Girls sectional tourney set to begin

By Ben Simmons

Staff Writer

The regular season is in the books for girls’ varsity basketball and sectional tournaments are underway.

The Class AAA Region 2, Section 2 tournament gets started today with Elkins playing at Hampshire at 6 p.m. and Lewis County playing at Buckhannon Upshur at 7 p.m. The championship game is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday.

For the Tigers (3-17), seniors Charlie George and Madison Collett will pace the offense, along with sophomore Logan Dudley. Hampshire County (9-11) defeated Elkins, 48-30, to open the season Dec. 3.

Buckhannon-Upshur (7-11) and Lewis County (5-15) split their regular season games with LCHS winning, 57-39, on Feb. 10 and B-U winning, 73-64, on Feb. 22. Top players for B-U include juniors Megan Wilfong and Courtney Reed and freshman Makayla Reynolds. For the Minutemaids, junior Karli Hamrick and sophomore Brookly Perkey will power the offense.

Class A Region 2, Section 1, tips off on Wednesday when Union takes on Tucker County at 5:45 p.m. and Notre Dame plays Tygarts Valley at 7 p.m. Both games will be played at Elkins High School. The championship game is set for 7 p.m. Friday at EHS.

The Lady Mountain Lions (16-4) are led by seniors Stephanie Betler and Bekah Simmons. TCHS did not face Union (10-8) during the regular season.

Tygarts Valley (12-7) are led by seniors Emily Pingley, Paige Pritt, Kelsey Arbogast and Charity Lower. The Lady Bulldogs defeated ND, 56-33, on Jan. 30 and lost, 62-61, on Feb 10.

Class A Region 2, Section 2, gets started on Wednesday with East Hardy (4-13) at Pocahontas County (13-7) and Moorefield (6-16) playing at Pendleton County (9-10). Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. for both games. The sectional championship is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Petersburg High School.

Pocahontas County beat East Hardy both times the teams met this season. Pendleton defeated Moorefield both times the two played.

Class AA Region 2, Section 2 tournament started Monday. The only area team in the racket, Philip Barbour lost to Bridgeport, 40-23.