EMS girls fall in title game

Pocahontas girls improve to 15-2 with win over ’Cats

FAIRMONT  — The Elkins Middle School varsity and junior varsity squads both fell to host East Fairmont in the EFMS tourney title games on Friday.

The Lady Hornets dropped a 37-33 decision.

Autumn Lane and Celia Ricottilli each had 11 points for EMS, while Emerson Haddix added six.

Kenly Rogers led East with 14 points.

“We came up just a little short in a tough game,” EMS coach Clint Bennett said. “But we can’t be more proud of the fight and heart these girls showed, and they will learn from this.”

The Lady Hornet junior varsity squad fell by a 31-26 count.

Laney Fletcher led EMS with 11 points, followed by Addy Cogar with five and Karah Bennett with four.

Sarah Ramage led the winners with 12.

“The effort was great,” Bennett said. “The kids played hard. Free throws was the difference, however. We made just 13 of 34 from the line.

“We were extremely proud of the effort and fight.”

High school girls basketball

Pocahontas 55, Pendleton 29

DUNMORE – Laila Calhoun had 16 points, eight rebounds, seven steals and four assists in limited playing time as Class A, No. 6 Pocahontas County cruised past Pendleton County, 55-29, on Saturday.

Kira Bircher added 12 points and Charity Warder eight points and eight caroms for the Lady Warriors, who are now 15-2 and played a majority of the reserves throughout the game.

Claire Heavner and Brooke Walls had eight points each for the Lady Wildcats, while Katelyn Scott added four points and five rebounds.

Pocahontas County will visit Tygarts Valley on Tuesday, while Pendleton County is slated to host Paw Paw at 6 p.m. today.