Tigers tumble to Red Devils; Vikes top PC

OAK HILL -Logan Phillips fired in a game high 26 points Friday but it wasn’t enough to push Elkins past Oak Hill. The Red Devils defeated the Tigers, 72-63, in the season finale for Elkins.

The score teetered battled back and forth in the first half with Oak Hill holding a 31-30 lead at intermission. However, a seven-point third quarter doomed the Tigers.

“Both teams played tough,” EHS coach John Lawson said. “We had a really bad third quarter. Other than it, the score was dead even. We just came out of the locker room flat and that gave them the opportunity to pull away. I’m not taking anything away from them, they are very athletic. For the most part, we did a good job all night of hanging with them. It’s tournament time now, so we’ve got to lace them up. It’s do or die.”

Oak Hill had four players reach double digits in scoring. Jalen Jones paced the Red Devils with 19 points. Joe Re scored 17 points, Josh Jones added 14 points and Marc Logan chipped in 10 points.

Colby Gainer scored 17 points for the Tigers. Daniel Crawford, Braden Hammond and Tyler Shreve contributed five points each.

The Tigers (11-10) will host Hampshire at 7 p.m. Wednesday in opening round action of the Class AAA, Region II, Section 2 tournament.

Petersburg ……….. 67

Pendleton County 66

PETERSBURG – Brian George scored 16 points in the first half Friday to lead Petersburg to a 67-66 victory over Pendleton County.

“It was a hard fought game,” Wildcat coach Ryan Lambert said. “It came down to Petersburg making a few defensive stops down the stretch. They capitalized on a couple of opportunities and we didn’t. That was the difference.”

George scored all 16 of his points in the first half. He suffered an injury to his face in the second quarter and did not return. The Vikings held a 34-32 advantage at intermission.

Ryan Vanmeter scored 11 points and Kelson Thorne added 10 points for Petersburg.

Logan Cooper paced the Wildcats with 16 points. Cody Lambert scored 14 points and Evan Arrington added 12 points.

Pendleton County (16-5) will host the winner of Monday’s East Hardy/Paw Paw game at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Region II, Section 2 tournament.