Magnolia 70, Weir 37
Mallory Chapman scored 23 points, including a pair of long range bombs, while adding 10 rebounds, six steals and two blocks to lead Magnolia to a convincing 70-37 victory of the Weir Red Riders Dec. 12 inside the MHS HammerDome.
Katie Blatt followed with 17 markers and 10 rebounds, while Grace Berisford netted 15 points, including a trio of baskets from beyond the arc. In addition, Kiera Standiford contributed six markers, while Kelsi Chapman netted five points and Taylor Ludewig cashed in on three points. Cierra Fowler swished a free throw, while Audrey Gibb contributed six rebounds and dished out a game-high five assists.
Magnolia 69, Beallsville 26
Magnolia freshman Kelsi Chapman scored a game-high 17 points to lead Magnolia past the Beallsville Blue Devils 69-26 in girls' hoops Dec. 14 in Beallsville.
The Lady Eagles captured an 11-3 advantage after one period of play, extended their lead to 33-12 at the break and went on for the easy win.
Kierra Standiford scored 13 markers, while Mallory Chapman dropped in a dozen. Audrey Gibb and Cierra Fowler each tacked on seven points, while Grace Berisford netted five markers.
In addition, Katie Blatt, Abby Durig, Anna Gibb and Taylor Ludewig each netted a deuce. The Blue Eagles pulled down 31 boards, with Mallory Chapman leading the way with eight, while Fowler and Kelsi Chapman each hauling in six.
Magnolia swatted away eight Blue Devil shots, with Blatt leading the way with four and Audrey Gibb knocking away three. All told, Magnolia made 20 steals in the game with Mallory Chapman pacing in that department with five and Audrey Gibb and Ludewig each with three. In transition, Magnolia had a season-high 26 assists with Mallory leading the charge with five.
In the jayvee matchup, Magnolia went behind the scoring of Jordan Dulaney, Anna Gibb and Tylar Seckman to defeat Beallsville 42-18.
Magnolia 48, Central 45
With 37 seconds remaining in OT, Taylor Ludewig hit a two and converted a free throw to put the Magnolia Lady Blue Eagles up for good, as they defeated the Wheeling Central Lady Maroon Knights 48-45 Dec. 10 at New Martinsville.
Central got seven of game's first 10 points to go up 7-3. But, Mallory and sister Kelsi Chapman got back-to-back buckets to tie the game up at 7-7 midway through the first.
After another three points from Central, sophomore Ciera Fowler and junior Katie Blatt got a bucket apiece to put MHS on top 11-10 late in the first. The Knights, however, got a two just before the quarter ended and held a 12-11 lead after one.
Central got five of the first eight points in the second quarter to go up 18-14. But, Mallory Chapman then swished the cords on back-to-back trips to put the Eagles up 20-18. After Kiera Standiford two made the score 22-18, the Knights got the next four baskets to tie the game up at 22-22. Both teams then got a deuce late in the half to make the score 24-24 at the half.
After the break, a Central twoball started what would be a see-saw battle in the second half. Mallory Chapman quickly tied it up with a deuce of her own. After two Central charity tosses, Berisford picked the right time to get her first bucket of the night, scoring from outside to give MHS a 29-28 lead. Central then got five of the last seven points in the quarter to take a 33-31 led into the finale fourth quarter.
The teams traded buckets early on in the fourth to make the score 35-33, Knights. Berisford once again dialed up from long distance and made the score 36-35 Eagles. The Knights then got the next four points to go up 39-36 midway through the fourth.
A Mallory Chapman free throw was sandwiched between buckets by Berisford and Blatt to give the Eagles a 41-39 advantage with a little over a minute to go. The Knights got a late deuce that tied it up and eventually sent the game to a fifth period with 41-41 tie.
After Central scored a bucket in the OT, Mallory Chapman got a pair of free throws to make the score 43-43. It stayed like that until Ludewig came up big, first hitting a twoball and drawing a foul, then draining the free throw.
With the score 46-43, MHS, and 37 seconds to play, the teams alternated free throws down the stretch to make the finale score 48-45, Lady Eagles.
Mallory Chapman led all scorers with 16 points, including two from long range, and 4-8 at the charity stripe. Berisford had 10 markers, all in the second half which included two triples and 2-4 from the free throw line.
Blatt laid in nine points, while going 3-6 from the stripe; Kelsi Chapman had four points and and Ludewig scored three points, including a free throw. Standiford, Fowler and Audrey Gibb each contributed two markers.
Oak Glen 54, Magnolia 49
Mallory Chapman tallied a game-high 21 points, including a pair of threeballs, but it wasn't enough to get past the Lady Golden Bears, who prevailed 54-49 Dec. 16 at Oak Glen High School.
Berisford contributed a dozen points, including a trio of long-range bombs, while Kelsi Chapman netted eight markers. In addition, Blatt and Ludewig each tacked on three points, while Standiford swished a deuce.
Mallory Chapman added a game-high eight rebounds, five blocks, four steals and swished 9-12 free throws in a nice all-around performance. Blatt added six rebounds and also made four steals, while Standiford hauled in seven boards.
In the junior varsity game, Seckman and Anna Gibb each recorded eight points to lead Magnolia to a 43-35 victory over the Lady Golden Bears.
Magnolia will host rival River tonight inside the Blue Eagle HammerDome with the jayvee game tipping off at 6 p.m.