Wildcats dominate Panthers

FRANKLIN — Senior forward Ridge Liggett poured in 17 points Monday, as Pendleton County cruised past Harman, 62-22, in boys varsity basketball action.

“It was an ugly first half, both ways,” PCHS coach Ryan Lambert said. “We didn’t come out with much energy and we didn’t play very well. I didn’t like anything we did in the first half. Our execution was not very good. Our energy also was just terrible. In the second half, we put up 21 points in the third quarter and executed much better. The effort was there as well.”

Liggett set the pace with 17 points for the Wildcats. Teammate Laird Sweet chipped in 9 points and Isaiah Gardiner added 8 points.

For Harman, Shane Varner reached double figures in scoring with 10 points. Clayton Eye notched 4 points, while Bryson Shillinburg recorded 3 points, and Braydon Huffman and Nick Putnam garnered 2 points each. Kyle Clements rounded out the scoring for the Panthers with 1 point.

“We were playing shorthanded,” HHS coach Darrell Barnett said. “We’ve got to show more personal discipline and apply it to the team concept.”

Harman (3-13) is set to return to action on Thursday when the team travels to Salisbury Elk Lick, Pennsylvania. Game time is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

The Wildcats (7-8) will travel to Tygarts Valley on Wednesday. Junior varsity action is set for 5:45 p.m. and the varsity contest will tip off at 7:30 p.m.