High School Basketball Roundup
Parkersburg 87, Capital 41
PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg High, ranked No.1 in Class AAA, rolled to an 87-41 victory over Capital Thursday at Memorial Fieldhouse.
Five Big Reds (scored in double figures, led by 12 each from Shay-Lee Kirby, Aleea Crites and Bre Wilson. Hayley McCale and Emily Kupfner tacked on 11 apiece as PHS improved to 10-1 overall this season.
Capital (3-6) was led by Enijah Allen’s game-high 17 points.
Parkersburg now turns its attention to Wednesday’s matchup against second-ranked South Charleston.
Braxton 43, Calhoun 35
MT. ZION — Josie Montgomery scored a game-high 16 points, but it wasn’t for Calhoun County as the Red Devils dropped a 43-35 decision to Braxton County Thursday. The Eagles were led by Jocelyn Abraham’s 12 points and Lilly Ware’s 11. They led 6-3 after a quarter, 21-15 at halftime and pulled away 34-22 going into the fourth.
Williamstown 80, Tyler Consolidated 39
KIDWELL– Jenna Pridemore’s 16 points was the game-high as the fourth-ranked Yellowjackets defeated Tyler Consolidated 80-39.
Only up by seven at the end of the first, the Yellowjackets outscored the Knights 63-29 to put the game out of reach.
Double figure scorers for Williamstown were Mara Rinehart with 12 and Bethany Arnold with 11. Taylor Newton made three 3s, bringing her total to nine points as the Yellowjackets improved to 10-2 on the season. They take on Eastern Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
Matching Pridemore with 16 of her own, Josey Jones was the leader in points for the Knights, while Peyton Kocher was the other Knight in double figuers with 10. Tyler falls to 6-5 and will travel to Ellenboro on Monday to face the Ritchie County Rebels.
Parkersburg Catholic 64, Ritchie County 33
ELLENBORO — Parkersburg Catholic improved to 10-1 with a 64-33 win against host Ritchie County Thursday.
The Crusaderettes, who travel to Tucker County Saturday, got a game-high 24 points from Madeline Huffman and 12 apiece from Aaliyah Brunny and Leslie Huffman.
The Rebels, who visit Magnolia Saturday, were led in scoring by Abi Haught’s 15 points.
Ripley 43, Ravenswood 29
RAVENSWOOD– Jaelyn Hunt was the leading scorer with 12 points as Ripley defeated cross county rival Ravenswood 43-29 Thursday.
Kayli Blackburn and Tessa Ray both were in double figure scoring with 10 each.
Up next for the Vikings will be the Princeton Tigers Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
Held scoreless in the first, Ravenswood was able to cut the lead to nine going into halftime before Ripley pulled away in the third. Ravenswood’s Shelby Howard pulled down eight rebounds to go with her team-leading 11 points, followed by Lydia Alfred’s five points and five boards.
The Red Devils will play host to second-ranked Parkersburg Catholic Tuesday.
Wirt 59, Gilmer 48
ELIZABETH — Kyler Carper knocked down all five of his foul shots and tallied 19 points here Thursday night as host Wirt County used a balanced scoring attack to drop Gilmer County, 59-48.
The 6-5 Tigers, who play early Saturday afternoon at No. 8 Parkersburg Catholic, only held a 31-29 halftime cushion. Justin Windland and Hunter Hickman pitched in 11 counters apiece for the orange and black while Zakk Adams had 10 markers.
Gilmer County, now 0-9 with a road trip Saturday at Midland Trail, received a game-high 25 points from Brady Fitzwater. Justyn Dean had 11 tallies and Chase Steele nine in the setback.