No. 2 Senior too much for Colts, 68-48
PHILIPPI – Class AA, No. 2 Fairmont Senior defeated Philip Barbour, 68-48, Thursday night in Big 10 Conference action.
Brooklyn Pomp led the Colts in scoring with 13 points. She also had three steals and two blocked shots. Chelsea Mayle added 12 points, Haley Stewart scored eight points and Raychel Fitzwater contributed six points and seven rebounds.
“They are a really good ball club,” Philip Barbour coach Stanley Fitzwater said. “They are big, fast and athletic. We just didn’t have an answer for them. Our girls battled and played hard. They put forth a respectable effort against a quality opponent.”
Philip Barbour will venture to East Fairmont at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Preston 46, Elkins 32
KINGWOOD – Freshman Brittany Sanders scored 12 points Thursday to lift Preston over Big 10 Conference rival Elkins.
Junior forward Logan Dudley paced the Tigers with 16 points. Charlie George and Haley Lloyd scored four points each.
“I think we were a little intimidated in the first half,” Elkins coach Cathy Duffield said. “They are a very well coached ball club. Turnovers really killed us in the first half. We played much better in the second half. The girls toughed it out. They kept their heads up and didn’t quit. I was much happier with their play this evening.”
For the Knights, junior Marlee McCrobie added seven points.
In junior varsity action, freshman Haley Ringer scored 17 points to lead Preston over Elkins, 52-30. Jontasia Sitton and Morgan Henrie scored five points each for the Tigers.
Elkins will visit Class AA, No. 2 Fairmont Senior at 4 p.m. Saturday.
Tucker County 51
Notre Dame …. 26
CLARKSBURG – Aiyana Kachmarek scored 10 points to push Tucker County past Notre Dame Thursday in non-conference action.
“Our defense played better tonight,” Mountain Lions coach Jim Ambrose said. “Our pressure defense caused them problems. It’s a good road win. Aiyana played very well again off the bench. She has been our leading scorer the past two games. I’m very proud of the way she has been playing.”
Madison Mullenax added nine points for the Lady Mountain Lions. Savannah Ambrose contributed eight rebounds and four blocked shots.
For Notre Dame, Allie Ridgeway and Francesca Steele scored eight points each.
Tucker County will travel to Pocahontas County at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday for a key PVC contest,
Lincoln 66, Lewis 47
SHINNSTON – Class AA, No. 8 Lincoln beat Lewis County in Big 10 Conference action Thursday night.
“I’m very proud of my girls,” Minutemaids coach Theresa Johnson said. “They hung in there. We were only down by six points at the half. We are definitely improving as a team.”
Karli Hamrick scored 16 points to pace Lewis County. Braley Bozic contributed 10 points, seven rebounds, two assists and two blocked shots. Brooklyn Perkey added eight points, eight rebounds, four assists and three steals.
Lewis County is set to play Bridgeport at home on at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
B-U 53, Webster 42
TENNERTON – Courtney Reed scored 24 points Thursday to power Buckhannon-Upshur past Webster County.
“We played well on defense, throughout,” Bucs coach Tristen Gray said. “We got in foul trouble early but we stayed composed and contained. Courtney did a great job of dictating the flow of the game by attacking the rim and getting to the line. She also played fantastic defense without coming out of the game. Makayla Reynolds also came up huge. She initiated offense and continuously attacked. Both she and Courtney had career highs in points.”
Reynolds scored 12 points and added nine rebounds. Megan Wilfong added eight points and eight rebounds.
Junior Taylor Anderson led Webster County with 17 points.
The Bucs will travel to Hampshire at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Pocahontas County 56
Pendleton County 41
FRANKLIN – Tristin Day connected on 9 of 10 free throws in the fourth quarter as Pocahontas County held off Pendleton County Thursday night in PVC play.
Day finished with 22 points on the night, while Bobbie McNabb added 15 points and six rebounds, and Melissa Murphy seven steals, three assists and seven points.
Kaylee Edwards had 12 points and Michaela Raines 11 for the Wildcats (5-7).
Pocahontas County will visit Moorefield on Monday, while Pendleton County will entertain Petersburg at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Allegany (Md.) 82
Moorefield …… 56
CUMBERLAND – Darquel Jessie lit up the Moorefield defense for 26 points Thursday, as Allegheny, Md. beat the Yellow Jackets in non-conference action.
“We got off to a horrible start,” MHS coach Pat McGregor said. “They really hit us on the boards. We just couldn’t rebound with them. They had a big first quarter, but after that we played pretty even the rest of the way. We just couldn’t overcome it.”
Jessie scored 12 of his 26 points in the first quarter by converting offensive rebounds, McGregor said.
Other top scorers for Allegheny included: Trent Erich, 21 points; Mario Datri, 15 points; and Colton Sivic, 11 points.
Austin Williams nailed seven 3-pointers to pace the Yellow Jackets with 23 points. Aaron Cole and Tyler Smith both contributed 13 points each.
Moorefield is scheduled to visit Petersburg at 7:30 p.m. today.
Middle School Girls
EMS beats Kasson
ELKINS – The Elkins Middle School girls claimed a 31-5 win over Kasson Thursday night in varsity action.
Taylor Maynard had 10 points and Susan Riggleman six points and 10 rebounds for the Hornets, who will travel to Buckhannon-Upshur at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Green Bank falls to PC
GREEN BANK – Rachel Walls hit for 12 points Thursday to lead Pendleton County over Green Bank, 29-14, in varsity middle school action.
Haley Bennett paced Green Bank with seven points. Tara Warner added four points.
For Pendleton County, Taylor Townsend scored eight points.
In junior varsity action, Pendleton beat Green Bank 29-13.
Kalee Woodward and Claire Heavner scored eight points each for Pendleton County.
Alexa Taylor led Green Bank in scoring with six points. Charity Warner, Tasia Davis and Twylia McCarty scored two points each.