihy, who had a game-high 20 points. CC (3-0) also got double figures from Garrett McCarty (19) and Nick George (10).
Parkersburg Catholic, which plays host to Tyler Consolidated this afternoon, dropped to 1-1 and was led by Jake Ullman’s 17 counters.
Clay County 84,
Wirt County 78
CLAY – Host Clay County sank 33 of 49 free-throw attempts en route to a high-scoring 84-78 win over Wirt County Friday night.
The Panthers, now 2-2, won the game despite the Tigers holding a 32-20 fourth-quarter point advantage.
Kalob Bell dropped in a game-high 27 points for Wirt, which also got 18 points from Mark Cunningham and 10 from Tristan Nichols.
Clay was led by Chris Cole and Stephern Cole with 18 points each, followed by 13 from both Eric McGlothlin and Noah Taylor.
Riverside 76, Magnolia 70
CHARLESTON – Tyus Wood and Tamar Lawson combined for 19 fourth-quarter points and knocked down 11 of 13 from the foul line in the final period as Riverside rallied past Magnolia, 76-70, during Hoops Classic action Friday night.
Wood led all scorers with 32 points, Lawson had 19 and teammate Josh Carpenter chipped in 10.
Preston Boswell, Magnolia’s MVP, finished with 22 points. The 0-2 Blue Eagles, who play at Marietta College’s Ohio River Classic at 2:15 p.m. today versus Martin Luther King, Jr., had just two other players score as Spencer Campbell and Zach Willhoite pumped in 24 points apiece.
Wood County Christian 71,
Elk Valley Christian 55
CHARLESTON – An explosive 30-12 fourth quarter allowed Wood County Christian to improve to 8-1 following Friday afternoon’s 71-55 win in the Hoops Classic against Elk Valley Christian.
EVC (5-2) got a game-high 24 points from Trey Suttle, but the Wildcats used balanced scoring – Douglas Ernest (19), Logan Huck (17) and Isaac Brown (14) – to prevail. WCC’s Patrick Goff chipped in nine points and 11 boards.
Federal Hocking 41
WATERFORD – Waterford, behind 14 points from Cody Paxton and nine markers and seven rebounds by Tanner Pottmeyer, outlasted visiting Federal Hocking here Friday night, 51-41.
Ivan Stantiago had a game-high 16 points for the Lancers, who got a 10-point effort from Delbert Crum.
Waterford (6-0) returns to action next Friday when Frontier Local visits the Wildcats.
Gilmer County 66,
South Harrison 35
GLENVILLE -Gilmer County ran its record to 3-1 here Friday night with a resounding 66-35 win over visiting South Harrison in a Little Kanawha Conference contest.
The Austins -Cunningham and Ratliff -led the Titans with 20 and 17 points, respectively, while Cory Grogg added a dozen markers for Gilmer.
South Harrison (1-3) was led by Dylan Smith with 12 points.
Gilmer takes a week off before traveling to Midland Trail next Saturday.
Tyler Consolidated 58,
Doddriddge County 56
KIDWELL – Jace Reed drained six 3s for 18 points, Nathan Heintzman dropped in 16 markers and Dylan Reynolds had 10 counters with eight assists as Tyler Consolidated turned back visiting Doddridge County on Friday night, 58-56.
Ashton Hinzman’s 18 points led the Bulldogs, who dropped to 0-2 and connected on just 14 of 34 from the foul line.
TCHS, now 2-3 with a road trip this afternoon at Parkersburg Catholic, made only 15 of 30 at the free-throw line.
Spring Valley 70,
CHARLESTON – Spring Valley built a 13-point halftime cushion and improved to 6-0 following Friday’s 70-57 victory against Parkersburg in the Hoops Classic at the Charleston Civic Center.
Madison Morris led all point-producers with 26 points and Kassidy Lemons tacked on 14 for the Timberwolves.
The 2-4 Big Reds, who return to action next Saturday when Wheeling Park comes to town, were led in scoring by Kam Snyder (14), Hailey Ackerman (11) and Brooke Kurucz (10).
Williamstown 44, Man 39
MAN – Despite hitting just 18 of 53 from the charity stripe, Williamstown used a 13-5 advantage in the fourth quarter here Friday night to escape Man with a 44-39 triumph.
The Yellowjackets (2-4) were led by Ashley Morris’ 10 points.
Man (1-5) received a game-high 12 points from Morgan Conn.
Wood County Christian 52,
Elk Valley Christian 48
CHARLESTON – Wood County Christian led 10-1 after the first eight minutes and held on for a 52-48 victory Friday afternoon against Elk Valley Christian at the Hoops Classic inside the Charleston Civic Center.
Heather Lord finished with a game-high 24 points, Hannah Lord had 17 and fellow WCC (5-3) teammate Adria Herridge produced seven points, nine boards and nine blocked shots.
Hannah Williams and Chelsea Burdette scored 17 points apiece for EVC (5-3).
Jackson 56, Warren 39
JACKSON, Ohio – The Warren Warriors had trouble finding the bottom of the net Friday against Jackson, as they connected on just seven shots in 45 tries, including 1-for-15 from beyond the arch in a 56-39 loss.
Warren’s offensive struggles reached its peek in the second period, as the royal blue and white made just one field goal, a buzzer-beater by Victoria Buzzard. The game was tied at 11-all late in the opening quarter, but Jackson went on an 11-0 run that extended into the second quarter to pull away.
Jackson (8-1, 3-0) was led by Madison Ridout’s 17 points. Kacee Jenkins contributed 13 markers.
Buzzard was the top scorer for Warren (3-3, 2-1) with 15 points while Audrey Bowe added eight, all from the free-throw line.
Warren will look to shake off the loss on the road against Morgan next Saturday in a non-conference matchup. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
Local Sports Roundup
Wheeling Park 58,
WHEELING – The Parkersburg girls ruled the free-throw line, but Wheeling Park had the final say on the scoreboard after defeating the Big Reds 58-51 on Wednesday night.
Wheeling Park limited PHS (1-1) to 11 made field goals, but the Big Reds made 24-of-36 from the charity stripe.
A total of three players scored in double figures for PHS, including Nicole Dent with a team-high 16 points. Teammates Haley Ackerman and Kameron Synder contributed 12 and 10 points, respectively.
Wheeling Park’s Kendra Johnson led all scorers with 18 points. Kelsi Johnson pitched in 14 points for the 2-0 Patriots.
In the junior varsity game, Tia Opel’s buzzer beater from short range lifted PHS past Wheeling Park, 52-50.
Ritchie County 59,
Doddridge County 54
ELLENBORO -Two buckets in the final 30 seconds of regulation enabled Ritchie County to send its game with Doddridge County into overtime and and eventually led to a Rebels 59-54 victory on Wednesday night.
The Rebels scored the final five points in the extra session and secured their third win in four games.
Vanessa Toman led Ritchie County with 15 points, while Stephanie Kirk tossed in 10 points.
Doddridge County slipped to 0-2 despite 19 points from Haley Stephenson.
St. Marys 80, Wirt County 75
ELIZABETH – The free-throw line was Wirt County’s worst enemy as St. Marys converted 27-of-40 from the charity stripe in an 80-75 victory over the Tigers on Wednesday night.
Wirt County trailed by just two points at halftime, but St. Marys outscored the Tigers 20-10 in the third quarter to take a 56-44 advantage. Wirt County whittled the deficit to as few as four points in the fourth quarter, but the Blue Devils made their free throws when it counted.
Colby Brode led St. Marys (1-0) with 18 points, while Jessy Moore accounted for 17 points.
For Wirt County (0-1), Kalob Bell made two 3-pointers and scored a game-high 26 points.
Gilmer County 60,
Roane County 58
GLENVILLE – Austin Cunningham’s 25-foot jumper as time expired in the fourth quarter lifted Gilmer County past Roane County 60-58 on Wednesday night.
The Titans trailed 42-37 entering the final eight minutes.
Austin Ratliff led Gilmer (1-0) with 12 points, while Austim Cunningham added 17 points.
Jacob Neal led Roane County (0-1) with 16 points.
Ritchie County 57,
Calhoun County 54
MT. ZION – Ritchie County erased a seven-point deficit starting the fourth quarter and rallied to defeat Calhoun County 57-54 on Wednesday night.
Seth Cottrill paced Ritchie (1-0) with 19 points, while A.J. Collins finished with 14 points. Ryan Slider and Tyler Sims each poured in 18 points for Calhoun (0-1).
Clay County 57,
South Harrison 55
CLAY – Jarrod Woodyard’s 12-foot jumper from the left baseline with four seconds remaining in regulation proved to be the gamewinner as Clay County defeated South Harrison 57-55 on Wednesday night.
Chris Cole led Clay County (1-0) with 15 points, while teammates Storm Carver and Stephen Cole each tossed in 14 points.