Top-ranked Irish cruise past TVHS

By Ben Simmons

Staff Writer

MILL CREEK – Justin Goff scored 13 points to help Class A, No. 1 Notre Dame defeat sectional rival Tygarts Valley, 65-45, on Friday night.

“We were competitive,” Bulldogs coach Tom Wamsley said. “We just had a tough time trying to adjust to their quickness. They were so darn quick. There’s a reason they’re number one. They play hard from beginning to end. Our kids kept fighting well and kept their heads up. They never quit.”

Derrick Villarico paced the Bulldogs with 13 points. Keighan Chewning contributed seven points.

Cal Cistaro added 12 points for the Fighting Irish. Chris Petrucci and Alex Demary scored nine points each.

Tygarts Valley will face Van at 1:30 p.m. today at Midland Trail High School in the consolation round make-up game of the West Virginia Hometown Invitational Tournament.

Pendleton County 73

Petersburg ……….. 69

FRANKLIN – Evan Arrington exploded a career-high 34 points to power Pendleton County past Petersburg, 73-69, on?Friday night.

Sophomore Logan Cooper added 17 points and six rebounds. Senior Cody Lambert contributed nine points.

“The kids played had for four quarters,” Wildcats coach Ryan Lambert said. “Our game plan was to show them our best defense.”

For the Vikings, Brian George scored 29 points and Grant Shanholtz added 15 points.

Pendleton County (14-4) will host East Hardy at 7:30 p.m. Monday for a make-up game, while Petersburg (13-3) will visit Keyser at 7:30 p.m. today.