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Alt scores 25 as Pendleton moves to Class A semis

Wildcats best Cavaliers for 39th straight win

CHARLESTON — Josh Alt scored 10 of his game-high 25 points in the third quarter as third-seed Pendleton County overcame a halftime deficit to claim a 59-45 win over No. 6 Greenbrier West Tuesday morning in Class A quarterfinal play at the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center.

The Wildcats improved to 16-0 and claimed their 39th straight victory. They will face second-seed Tug Valley at 11:15 a.m. Thursday in the semifinals.

The Cavaliers (11-8) carried a 30-29 lead into the intermission and extended the margin to three after a jumper by Chase Boggs to start the second half.

But the Wildcats used a 3-pointer by Tanner Townsend and a basket by Alt to take the lead for good.

Alt’s layup with 17 seconds left in the quarter allowed Pendleton County to carry a 47-41 cushion into the final quarter.

A layup by Taylor Wimer with 5:34 left in the game moved the lead up to 10, at 51-41, and Greenbrier West came no closer the rest of the way.

Alt, a 6-foot-3 senior, added 13 rebounds, three steals and a pair of blocked shots in the win, while Bailey Thompson finished with 13 points and nine caroms.

Kaiden Pack led the Cavaliers with 11 points.

Greenbrier West (11-8)

Kaiden Pack 4 3-4 11, Chase McClung 3 0-0 6, Brandon Oscar 3 2-2 8, Lawson Vaughan 0 4-6 4, Logan Shrewsbery 2 0-0 6, Gabe Medlin 1 0-0 2, Russell Bryant 0 0-0 0, Kadin Parker 0 0-0 0, Evan McDade 0 0-0 0, Michael Kanode 0 0-0 0, Elijah Perkins 0 0-0 0, Ty Nickell 0 0-0 0. Totals 17 9-12 45

Pendleton County (16-0)

Tanner Townsend 2 3-4 7, Bailey Thompson 6 1-2 13, Isaiah Gardiner 1 3-4 5, Taylor Wimer 2 0-0 4, Josh Alt 7 11-12 25, Braden McClanhan 1 0-0 2, Cole Day 1 0-0 2, Ryan Mitchell 0 0-0 0, Dalton Dunkle 0 0-0 0, Josh Parker 0 0-0 0, Clayton Kisamore 0 0-0 0. Totals 20 18-23 59

Greenbrier West 15 15 11 4 — 45

Pendleton County 15 14 18 12 — 59

3-point goals: GW 2 (McClung 2), PC 1 (Townsend)

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