Special night for a special player

MILL CREEK – Tygarts Valley’s Shanda Howell had a special night Wednesday against South Harrison.

The senior had 30 points and became the seventh girls player in school history to reach 1,000 career points in a 77-22 win over the Lady Hawks.

But off the court, Howell’s senior project of raising money for the Cancer Center at Davis Memorial Hospital netted $1,500. Cancer survivors and their caregivers also were recognized before the game, and Tygarts Valley players donned pink uniforms to recognize cancer awareness.

“It was great to see Shanda hit 1,000 points for her career,” Tygarts Valley coach Mike DiPasquale said. “She has worked hard during her career to reach the milestone.

“To do in front of a home crowd and during her senior project made it even more special.”

Howell also had five steals to go along with her career-best point total for the Lady Bulldogs (12-5), who led 37-9 at halftime and 56-11 after three quarters of play.

Kelsey Wyss followed with 14 points and Emily Pingley added eight rebounds for Tygarts Valley.

Abbie Lightner had eight points for the Lady Hawks (1-19).

Tygarts Valley (12-5) will travel to Notre Dame at 6:30 p.m. on Friday.

Fairmont Senior 58, Elkins 29

FAIRMONT – Emily Stoller had 15 points to lead Fairmont Senior past Elkins 58-29 Wednesday in Big 10 Conference action.

Kelsey Morrone followed with 14 points and Kaden Whaley chipped in with 11 points for the Lady Polar Bears, who led 27-11 at halftime and 50-25 after three quarters of play.

Brianna Swecker, Kelsi Trippett and Ashley Simmons had five points each, while Simmons had six rebounds for the Lady Tigers (4-12).

Elkins will host rival Buckhannon-Upshur at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Tucker County 54, Moorefield 18

MOOREFIELD – Amber Evans had 12 points to lead Tucker County past Moorefield 54-18 Wednesday in Potomac Valley Conference action.

Stephanie Betler followed with 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Lady Mountain Lions (13-4), who led 25-11 at halftime and 42-11 after three quarters of play. Aiyana Kachmarek added 12 rebounds.

Shayna Vetter had six points for the Lady Yellow Jackets (6-10).

Moorefield will travel to Northern (Md.) at 7:30 p.m. today, while Tucker County will host Pocahontas County for a key PVC contest.

Pendleton 45, East Hardy 38

FRANKLIN – Hillary Ord had 15 points and 11 rebounds to lead Pendleton County past East Hardy 45-38 Wednesday in Potomac Valley Conference action.

Marilyn Cassell had 13 points, while Rayann Foltz added 12 points for the Lady Cougars, who will host Pocahontas County at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Pendleton County will visit Pocahontas County on Saturday for a conference tilt.