High School Basketball Roundup
Williamstown 73, Ravenswood 62
RAVENSWOOD — Devin Raines bucketed a game-high 22 points as host Ravenswood pushed No. 3 Williamstown into overtime, before falling 73-62 here Tuesday night.
Ravenswood, which dropped to 1-9 and plays next Tuesday at Ritchie County, used a 15-7 edge in the fourth quarter to force the extra session, but Williamstown upped its mark to 9-0 as four Red Devils fouled out.
Cullen Cutright and Xavier Caruthers, who drained six 3s, finished with 21 points apiece to lead WHS, which plays host Friday to No. 8 Parkersburg Catholic.
Trey Mandrake added 12 points, three assists and three steals for RHS, which also got a combined 17 points from Zach Burgess and Nick Westenhaver.
Boston Caruthers and Eli Inman chipped in 10 counters each for the ‘Jackets.
South Gallia 55, Belpre 49
CROWN CITY, Ohio — Jerimiah Stitt produced a 13-point, 12-rebound double-double, but it wasn’t enough as Belpre dropped a road contest vs. South Gallia 55-49.
Stitt also tallied four steals for the Golden Eagles, who shot just 32 percent (18 for 56) compared to South Gallia’s 42 percent (2 for 47).
Connor Baker and Logan Adams added 12 points apiece for Belpre, which trailed 29-27 at halftime and 40-37 after three quarters. Collin Alloway chipped in seven boards while Nick Godfrey netted six rebounds and two assists.
Wood County Christian 61, Wirt County 49
WILLIAMSTOWN — Sam Cremeans led all scorers with 23 points and also tallied eight rebounds, six steals and three blocks in Wood County Christian’s 61-49 win over Wirt County Tuesday.
Trey Davis added 13 points and three assist while the Wildcats also got nine and eight points from Camden Huck and Ethan Thibault, respectively. Thibault tacked on three assists.
Wirt County (5-5) was led by Hunter Hickman’s 15 points and Justin Windland’s 14 points. The Tigers fell behind 13-4 after a quarter but cut it to 25-20 by halftime. However, Wood County Christian outscored Wirt 19-7 in the third quarter to pull away.
St. Marys 78, Ritchie County 34
ELLENBORO– The St. Marys Blue Devils made short work of hosting Ritchie County with the final of 78-34.
William Steele made six 3s and was the leading scorer for the Blue Devils with 20 points to go with his team-high four assists. Racing out to an early 21-4 lead in the first quarter, the Blue Devils’ defense gave the Rebels problems all night, only allowing the Rebels to score double figures once in the second quarter and causing 22 turnovers.
Both Isaak Mooney and Dakota Sampson were team leaders in steals with four for SMHS, while Mooney was close behind Steele with 19 points. Improving to 6-4, the Blue Devils will play host to Wirt County next Thursday during the SMHS Invite.
Adam Davis led the Rebels with seven points and Clayton Bee added five points to go with four assists and two steals. Falling to 1-8, Ritchie County will play host to Tyler Consolidated Friday.
Calhoun County 59 Gilmer County 45
MT. ZION– The Calhoun County Red Devils got their first win on the season here Tuesday by defeating Gilmer County, 59-45.
Trevor Carder was the points leader with 21 points going 11 of 14 from the free throw line.
Finshing in double digits for the Red Devils were Adam Parsons with 16 and 14 for Nick Moore.
Only up by eight at halftime, the Red Devils was able to extend their lead to 16 to end the third putting the game out of reach for the Titans.
Calhoun County will hit the road taking on third-ranked Williamstown on Monday.
Brady Fitzwater was the leading scorer for the Titans (0-9) with 21 points, followed by Justyn Dean’s 10 points.
GCHS heads Saturday to Hico to take on Midland Trail.
Wirt County 48, Wood County Christian 30
WILLIAMSTOWN — Pheobe Hayes scored a game-high 14 points as Wirt County defeated Wood County Christian 48-30 Tuesday.
Morgan Wagner added 12 points and Kylie Stephens added 10 points as the Tigers improved to 4-5 on the season. Wirt County was helped by a 20-point first quarter and a 16-point third quarter.
Wood County Christian (1-10) was led by Maggie Mason’s 13 points. Ellie Powell added nine points, nine steals and four blocks. Sidney Strause grabbed a whopping 19 rebounds.
Gilmer County 52, Clay County 40
GLENVILLE — Taylor McHenry led all scorers with 17 points as she led Gilmer County to a 52-40 victory over Clay County Tuesday.
Cara Ferguson and Hannah Grove added eight apiece for the Titans, who improved to 8-1 overall this season.
Erica Boggs led Clay County with 10 points. Kaleigh Brown and Kasey Butcher added eight apiece.