Local Prep Sports Roundup

Girls Basketball

Parkersburg South 57,

University 48

ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio – University found itself down 36-21 at halftime and couldn’t recover here Saturday afternoon at Ohio University-Eastern as Parkersburg South emerged with a 57-48 triumph to win the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Class 5A championship.

Taryn McCutcheon led the 16-0 Patriots with a game-high 22 points, which included hitting all nine of her foul shots. She added five assists.

Katelyn Byrd contributed 11 points and six steals for the Patriots, who play Wednesday at Wheeling Central. In the victory, Carlie Wilson had seven points and 10 boards while Anna Hayton and Keya Bartlett combined for 15 points.

University (14-3) was led by Shelby Boyle with 16 points and McKenley Meadows’ 14.

Clay County 42,

Gilmer County 40

CLAY-Clay County earned its fifth straight trip to the Little Kanawha Conference’s Night of Champions with a 42-40 come-from-behind victory over Gilmer County Saturday night.

The Panthers, now 16-3 overall and 11-0 in the South, will face North Division champ St. Marys for the fifth consecutive time. McKinzee Barker led the way with 12 points for Clay County while Gilmer County (14-4, 7-2 South) received a game-high 21 points from Julie Bishop.

Linsly 47, Fort Frye 41 (2 OTs)

ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio – Linsly claimed the OVAC Class 3A championship with a 47-41 two-overtime win over Fort Frye Saturday afternoon at Ohio University-Eastern.

Fort Frye, now 15-4, was led by Brooke Borich with 14 points, followed by Makayla Liedtke with 12 and Megan Liedtke with 10.

Linsly, improving to 19-1, was paced in the scoring column by Morgan Brunner with 20 points and Vivian Allison with 16.

St. Marys 43, Williamstown 22

ST. MARYS -Williamstown tried to slow down the game and it worked for a quarter here Saturday night before undefeated St. Marys took control and went on to a 43-22 Little Kanawha Conference North win over the visiting Yellowjackets.

Williamstown managed to get out of the first quarter with a 4-4 tie but trailed 16-10 at halftime and then St. Marys used a 13-2 third quarter to ice its 17th win of the season.

Freshman Jordan Fox hit three 3-pointers in the decisive third quarter and finished with a game-high 15 points while Kendra Walker added 10 points and 13 rebounds.

Williamstown was led by Samantha Dedrick with six points.

St. Marys will play a makeup game at Ritchie County on Tuesday. The game will start at 4:30 p.m.

Magnolia 52,

Bishop Donahue 30

NEW MARTINSVILLE – Bishop Donahue only trailed 18-17 at halftime here Saturday, but it was all Magnolia after that as the Blue Eagles improved to 10-7 following a 52-30 blowout.

Mallory Chapman finished with 18 points and eight rebounds while younger sister Kelsi Chapman contributed 14 markers for the Blue Eagles, who play Monday at Wheeling Central.

Cassidy Campbell scored 14 points for Bishop Donahue (4-12).

Wood County Christian 76,

Licking County Christian 22

HEATH, Ohio – Wood County Christian led 30-6 after the first stanza and easily improved to 14-6 following Saturday’s 76-22 blowout win at Licking County Christian.

Hannah Lord nearly outscored the Eagles by herself, finishing with a game-high 21 points.

The Wildcats got a double-double of 11 points and 10 boards from Adria Herridge. Katie Ward and Sarah Barnes each had nine points and 11 rebounds in the victory. Hannah Riggs contributed 10 points for the Wildcats, who also got 12 points, 11 steals and five assists from Heather Lord.

Savannah Sunkel paced the Eagle scoring attack with seven.

Tyler Consolidated 52,

Ritchie County 39

KIDWELL – Host Tyler Consolidated outscored Ritchie County 27-17 in the middle two quarters Saturday to post a 52-39 win over the Rebels.

Tyler (10-7) was led by Sydney Reed with 19 points. Sophie Kinnard netted nine points, grabbed seven rebounds and had three blocked shots.

For Ritchie, now 4-12, Abby Burgess pumped in 11 points, Stephanie Kirk 10 and Vanessa Tallman nine.

Boys Basketball

Capital 77, Parkersburg 62

CHARLESTON -Capital took a 44-26 halftime lead and held off Parkersburg’s fourth-quarter rally here Saturday night for a 77-62 Mountain State Athletic Conference victory over the Big Reds.

Parkersburg (4-11) was led by Jordan Colebank with 21 points. Capital (9-3) got 23 points from Carrington Morris.

The Big Reds are off until Friday, when they travel to Ripley.

Belpre 47, South Gallia 46

BELPRE -Tavian Miller made his only trip to the free throw line count here Saturday night as he sank a foul shot with three seconds remaining to lift Belpre to a 47-46 Tri Valley Conference win over South Gallia.

Nick Therriault led the Golden Eagles (8-10) with 17 points while Deijon Bedgood added 15.

South Gallia got 17 points from Landon Hutchison.

Belpre visits Wahama on Tuesday.

Paden City 89, Magnolia 82

NEW MARTINSVILLE – Junior Zach Heasley poured in a career-high 33 points and visiting Paden City stunned Class A, No. 3, Magnolia here Saturday night, 89-82.

Having not played against the Blue Eagles in decades, the Wildcats (9-5) of head coach Fred King used a 24-13 outburst in the third quarter to key the victory.

Paden City, which plays at home Monday versus Beallsville, shot a blistering 67.4 percent from the field – hitting 31 of 46 fields.

“That will win you a lot of games,” King said. “It’s good for our town, good for our school and good for our kids.”

Heasley nearly had a triple-double, finishing with nine rebounds and eight assists.

Kennedy Cain went for 28 points and eight boards while Craig Allen (12) and Luke Cooper (11) scored in double figures. Hayden Hizer added five points and dished out 11 assists for the Wildcats, who knocked down 10 3s.

Magnolia, now 9-5 and playing its third game in as many days, led 27-17 after one, 39-34 at intermission and had a trio of double figure scorers thanks to Preston Boswell (31), Spencer Campbell (22) and Zach Willhoite (15).

“Tonight we didn’t get it done,” said MHS head coach Dave Tallman. “I give Paden City all the credit. Their kids never got rattled.”

Ravenswood 58,

Webster County 56

UPPER GLADE, W.Va. – Jake Martin was fouled going to the hoop and knocked down two foul shots with five seconds left to lift Ravenswood to a 58-56 road win Saturday afternoon at Webster County.

Walker Rose’s 3-point attempt for the win was off the mark as Webster County dropped to 3-11.

The Red Devils, now 10-5 with a road game Tuesday at St. Marys, got another big performance from Issac Crow, who went for 25 points and 15 rebounds. Martin had 17 points and six boards.

Dalton Davis led Webster County with 12 points and nine caroms. Teammate Robbie Cogar had 10 points, four assists and four steals.

Williamstown 54, St. Marys 47

ST. MARYS – St. Marys held a 13-8 cushion after one, but visiting Williamstown stormed back for a 54-47 win here Saturday.

Landon Travis’ 20 points led all scorers and fellow WHS (11-5) teammates Chandler Weber and Hunter Neely added 13 and 10 markers, respectively. Gage Wix had nine points and eight boards in the victory.

Colby Brode and Dylan Hupp had 11 points each for the 6-6 Blue Devils, who also got six points and a game-high 12 rebounds from Jessy Moore.

Doddridge County 70,

East Hardy 59

BAKER, W.Va. – Thanks in part to Ashton Hinzman’s game-high 24 points, visiting Doddridge County won its second game of the season on Saturday afternoon by knocking off host East Hardy, 70-59.

Hinzman was one rebound shy of a double-double and the 2-11 Bulldogs also had double figure scoring efforts from Drew Lett with 13 and Jesse Lackey with 11. Brandon Smith had nine points and five assists.

Michael Miller and Ricky Robinson tallied 17 points apiece for the Cougars (2-12).

Licking County Christian 61, Wood County Christian 59

HEATH, Ohio – Host Licking County Christian clipped Wood County Christian in a close game here Saturday by a 61-59 score.

Jake Ross’ 22 points led LCC, now 15-5, while David Claggett and Matt Claggett tallied 15 apiece.

For Wood County Christian (14-8), Isaac Brown netted 22 points, followed by Patrick Goff with 12 and Mitch Morris with 11.

Brown connected for six treys in the game, and Goff grabbed 10 rebounds and had six blocked shots.

Next game for WCC is at East Richland Christian at 4:30 p.m. Monday

Gilmer County 50,

Roane County 47

SPENCER – A 13-9 Gilmer County point advantage in the fourth quarter was the difference in the Titans’ 50-47 LKC South victory over host Roane County Saturday night.

Gilmer, now 13-3 overall and 9-0 in the LKC South, was led by Austin Cunningham with 23 points, followed by Zach Chapman’s 10.

Roane (13-4, 8-2 LKC South) was paced point-wise by Jacob Neal and Issak Wilmoth, each with 14.


South Boys Win at Wheeling

WHEELING -Just one week before next Saturday’s regional meet at Brooke High School, Parkersburg South’s boys swimmers closed out the regular season with a resounding victory in the Wheeling Park Last Chance Invitational.

The Patriots tallied 123 points, 33 more than runner-up Wheeling Park in the six-team meet that also included John Marshall, Wheeling Central and the two Morgantown schools. Morgantown High nipped Wheeling Park, 121-115, for the girls title with South placing third with 65 points.

Garrett Fink was a double winner for South, taking the 200 freestyle and the 100 backstroke. He also joined Garrett DePergola, Joe Miller and Kinzie Bailey on the winning 400 freestyle relay. That foursome placed second in the 200 freestyle relay.

South also got a first place from Bailey in the 100 freestyle and won the 200 medley relay team with a team of Lane Burton, DePergola, Zach Marion and Evan Clark.

Anna Pasternak placed second in the 50 freestyle to lead the South girls, who got a number of third-place finishes.