Petersburg boys knock off Keyser

PETERSBURG — Petersburg High School’s boys varsity squad improved to 7-3 on the season with a 53-49 Potomac Valley Conference verdict over Keyser on Monday night.

The Vikings jumped out to an early 21-14 lead to start the second quarter before taking a 16-point advantage, 36-20, into the halftime locker room.

The Golden Tornado limited Petersburg to just four points in the third frame to only trail 40-37 when the final eight minutes of regulation got underway at PHS. The hosts then outscored Keyser by one point in the fourth quarter to hold on for the win.

Senior Peyton Sindledecker led all scorers with 20 points, bucketing 5 of 7 attempts from the charity stripe. The senior duo of Jacob Hartman and Tyce Wisnewski hit for eight points apiece, while Dalton Lough and Matt VanMeter each chipped in three points each for the Vikes.

Keyser was led by Ryan Shoemaker with 15 points (6 for 6 from the free-throw line) and Marcus Price with 13 points.

Petersburg will host sectional foe Philip Barbour on Saturday, with JV action beginning at 2 p.m.