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Area Roundball And Wrestling Results Detailed

By Staff | Dec 31, 2014

The Beallsville Blue Devils used a 21-8 second-period run and held on for a 70-58 victory over Hundred in boys’ basketball action Dec. 23 in Beallsville.

Brandon Armstrong tallied his sixth double-double of the season, 16 points and 10 rebounds, to pace the Hornets, while Holden Moore netted 15 points, including three baskets from beyond the arc. Andrew King followed with 14 points while dishing out nine assists.

In addition, Danny Stewart contributed five markers, while Derek Crichfield and Hunter Goddard each drained two buckets.

The Hornets will travel to East Richland Jan. 5 for a 6:30 p.m. tilt.

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Hannah Stanley scored 19 points, including three baskets from beyond the arc, but it wasn’t quite enough to get past the Clay-Battelle Cee-Bees, who won 78-35 Dec. 22 inside Bob Burton Gymnasium.

Darien Ritchie added seven markers, while Kayla Hizer dropped in five points to pace the Lady ‘Cats. Chelsea Baker netted a deuce, while Collin Stewart and Malaya Price each swished a free throw.

The Lady Wildcats will look to turn things around in 2015 when they host Bishop Donahue Jan. 5 at 7 p.m.

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The Lady Pilots doubled up Bellaire 16-8 in the opening period and never looked back in handing the Big Reds a 60-41 loss inside R.L.Potts Gymnasium Dec. 27.

Jensen Caretti and Brianna Williams provided the major fire-power with 23 and 15 points, respectively, including four baskets from beyond the arc, three of which came from Williams.

In the second period, the Lady Pilots exploded with 25 points, while holding the Lady Big Reds to a mere eight markers to grab a comfortable 41-16 advantage and the rout was on.

Haylee Winkler and Bailey Caldwell each recorded six markers for the Lady Pilots, while Abby Caldwell and Haylee Bowers each netted two buckets and Tiffany Connors made one.

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River outscored the home-standing Shenandoah Zeps 44-25 in between the second and third period that proved to be the difference in a 67-48 River Pilot victory Dec. 22.

The two teams were knotted at 11 after the first eight minutes of play, but the Lady Pilots – behind the torrid shooting of junior Jensen Caretti – took over and built a 55-33 advantage with one period remaining.

The Pilot reserves, sent in for some court time, were outscored 15-12 by the Zeps, but it was just a little too late.

Caretti finished the night with 33 points, including one bucket from downtown, while Williams followed with 15 markers, including a triple. Bailey Caldwell added seven points, including two buckets from beyond the arc, while Winkler netted six points. In addition, Devyn Potts tallied four points and Bowers netted a deuce.

The Lady Pilots will open 2015 in New Martinsville Jan. 3 at noon when they take on the red-hot Lady Blue Eagles.

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Lukas Isaly and Ryan Indermuhle scored 43 of the Pilots’ 68 points, but it wasn’t quite enough, as the Bridgeport Bulldogs squeaked by 69-68 in an overtime thriller Dec. 23 inside R.L.Potts Gymnasium.

Blaze Amos and Jarrett Armann each netted seven markers, while Cole Isaly tallied five points. Joey Flannery and Brandon Smith each drilled a pair of baskets for all the Pilot scoring.

The Pilots will open 2015 against the red-hot Magnolia Blue Eagles inside the MHS HammerDome Jan. 3, with the junior varsity tilt starting at 6 p.m. and the varsity to follow.

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Paden City raced out to a 20-7 lead and never looked back in beating the Valley Lumberjacks 69-46 in boys’ basketball action in Pine Grove Dec. 26.

Four Wildcats hit in double figures led by Kennedy Cain, who dropped in 23 markers, while Luke Cooper netted 16 points for the Wildcats. Zach Heasley tallied 13 and Hayden Hizer 10 points, including three from beyond the arc. In addition, Craig Allen cranked out six points, while Devin Price contributed a free throw.

For the Lumberjacks, Jack Wells knocked in 11 points, including a basket from beyond the arc, while Dylan Irvin tallied 10 points to lead Valley. Hayden Lancaster dropped in eight points, while Tucker Cain netted seven points.

In addition, Peyton Palmer scored six points, while Trey Streets tacked on three markers and Joey Preat drained a deuce.

The Wildcats will open the new year in McMechen against Bishop Donahue Jan. 6 at 7 p.m.

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The Magnolia Blue Eagle Wrestling Team defeated the River Pilots 63-18 in a dual match Dec. 23 at New Martinsville.

The match started with victories by Eagles’ Kyler Cecil (106 lbs.), Martin Baker (113 lbs); Riley Nice (120 lbs.); and Doug Riter (126 lbs.) each gaining victories via forfeits.

Clay Adams picked up a 9-5 win over Josh Stewart at 132 lbs. before the Pilots picked up their first win of the match, a pinfall by Chase Schultheis at 138 lbs. to remain undefeated. Teammate Zac Talbott at 145 lbs. picked up the second Pilot victory with a pinfall over Robert Campbell.

Chase Street won in the 152 lbs. weight class over Aiden Taylor by a pin, while teammate Kaleb Simpkins received a win via forfeit. MHS teammate Paden McConaughey at 170 lbs. pinned Tucker Boggs early in the first period, while Caleb Nice at 182 lbs. won by forfeit.

Joel Hatfield (195 lbs.) and Brian Wilson (220 lbs..) each won their matches by falls over Luke Matusik and Nathan Rainey.

Pilot heavyweight Luc Baker won by a fall over the Eagles’ Donavan Sawyers to end the dual.

Magnolia will try to stay unbeaten heading into the new year in the Cameron Tournament, Jan. 3 at 10 a,m., while the Pilots look to rebound in the Shadyside tournament.

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Beallsville broke open a close game with 39 second half points to beat Paden City Lady Wildcats, 56-36 Dec. 29 in Beallsville.

Aubrey Neff paced the Lady ‘Cats with 11 markers, while Kayla Hizer chipped in with 10 points to lead the way for Paden City. Hannah Stanley knocked in eight points, while Darien Ritchie netted four and Malaya Price three points.

The Lady ‘Cats will look to turn things around Jan. 5 against Bishop Donahue at 7:30 p.m.

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Only four Lady Hornets scored in a game with Cameron Dec. 29 in Dragon territory in route to a 18-62 loss.

Josie Phillips netted a team-high six points, while Emily Rine added five points. Elaine Topp knocked in a three ball and a free throw, while Madeline Goff swished a triple for all the Lady Hornets scoring.

The Lady Hornets will look to turn things around Jan. 2 against the Beallsville Blue Devils inside the warm and cozy Hornets Nest at 7:30 p.m.

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Weirton Madonna out-scored the Lady Blue Eagles 28-17 in the second half, Dec. 29 inside the MHS HammerDome to escape with a 64-49 verdict.

Kelsi Chapman led all scorers with 18 points, that included a pair of baskets from beyond the arc, while Grace Berisford knocked in 13 markers to pace the Blue Eagle offense.

In addition, Taylor Ludewig netted six markers, while Katie Blatt recorded five points and hauled in a game-high 10 rebounds. Jordan Delaney ended the Blue Eagle scoring with a deuce.

The Lady Eagles will look to rebound Saturday, Jan. 3 at 1:30 p.m. against cross-river rival River.

The jv girls will host Shadyside at noon.