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Weather Hinders Majority Of Area Basketball Games

By Staff | Jan 19, 2011

Hundred Boys

The Cameron Dragons outscored the Hundred Hornets 22-14 in overtime to win, 70-62, Jan. 14 at the Hornets Nest.

Dalton Kuhn lit up the scoreboard with 31 points, including a trio of baskets from beyond the arch, while hauling in seven boards to lead the way for Hundred. Tyrell Watson and Brady Koontz added 11 and eight points, respectively, before fouling out of the game. Koontz also hauled in 10 boards, while Dalton Kuhn added seven boards.

Other Hornets adding points included Shane Kuhn with six points, Jerico Parks with four markers, and Chris Shackleford for two points.

“We played hard, but with no court time because of the weather we just couldn’t knock in baskets,” said Hundred Head Coach Justin Balwanz. “You won’t beat many team shooting under 30 percent from the floor.”

In the junior varsity game, Cameron held on to defeat Hundred, 53-50. Rusty Morris led the way offensively with 17 points, while Nick Phillips and Greg Stewart added 11 and nine points, respectively. Josh King and Ethan Umstead both tallied four markers, while Levi Simpson added three points and Jerico Park two points.

“Our boys played hard the whole game and had a chance to tie the game at the end, but the shot didn’t fall,” said Assistant Coach Brian Bartlett.

The Hornets will host county rival Valley Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m.

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Hundreds’ Dalton Kuhn tickled the twine from beyond the arch six times en route to a 28-point performance, but it wasn’t enough to get by the homestanding Clay-Battelle Cee-Bees, who prevailed 62-45 Jan. 17.

Watson followed with eight markers, while Koontz added five points, three assists, and pulled down eight boards. Kirk Shriver sank a threeball, while Chris Shackleford netted a free throw. “I’m proud of the effort our boys gave in the second half. They competed and battled hard,” said Balwanz.

In the junior varsity contest Rusty Morris netted a game-high 16 points in a 39-28 loss. Hundred’s next varsity tilt will be at home Jan. 21 against the Valley Lumberjacks, with the jayvee start at 6 p.m.

Valley Girls

Tiffany Hayes netted a game-high 18 points, four steals, and eight boards to help lift the Valley Lumberjills to a convincing 51-30 victory over Jefferson County Christian, Jan. 15 at Valley High School.

The ‘Jills took a 7-0 lead to open the game, but had to rely on three consecutive baskets from Leah “Bam-Bam” Morris to open an 18-7 lead after one period of play. Valley scored one more point in the second quarter than Jefferson Christian did to boost its lead to 27-15 at the break.

The Lumberjills extended that lead to 43-24 with eight minutes remaining in the game, although Jefferson outscored the ‘Jills 9-8 in the fourth period.

Hayes paced the 7-3 Lumberjills with 18 points, including one basket from beyond the arch, while Morgan Starkey netted 11 points, three steals, and led them with five assists. Morris contributed 10 points, eight rebounds, and hijacked six JCC basketballs, while Brittany Guthrie and Chelsea Underwood each provided five points and Samantha Thomas a deuce.

The ‘Jills are currently fifth in the OVAC Class-A with the tournament rapidly approaching and could make it in the top four for the third time in the last four years.

The Lumberjills could move in the top four in Class-A with a road victory over Bishop Donahue Jan. 18 and a victory over Beallsville Jan. 20 before hosting Morgantown Trinity Saturday, Jan. 22 at 1 p.m.

Magnolia Boys

Magnolia’s Mark Winters tallied a double-double, 20 points and 10 rebounds, to lead Magnolia to an easy 68-40 victory over the Tyler Consolidated Silver Knights in the Boggs’ Roundball Classic Jan. 14 at Kidwell. The Eagles’ Matt Sapp nailed a three-point play to start the game and Magnolia would go on a 19-2 run before the Knights tallied the the final six points in the opening period. Sapp and Winters scored 15 of the Eagles’ first 19 points and would go into the locker room up 32-18.

However, the Blue Eagle bench outscored the Knights, 36-22, in the second half to move on to the championship tilt against Scott, who beat Wheeling Central, 69-53, in the classic opener.

Winters added two blocks and two steals, while Jordan Moore netted 12 points, including one basket from beyond the arch. He also added four steals. Zack Wilhoite came off the bench to add 10 points, while Sapp added nine markers in limited play. Nick Blatt, Hunter Campbell, and Justin Wade each netted two baskets, while Kyle Anderson scored three points and Jayson Keller two.

Magnolia made only 1-19 shots from beyond the arch, while connecting on only 29-66 shots from the perimeter and making 8-26 free throws. However, the Eagles had eight blocks, 11 steals and pulled down 44 rebounds in the victory.

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The Eagles ran into a buzz saw in the finals of the Roundball Classic, with Scott High School outscoring Magnolia 72-51, while the Silver Knights fell 72-43 in the consolation matchup against Wheeling Central.

Moore and Winters paced the Blue Eagles with 15 points each, including a trio of baskets from beyond the arch by Moore. Sapp and Blatt teamed for 15 markers, while Campbell and Stephen Rogalski added four and two points, respectively.

Magnolia made only 25-73 shots attempts and 6-12 from the free throw line, but did manage 13 steals.

“Give Scott all the credit,” said Head Basketball Coach Dave Tallman. “They had a couple of big guys in there, but I just don’t think we played very well offensively. We had some opportunities, we just haven’t jelled well offensively yet. We’re taking it to the hole and getting it to the rim, but we’re not finishing yet.”

The Eagles will host River, Jan. 22; Brooke, Jan. 25; Point Pleasant, Jan. 29; and Monroe Central, Feb. 1.

Paden City Boys & Girls

The Paden City boys’ and girls’ basketball teams have been looking for that pivotal first victory of the season and will need to look further down the road after the visiting Blue Devils of Beallsville High School Jan. 14, where Paden City was defeated in both games.

In the opener, the Wildcat girls were looking to avenge a 60-34 drubbing that the Lady Devils gave them earlier in the season. The Lady ‘Cats stood toe-to-toe and played the defending OVAC Class-A champions to a 9-9 tie after one period of play and took a 24-22 lead into the dressing room at the half. But, in the third period, the Blue Devils used a 17-8 run to take the lead and fought off a gallant Lady Wildcat bunch to gain the nod in a 53-45 victory.

Dominique Craft paced the ‘Cats with 15 points, including a pair of three-point baskets, while point guard Megan Cutlip added a dozen markers. Amanda Heasley tickled the twine on three baskets, while Logan Cosper nailed a triple and a deuce. Samantha Shreves added two baskets, while Lynnsie Parsons drilled a threeball.

In the boys’ contest, the Blue Devils raced out to a 18-2 lead and never looked back in handing the Wildcats a 56-27 defeat.

Zach Yost paced the ‘Cats with 19 points, including a pair of three-point baskets. He also added a blocked shot and a steal, while Geoffery Bidwell netted a basket from beyond the arch. Trey Leonard and Jamie Billiter each netted a deuce, while Taylor Still sank a charity toss. Leonard also hauled in a team-high eight rebounds. The Wildcats did have 11 steals in the game. The Blue Devils’ Teryn Jarrett led the visitors with a game-high 27 points, including seven baskets from beyond the arch.

The Paden City boys’ and girls’ will both entertain Cameron Jan. 21, with the girls game set to start at 6 p.m. and the boys tip off scheduled around 7:30 p.m.

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Bishop Donahue sprinted out to a 28-5 advantage after one period of play and would go on to cruise to a 89-32 victory over Paden City at Bob Burton Gymnasium Jan. 17.

Zach Yost paced the winless Wildcats with 16 points, while Geoffrey Bidwell netted seven markers. John Bates added two baskets, while Drew Bidwell buried a three pointer and Trey Leonard sank a pair of free throws.

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Paden City’s Megan Cutlip netted 10 points, but it wasn’t enough to get by Bishop Donahue, 39-29.

Logan Cosper sank a pair of three pointers and a deuce, while Dominique Craft tallied eight points and Joni Myers netted three points

Both the Paden City boys and girls teams are still searching for their first win of the season and will have that opportunity to do so Jan. 21 at home against Cameron, starting with the girls’ game at 6 p.m. with the boys’ game to follow at about 7:30 p.m. Let’s pack Bob Burton Gymnasium and show the the kids we are behind them all the way.

River Girls

Cassidy McCullough and Autumn Beisel combined for 27 points, but it wasn’t enough for the Lady Pilots to get a repeat 55-49 victory over Wheeling Park at the Palace on the Hill, Jan. 13.

Park took a 22-13 lead after one period of play, but the never-say-die Lady Pilots put up a 20 spot, while holding the Lady Patriots to 17 markers, to close the gap to 39-33 at the break.

Unfortunately for River, both teams scored 16 points in the second half, with the homestanding Lady Patriots winning.

Alexa Isaly followed Beisel and McCullough with nine points, while Jordan Ramsay netted seven points. Megan Beard, Emile Weaver, and Chelsey Smith each contributed a deuce for the Pilots.

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The visiting Caldwell Redskins sank the only points in overtime on a free throw to sink the River Pilots, 32-31 Jan. 17.

The Lady Pilots fell behind 9-6 in the opening period, but outscored the Redskins 20-11 in the two middle periods to take a 26-20 heading into the fourth period. However, the 9-2 Lady Redskins went on a 11-5 run to send the game into overtime.

Autumn Beisel tallied 12 points to lead the Lady Pilots, while Cassidy McCullough added eight makers. Other Lady Pilots adding points include Jordan Ramsay with five points; Alexa Isaly, four; and Megan Beard, two points.

The Pilots will host Frontier Jan. 20 at 7:30 p.m. before crossing the Ohio River to face the Lady Eagles of Magnolia on Jan. 22 at noon.

Magnolia Girls

Despite missing 63 shots and allowing Lady Eagle Padyn Ludewig to score 19 points, the Tyler Consolidated Silver Knights defeated Magnolia 57-54 Jan. 13 to advance to the championship against John Marshall in the Tyler Roundball Invitational. JM, meanwhile, defeated the Frontier Lady Cougars 56-44.

In a game that saw 13 lead changes and six ties, Tyler hit a basket with less than a minute remaining to take the lead for good, despite a gallant effort by the Lady Eagles at the end.

Ludewig had a chance to knot the game with 13 ticks on the clock left, but missed the back end of a two-shot foul attempt.

Magnolia got the ball back, but turned it over, and the Knights would convert on a baseball pass and a hoop as time expired.

The Blue Eagles led by as many as six points early in the game, while the Lady Knights would never have more than a three-point lead at any time during the night.

The Knights’ Sami Jones finished with a game-high 22 markers and 16 rebounds for a double-double, while Ludewig tallied a team-high 19 points, including 11-14 from the charity stripe. Marissa Bosley and Mallory Chapman evenly divided 14 markers, with Bosley hauling in a team-high 14 boards.

Jordan Babe had a good game, tallying nine points, while Abby Harlan netted six points, including one basket from beyond the arch. Dallas Mullett, who played most of the game in foul trouble, netted four points for the Lady Eagles who fell to 2-6 on the season.

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The Frontier Cougars outscored the Lady Eagles 46-28 in the last three quarters to claim third place in the Tyler Consolidated Boggs Roundball Classic by a score of 68-48.

Chapman paced the Eagles with 16 markers, including a pair of three point baskets, while Ludewig netted 13 points. Dallas Mullet added 10 points and Babe netted nine tallies.

John Marshall defeated the Lady Silver Knights by the count of 76-55 in the championship tilt.

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The Frontier Cougars outscored the Lady Eagles 46-28 in the last three quarters to claim third place in the Tyler Consolidated Boggs Roundball Classic by a score of 68-48.

Chapman paced the Eagles with 16 markers, including a pair of three point baskets, while Ludewig netted 13 points. Dallas Mullet added 10 points and Babe netted nine tallies.

John Marshall defeated the Lady Silver Knights by the count of 76-55 in the championship tilt.

The Lady Eagles will be busy this week at home playing the likes of Oak Glen, Jan. 18; Weir, Jan. 20; River, Jan. 22; and Wheeling Central, Jan. 24. All the games are set for 7 p.m. other than River, which is set for noon.

Valley Boys

The Clay-Battelle Cee-Bees outscored the Valley Lumberjacks 15-8 in the fourth quarter to defeat the homestanding ‘Jacks, 59-45.

Kody Jenkins swished 8-8 from the charity stripe and knocked in a triple and a deuce to pace the ‘Jacks with 13 markers, while Alex Henderson added 11 markers, including a three pointer. Jeremiah Burch netted two three-point buckets and a deuce, while Garrett Ueltschy tallied six points. Ronald Morris and Davie Sivert finished the Lumberjack scoring with five and two points, respectively.

The Lumberjacks were without the services of Clay Ueltschy, who was injured in a car accident and will be out for four-six weeks.

The Lumberjacks will visit Hundred Jan. 21and Beallsville on Jan. 25, with junior varsity games set for 6 p.m. Valley will then travel to Cameron for a rematch Jan. 27.

Hundred Girls

Raven McDiffitt and Katie Tennant each netted 16 points to lead the the Hundred Hornets to a 55-49 comeback victory over 7-3 Notre Dame Jan. 17 in the Hornets Nest.

After falling behind 13-2 to start the game, the Lady Hornets put up 19 points, while holding the Irish to five points to grab a 21-18 lead at the break.

The second half was very competitive, as Hundred outscored the guests, 34-31, to gain the nod. Tennant added 16 rebounds for a double-double, while McDiffitt, Cheyenne Myers, Mercedes Goff, and Emily Ebert each sank a basket from beyond the arch.

Myers would contribute eight markers, while Goff and Ebert each tallied five points. Macy Woods returned to action and netted a pair of baskets, while Haley Hayes swished a free throw.

The Lady Hornets return to action Jan. 19 at Cameron and to McMechen Jan. 24 against Bishop Donahue.

River Boys

Four River Pilot boys’ basketball players hit in double figures, while sinking six baskets from beyond the arch, to help them prevail over the Frontier Cougars, 57-40, Jan. 15 at RL Potts Gymnasium.

Jordan Indermuhle tallied 16 markers to pace the red-hot Pilots, while Jordan Potts added 13 points, including a trio of baskets from beyond the arch. Pilot teammates Tucker Brown and Sammy “Downtown” Ramsier each netted 10 markers. Zack Wax nailed a pair of three point baskets and a deuce for the Pilots.

Corey Fickerson paced the visiting Cougars with 16 points.

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The Pilots used a 46-26 run in the first half to dispose of the homestanding Shadyside Tigers 74-59 in boys basketball action Jan. 14.

Ramsier and Potts led five Pilot double-digit scorers with 17 markers each, with Potts swishing the cords four times from beyond the arch. Wax swished three baskets from long range to go along with his 15 markers, while Brown and Indermuhle combined for 23 tallies. Tyler Stewart and Chad Isaly each nailed a charity toss for the red-hot Pilots.

After an away game against Beallsville Jan. 18, the Pilots will cross the Ohio River to tangle with the Magnolia Blue Eagles Jan. 22, with tip-off scheduled for 6 p.m. for the junior varsity game.