The Cameron Dragons captured an 18-10 first-period lead and put the dagger in Hundred's chances for a win with a 35-13 point surge in the second period in the Section One, Region One Sectionals in the Dragons Den Feb. 25.
After falling behind 18-10, the Hornets climbed back to within two points, but the Dragons put together a man-to-man press and went into the locker room up 30 points, at 53-23.
In the second half, the Hornets played Cameron even in the third, before the Dragons sealed the deal with a 22-13 run in the fourth period to gain the nod.
"I hate that our season is over, said Assistant Basketball Coach Brian Bartlett, "but I hate it especially for our seniors. They were great leaders and most of all great young men."
Rusty Morris paced the Hornets with 13 points and seven rebounds, while Mitch Moore ended his Hornet career with 11 points, and sophomore Greg Stewart added 10 points and eight rebounds.
In addition, Nick Phillips netted six markers, while Josh King and Chris Varner each knocked in a pair of deuces. Kirk Shriver finished the Hornet scoring with three points.
Graduating this spring will be Moore, Phillips, Thomas Preston, Mhar Olayan, and Randy Moore.
Wheeling Central 65
Wheeling Central took a quick 21-2 advantage and coasted to a 65-29 victory over Valley in the opener of the West Virginia Class-A Region One, Section One, Sectionals at Wheeling Central's fieldhouse Feb. 25.
Clay Ueltschy netted a team-high 14 points, while Jack Wells and Tristen Kocher each netted six markers to lead the Lumberjacks. Drew Wade and Brady Nolan each cashed in on a triple for all the Valley scoring.
Valley made only 12-54 shots from the floor and netted 3-8 from the foul line, while the Maroon Knights were 26-62 from the floor and 5-8 from the charity stripe.
The Lumberjacks ended the season with a 8-17 record and will say goodbye to seniors Ueltschy, Wade, Nolan, Hunter Ring, Dylan Edgell, Tanner Smith, Casey Pingley, and Jon Smallwood, who will graduate this spring.
Wells, Kocher, Tyler Hayes, Jordan Anderson, and Troy Hubbard will be the only players returning next year who have had any experience at the varsity level.