Shriver sets new three-point record
PHILIPPI — Philip Barbour senior David Shriver lit up the rims on both ends of the Colts’ Corrall Saturday with 8 three-pointers, en route to setting the new PBHS career three-pointer record at 163 during an 82-48 win over visiting sectional foe Keyser High School.
Former PB standout R.J. Johnson had held the previous mark of 162. The majority of Shriver’s treys so far came during his junior season, when he shot 51 percent with 95 shots made from three-point range.
Playing in their third game in as many days, Philip Barbour started out with a 25-12 first quarter, and had the Golden Tornado well under control with a 44-19 lead at the half.
“We played defense and got some key stops early,” PBHS head coach Marcus Johnson said. “We weren’t really pressing hard on offense. Our defense gave us some good looks going back the other way.
“Noah Price played like the old Noah,” he said. “It’s been over two weeks since we lost Levi (McAdam) to injury. It was nice to have him back on the court. He was rusty, but at least he was out there moving around. His presence is big for us. We were able to operate at more of a full rotation.”
Keeping the pedal down in the third, the Colts stayed out in front, 69-36, to start the final frame against KHS.
Shriver led all scorers with 29 points. Cole Whited finished up with 10 points and 6 rebounds, while Price garnered 9 points and 7 boards. McAdam finished with 6 points after shooting a perfect 6 for 6 at the stripe for the Colts.
Class AA No. 5 Philip Barbour (14-2) has strung together seven straight wins now. They are slated to host 9-8 Elkins today for a Big 10 Conference matchup.
“I think it will be a good game. Elkins likes to push the ball,” said Johnson. “They are a dangerous team. If they get a couple stops and a couple layups, they are right in it. Our guys have to be ready to play.”
Tipoff at Philip Barbour against Elkins is slated for 7:30 p.m. for varsity, and JV time is set for 5:45 p.m.