Elkins High School girls knock off Capital

ELKINS – Elkins picked up its second win of the season with a 45-36 victory over Capital Saturday at Richard P. Simmons Memorial Gymnasium.

Logan Dudley had 15 points, Meghan Dolly 12 and Jaycie Saseen nine for the Tigers (2-6), who led 26-19 at the intermission before being outscored 13-3 in the third quarter.

Elkins then outgoaled the Cougars 16-4 in the fourth to earn the win.

“Except for the third quarter, we played pretty well,” Tigers first-year coach Cathy Duffield said. “We moved the ball around well and went to the hoop.

“I was glad to see the girls get the victory. They have worked very hard and deserved this outcome.”

Capital was led by India Hairston with 18 points.

Elkins will return to action at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Fairmont Senior for a Big 10 encounter.

Pocahontas 52, Bath County 28

HOT?SPRINGS, Va. – Tristin Day scored 19 points to power Pocahontas County past Bath Co., Va., 52-28, on Saturday.

Other scorers for the Warriors included: Melissa Murphy, 10 points; Lorena Rose, nine points; Sarah Ryder, six points; Bobbie McNabb, six points; Natalie Hartzell, two points. Day also added three blocks and two rebounds to her stat line. Murphy chipped in five steals.

Jessie O’Conner led the Rams in scoring with 15 points. Kiwi Plecker added seven points and Mikayla Miller scored six points.

According to Pocahontas County scorekeeper Bruce McKean, the game was postponed for more than an hour due to an injury Michelle Murphy suffered in the junior varsity game played prior to the varsity contest. Michelle Murphy was transported to Bath County Hospital and later taken to a hospital in Roanoke, where she remains under observation for “concussion-like” symptoms, according to McKean.

Pocahontas County will return to action Saturday at home against Sherman as part of the West Virginia Hometown Invitational Tournament.

Boys game

RCB 77, Philip Barbour 43

CLARKSBURG – Julian Malfregeot fired in 22 points to lead Robert C. Byrd to a 77-43 win over Philip Barbour Saturday in Big 10 Conference play.

Kevin Steele added 17 points and Luke Dyer 10 for the Eagles.

Al Johnson and Chris Neville each bucketed 12 poiints for the Colts, who will travel to Bridgeport at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.