Hornets Win; Wildcats And ‘Jacks Fall In Mason-Dixon Night Of Champions
In the boys Mason-Dixon Conference Battle of Champions Feb. 14 at Clay-Battelle High School, Morgantown Trinity bested Bishop Donahue 76-46 in the first-place game; Notre Dame knocked off Paden City, 53-48 in the second place game; Hundred smacked the Cameron Dragons, 60-32 in the third place game; and the Clay-Battelle Cee-Bees squeaked by the Valley Lumberjacks, 50-41.
Notre Dame 53,
Paden City 48
Notre Dame jumped out to a 11-2 lead, but the Paden City Wildcats fought back and outscored the Irish 46-42 the rest of the way, but it was a little too late as the Irish prevailed 53-48.
Ricky Wright led his team with 15 points, including three baskets from beyond the arc, while Malakai Anderson added 14 points, eight assists, five rebounds and four steals for Paden City.
Wes Cosper added nine points, including a threeball, while Ryan Thoburn and Josh Bennett each netted five.
The Wildcats didn’t have an answer for Notre Dame’s 6’9″ giant Cesar Goodman, who scored all his 20 points in the paint.
The Hornets used a 28-7 third quarter run to help propel them to a convincing 60-32 victory over the Cameron Dragons.
Logan McDiffitt scored a game-high 23 points and 15 rebounds to lead Hundred, while Corey Kimble – nearing 1,000 points in his career – netted 15 markers. Emery Smith added another double-double, 10 points and 10 rebounds, while Dalton Kuhn added five points, that included a three point bucket.
Others points for the Hornets were a three pointer by Tyrell Watson and two point buckets each from Shane Kuhn and Zach Phillips.
The Hornets will look to keep their winning streak alive when they face Notre Dame Feb. 20 in Clarksburg at 7 p.m. and Valley Feb. 24 in Pine Grove, also at 7 p.m.
Valley outscored the Cee-Bees 20-18 in the first half, but the Cee-Bees went on a 32-21 run to gain a 50-41 nod in the Mason-Dixon Tournament of Champions Feb. 14.
Ronald Morris led all Lumberjacks with a dozen points that included a pair of threeballs. Matt Poling and Alex Henderson teamed for 15 points, while Jeremiah Burch contributed a three pointer, and both Garrett Ueltschy and Travis Villers netted two points.
The Lumberjacks will finish their regular season at home, first on Feb. 24 against Hundred at 7 p.m. and again on Feb. 27 against Notre Dame for a 6 p.m. junior varsity start.