New Martinsville Eagles Have Winning Seasons
The New Martinsville Middle School boys basketball teams are having an outstanding season so far this season. The seventh grade team has won all five games that they have played, while the eighth graders have won 5-6 games played.
In the seventh grade games, the Eagles beat Pleasants County 60-20 as Kyle Ritz and Mitch Winters led the way with a combined 27 points, 10 rebounds.
The New Martinsville squad trounced Moundsville twice, 73-11 and 80-5. Winters led the charge in both games with 18 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, and five blocks in the first meeting; and 14 points, nine rebounds, five assists, three steals, and three blocks, in the second game.
The seventh grade team also defeated River 64-23 and Ritchie County 66-29. In the River game, Preston Boswell and Winters combined for 32 points, while Winters, Boswell, and Ritz scored 16, 14 and 13 points, respectively, to lead the Eagles.
In their latest game, the New Martinsville seventh grade Eagles defeated Woodsfield 87-11 as Ritz, Boswell, and Winters carried the load with 18, 16, and 14 points, respectively.
Meanwhile, the eighth graders have defeated Moundsville, 29-21; Wheeling, 45-38; River, 37-33; Ritchie, 37-33; and Moundsville, 37-24; while falling to Pleasants County, 49-22.
Dylan Shimp and Spencer Campbell led the eighth graders with 12 points each against Moundsville in their opener and they both tallied 17 and 14 points, respectively, in their second game with Moundsville.
Against Wheeling, Campbell paced the Eagles with 21, while Shimp netted 18 points. Against River, Campbell and Shimp teamed for 25 points, while Brandon Fayad tallied nine markers. Against Ritchie, Campbell, and Shimp teamed for 33 points. And against Pleasants County Shimp and Fayad evenly divided seven points.
In their latest game, the Eagles lost to Woodsfield, 49-23, as Shimp paced the Eagles with eight markers.
The seventh and eighth grade teams host Short Line Jan. 12 at 6 p.m.