2010 Final Week In Basketball Detailed
Buckeye Trail 47
The River Pilots had a 28-15 run in the opening period and never looked back in knocking off Buckeye Trail, 64-47, Dec. 28 at R. L. Potts Gymnasium.
Sammy Ramsier continued to light up the scoreboard, pacing the Pilots with 22 points and hauling in six rebounds. Jordan Indermuhle contributed 14 points and grabbed seven boards, while Zach Wax netted 13 points, including one basket from beyond the arch.
The rest of the Pilot scoring came from Tucker Brown with nine markers, while Jordan Potts and Evan Eggleston contributed four and two points, respectively.
The Cameron Dragons went on a 20-9 run to start the game and held on for a 76-62 victory over the Valley Lumberjacks, Dec. 28 in Cameron.
Nine Lumberjacks lit up the Dragon scoreboard, paced by the duo of Ronald Morris and Jeremiah Burch, with 13 and 11 points, respectively. Kody Jenkins and Gregory Anderson evenly split 16 markers, while Garrett Ueltschy netted six points for the ‘Jacks, who fell to 3-3 on the season.
Other Lumberjacks adding points included Alex Henderson with eight points, while Davie Sivert and Clay Ueltschy each tacked on five markers. Drew Wade ended the Lumberjack scoring swishing 4-4 free throws.
Valley ‘Jills 48,
Morgan Starkey and Tiffany Hayes teamed for 22 points, while Brittany Guthrie added 11 points, dished out six assists and grabbed six boards to pace Valley to a 48-38 victory over county rival Hundred in Pine Grove Dec. 28.
Chelsea Underwood tacked on six markers for the ‘Jills, while Leah Morris netted four points and Megan Bucher three points. Hayes added a team-high seven rebounds, while Bucher grabbed five. Guthrie and Starkey dished off six and five assists, respectively.
Raven McDiffitt led all scorers with 15 points, while Katie Tennant added 10 markers and 14 rebounds for the Hundred Hornet squad, which fell to 5-3 on the season.
Mercedez Goff cashed in on two baskets from beyond the arch, while Cheyenne Myers added a three pointer and a deuce. Macy Woods was held to a basket.
The ‘Jills will host Paden City Dec. 30, while the Lady Hornets will open the new year hosting Morgantown Trinity Jan. 3.
Lady Pilots 48,
Buckeye Trail 30
The Lady Pilots held their hosts Buckeye Trail to five points in the first half Dec. 28 and went on to win their fifth game of the season, 48-30.
After jumping out to a convincing 19-4 advantage in the first quarter, the Lady Pilot defense limited the Lady Warriors to only a single point in the second period, taking a 23-5 lead into the locker room.
After the break, the Pilots and Warriors played to a stalemate, as both teams scored 25 points. Cassidy McCullough put up a 12 spot to lead the Pilots, while Alexa Isaly and Emile Weaver evenly split 20 points. Autumn Biesel tallied seven markers, while Megan Beard knocked in four points. Chelsey Smith and Jordan Ramsay each knocked in a deuce.
The Lady Pilots will host county rival Monroe Central on Jan.6 with tipoff scheduled for 6 p.m. for the junior varsity game.
Westerville North 81
The Magnolia Blue Eagles’ run at an undefeated season ended when the Westerville North Warriors used a 20-2 run in the third period to propel them past the Blue Eagles, 81-56, in the Jack Stephens Memorial Holiday Tournament at Parkersburg High School Dec. 29.
Matt Sapp’s put-back at the end of period one knotted the game at 18, while the Eagles took a four point lead with them into the locker room at 35-31. However, the Warriors went on a 20-2 binge in the third quarter to break the game wide open. The Eagles turned the ball over 11 times in the period, while Westerville made 20-28 shots that proved to be the Eagles’ downfall.
Sapp and Jordan Moore teamed for 34 points, including six baskets from beyond the arch, while Mark Winters knocked in a dozen points and pulled down 11 rebounds for a double-double to pace the offensive attack.
Hunter Campbell tallied four markers, while Nick Blatt netted three points, hauled in six rebounds and swatted away one North shot. Zack Wilhoite netted a deuce, while Jayson Keller led the Eagles with two steals and was limited to a free throw.
Mark Winters and Jordan Moore combined to score 44 points to lead Magnolia to a convincing 67-51 victory over University Morgantown in the consolation game of the Jack Stephens Memorial Holiday Tournament at Parkersburg High School, Dec. 30.
The Blue Eagles raced out to a 17-6 lead after the first period, but the lead fell to 29-21 at the break. However, the Big Blue flexed its muscles and went on a 21-5 splurge to win going away.
Winters paced the Blue Eagle offense with 27 points, including three baskets from beyond the arch, while pulling down five boards and swatting away one Hawk shot. Moore followed with 17 markers, while hauling in five boards. Moore was hot as a firecracker from the floor. He made 5-7 shots from the floor, and made 5-6 from beyond the arch.
Other Eagles lighting up the Big Red scoreboard were Matt Sapp with 10 points, Nick Blatt with eight points, Jayson Keller with four points, and Hunter Campbell with a free throw. Keller dished off a season-high nine assists, while Blatt and Sapp each grabbing five boards off the glass. Blatt also swatted away three blocks, and Sapp had three steals.
The junior varsity lost their game, 59-31, as Saris “Just” Kongpichetkul tallied 11 points to pace the Eagle attack.
Paden City 22
All 12 Valley players tallied points to lead the Lumberjacks to an easy 68-22 victory over Paden City in boys’ basketball action Dec. 30 in Pine Grove.
The ‘Jacks raced out to a comfortable 14-4 lead after one period of play before cruising to a 37-8 lead at the break. Things didn’t get much better in the second half for Paden City, but they did manage to score six more points in the second half, while the Lumberjacks were held to six fewer points.
Zach Yost tallied a dozen points to lead the Wildcats, while Geoffery Bidwell added four markers. John Bates, Taylor Still and Trey Leonard each tallied a deuce for Paden City.
Ronald Morris was perfect from the floor, making all of his shots, including one from downtown to lead the ‘Jacks with 14 points, while Alex Henderson and Clay Ueltschy each knocked in 11 points. Cameron Price was the fourth Lumberjack to score in double figures with 10 points, while Jeremiah Burch contributed six points. Greg Anderson, Drew Wade, and Davie Sivert each netted four points, while Brady Nolan, Hunter Ring, Kody Jenkins and Garrett Ueltschy each provided a deuce for Valley.
The ‘Jacks will start the new year at home against Beallsville Jan. 4 with the junior varsity tip-off scheduled at 6 p.m. Meanwhile, Paden City travels to Cameron to take on the Dragons Dec. 5 for a 7:30 p.m. varsity start.
Valley ‘Jills 43,
Lady ‘Cats 19
The Valley Lumberjills out-scored the Paden City Lady Wildcats 25-4 in the first and fourth periods to help lead them to a convincing 43-19 victory.
The two middle periods were close, as the ‘Jills outscored the ‘Cats 18-15. Lynnsie Parsons drained two baskets from beyond the arch, while point guard Megan Cutlip netted three deuces to pace Paden City. Logan Cosper tickled the twine from beyond the arch, and swished a free-throw, while Dominique Craft and Amanda Heasley added a deuce and a foul shot, respectively.
Lead “Bam-Bam” Morris netted 10 markers — including one bucket while falling to the floor –to lead the ‘Jills. Morgan Starkey contributed nine points, while Chelsea Underwood scored the first two baskets of the game and finished with two free throws for six points. Sophomore Megan Bucher netted a deuce and a threeball, while Brittany Guthrie and Alison Haught each tallied four points. Tiffany Hayes added a three spot, while Alisha Carter finished the ‘Jills’ scoring with a deuce.
The Lady ‘Cats will start the new year on the road Jan. 5 against Cameron with tipoff scheduled at 6 p.m., while the ‘Jills host Wood County Christian Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m.