Paden City 31
The Hundred Hornets' Katie Tennant scored 13 points, grabbed 15 rebounds, and rejected 12 Wildcat shots in gaining her second triple-double of the season en route to a 46-31 come-from-behind victory over Paden City in Bob Burton Gymnasium Dec. 20.
The Lady 'Cats held a 9-0 lead to open the game, but the Hornets outscored Paden City 16-9 in the second period for a 21-20 halftime lead.
The Hundred defense would hold Paden City to 11 points in the second half, while totaling 25 markers to gain the season series sweep. Shayna Tedrow scored nine points and pulled down 10 boards, while Hayley Hayes and Cheyenne Myers each totaled eight markers. In addition, Lindsay Jones netted four points, while Emily Ebert and Mercedes Goff each tallied a deuce.
For the 1-5 Lady 'Cats, it was Amanda Heasley leading the way with her first double-double of the season with 12 points that included 10-12 charity tosses. She also and grabbed 10 rebounds, while Dominique Craft netted eight points. Sammy Shreves followed with two baskets, while her sister, Katie, and Hannah Stanley each tallied two points. Logan Cosper swished a free throw.
The Lady Wildcats will visit the Lady Lumberjills Friday at 6 p.m., while Hundred will visit the Lady Warriors of Morgantown Trinity Jan. 4 at 7 p.m.
The Lady Hornets will host West Greene, Jan.6, also at 7 p.m.
River 60, Magnolia 50
When you cross the river into the Buckeye State, you get into very competitive country. Last Thursday night was a good example of that as the River Pilot Girls' and Magnolia squared off on the basketball court to see which one would get the best Christmas present.
As it happened, the Rick-Isaly-led Lady Pilots did just that, placing under the tree a 60-50 win over the Lady Eagles. However, the wrapping paper was also almost pulled off before Cassidy McCollough came through with her biggest night of the year - a game-high 24 points - to help lead River to its 10-point victory. Magnolia held a 33-29 lead at about mid-way of the third quarter, but that was before the Lady Pilots went on a 31-17 run to gain the nod.
McCullough scored six of the first 10 points of the game as she lifted the Pilots to an early 8-2 lead. After a Katie Blatt deuce for the Eagles, Landyn Ramsay hit a threeball for the Pilots to make the score 11-4.
MHS freshman Jasmine Litton hit a bucket to close the gap, but the Lady Pilots' Landyn Ramsay hit a jumper which was followed by a free throw by Lady Eagle Dallas Mullet to make the score 13-7.
River's Emily Weaver knocked in a pair of free throws before the Eagles' leading scorer, Mallory Chapman, got her first points of the game with a deuce. Mullett followed that up with he own deuce to make the score 15-11 in favor of the Pilots after one period.
Laken Ramsay hit a basket for the Pilots to open the second period, but Blue Eagle seniors Mullett and Alivia Mellott each tallied a basket to pull the home team to within a deuce at 17-15. McCullough knocked in a trio of free throws to make the score 20-15, but Chapman answered that with a basket from beyond the arch. Landyn Ramsay followed with a triple for River to give the Lady Pilots a 23-18 advantage. Chapman knocked in a pair of free throws and the Eagles outscored the Pilots 6-4 to make the halftime score 27-26, River advantage.
Following the break, Chapman sank a three-point basket and Kiera Standiford scored a deuce to give the hosts a 31-27 lead. McCullough would tally eight of the game's next 12 points to put the Pilots back on top, 37-33.
A deuce from River's Hannah Jones was sandwiched between a charity toss and a bucket from Magnolia's Blatt and Standiford, respectively, to end the third with the Pilots on top, 39-36.
The Pilots scored nine of the first 12 points in the finale, to go up 48-39. A pair of Laken Ramsay free throws, mixed in with deuces from Chapman and Mullett, closed the gap to 50-43. However, a pair of McCullough free throws and a deuce from Emile Weaver pushed the score to 56-43.
After another pair of Laken Ramsey free throws, Magnolia's Standiford and Audrey Gibb each added a point for Magnolia, while Landyn Ramsay put the ribbon on the package with a pair of free throws to end all the scoring.
The Pilots were led by McCullough with 24 points, while Landyn and Laken Ramsay tacked on 10 and seven points, respectively. Haylee Bowers netted seven points, while Weaver totaled six points. The River scoring was rounded out by Jones, Emily Dierkes, and Leslie Young with two points each.
The Eagles were led by Chapman with 17 points, while Mullett scored a season-high 16 markers. Standiford netted six points, Blatt tallied five markers, while Mellott, Litton, and Gibb each totaled two points. Gibb also pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds.
Magnolia will return to action at 6 p.m. at home today when the Oak Glen Lady Golden Bears visit. The Lady Pilots will host Buckeye Trail on the same night at the same time.
The Lady Pilots and Lady Blue Eagles will try to get it on once more when Magnolia crosses the river on Saturday, Jan. 7, to avenge its loss in a contest that begins at 2 p.m.
Shadyside went over the century mark with a 101-35 victory over the Magnolia Lady Eagles Dec. 19 in Tiger Country.
Mallory Chapman and Katie Blatt led the Eagles with 13 points each, while Dallas Mullett chipped in with three markers. Audrey Gibb, Kiera Standiford, and Alivia Mellott each sank a two pointer. Standiford and Blatt each rejected three Lady Tiger shots.
Madonna 57, Valley 13
The Valley Lumberjills ran into a buzzsaw Dec.21 in Weirton, as the Lady Blue Dons of Weirton Madonna defense held the 'Jills to a season-low 13 points, en route to a 57-13 victory.
Dani Hayes tallied four points to pace the 'Jill offense, while Holli Schell, Brittany Sivert, Ali Haught, and Samantha Thomas each netted two points.
The Lumberjills will try to regroup when they face Paden City Friday at 6 p.m. in Pine Grove.