Lewis County defeats B-UHS
WESTON – Brooklyn Perkey scored 15 points to lift Lewis County past Buckhannon Upshur, 57-39, in Big 10 Conference action.
“In the first half, we had trouble getting the ball to go into the basket,” B-U coach Tristen Gray said. “Our looks were there, but they wouldn’t fall. Lewis dictated the game on offense. I have to give them credit. They hit the shots when they had to. We will learn from this and let it fuel us for next week.”
Junior Megan Wilfong paced the Lady Bucs with 15 points. Courtney Reed added 10 points.
For the Minutemaids, sophomore Torrie Riffle scored 10 points.
B-U travels to Bridgeport for a 7:30 p.m. tipoff today. Lewis County hosts North Marion at 7:30 p.m. today.
CLARKSBURG – Francesca Steele exploded for 36 points to help Notre Dame nip sectional rival Tygarts Valley, 62-61.
“We need to make our foul shots,” TVHS coach Mike DiPasquale said. “We made just about 50 percent. We also didn’t do a good job defending. Steele had 24 points in the second half. We have to do better defending inside. We’ll go over it in practice and get things fixed before Thursday.”
Kelsey Arbogast scored 19 points to pace the Lady Bulldogs. Paige Pritt recorded a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Emily Pingley grabbed 13 rebounds.
For the Fighting Irish, Rachel Rogers scored 12 points.
Tygarts Valley plays Pocahontas County at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday.
DUNMORE – Class A, No. 4 Tucker County relied on a trio of scorers to defeat Class A, No. 6 Pocahontas County, 46-34, in PVC action.
Elizabeth Nichols paced the Lady Mountain Lions with 11 points. Bekah Simmons and Madison Mullenax added 10 points each. Savannah Ambrose had six blocks and five assists.
“We played really well tonight,” TCHS coach Jim Ambrose said. “Pocahontas is a nice team. They are very well coached. We came into a big crowd and a hostile environment and executed. We shot the ball better than we have been.”
Melissa Murphy led the Warriors in scoring with 12 points. Bobbie McNabb scored eight points.
Tucker County travels to Moorefield for a 7:30 p.m. tipoff today. Pocahontas hosts Tygarts Valley at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday.
ELKINS MIDDLE SCHOOL
PHILIPPI – Taylor Phillips scored 10 points to help the Hornets sting Philippi, 28-26, in the first round of the middle school girls varsity tournament.
“Taylor Phillips put the team on her back in the first half with eight fast-break points,” EMS coach Shane Richardson said. “This was the type of game we needed to experience and win. Philippi did a great job of making adjustments at halftime. I am proud of my team for overcoming adversity and a hostile crowd and digging deep to find a way to win.”
EMS held a 23-13 advantage at intermission; however, the Lady Bulldogs battled back and went on a 13-5 run in the third quarter to put the game within reach.
Sarah Jones and Adriania Grisopher led Philippi with 11 points each.
Taylor Maynard added seven points for the Hornets.
Elkins moves on to the second round to face Tucker Valley Middle School at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday in Philippi.