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Waterford 48, Peebles 45 (OT)
JACKSON, Ohio – Waterford needed overtime Thursday night, but the Wildcats came out on top in a Division IV district semifinal by knocking off Peebles, 48-45.
Peebles (18-3) shot 21 of 27 from the foul line compared to Waterford’s 7 of 9 showing.
Dani Drayer (16), Regan Porter (14) and Taylor Hilverding (12) accounted for all but six of Waterford’s points. The 16-7 Wildcats play host to Miller on Saturday in a regular season game. Waterford returns to tournament action at 6:15 p.m. next Thursday against South Webster back at Jackson for the district final.
Peebles (18-3) got a game-high 19 points from Bailey Wallace and Sidney Pell had a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds. Wallace missed a double-double by one carom.
Ravenswood 60, Clay County 56
RAVENSWOOD -Jake Martin and Riley Heatherington combined for 10 3-pointers and Ravenswood defeated Clay County 60-56 in the Little Kanawha Conference fifth place game on Thursday night.
Martin finished with seven treys and scored a game-high 23 points, while Isaac Crow pitched in 14 points and Heatherington added 11 points.
The Red Devils connected on 47 percent (10-of-21) from 3-point land and improved to 13-7.
Two Clay County players scored in double figures with Stephen Cole leading the way with 16 points. Teammate Noah Taylor accounted for three of Clay County’s six 3-pointers and finished with 13 points.
St. Marys 97, Wirt County 81
ST. MARYS – The fourth quarter turned into a shootout as St. Marys lit up the scoreboard for a 97-81 win over Wirt County in the Little Kanawha Conference seventh place game on Thursday night.
Both team scored 32 points in the final eight minutes.
The Blue Devils, who had nine turnovers compared to 25 for Wirt County, improved to 8-10 behind five players scoring in double figures. Colby Brode led the way with 19 points, while Jessy Moore added 17 points.
A total of four Wirt County players scored in double figures. Kalob Bell led the Tigers (6-12) with 27 points, while Tristan Nichols and Mark Cunningham tossed in 16 and 15 points, respectively.
Tyler Consolidated 91, Braxton County 70
KIDWELL – Cody Hilton’s game-high 22 points weren’t nearly enough for visiting Braxton County on Thursday night as Tyler Consolidated rolled to an easy 91-70 victory to claim 13th place in the LKC.
The 5-16 Silver Knights, who conclude their regular season schedule with a road game Monday at Wirt County, were led by Jace Reed’s 20 points and Kordell Stewart’s double-double of 19 points and 12 rebounds.
TCHS also received 13 points, eight assists and four steals from Dylan Reynolds. Teammate Swen Scheidemantel grabbed 10 rebounds.
Josh Skidmore added 14 points and McKinley Moore 10 for the 3-17 Eagles, who trailed 43-33 at intermission.
LKC 9th place
Doddridge County 51, Calhoun County 44
WEST UNION – Host Doddridge County outpointed Calhoun County 16-8 in the fourth quarter to top the Red Devils 51-44 in the LKC 9th-place game Thursday night.
Doddridge, now 7-12, was paced by Drew Lett with 18 points and Ashton Hinzman with 17, while Calhoun, 8-12, was led by Tyler Gerwig with 15 points, followed by Ryan Slider with 10.
LKC 11th place
Ritchie County 79, South Harrison 54
ELLENBORO – Ritchie County hit 11 of 17 from downtown and shot an astounding 76 percent (31 of 41) from the floor Thursday night as the Rebels rolled past South Harrison, 79-54, to secure 11th place in the Little Kanawha Conference.
Seth Cottrill led all scorers with 24 points, Riley Allen had 20 and Bradley Leggett double-doubled with 10 points and 12 assists for the 5-12 Rebels, who play host at 6 p.m. today to St. Marys.
Cory Farley chipped in 10 markers for the Rebels. Dylan Smith’s 12 points and Jonathan Whitehair’s 10 counters led South Harrison (5-15) in scoring.
Wood County Christian 52, Elk Valley Christian 40
SUMMERSVILLE – Wood County Christian used a 20-10 edge in the fourth quarter during the first round of the W.Va. Christian Athletic Tournament on Thursday en route to posting a 52-40 victory against Elk Valley Christian.
WCC, which improved to 18-10 and plays in today’s 6 p.m. semifinals versus Teays Valley Christian, received game-highs of 22 points and 12 rebounds from Patrick Goff. Isaac Brown scored 12 points and had four assists in the triumph.
Trey Suttle’s 14-point effort led Elk Valley Christian.
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Parkersburg South 76,
George Washington 39
CHARLESTON – Parkersburg South outscored host George Washington in every quarter Wednesday night as the Patriots easily improved to 20-0 following a 76-39 triumph inside the Charleston Civic Center at the Little General Shootout in the Big House.
Katelyn Byrd scored a game-high 14 points for the local Patriots, who also received double figure scoring efforts from Taryn McCutcheon (12), Keya Bartlett (12), Anna Hayton (11) and Carlie Wilson (10).
McCutcheon set a new school record with her 14 assists and Byrd had a double-double with her 11 boards. Bartlett had five steals.
George Washington (11-8) was paced by Alanna Mobayed’s nine counters.
Doddridge County 45,
Calhoun County 29
WEST UNION – Sierra Riffle had a team-high 10 points and host Doddridge County capped its regular season at 6-14 after the Bulldogs handed visiting Calhoun County a 45-29 setback here Wednesday evening.
Emily Hileman scored nine points for the Bulldogs, who also received seven tallies apiece from Lacy Perkins and Cierra Satterfield.
Calhoun County’s Makayla Smith led all scorers with 11 points.
DCHS, which plays on Friday at Wirt County in a sectional contest, also received five points, nine rebounds, two assists and two blocks from Haley Stephenson.
Ritchie County 47,
South Harrison 37
LOST CREEK – Ashleigh Brosius tallied a game-high 15 points, but it wasn’t quite enough for host South Harrison on Wednesday night as Ritchie County emerged with a 47-37 victory to claim 13th place in the Little Kanawha Conference.
The Rebels, now 5-14 with a 7:30 p.m. Friday varsity only affair on tap against visiting Roane County, was led in point-production by Vanessa Tallman with a dozen and Becca Sullivan with 11.
Abbie Lightner added 13 points for the Hawks and Abby Burgess chipped in eight tallies for the Rebels.
Herbert Hoover 63,
Roane County 33
SPENCER – Hannah King’s 15 points led three Huskies in double figures Wednesday night as visiting Herbert Hoover cruised to a 63-33 win against Roane County.
Cassidy Taylor’s eight markers led the Raiders.
King had a game-high 12 rebounds while Caroline Thornburg (11) and Bailey Aab (10) scored in double figures.
Woodrow Wilson 74,
Parkersburg South 62
CHARLESTON – Woodrow Wilson, thanks in part to 22 offensive rebounds, handed Parkersburg South a 74-62 setback Wednesday at the Charleston Civic Center during the Little General Shootout in the Big House.
Nequan Carrington’s 20 points led all scorers and the Flying Eagles (14-3) also got 19 points from Jaylon Breckenridge and a dozen from Chase Hancock.
The Patriots, who watched starting point guard Cody Monroe play less than half a quarter due to injury, got a team-high 17 points from Ty Dobson. Patriot Logan Lawrentz had 16 points and seven rebounds while teammate JR Kerr scored 12 points.
PSHS (14-5) returns to action on Friday night at Lewis County.
St. Marys 67,
Tyler Consolidated 50
ST. MARYS – Host St. Marys outpointed Tyler Consolidated 39-27 in the second half to break away from just a five-point (28-23) halftime lead en route to a 67-50 victory Wednesday night.
The Blue Devils, improving to 7-10 on the season, were led in scoring by Dylan Hupp with 15 points, while Adam Bills and Coleman Lamp netted 12 each.
Tyler, now 4-15, was paced by Kordell Stewart with 13 points, followed Cole Kocher and Jace Reed with 10 each.
The next game for St. Marys is today in an LKC Placement game, JV at 6 p.m. followed by the varsity contest.
Doddridge County 71,
Calhoun County 43
WEST UNION – Doddridge County outscored Calhoun County 43-17 in the second half and swept the regular season series after posting an easy 71-43 win on Wednesday.
Ashton Hinzman and Drew Lett recorded double-doubles for the 6-12 Bulldogs, who welcome the same Red Devils (8-11) back to town tonight for ninth place in the LKC. Hinzman scored 21 points and had 11 rebounds while Lett tallied 14 points and grabbed 10 boards to go along with five assists and four blocks.
Ryan Slider scored 21 points for the Red Devils.
Jesse Lackey finished with a dozen markers in the triumph. Teammate Brandon Smith contributed nine points, four assists and two steals.
Magnolia 77, Buffalo 69
CHARLESTON – Magnolia pulled away from Buffalo on Wednesday night inside the Charleston Civic Center and improved to 12-6 following a 77-69 victory against the Bison in the Little General Shootout in the Big House.
Preston Boswell and Spencer Campbell combined to knock down eight 3s. Boswell put up a game-high 24 points and Campbell had 17. Zach Willhoite (14) and Mitch Winters (13) also cracked double figures in scoring for the Blue Eagles, who play at 7 p.m. Friday in Paden City for a varsity only affair.
Laythen Good led the Buffalo (11-8) scoring attack with 19 points. Gabe Garrison added 14 and Isaiah Robinson 11 in the setback.
Paden City 76, St. John Central 65
PADEN CITY – Paden City flexed its muscle in the first quarter and cruised past St. John Central 76-65 on Wednesday night.
Kennedy Cain accounted for half of Paden City’s points in the first quarter as St. John Central fell behind 20-6. The Wildcats gave themselves added breathing room by halftime and pulled ahead 39-23.
Cain finished with 25 points, while Zach Heasley added 21 points. Also scoring in double figures for the 11-7 Wildcats was Luke Cooper with 17 points.
Guy Pagano paced St. John Central with 30 points, while Garrett Holubeck pitched in 21 points. the duo combined for seven 3-pointers.
Fort Frye 73, West Muskingum 36
BYESVILLE, Ohio – Fort Frye crushed West Muskingum, 73-36, on Wednesday night in a Division III sectional opener at Meadowbrook High School.
The 20-3 Cadets, who shot 52.1 percent from the field and hit 9 of 18 from 3-point land, received double figures from Chandler Lang (18), Seth Legraen (17) and Jordan Anderson, who along with his 10 points had seven assists and three steals.
West Muskingum (2-21) trailed 38-14 at halftime and was led by Erik Engdahl’s seven points and eight rebounds.
Ripley 68, Shady Spring 53
RIPLEY – Luke Layhew knocked down 12 of 15 field goals and finished with a game-high 25 points to help lead host Ripley past Shady Spring, 68-53, Wednesday night.
Jamison Hunt dished out a game-high 10 assists while Layhew added eight boards and two blocks.
The Vikings (5-13) also got 13 points from Kade Harrison and nine markers apiece by Justin McKown and Drew Harpold.
Steve Chhabra and Nathan Williams each scored a baker’s dozen and Jordan Meadows tallied 12 points for Shady Spring (7-10).
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5A OVAC Duals
MOUNDSVILLE – After crushing Edison here Friday night, 70-6, the Parkersburg South wrestling team topped Wheeling Park, 44-28, to win the Class 5A Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Duals.
The local Patriots, who were not at full strength and return to action at 1 p.m. today with a home match versus Point Pleasant, won eight matches against WPHS en route to victory.
Hunter Cline won via forfeit at 106 while the Wood County Patriots received pins from Austin Harris (126), Ryan Taylor (132), Damon Gandee (160), Matthew Dixon (170) and heavyweight Thomas Hall.
PSHS also had wins by Justin Allman via a 4-2 decision against Tommy Ricker at 182 and from 138-pounder Tyler Windland, who notched a 16-0 technical fall versus Austin DiGiandomenico.
Tyler Consolidated 37
WILLIAMSTOWN – Ashley Morris had a game-high 15 points and Melissa Cieslewski had 12 points and 17 rebounds to help host Williamstown to a 47-37 victory here Friday night against Tyler Consolidated (9-6).
The Silver Knights, who won the first meeting 83-61, were led by Sydney Reed and Sophie Kinnard with 13 points apiece.
WHS, now 12-6 with a 6 p.m. varsity game today at St. Marys, also got 10 markers from Samantha Dedrick.
Wood County Christian 68, Van 31
VAN – Wood County Christian led 44-11 at the break and rolled to a 68-31 road win on Friday night at Van.
Hannah and Heather Lord finished with 18 points apiece. Sophia Knolle had 10 counters and Adria Herridge added eight markers and 10 rebounds. Herridge became the first player in Wildcat history to reach 500 points and 500 rebounds in her career.
Destiney Lovejoy’s 17 points were a team-high for Van.
St. Marys 60,
Ritchie County 33
ST. MARYS – St. Marys, which got a game-high 20 points and five steals from Mikaela Britton, secured its sixth consecutive trip to the title game of the Little Kanawha Conference’s Night of Champions after dispatching Ritchie County, 60-33.
Jordan Fox posted a double-double of 19 points and 10 rebounds for the 16-0 Blue Devils.
Ritchie County (4-11) was led by Kylie Gump’s eight markers.
Calhoun County 44, South Harrison 31
LOST CREEK – Calhoun County picked up its fourth win of the campaign on Friday night by beating host South Harrison, 44-31.
The Red Devils held a 21-9 halftime lead and received an 11-point scoring effort from MaKayla Smith. Kenzie Hicks had nine counters and Bailie Cain eight in the triumph.
Hawk Abbie Lightner tied Smith for game-high scoring honors with 11.
Wheeling Park 65,
Parkersburg South 63
WHEELING -Parkersburg South was sizzling from 3-point range, but Wheeling Park managed to hold off the Patriots for a 65-63 victory on Friday night.
Leading 65-63, Wheeling Park missed a free throw with 2.1 seconds remaining in regulation. A desperation shot from halfcourt by South occurred after the buzzer and was waved off as it bounced in and out.
Five players from Parkersburg South (13-3) combined for 11 treys, including six from Ty Dobson who finished with a team-high 20 points. The only other Patriot to score in double figures was Logan Lawrentz with 10 points.
Phil Bledsoe led Wheeling Park (11-4) with 18 points, while Ryan Reinbeau pitched in 13 points.
Roane County 66,
Ritchie County 53
SPENCER – Jacob Neal led a Roane County surge in the second half and the Raiders escaped with a 66-53 win against Ritchie County on Friday night.
Ritchie County (4-8) trailed by just one point at intermission at 26-25 before Neal scored 15 of his game-high 23 points as Roane County (13-3) outscored the Rebels 40-28 in the second half.
Also scoring in double figures for Roane County were Issak Wilmoth with 15 points and Tyler Harper with 12 points. Roane County plays host tonight to a Gilmer County squad which handed the Raiders their lone defeat in the South Division of the Little Kanawha Conference.
Seth Cottrill led Ritchie County (4-8) with 22 points, while Riley Allen added 18 points.
Gilmer County 80,
Wirt County 62
GLENVILLE – Austin Cunningham (24), Nathan Allison (18) and Austin Ratliff (14) finished with double digits in scoring as Gilmer County upped its record to 12-3 following Friday night’s 80-62 victory against visiting Wirt County.
The 4-9 Tigers, who scored all 18 of their points in the fourth from the foul line, also had a trio of double digit point-producers thanks to Kalob Bell (17), Austin McVey (13) and Mark Cunningham (11).
Calhoun County 53, South Harrison 48
LOST CREEK – Calhoun County and South Harrison combined for 49 points through three quarters on Friday night and then exploded for 52 in the final eight minutes, but it was the Red Devils who left with a 53-48 victory.
Calhoun County, which hit 20 of 26 from the foul line, was led by Tyler Sims’ game-high 26 points. Ryan Slider chipped in 14 for the Red Devils (5-9).
The host Hawks (4-11) were paced by Zach Wentz’ 23-point effort.
Belpre 75, Trimble 69
BELPRE -Brennen Ferrell and Nick Therriault led a second-half charge for Belpre against Trimble on Friday night as the Golden Eagles defeated the Tomcats 75-69.
Ferrell caught fire in the third quarter by hitting three consecutive 3-pointers and scoring 11 of his 22 points. Belpre still trailed by six points at 50-44 going into the fourth quarter and outscored Trimble 31-19 behind 12 points from Therriault and another 10 points from Deijon Bedgood.
Therriault finished with 24 points, while Bedgood added 12 points for the 7-10 Golden Eagles.
Konnor Stanley led Trimble (8-6) with 16 points.
St. Marys 76, Sherman 60
SETH – St. Marys surpassed the .500 mark after its 76-60 West Virginia Hometown Invitational Tournament win here Friday night at Sherman.
Jessy Moore couldn’t be stopped as the Blue Devil had 25 points and grabbed 18 caroms. Colby Brode added 20 points and Jordan Parsons a dozen for the 6-5 Blue Devils, who play host to Williamstown at 7:30 p.m. today.
Cody Muncy’s 22 points led the way for Sherman (4-8).
Wood County Christian 54
WILLIAMSTOWN – Patrick Goff had a solid outing with game-highs of 21 points and 12 boards, but host Wood County Christian trailed 38-21 at halftime and couldn’t rally past Waterford here Friday during a 73-54 setback.
Isaac Brown had 11 points and five steals for the host Wildcats (14-7).
The visiting Wildcats (10-5) were led by Cody Paxton’s 17 markers. Trystan Crawford scored 14 and Eli Strahler 10.
Webster County 68,
Braxton County 58
FLATWOODS – Cody Hilton bucketed a game-high 19 points for host Braxton County on Friday, but the Eagles were outscored 26-16 in the fourth quarter as Webster County emerged with a 68-58 victory.
Stephen Cogar led four Webster County players in double figures with 18 points.
Marietta 58, River View 48
WARSAW, Ohio – Marietta used a 26-17 advantage in the final eight minutes to turn back the Black Bears of River View here Friday evening, 58-48.
The visiting Tigers made a dozen more foul shots and attempted 15 more than River View, which was led by D’Angelo Burns’ 14 points.
Braden Riley finished with 17 points, Corey Hill had 15 and Jonathan Wood notched 10 points and eight rebounds for MHS.
Tyler Consolidated 36
RAVENSWOOD -Freshman Riley Heatherington played more like a seasoned veteran as Ravenswood defeated Tyler Consolidated 74-36 on Friday night.
Heatherington knocked down four 3-pointers and connected on 8-of-10 from the floor as part of a 20-point effort, while teammate Jake Martin scored a team-high 23 points to go with five steals and four assists.
Cole Kocher was the lone double figure scorer for Tyler Consolidated after finishing with 10 points.
Monroe Central 68
WOODSFIELD -Spencer Campbell accounted for three 3-pointers and scored a game-high 28 points to lead Magnolia past Monroe Central 82-68 on Friday night.
One night after having its eight-game winning streak snapped, the Blue Eagles were back on the winning track and improved to 9-4 behind 17 points from Preston Boswell. Also delivering their share of points for the Blue Eagles were Zach Willhoite with 14 points and Mitch Winters with 10 points.
Bryan Duffy led Monroe Central with 24 points.
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Morgantown 66, Parkersburg 29
MORGANTOWN -Parkersburg played on the heels of Morgantown for one quarter before the Mohigans shut down the Big Red attack for a 66-29 victory on Wednesday night.
Parkersburg trailed 15-11 after the first eight minutes then Morgantown outscored the Big Reds 20-3 in the second quarter.
Kam Snyder knocked down the only PHS 3-pointer and led the Big Reds (5-11) with nine points.
Sydney Hollway was the lone scorer in double figures for Morgantown (11-6) after finishing with 11 points.
Frontier 50, River 46
HANNIBAL, Ohio – Frontier rallied from a six-point deficit at the start of the fourth quarter and defeated River 50-46 in the semifinals of the OVAC Class 2A bracket on Wednesday.
River led 32-26 before Frontier outscored the Pilots 24-14 in the fourth quarter.
Kelsea Daugherty led Frontier with 17 points, while Corisa Fickiesen added 11 points.
Parkersburg South 55, University 41
MORGANTOWN – Parkersburg South shook off a sluggish start and finished strong here Wednesday night, downing University, 55-41, in a Two Rivers Athletic Conference contest.
The Patriots trailed 14-9 after eight minutes of play and 23-22 at halftime. But the second was all South as the Patriots outscored the Hawks 33-18 to up their record to 13-2.
JR Kerr led South with 13 points while Ty Dobson added 11. Cody Monroe dished out seven assists and had half of South’s 10 steals.
The Patriots hit the road again Friday night, traveling to Wheeling Park.
Gilmer County 59,
Parkersburg Catholic 56
GLENVILLE – Parkersburg Catholic jumped out to a 10-2 lead and Joe Padden scored a game-high 19 points, but it wasn’t enough Wednesday night as the Crusaders were upended by host Gilmer County, 59-56.
The Titans, now 11-3 with a home game Friday versus Wirt County, outscored the Crusaders 25-21 in the fourth.
Austin Ratliff and Austin Cunningham tallied 15 points each and Zach Chapman scored 14 in the victory.
PCHS, which welcomes Doddridge County to town this evening, received 12 points apiece from Payton Sturm and Ben Collie.
Wirt County 73, Braxton County 64
ELIZABETH -Wirt County knocked down its free throws. Braxton County didn’t as the Tigers won 73-64 on Wednesday night.
Wirt County trailed 19-18 early in the second quarter but took the lead for good and secured the game by converting 10-of-11 free throws in the fourth quarter.
Kalob Bell hit three 3-pointers and led Wirt County (4-9) with 30 points, while Austin McVey pitched in 12 points.
Josh Skidmore and Cody Hilton each poured in a team-high 16 points for Braxton County (3-10).
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No. 1 Parkersburg South 48,
No. 2 Greenbrier East 39
BECKLEY – Top-ranked AAA Parkersburg South jumped out to a quick 8-0 start and was never headed Saturday in registering a 48-39 victory over No. 2 AAA Greenbrier East in the Big Atlantic Classic championship game in a battle of unbeatens.
South, now 14-0, led 22-13 at the half and 39-27 after three quarters en route to the win.
Taryn McCutcheon’s 12 points led South’s scoring, followed by Keya Bartlett and Katelyn Byrd, both with eight.
Greenbrier East (11-1) was paced by Sydney Nunley with 15 points and Lexi Tincher with 11.
McCutcheon also had 11 rebounds and eight assists for South, which plays host to Morgantown in an OVAC semifinal playoff at 7:30 p.m. Monday
Paden City 65, Doddridge County 56
ST. MARYS – Cydney Blatt had a double-double and Myah Charkawi tallied a game-high 25 points here Saturday night to lead Paden City to a 65-56 championship game victory against Doddridge County in the Division II West Virginia Hometown Invitational Tournament.
Blatt, who joined Charkawi (13 of 16 free throws) on the all-tournament team, scored 21 points and had 12 boards. Taylor Cosper chipped in 12 counters and five steals for the 8-7 Wildcats.
The Bulldogs were led in point-production by Sierra Riffle with 25 and Haley Stephenson with 18.
South Gallia 47, Belpre 42
CROWN CITY, Ohio -Ever heard of one team attempting 41 foul shots while its opponent took just three? You have now.
That’s the fate that befell Belpre (14-4, 9-4 TVC) on Saturday afternoon in a league game at South Gallia. Although the Golden Eagles made 17 field goals to just 11 for their foes, they lost thanks to South Gallia connecting on 24 of 41 free throws while Belpre was just 2 of 3 from the charity stripe.
Sierra Barker led Belpre with 13 points while South Gallia (11-7, 7-6) got 20 points from Mikayla Poling and 10 from Rachel Johnson.
Belpre returns to action on Monday, playing a home contest against Wahama.
Marietta 47, Zanesville 42
MARIETTA-Lain Weppler scored a team-high 16 points to pace the Marietta Tigers to a 47-42 East Central Ohio League victory over the conference leading Zanesville Blue Devils Saturday afternoon at Sutton Gymnasium.
Weppler made good on 9 of 12 free throws in the game as the Tigers grabbed an early lead and managed to survive a second half Blue Devil rally to nail down their 14th victory of the season.
Zanesville trailed by as many as 13 points in the first half but cut the lead to just one possession at 42-39 with a little over a minute left to play.
A Starr Johnson bucket off of a Taylor Smith assist and free throws by Weppler and Lauren Martin down the stretch secured the victory for head coach Mark Hannuksela’s Tigers.
Johnson just missed joining Weppler in double figures as she scored nine points and pulled down 12 boards for Marietta, now 14-5 on the season and 8-4 in conference play.
Zanesville (15-5, 9-3) was led by Devyn Bonner with 17 while Alexus Grimmett chipped in with 11.
Parkersburg South 62, University 57
BECKLEY -After suffering its first two losses of the season late last month, Parkersburg South righted its ship here Saturday, beating University, 62-57, in the consolation game of the Big Atlantic Classic.
The Patriots (12-2) struggled to put away the Hawks (4-9), who kept it close throughout the game, trailing by five at halftime and playing South on even terms in the second half.
JR Kerr led the Patriots with 18 points while Ty Dobson added 10. Cody Monroe had 10 rebounds and five assists for South.
University was led by Colin Mitchell and Grant Gutmann with 11 points each.
The two teams will meet again Wednesday when South travels to University for a Two Rivers Athletic Conference game.
Greenbrier West 53, St. Marys 52
PADEN CITY – Jessy Moore’s game-high 20 points weren’t quite enough for St. Marys here Saturday night during the Division I W.Va. Hometown Invitational Tournament semifinal at Paden City as the Blue Devils were upended by Greenbrier West, 53-52.
The Cavaliers (6-3) hit 18 of 26 foul shots and were paced by Corey Cox with 17 points and Jared Jennings’ 11.
St. Marys, which dropped to 5-5 and plays host Monday to rival Parkersburg Catholic, connected on just 12 of 22 from the charity line. Colby Brode chipped in seven points and three assists while Moore added seven boards.
Tug Valley 59, Roane County 51
SPENCER – Tug Valley posted a 59-51 win over host Roane County Saturday night.
Tug Valley (9-4) was led by Thomas Baisden with 25 points, while Roane (11-3) was paced by Scotti Meadows with 17 points and Issak Wilmoth with 11.
Roane welcomes Wirt County on Monday night.
Ravenswood 60, Doddridge County 38
RAVENSWOOD – Ravenswood led 22-20 at intermission and then exploded in the second half to cruise past visiting Doddridge County, 60-38, here Saturday.
Jake Martin had a game-high 29 points for the 7-5 Red Devils and missed a double-double by one rebound. Issac Crow managed a double-double thanks to 12 points and 11 boards.
DCHS (1-10) was led by David Lipscomb’s 14 markers and Drew Lett’s 11 points and nine caroms. Lipscomb grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds.
Clay County 86, Wirt County 84
ELIZABETH – Wirt County had three steals and made two buckets in the final 30 seconds, but a runner at the buzzer didn’t fall and Clay County left town Saturday night with a wild 86-84 victory.
Kalob Bell (26) and Austin McVey (25) had big scoring efforts for the 3-9 Tigers, who also got double figures from Dustin Garner (15) and Tristan Nichols (12).
Clay County, which outscored the hosts 17-8 in the third and hit 9 of 21 from downtown compared to the Tigers’ 9 of 20 showing, got a team-high 19 points from Storm Carver. Stephen Cole and Jarrod Woodyard had 17 points apiece and Chris Cole added 15 for the Panthers (6-6).
Gilmer County 69, Braxton County 46
FLATWOODS – Gilmer County outscored host Braxton County in every quarter here Saturday night and bounced back from its loss Friday against Notre Dame by picking up a 69-46 victory.
The 10-3 Titans, who welcome Parkersburg Catholic to town on Wednesday, knocked down eight 3s and were led by Austin Ratliff’s 21-point effort. Nathan Allison (16), Cory Grogg (13) and Austin Cunningham (10) also had double figures in the win.
Braxton County, now 3-9 with a game Wednesday at Wirt County, received a game-high 25 markers from Cody Hilton.
Marietta 74, Belpre 45
MARIETTA – Braden Riley pumped in 33 points and Corey Hill added 20 in Marietta’s 74-45 rout of visiting Belpre Saturday night.
The Tigers, now 8-8, also got 13 points from Jonathan Wood.
Belpre (6-9) was led by Nick Therriault with 16 points, followed by Brennen Fererll with 12.
The next game for Belpre is hosting TVC Hocking rival Federal Hocking at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
PHS swim teams place
second at MSAC meet
CHARLESTON -Both of Parkersburg High School’s swimming teams placed second in the Mountain State Athletic Conference Championships conducted here on Saturday.
George Washington dominated both the boys and girls competitions. The GW boys amassed 354 points to 200 for runnerup PHS while the Patriot girls had 384 points to 314 for the Big Reds in the 12-team field.
Top individual performer for the Big Reds was Preston Padden, who won both the 50 and 100 freestyle races. He also teamed with Anthony Kist, Nic Cheuvront and Sean Snider to place second in the 200 freestyle relay and with Snider, Cheuvront and Stevie Cottrell to finish second in the 400 freestyle relay.
Snider had a pair of seconds, in the 200 and 500 freestyle events.
The Big Red girls were led by the winning 200 freestyle relay team composed of Jen Standley, Hannah Wareheim, Tara Foster and Claire Collett. The team of Standley, Lacey Dulaney, Sarah Sisson and Collett was second in the 400 freestyle relay while Lexi Haislop, Wareheim, Foster and Sarah Snider were third in the 200 medley relay.
Individually, Collette placed second in the 200 freestyle while Foster was the runner-up in the 50 freestyle. Wareheim was third in the 100 butterfly and Standley was third in the 100 freestyle.
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Tyler Consolidated 80,
Doddridge County 69
KIDWELL – Sophie Kinnard had her second triple-double of the season and broke Tyler Consolidated’s career scoring record on Friday night as the host Silver Knights handed Doddridge County an 80-69 setback.
Kinnard, who now has 1,156 career points, passed former leader Cameron Yoho’s mark of 1,152. The senior finished with game-highs of 27 points, 15 rebounds and 11 assists. She also had six steals and five blocked shots.
TCHS (9-6, 6-2 LKC North) also received 22 points from Sydney Reed.
The Bulldogs were led by Sierra Riffle’s 25 points. Haley Stephenson added 15 while Cierra Satterfield had a double-double with 12 points and 10 boards.
Woodrow Wilson 46
BECKLEY – Parkersburg improved to 5-10 on the season here Friday night with a spine-tingling 48-46 thriller over host Woodrow Wilson.
The back-and-forth game came down to the final minute. PHS’ Nicole Dent canned a trey with 30 seconds left to give the visitors the lead and then two foul shots by Haley Ackerman pushed PHS ahead 48-46 with just five seconds left.
Rebakah Cook missed the front end of a 1-and 1 for WW, which also had a 3-point halfcourt heave clang off the rim at the buzzer.
PHS was led by Brooke Kurucz with 11 points and Kailey Cox and Alison Schumacher both with eight.
Aaliyah Williams tallied a game-high 22 points for Woodrow Wilson (3-8).
The next game for PHS is Monday at Riverside.
Wood County Christian 54, Teays Valley Christian 35
WILLIAMSTOWN – Hannah Lord and her sister Heather tallied 14 and 13 points, respectively, to lead Wood County Christian over visiting Teays Valley Christian 54-35 Friday night.
WCCS had 37 rebounds, Hannah Lord with half of its 16 assists and six of its 20 steals.
Jackson 73, Warren 45
VINCENT – Jackson improved to 7-0 in SEOAL play and 16-2 on the season after blowing out host Warren, 73-45, here Friday.
Warren (8-8, 5-2) had no answer for Jackson’s Lydia Poe, who had game-highs of 25 points and 10 rebounds. Poe was backed in scoring by teammates Madison Ridout with 16 points and Whitney Wills with 12. Ridout also collected 10 caroms.
The Warriors, who play host at 1 p.m. today to Athens, were paced by Audrey Bowe’s 13 points and four rebounds.
Parkersburg South 40
BECKLEY – No. 12 Hurricane rolled past No. 7 Parkersburg South here Friday night in the Big Atlantic Classic, 60-40.
The Patriots, who have suffered setbacks in two of their last three games in falling to 11-2, missed 18 of 20 attempts from 3-point land.
Garrett DeFries scored a game-high 18 points, John Dawson had 15 and Alexander Estep chipped in 11 for the Redskins (11-3).
PSHS, which was led by JR Kerr’s 13 markers, will play University at 10:40 a.m. today.
Paden City 81,
PADEN CITY – Junior Kennedy Cain surpassed the 1,000 career point plateau on a 3-pointer and Paden City had no trouble with Montcalm during an 81-37 win Friday night in the West Virginia Hometown Invitational Tournament.
Cain, who collected eight boards, had a quartet of 3s and tallied 32 points. Zach Heasley added 14 points, seven caroms and four assists for the Wildcats, who improved to 7-3 and plays host at 7 p.m. Monday to Bellaire St. John.
Montcalm, which trailed 23-5 after one and 37-13 at intermission, was led by Dustin Williams with 16 points.
Roane County 69,
Braxton County 35
SPENCER – Roane County senior Jacob Neal needed 26 points Friday night versus visiting Braxton County for 1,000 in his prep career, and he netted just that in his team’s 69-35 win to become the third such scorer in school history.
Roane, now 11-2 overall and 7-2 in the LKC South, also got 13 points Friday from Issak Wilmoth in the win.
Braxton, now 3-7, was led by Cody Hilton with 11 points.
George Washington 89,
CHARLESTON – A 26-9 outburst in the second quarter was more than visiting Ripley could recover from here Friday night as George Washington cruised to an 89-56 victory.
Jamison Hunt scored 16 points and Chase Johnson had a double-double of 10 points and 12 rebounds for the Vikings, who also received 11 tallies from Drew Harpold and 10 markers by Kade Harrison.
The Patriots, who had only seven turnovers, were led by Jon Elmore’s game-high 19 points.
Wood County Christian 64, Teays Valley Christian 47
WILLIAMSTOWN – Isaac Brown put up 22 points, Patrick Goff collected another double-double and host Wood County Christian split the season series with Teays Valley Christian followed a 64-47 victory Friday evening.
Goff grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds and finished with 17 points. Logan Huck added a dozen markers for the Wildcats, who play at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Ohio Valley Christian.
Teays Valley (13-6) had a pair of double figure scoring efforts thanks to Jace Heller’s 17 and Vlad Novak’s 10. Heller recorded his 1,000th career point in the fourth quarter.
Belpre 62, Eastern 31
EASTERN – Nick Therriault had 15 points and Logan Plummer scored 14 as Belpre doubled up host Eastern, 62-31, here Friday.
Tavian Miller chipped in six points and eight rebounds for the the Golden Eagles (6-8, 5-4 TVC Hocking).
Eastern was led by Christian Speelman’s 13-point effort.
During Belpre’s 60-46 junior varsity triumph, Scott Carpenter canned 10 triples and had 36 points.
Ritchie County 56,
Tyler Consolidated 39
ELLENBORO – Seth Cottrill’s 18 points paced host Ritchie County to a 56-39 victory over Tyler Consolidated Friday night.
Ritchie, now 4-6, also had Riley Allen with 14 points and A.J. Collins with 10.
Tyler was led by Jace Reed’s 10 points.
Wirt County 75,
Calhoun County 67 (OT)
MT. ZION – Tristan Nichols had two key blocks in overtime and Austin McVey hit 7 of 8 from the foul line as visiting Wirt County escaped Calhoun County with a 75-67 win Friday evening.
McVey led all scorers with 24 points. Tiger teammates Dustin Garner (14) and Kalob Bell (11) also had double figures.
The Red Devils, who hit 17 of 37 foul shots compared to Wirt’s 23 of 31 showing, had balanced scoring from Sam Brady (19), Ryan Slider (13), Tyler Sims (12), Ethyn Miller (11) and Tyler Gerwig (10).
Pocahontas County 71,
Doddridge County 61
WEST UNION – Doddridge County put up 84 shots on Friday, but made just 24 (29 percent) as Pocahontas County left town with a 71-61 win.
Ashton Hinzman led all scorers with 29 points and had 10 rebounds for the 1-9 Bulldogs, who play in a varsity only game at 7:30 p.m. today in Ravenswood.
The Warriors had a balanced scoring effort thanks to J.D. Hensler (17), Stephen Mick (15), Dalton Irvine (13) and Cary Robertson (13). Mick finished a board shy of a double-double while Robertson dished out a game-high seven assists.
Fort Frye 58,
Monroe Central 47
BEVERLY – Fort Frye raced out to a 35-12 halftime cushion here Friday, but had to fend off pesky rival Monroe Central during a 58-47 victory.
Seth Legraen scored a game-high 13 points, Carter Kiefer had 12 and teammate Justin Anderson had nine counters and a game-high seven boards for the Cadets (14-2).
Monroe Central, which made it a two-possession game with two minutes to play, received a dozen markers apiece from Zach Jorris and Bryan Duffy, who had a game-high four assists. The Seminoles dropped to 12-4.
Dover 71, Marietta 55
MARIETTA – Dover (15-2) built a sizable early lead and continued to pound away throughout the game Friday night against Marietta at Sutton Gym as the Tornadoes routed the Tigers 71-55 in an East Central Ohio League tilt.
Evan Snyder poured in four 3-pointers in the opening period to put Marietta in a 20-7 hole. Teammate Cory Contini made sure that lead held up for the Tornadoes, going 13-for-16 from the foul line in the final three quarters en route to scoring a game-high 22 points.
Corey Hill led Marietta’s offensive attack with 15 points. Braden Riley added 13 points and Jonathan Wood posted a team-best nine rebounds to go along with seven points.
Snyder contributed 21 markers for Dover while Blake Blair chipped in 11. Contini posted team-highs with nine boards and six assists.