Prep Basketball Roundup
Wirt County 69, Wahama 36
ELIZABETH — Wirt County cruised to a 69-36 win over Wahama Tuesday.
The Tigers, who improved to 5-9, got a game-high 24 points from Nathan Murray plus 10 each from Deshawn Middleton and Dylan Lowe.
Wahama was paced by Sawyer VanMatre’s 14 points.
Ravenswood 69, Parkersburg Catholic 64
PARKERSBURG — Ravenswood took down Parkersburg Catholic 69-64 in a hard-fought battle Tuesday.
The Red Devils built a 29-26 halftime lead and stretched it to 49-43 after three quarters and held on from there.
Matthew Carte had a big game for Ravenswood, netting 18 points, six rebounds, 10 assists and four steals. Beau Bennett and Shawn Banks added 12 points apiece while Blake Ball chipped in 10 and Logan Alfred tallied nine.
The Crusaders got a game-high 23 points from Will Hart. They also got 13 from Xavier Collie, 12 from Charley Sumney and eight from Ethan Lang.
Point Pleasant 74,
POINT PLEASANT — Ripley watched an 18-13 first quarter lead disappear as Point Pleasant outscored the Vikings 25-11 in the second to take a 38-29 halftime lead en route to a 74-63 victory.
Luke Johnson had 15 points and nine boards for the Vikings, while Cade Goode scored a team-high 17 points. Joey Ramsey added 12 points, Isaiah Casto netted nine points, eight assists and seven boards and Shane Bumpus chipped in eight points.
Point Pleasant, which shot 60% (25 for 42) from the floor, got a game-high 28 points from Hunter Bush. Eric Chapman added 16 points, Kyelar Morrow scored nine, Luke Derenberger netted eight and Trey Peck chipped in seven.
Gilmer County 73, Calhoun County 45
MT. ZION –Gilmer County jumped out to an early 15-10 lead then never looked back in a 73-45 win over rival Calhoun County.
Josh Lipscomb scored 23 points, Eli Facemire added 11 more and the Titans climbed a game over .500.
Calhoun was led in scoring by Levi Walker, with 13, and Gage Bunner’s 11.
However, the Red Devils never could cut the lead any closer to their early hole.
Instead, it expanded by seven in the second quarter, then ballooned up 11 more at the end of three quarters.
Lipscomb provided a steady stream of offense with his four 3s. Walker and Bunner tried to counter with two each, but their teammates found it tough to help them add to the margin.
Ritchie 69, Tyler Consolidated 54
KIDWELL — Graden McKinney’s 20-point, 10-rebound double-double helped lift Ritchie County past Tyler Consolidated 69-54 Tuesday.
Ritchie, which led 30-14 at halftime, also got 13 points from Ethan Haught, 12 points from Isaac Slater and nine points and five assists from Blaine Bowie. McKinney tallied a game-high four steals.
The Silver Knights got a 17-point, 12-board double-double from Caleb Strode, who also had three steals. Justin Bowman tacked on 15 points.
Braxton 64, Roane 59
SPENCER — Five players scored in double figures to lead Braxton County to a 64-59 win over Roane County Tuesday.
Jett Cogar and William Forbush scored 14 apiece to lead the Eagles. Aiden Singleton had 12 while Trenton Payne and Beau Liston each tallied 10 for Braxton, which rallied from a 29-25 halftime deficit. The Eagles outscored the Raiders 20-17 in the third quarter and 19-13 in the final period.
Roane was paced by Brayden Miller’s game-high 22 points. Blake Murray added 11, Carson Mealey netted nine and Layne Epling tacked on eight.
Miller and Mealey grabbed 11 rebounds apiece, giving Miller a double-double. Miller also led the Raiders with seven assists and four steals.
Paden City 83, Hundred 35
HUNDRED — Joel Moore and Ty Cain combined for 59 points to lead Paden City past Hundred 83-35.
Moore finished with a 35-point, 10-assist double-double while Ty Cain added 24 points. Shane Anderson also double-doubled with 14 points and 10 boards while Mickey Guerra chipped in eight points and Brandon Hizer notched six steals.
Hundred was paced by Bobby Hostettler’s 14 points. Everet Johnson added 11 for the hosts.
Paden City improved to 7-5 overall and will entertain Madonna Thursday.
Webster County 47, Braxton County 33
SUTTON — Webster County raced out to a 22-5 lead after one period of play, but then didn’t necessarily put things away, though they held on for a 47-33 road victory.
The Highlanders struck a bit of a shooting funk in the second and fourth quarters. However, sandwiched those duds was a 13-7 advantage in the third period and that gave them enough points to move to 9-2 on the year.
Sydney Baird tallied 26 points for Webster and Holly Perrine hit a pair of 3s as the they picked up their second road win in as many days.
Lanine Hunt led the way for the Eagles with 11 points.