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High School Basketball Roundup

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Parkersburg Catholic 73, Ritchie County 44

ELLENBORO — Leslie Huffman scored 13 of her game-high 22 points in the second quarter as Class A, No. 2 Parkersburg Catholic improved to 11-0 following a 73-44 Little Kanawha Conference West Division win here Tuesday evening versus Ritchie County.

PCHS (11-0, 6-0), which plays host to Williamstown on Friday, also received 15 points from Madeline Huffman, a dozen by Madison Ross and eight from Jenna Boice.

Ashley Davis made a quartet of 3s en route to leading the Rebels (7-6, 3-4) with a team-high 12 points.

Ritchie County, which returns to action next Tuesday at Tyler Consolidated, also got eight counters from Andrea Kirk and seven from Rebekah Ruppert.

Braxton 66, Doddridge 39

SUTTON — Class AA, No. 11 Braxton County jumped out to a 17-4 lead after one and never looked back Tuesday night as the Eagles used a double-double from Jocelyn Abraham to help post a 66-39 win against Doddridge County.

The 11-2 Eagles, who play Thursday at Clay County, got game-highs of 20 points and 11 rebounds from Abraham, who also blocked four shots and had as many steals.

Peyton Smith finished with 15 points on five made 3s. Braxton County, which made 11 from downtown, also received double figure scoring efforts from Maggie Skidmore (11) and Lainie Hunt (10). Lacy Liston chipped in six points, seven boards and two blocks for the victors.

DCHS (8-4) was led in scoring by eight points apiece from Bianca Howell and Abby McDonough.

Calhoun County 61,

Webster County 57

UPPER GLADE — Josie Montgomery scored a team-high 19 points as Calhoun County edged Webster County 61-57 Tuesday.

Kaylin Parsons added a 14-point, 11-rebound double-double plus five steals and two blocks, while Karlie Whited contributed 10 points and five steals.

Megan Harding chipped in seven points and six boards and Savannah Cunningham finished with five points and five assists.

Gilmer 56, Clay 14

CLAY — Gilmer County, which got a game-high 17 points from Trinity Bancroft, led 21-0 after a quarter here Tuesday and cruised to a 56-14 triumph against Clay County.

Malaysia Morgan added 14 points and Grace Wellings had eight for the Titans.

Elk Valley 61,

Wood County Christian 48

ELKVIE –Elk Valley’s Gracie Frame scored a game-high 29 points as Elk Valley ran away with a 61-48 home win versus Wood County Christian Tuesday night.

Stella Dunn provided a Wildcat best 15 points and Sarah Michael had 14 points as well. Sophie Daugherty chipped in with seven points and Sidney Strause pulled down 20 rebounds.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Ritchie 74, St. Marys 73

ST. MARYS — Eli Schriver’s 3 with 6.8 seconds to go lifted visiting Ritchie County to a 74-73 win Tuesday night against St. Marys.

The 5-5 Blue Devils, who take on Wirt County at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the SMHS Invite semifinals, led 27-16 after one but couldn’t answer the late 3.

Grant Barnhart’s 30-point, seven-rebound effort, which included seven made 3s, went by the wayside in the loss. Peyton Auxier added 17 points and William Steele 10 for SMHS, which also got a game-high 11 rebounds from Richard Dornon but made just 10 of 21 from the foul line.

Ritchie County (5-5), which plays host to No. 1 Williamstown on Friday, was led by Graden McKinney’s 25 points, six assists and two steals.

Ethan Haught canned four bombs for part of his 20-point night. Joey James added nine points while Adam Davis had seven counters and seven caroms in the triumph.

Tyler 74, Paden City 36

PADEN CITY — Gage Huffman and Mark Rucker tossed in 23 points apiece as Tyler Consolidated snapped a five-game skid by defeating host Paden City here Tuesday night, 74-36.

Rucker, who had game-highs of five steals and five assists, joined Huffman in grabbing a game-high seven rebounds.

The 0-11 Wildcats, who are off until next Tuesday with a road trip to Clay-Battelle, were led by Walter Joy’s 18-point, six-rebound effort. Joel Moore added nine points for PCHS.

Caleb Strode contribued eight markers for the Silver Knghts, who play host to Magnolia on Friday.

Athens 86,

Wood County Christian 53

WILLIAMSTOWN — A 19-all game after one, Athens used a 21-4 posting in the second quarter to take control here Tuesday night as the visiting Bulldogs ran past Wood County Christian, 86-53.

WCC, now 3-13 with a 7:30 p.m. home tilt Friday up next versus Calvary Baptist Academy, received 15 points from Garrett Napier, 11 points from Camden Huck and 10 by Trey Davis. Tucker Dougherty chipped in seven points, seven boards and five steals in the setback.

Brayden Markins pumped in a game-high 23 points for the 10-4 Bulldogs, who also got double figure scoring efforts from Jack Cornwall (16) and Braydon Whiting (13).

Notre Dame 75,

Doddridge County 41

WEST UNION –Four Fighting Irish scored in double figures and forced the hosting Doddridge County Bulldogs to cough up the ball 21 times, en route of running away with a 75-41 win Tuesday night.

Notre Dame jumped out to a 16-4 lead after playing one and extend the lead 41-14 heading into the locker for intermisson. Glendon Britton was leading scorer for Notre Dame (6-3) with 17 points. Clay and Kobe Martino each drilled three from behind the arc, as Clay had 14 and Kobe chipped in with 11, while Elijah Goodman finished with 11.

Bulldog Holden Hayes had seven rebounds, two blocks and a game-high of 18 points in the loss.

Calvary Baptist JV 61,

Parkersburg Christian 60

HURRICANE — Trey Bennett knocked down 12 of 15 field goals and finished with 29 points, but it wasn’t enough for Parkersburg Christian Tuesday nght as the Knights fell 61-60 to the Calvary Baptist junior varsity squad.

Bennett also hauled in 19 rebounds for the 8-5 Knights, who play Friday at Morgantown Christian.

Kaleb Dean added a dozen points and Izaia Nazelrod 11 for PCS, which missed 15 of 23 foul shots.

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