Elkins downs PB, 61-37

The Inter-Mountain photos by Logan Comer Elkins’ Sarah Riggleman, left, fights for a loose ball with Philip Barbour’s Dystonie Simmons during a contest at Elkins High School Monday evening.

ELKINS — Elkins jumped out to an early lead and never looked back in cruising past Philip Barbour 61-37 Monday night in Big 10 Conference play at Richard P. Simmons Memorial Gymnasium.

Taylor Phillips, Madison Holland and Sarah Riggleman each scored nine points for the Lady Tigers (3-1), who led 19-7 after one quarter and 35-20 at halftime.

“We did a great job this evening sharing the ball,” EHS coach Matt Davis said. “Scoring 61 points with 10 different players.

“We played pretty well in the first half both offensively and defensively,” he said. “In the second half we lost a little focus.

“Phillip Barbour is a very hard-nosed group that plays well on both ends of the floor,” Davis said.

Madison Holland brings the ball up the court for Elkins Monday evening.

Each team scored 14 points in the third frame.

Holland added seven boards and four steals in the win, while Susan Riggleman had seven caroms and Haley Smith four steals.

Dystonie Simmons knocked down three treys to finish with nine points for the Lady Colts (2-3).

Alyssa Hill and Emma Kennedy followed with five apiece.

Both teams are scheduled to be in action at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Elkins hosts Lincoln and Philip Barbour visits Fairmont Senior.

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