Pilots Win; Wildcats And Hundred Hornets Lose
River Pilot Cody Caldwell scored 22 points as River doubled-up on Shadyside 71-38 Jan. 26 in R. L. Potts Gymnasium. Caldwell fired six good ones from beyond the arc and grabbed eight boards in the victory, which hoisted River to 13-3 on the season.
Brett “Hitman” Price contributed 19 markers, including a pair of baskets beyond the arc, while Jordan Indermuhle netted 10 points. In addition, Chad Isaly provided five points, while Matt Marconi and Evan Eggleston each tallied four markers.
Hundred’s senior forward Rusty Morris scored a game-high 25 points, but it wasn’t enough as Union took care of business in defeating Hundred 75-38 in the opener of the H.I.T. tournament at Union Grant High School last week.
The home team forged ahead 16-15 after one period of play and would blank their guests in the second period to take a 33-15 lead at the break.
Things didn’t improve much in the third period for Hundred, as they only tacked on five markers and faced an uphill battle to make up a 35-point deficit with one quarter to go.
The Hornets did tally 18 points in the fourth frame, but it wasn’t to be on this night.
In addition to Morris’ 25 points, Chris Varner and David Copeland each tallied four markers, while Greg Stewart and Holden Moore each tallied a deuce. Kirk Shriver, the team’s leading scorer, was held to a season-low one point.
Kennedy Cain and Zach Heasley combined for 25 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Cameron Dragons closed down their gymnasium in style, beating Paden City, 80-46 Jan. 30 at Cameron Gymnasium.
The Dragons raced out to a commanding 24-3 lead after one period and extended is lead to 39-11 at the break and coasted the rest of the way.
Drew Bidwell and Luke Cooper shared 11 points, while Devin Price, Levi Meadows, Craig Allen, and Brandon Carroll each netted a deuce.
Myah Charkawi netted a team-high 13 markers, including a basket from beyond the arc, but it wasn’t enough as the Lady Dragons whipped the ‘Cats, 54-35 in girls basketball action Wednesday, Jan. 30, in Dragon territory.
Cydney Blatt added nine markers, while Logan Cosper chipped in seven tallies, and Hannah Stanley six points.