Lady Eagles Place Third In Boggs Pizza Invitational
Magnolia 55, Wirt 51
Mallory Chapman swished eight of 11 charity tosses and drained eight field goals to lead Magnolia to a 55-51 victory over Wirt County in the consolation contest in the Tyler Consolidated Boggs Pizza Invitational Tournament Saturday, Jan. 12, at Kidwell.
Grace Bersiford followed with 15 points, while Audrey Gibb netted five of six shots from the floor that included a triple for 11 points.
In addition, Kiera Standiford tallied four markers and Ciera Fowler with a threeball. Gibb and Blatt each hauled in a game-high seven boards, while Chapman, Litton, and Standiford each wiped the glass free of six rebounds. Blatt dished out seven assists, while Standiford hijacked 12 basketballs for the Lady Eagles.
Tyler 59, Magnolia 50
Tyler Consolidated used a 15-5 run in the second quarter to avenge an earlier loss in handing Magnolia a 59-50 defeat Jan. 10 in the opening round of the Boggs Pizza Invitational.
Both teams netted 17 field goals, but the difference came with the Knights making three more triples and one more free throw than their visitors.
Chapman led the Eagle charge with 18 points that included a triple, while Gibb tallied nine points including her first varsity basket from beyond the arc. Berisford chipped in with seven points, while Standiford and Fowler each tallied six markers. Blatt and Litton each contributed a bucket.
Chapman hauled in 11 boards for a double-double, while Blatt recorded five assists and Bersiford made five steals.
The Lady Eagles will visit Paden City Thursday for a jayvee and varsity matchup starting at 6 p.m.
Magnolia 59, Ritchie 56
Grace Berisford scored a career-high 32 points that included three baskets from beyond the arc, while sinking 15-20 charity tosses to lift Magnolia past the Ritchie County Lady Rebels 59-56 Jan. 8 at the MHS HammerDome.
The Eagles controlled the scoreboard early with a 17-7 advantage after one period of non-stop Blue Eagle action. Both teams tallied 10 markers in the second period, with the Eagles on top 27-17 heading into the break.
The Lady Rebels outscored Magnolia by six in the third period, setting up the final period of action.
Ritchie would knot the game late, but the Eagles would fight back and retake the lead each time. The Lady Blue would live at the charity stripe with Berisford sinking the final tallies that included a pair of freebies on a Ritchie County technical foul that sealed the deal for Magnolia.
Besides Berisford, Blue Eagle Mallory Chapman netted a double-double, 15 points and 12 rebounds, while making three steals and passing out three assists.
In addition, Katie Blatt tallied six points, made four steals and three assists. She also had the task of guarding one of the top scorers in the valley – Tristen Toman – who tallied 24 points for the Lady Rebels.
Lady Eagle Jasmine Litton contributed four points and hauled in seven boards, while Kiera Standiford provided a deuce and made three steals.