High School Basketball Roundup
Division IV Sectional Final
Waterford 44, Miller 38
WELLSTON, Ohio — Waterford passed its first tournament test Thursday night, besting Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division rival Miller 44-38 in a Division IV sectional final.
The Jerry Close-coached Wildcats (13-7) were led by Riley Schweikert’s 15-point, 11-rebound double-double. Mackenzie Suprano added 12 points and five steals while Cara Taylor chipped in nine points and three assists. Brier Offenberger tacked on six points for Waterford, which will take on Peebles at noon on Feb. 22 at Jackson in a district semifinal.
The Falcons (12-10) got a game-high 18 points from Ashley Spencer. Josie Crabtree finished with seven points and 14 boards, while Askya McFann tallied four points, four assists and four steals.
Points were hard to come by in the first quarter as it was tied at 4-all by the end of the period. Things picked up in the second quarter with Waterford outscoring Miller 15-10 to take a 19-14 halftime lead. It was Miller’s turn in the third as the Falcons out-pointed the Wildcats 16-11 to knot things up at 30-30 with eight minutes to play. Waterford’s 14-8 run in the final period proved to be the difference.
LKC 5th Place
Calhoun County 61,
St. Marys 47
MT. ZION — Calhoun County jumped out ahead of St. Marys early, building a 21-6 lead after a quarter and never looking back en route to a 41-10 halftime lead and a 61-47 victory in the Little Kanawha Conference fifth place game Thursday.
The Red Devils got a game-high 19 points from Josie Montgomery, plus nine from Savannah Cunningham, eight each from Kaylin Parsons and Joselynn Yeager, seven from Megan Harding and six from Karlie Whited.
The Blue Devils, who never quit fighting and outscored Calhoun 37-20 in the second half to make the final score respectable, were paced by Josey Moore’s nine points. Kylie Wright and Millie Kehrer added eight points apiece while Alexis Hashman chipped in six.
LKC 7th Place
Ritchie County 60,
Doddridge County 50
WEST UNION — Ashley Davis poured in a game-high 25 points and Rebekah Rupert double-doubled to the tune of 23 points and 10 rebounds as Ritchie County defeated Doddridge County 60-50 in the LKC seventh place game Thursday.
The Rebels (13-8) also got six points from Olivia Cress, four assists from Soffi Bee and five blocked shots from Rupert. They’ll visit Liberty (Harrison) Tuesday.
Doddridge (12-9) was led by Jonna Ferrell’s 14 points, followed by Laurel McCombs’ nine and Bianca Howell’s eight. Abby McDonough and Rylee Spurlock chipped in seven apiece.
Ritchie led 17-15 after a quarter and 27-22 at halftime, but used a 19-13 run in the third quarter to gain some separation.
LKC 11th Place
Roane County 47, Ravenswood 38
SPECNER –Ravenswood’s Annie Hunt had a game-high of 20 points, but it wasn’t enough as Roane County came away with a 47-38 win in the LKC 11th place game Thursday night.
Roane County’s Faith Mason led the team with 20 points and Madison Sinclair chipped in with 11 points.
In addition to Hunt’s 20 points, the guard had six rebounds and three assists.
Ravenswood 68, Tyler Consolidated 52
RAVENSWOOD — It was all host Ravenswood, as the Red Devils made short work of Tyler Consolidated for a 68-52 win here Thursday night.
Ravenswood, which resumes action tonight on the road versus Parkersburg Catholic, found the bottom of the net often in the first half. The Red Devils took a 40-24 lead into the locker room for intermission.
Ravenswood (9-9) had three different scorers in double figures and was led by Ashton Miller’s game-high 17 points. Matthew Carte had 16 points and five assists and Trey Mandrake chipped in with 14 points and three steals.
The Silver Knights (3-16) were paced by Gage Huffman’s 16 points, a double-double from Kaleb Strode (11 points and 17 rebounds) and 10 markers from Justin Bowman. TCHS’ next game is next Tuesday on the road versus Wirt County.