Alderson-Broaddus edges Pitt-Johnstown
Kurklin Bohanon and O’Dell Eargle had 21 points each to lead Alderson-Broaddus past Pitt-Johnstown 75-71 Monday in West Virginia Conference action at Rex Pyles Arena.
Bohanon added six rebounds, while Eargle had four rebounds for the Battlers (7-3).
Jonathan Ferguson added 11 points, while Roy Brown chipped in with 10 points for Alderson-Broaddus.
Bill Luther fired in 19 points for the Mountain Cats.
Alderson-Broaddus travels to Wheeling?Jesuit on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. for a WVIAC matchup.
Wesleyan 70, West Virginia State 59
CHARLESTON – West Virginia Wesleyan’s men bounced back into the winning column Monday night, earning a critical road win at West Virginia State College 70-59. The win puts the Bobcats back above the .500 mark overall.
Wesleyan finished strong in the first half, and pushed to a 34-25 halftime lead. The Bobcats continued to play efficiently through the second half, building the lead to as high as 17 at 56-39. State materialized a late run, but could not get closer than nine points in the closing minutes.
Kelsey Williams led all scorers with 23 points, with Noah Cottrill adding 13 and Chris Dewberry 11. T.J. Thompson posted a team high 12 rebounds.
Jalen Walker led State with 14 points, followed by Raymond Austin with 12.
Wesleyan improves to 6-5 on the season, while State falls to 5-7. Each team stands at 3-4 in the WVIAC.
Wesleyan host Pitt-Johnstown on Thursday for a conference matchup.
Women’s College Basketball
Wesleyan 57, West Virginia State 51
West Virginia Wesleyan rolled to an 18-point halftime lead, then held on late for a 57-51 road win over West Virginia State in WVIAC women’s basketball action. The road victory was Wesleyan’s second consecutive league win.
“It was an ugly win, but we will take any win right now,” Wesleyan head coach Jackie Devane said. “We wanted to come and be very aggressive on the defensive end, and that was the difference tonight. This was a nice one to get on the road, but we are just taking it one game at a time.”
State was held to a paltry 28.6 percent from the field on 18-of-63 shooting. Wesleyan led 39-21 at the half, and while the offense went cold in the second half, the defense held off any hopes of a State rally.
Freshman Allie Browne led the Bobcat offense with 14 points, while Atavia Blake produced a double-double with a 13-point, 12-rebound night. Danesha Richards posted a game-high 14 rebounds as the Lady Bobcats held a solid 57-40 advantage on the boards.
Jasmine Blanton led State with 22 points, with Maria Femia adding 10.
Wesleyan improves to 4-6 overall, with State falling to 3-7. Both teams are 3-4 in the WVIAC. The Lady Bobcats return home Thursday night hosting Pitt-Johnstown.
High School Girls
Tucker County 77,
East Hardy 49
HAMBLETON?- Amber Evans scored 11 points and went over 1,000 points for her career to lead Tucker County past East Hardy 77-49 Monday in Potomac Valley Conference action.
Evans also had five steals for the Mountain Lions (6-4), who led 41-16 at halftime and 58-28 after three quarters of play.
Bekah Simmons also had 11 points for Tucker County.
Madison Mullenax had 10 points for the Lady Mountain Lions.
Savannah Ambrose had six rebounds and four blocks for Tucker County.
Marilyn Cassell had a game-high 23 points, while Rayann Foltz chipped in with 18 points for the Lady Cougars.
East Hardy host Tygarts Valley on Thursday for a PVC?matchup.
Tucker County visits Pendleton?County on Wednesday for a conference tilt at 7:30 p.m.
MILL?CREEK – The Tygarts Valley Middle School boys basketball team swept a pair of games from Green Bank on Monday.
The Bulldogs won the varsity contest 49-39.
Caleb Riggleman and Zac McCauley had 15 points each for Tygarts Valley (5-2).
Jace Stanley had eight points and 10 rebounds for the Bulldogs.
Brady Jones had 13 points for Green Bank.
Tygarts Valley (2-5) won the junior varsity contest 41-15.
Austin Lanham had 12 points, while Jake Tackett added eight points for the Bulldogs.
Jacob Jones had five points for Green Bank.
Tygarts Valley visits Philippi on Thursday.