Lady Wildcats Host Christmas Classic
The Lady Knights’ Sofia Kinnard and Sydney Reed tallied 27 and 22 points, respectively, to lead the Silver Knights to a 67-31 victory over Paden City in the annual Paden City Christmas Classic Saturday afternoon in Bob Burton Gymnasium.
The Knights charged into the lead with a 16-5 run and never looked back, outscoring the Lady Wildcats in every period.
Kinnard and Reed combined for 49 points, that included five three pointers, with Sydney Yoho, Hillary Casteel, Megan Carpenter, and Ariel Fish each scoring four markers, while Katelyn Gogan netted a deuce.
Myah Charkawi paced the ‘Cats with 11 markers, while Logan Cosper, Cydney Blatt, and Hannah Stanley each recorded four points. Kayla Barker and Kayla Hizer each netted three points, while Taylor Cosper threw up a deuce.
In their semi-final matchup with Valley, Logan Cosper knocked down four baskets from beyond the arch, while netting a game-high 22 points to pace Paden City to a 58-47 victory.
The Lady Wildcats took a three-point lead after one period of play, and extended it to 31-18 at the break before the Lady ‘Jills finished the scoring with a 29-27 run.
Charkawi just missed a double-double with 10 rebounds and nine points, while Blatt added 10 rebounds and scored seven points. Lynnsie Parsons provided eight markers, while Taylor Cosper netted six points and dished out a game-high five assists.
In addition, Hannah Stanley netted three markers, while Lynah Stanley tallied a deuce and Kelsey Loy swished a free throw and grabbed six boards.
The Wildcats made 17 steals, with Taylor Cosper leading the way with five steals.
For the ‘Jills, Sarah Bassett netted 12 points, while Brittany Sivert tallied 10 points. Karissa Headley contributed eight markers, while Samantha Thomas made seven points. In addition, Alisha Carter tallied six points, Megan Bucher, three points, and Maddison Arnold knocked down a free throw.
Tyler defeated Hundred in their semi-final going away, 74-26.
Katie Tennant paced the Hornets with 10 points, while Emily Ebert added seven points. Lindsay Jones netted four points, Josie Phillips three points, and Hanna Metz a free throw.
In the consolation matchup between Valley and Hundred, it would be Hundred leaving with the third place plaque for a 52-40 victory.
The Lady Hornets raced out to a 12-4 lead after one period and held on for the win.
Ebert and Tennant both had double-doubles, with Ebert leading the way with 21 points and grabbing 19 rebounds, while making five steals and dishing out five assists. Tennant pulled down 20 boards, tallied 14 markers, and blocked seven shots.
In addition, Jones netted six points; Paige Shriver, five points; and Metz, four points, while Oshana Topp and Dakota Kuhn each tallied a deuce.
Headley paced the Lumberjills with 14 markers that included four three-point baskets, while Bucher and Carter each tallied seven points. Sivert followed with six points, while Bassett contributed four points. Thomas scored two points and Erin Brown one point.
The ‘Jills’ Thomas and the Hornets’ Tennant and Ebert each earned all-tournament honors, while Charkawi and Logan Cosper each earned honors for Paden City. Kinnard, Reed, and Casteel each made the all-tournament team from Tyler Consolidated.