Lady ‘Cats Split Two
Paden City 30, WCC 59
Hannah Stanley scored 12 points, including one from long range, but it wasn’t quite enough for Paden City to get past Wood County Christian, who won 59-30 Dec. 11 in Parkersburg.
The Lady Wildcats played without the services of three starters who were absent because of sickness. However, Aubrey Neff, Chelsea Baker and Abby Still grew up in a hurry and combined for a dozen markers in their first start of the season. In addition, Kayla Hizer added six points.
Paden City 50, Hundred 26
The Paden City Lady Wildcats used a 18-0 run in the second period to claim a 50-26 victory the Hundred Hornets Dec. 15 at Bob Burton Gymnasium.
After falling behind 11-7 in the opening period – and missing four of their top six players due to injuries and sickness – the Allan Miller-led Lady ‘Cats stymied the Hornets with a smothering defense that led to some easy buckets and head into the locker room up 25-11.
The Hornets came out firing in all cylinders in the third period and scored 11 markers, while their defense limited the ‘Cats to only three buckets. However, Paden City turned the tables with a 19-4 run in the final period to claim the nod.
Hannah Stanley and Kalya Hizer scored 18 and 16 points, respectively, with Stanley knocking down two triples and grabbing five rebounds, while Hizer pulled down six boards.
“The girls all picked up their game,” said Miller. “With four of our players out with injuries they pulled together to gain our first victory of the season.”
Aubrey Neff and Chelsea Baker each recorded six markers. Neff snatched six rebounds, while Baker cleaned the glass with a game-high nine rebounds. Collin Stewart netted three points, while Malaya Price swished a deuce and hauled in seven boards.
The Lady Hornets will host the Valley Lumberjills Dec. 18 at 6 p.m., while Paden City takes on Clay-Battelle at 7 p.m. Dec. 22.