Prep Basketball Roundup
Spring Valley 78,
INSTITUTE — CJ Meredith poured in a game-high 32 points here Tuesday during the Little General Shootout at W.Va. State as Spring Valley held off Parkersburg, 78-77.
The 7-11 Big Reds, who got 30 points from Sam Potts and 17 by Carson Dennis, outscored SVHS 30-18 in the fourth.
Noah Umpleby added 15 points and Josh Kopec nine for PHS, which plays Friday at St. Albans.
Corbin Page (27) and Chase Maynard (13) also tallied double figures
Parkersburg Catholic 73, Wirt County 53
ELIZABETH — Class A, No. 8 Parkersburg Catholic received a career-high 36 points from Patrick Copen here Tuesday as the Crusaders handled host Wirt County, 73-53.
Jeb Boice chipped in 12 points for the 11-7 Crusaders, who got eight counters apiece from Jalen Brunny and Xavier Collie.
The 7-11 Tigers, who welcome Ritchie County to town on Friday, got a 26-point, 10-rebound double-double from Kyler Carper. Nathan Murray tossed in 11 points and Justin Windland had 10 for the orange and black.
Lincoln County 65,
INSTITUTE — Brady Fitzwater’s double-double which featured game-highs of 19 points and 13 rebounds wasn’t enough Tuesday for Gilmer County as the Titans were upended 65-57 by Lincoln County in the Little General Shootout played at W.Va. State.
Justin Liu (12) and Josh Lipscomb (11) also tallied double figures for the Titans.
Union Local 47,
Magnolia 43 (OT)
BELMONT, Ohio –Fourth-seeded Magnolia wasn’t able to score in overtime during Tuesday’s night’s OVAC 3A semifinal and host Union Local managed to squeak out a 47-43 triumph.
The 12-5 Blue Eagles, who play Friday night at Linsly in an OVAC consolation game, was led by Qwailei Turner’s game-high 22 points. Trevor Williamson had 16 for the Blue Eagles.
The Jets (15-5) had a balanced scoring attack led by Nathan Meyer (12), Luke Merritt (11) and Matt Dateman (10).
Ritchie County 67,
Tyler Consolidated 51
KIDWELL–The Ritchie County Rebels came away with a 67-51 away win versus Tyler Consolidated here Tuesday night to improve to .500 on the year.
Ritchie (9-9) had the 3-ball working in the win, drilling seven as a team, led by Graden McKinney with three. McKinney was also the game’s leading scorer with 28 points. Making two from behind the arc, Ethan Haught finished with 10 points.
Caleb Strode was the only Tyler Consolidated player in double digits with 11 points.
South Gallia 59,
CROWN CITY, Ohio — A 19-12 lead after one was a good start Tuesday night for visiting Belpre, but South Gallia finished strong for a 59-50 victory.
The Golden Eagles,were led by Connor Baker’s 12 points and seven rebounds.
Jared Burdette paced the Rebels with a game-high 17 points.
Spring Valley 55
INSTITUTE — Parkersburg made 14 triples and rolled Spring Valley, 95-55, here Tuesday at W.Va. State in the Little General Shootout.
Bre Wilson drained all five of her 3s for 15 points. Fellow Big Red teammate Aleea Crites also had 15 points and a team-high six rebounds.
Kristen Lowers and Maddi Leggett each scored 13 points and Tatiana Popp chipped in 11 for PHS, which improved to 14-5 and plays host Thursday to St. Albans.
Caroline Asbury had a game-high 16 points in the loss
Lincoln County 45
INSTITUTE — A 23-10 third-quarter explosion helped Gilmer County top Lincoln County, 58-45, here Tuesday at W.Va. State in the Little General Shootout.
The Titans (16-4) received a game-high 22 points from Trinity Bancroft.
Taylor McHenry chipped in 10 points for Gilmer, which improved to 16-4 .
MT. ZION — Despite making just 7 of 21 from the foul line, third-ranked Class A Pocahontas County made a 16-4 advantage in the second quarter stand up here Tuesday as the Warriors trumped No. 11 Calhoun County, 49-38.
Laila Calhoun led PCHS (15-4) with a game-high 19 points and Kira Bircher added 11.
The 14-7 Red Devils were led by Josie Montgomery’s 13 points. Madison Dennis had 10 and Joselyn Yeager six.
Hurricane 57, Ripley 43
RIPLEY –Visiting Hurricane held Ripley scoreless in the opening period Tuesday night en route to a 57-43 win.
Hurricane’s Taylor Maddox had a game-high 17 points, drilling five from behind the arc.
The Vikings were paced by Lauren Roush’s 16 and 11 points from Mckenna Hall.
Ritchie 62, Wirt 34
ELLENBORO — A tight game in the first half, it was all Ritchie County in the second to run away with a 62-34 home win past Wirt County on Tuesday night.
The host Rebels was paced by Ashley Davis scoring a game-high 24 points. Davis scored 10 field goals from the floor, including four from deep. Olivia Cress also scored in double figures with 18.
Wirt County was paced by 12 markers from Emma Wyer and Kayleigh Murray with 11 points.