South, Catholic boys ousted at state tourney

Class AAA quarterfinal

Hedgesville 54, Parkersburg South 49

CHARLESTON – Hedgesville scored the final five points of the game and Parkersburg South was limited to just 17 points after intermission as the Eagles ousted the Patriots, 54-49, here Thursday night in the Class AAA state quarterfinals.

CJ Burks led all scorers with 25 points in the victory while teammate Daniel Delaware chipped in 11 counters.

Parkersburg South, which hit 13 of 14 field goals in the first half and led 32-25 at the break, made just 5 of 17 shots in the second half. That included misfiring on six 3s.

Garrett Gilkeson, who added eight boards, joined JR Kerr in scoring 10 points apiece in the setback. Patriot point guard Cody Monroe scored all nine of his tallies in the fourth quarter before fouling out.

Class A quarterfinal

Wheeling Central 59, Parkersburg Catholic 57

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Senior Thomas Stanley nets his only points of the game from the line with 23.8 seconds remaining in overtime to lead Wheeling Central to a 59-57 win over Parkersburg Catholic in the Class A quarterfinals Thursday.

Senior Alonzo Manns eighth point of the game forced overtime as the buzzer-beater layup fell. Brian Campbell hit two free throws tying the game with 26 seconds left in overtime.

Chase Harler added 18 points and 8 rebounds for top-seeded Wheeling Central (23-3). Jake Ullman had 21 points for eighth-seeded Parkersburg Catholic (16-9).

Wheeling Central advances to Friday’s semifinal and awaits the winner of Clay-Battle and Great Beckley Christian.

Wheeling Central had back-to-back state titles in 2008-09.