Late run lifts Hawks past TV, 56-49

The Inter-Mountain photo by Joey Kittle Tygarts Valley’s Jacob Taylor, left, battles South Harrison’s Thomas Sears for a loose ball during Tuesday night’s contest in Mill Creek. The Bulldogs dropped a 56-49 verdict to the Hawks.

MILL CREEK – South Harrison scored the game’s final seven points to get past a determined Tygarts Valley squad, 56-49, Tuesday night in Mason-Dixon Conference action.

The Bulldogs never trailed in the game until the Hawks (10-2) went on a 7-0 run over the final 3:00 of regulation.

“Our kids played hard and gave it their all,” Tygarts Valley coach Tom Wamsley said. “We just couldn’t get a big shot or stop down the stretch.

“They have a very good team and start five seniors, while we are only playing with one.”

After leading 20-15 after the first quarter, the Bulldogs were able to take a six-point advantage, at 32-26, into the intermission after getting a basket by Logan George and a 3-pointer from Josh Bright to end the first half.

South Harrison cut the deficit to 43-42 after three quarters.

George netted 17 points and Bright and Aidan Row contributed nine apiece for Tygarts Valley.

Caleb Jenkins fired in a game-high 23 points and Brett Barnette added 14 for the Hawks.

Tygarts Valley (6-7) will return to action at 7:30 p.m. Friday at St. Marys in the second round of the WVHIT.

South Harrison (10-2)

Caleb Jenkins 7 2 3-4 23, Thomas Sears 0 2-2 2, Jake Yates 1 0-0 2, Nick Fenstermacher 1 1 3-5 8, Brett Barnette 5 4-6 14, Carson Bowie 1 1-2 3, Logan Langford 1 1-2 4. Totals 19 14-21 56

Tygarts Valley (6-7)

Logan George 6 5-7 17, Willie Walden 2 0-2 4, Cole Arbogast 1 0-2 2, Josh Bright 3 0-0 9, Aidan Row 3 2-3 9, Jacob Taylor 3 0-0 8, Totals 18 7-14 49

South Harrison 15 11 16 14 — 56

Tygarts Valley 20 12 11 6 — 49

3-point goals: SH 4 (Jenkins 2, Fenstermacher and Langford), TV 6 (Bright 3, Taylor 2 and Row)

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