Tygarts Valley nets victory in cancer awareness game

MILL CREEK – Kelsey Arbogast fired in 15 points to lead Class A, No. 10 Tygarts Valley to a 64-51 victory over Union Thursday night in PVC action.

The Bulldogs were hosting their second “Bringing Hope One Basket at a Time” cancer awareness game.

“We played really well,” Tygarts Valley coach Mike DiPasquale said. “The girls came up really big in the first half. We held them to 14 points in the first half and that set the tone. The girls went out and did what they were supposed to do and took care of business.”

Tygarts Valley took a 38-14 advantage into the locker room at intermission. Union scored 26 points in the fourth quarter but it wasn’t enough to make up for the early deficit.

Paige Pritt scored 13 points for the Bulldogs. Junior Makayla Harris added 10 points and Emily Pingley 10 rebounds.

Megan Putlovis paced the Tigers in scoring with 16 points, hitting four 3-point ers. Freshman Colleena Burdock added 15 points.

Tygarts Valley will travel to Harman at 6 p.m. Saturday for a PVC tilt.

Philip Barbour 47

Liberty ………… 20

PHILIPPI – Chelsea Mayle scored 16 points to push Philip Barbour past Liberty, 47-20, in Big 10 Conference action.

“It was a full-team contribution,” Colts coach Stan Fitzwater said. “We were able to play everybody. We’re still a work in progress. We’re young and still maturing. We played well tonight.

“Our defensive press helped us out and created lots of turnovers. We had 22 steals that contributed to a lot of our points on the transition.”

For the Colts, Celeste Kelly scored 10 points and grabbed six rebounds. Haley Stewart scored nine points and had four steals. Cassandra Triplett led the team in steals with six.

Kaitlyn Mayle paced Liberty with six points. Hanna Ramirez and Autumn James had four points each.

The Colts will return to action at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Grafton.

Pocahontas 83

Moorefield 32

DUNMORE – All five starters for Pocahontas County reached double digits in scoring Thursday en route to a 83-32 romp of PVC rival Moorefield.

The Warriors (11-4) are currently ranked No. 6 in Class A.

In the contest, Melissa Murphy notched a triple-double, recording 15 points, 12 assists and 10 steals. Junior Bobbie McNabb paced the winners in scoring with 25 points. Tristin Day scored 18 points, Sarah Ryder added 11 points and Lorena Rose contributed 10 points. Rose, McNabb and Ryder all had nine rebounds each.

Kellie Bedell, Sumer Flinn and Serena Redman scored six points each for the Yellow Jackets.

Pocahontas will host Tucker County at 7:30 p.m. Monday, while Moorefield will entertain East Hardy at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Tucker County …. 49

Pendleton County 37

FRANKLIN – Class A, No. 4 Tucker County overcame a 12-point deficit to defeat Pendleton County Thursday night in PVC play.

The Mountain Lions (10-3) trailed by 12 in the second quarter before rallying to take the lead at halftime. Tucker County then outscored the Wildcats 13-7 in the third.

Aiyana Kachmarek had a career-high 15 points and nine rebounds for the Mountain Lions. Stephanie Betler added 11 points, seven assists and six rebounds, and Savannah Ambrose five blocked shots.

Megan Keller had nine points and Kaylee Edwards eight for Pendleton County.

The Mountain Lions will visit Southern, Md., at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Girls Middle School

Elkins sweeps BMS

ELKINS – Taylor Maynard scored 11 points and grabbed12 rebounds to help Elkins Middle School defeat Belington Middle School, 30-23, on Thursday.

“We played as a team,” EMS coach Shane Richardson said. “They hustled and played hard. Each kid did their job and it was a good team victory.”

For the Hornets, Mackenzie Guy scored eight points and Susan Riggleman added six points.

Maddie Carpenter led BMS with 11 points. Casey Neville scored six points.

In junior varsity action, Elkins defeated Belington, 34-11. Gracee Huffman paced the Hornets with 11 points and eight rebounds. Kiley Calain contributed 10 points, seven steals and five rebounds.

For BMS, Harley Arbogast, Haleigh White and Breanna Fortney scored three points each.

Boys Middle School

Green Bank splits

GREEN BANK – Jarret Taylor scored 18 points to help Green Bank Middle School defeat Pendleton County Middle School, 41-35, on Thursday.

Kevin Warner paced Pendleton with 14 points. Cameron Moats added nine points.

Jesse McCarty scored six points for GMS.

In junior varsity action, Pendleton beat Green Bank, 51-25.

Timothy Thorne led Pendleton in scoring with 16 points. Marcus Sites added 12 points.

Hunter Shafer and Jacob Jones led Green Bank in scoring with eight points each.