Lumberjacks Duo Reach 1,000 Points
Trey Streets and Tucker Cain both reached career milestones in a 96-52 Valley victory against Hundred inside the Hornets’ Nest at Hundred High School on the Valley Boys’ Basketball Senior Night on Feb. 22.
Because of the water problems in Pine Grove, the boys’ Senior Night showdown was played in Hundred.
The Lumberjacks raced out to a commanding 29-14 lead after the first eight minutes of play, and bumped it up to 53-24 at the break.
The Lumberjacks and Hornets combined to score 51 total points in the third period, with Valley posting 30 points, giving it a comfortable 83-45 lead with eight minutes remaining.
In the fourth quarter, the Hornets slowed down the pace and limited their shooting, that kept Valley from scoring 100 points for the game.
Cain led the Hornets with a game-high 40 points that included two baskets from beyond the arc, while joining the 1,000-point club on a pair of free throws.
Meanwhile, Streets followed with 23 points, that including five 3-pointers with the later one putting him past 1,000 points.
Joey Preat and Dylan Irvin scored 12 and 10 points, respectively, while Irvin picked up his double-double with 12 boards that included half on the offensive glass.
In addition, Tyler Kocher tallied five points and grabbed 10 rebounds, while Alex Midcap and Kinsey Utt each scored three points and Levi Streets a basket.
For the Hornets, Holden Moore and Danny Stewart evenly shared 32 points and four 3-pointers, while Joe Mars sank nine points.
In addition, Andrew King tallied seven points, while Logan Moore and Tyler Norris each sank a basket for all the Hundred scoring.
Lumberjacks Beat Clay-Batelle, 60-46
The Valley Lumberjacks raced out to a 31-20 lead and never looked back in beating Clay-Battelle, 60-46 in the opener of the WVSSAC Class-A Region I, Section II boys basketball play, Feb. 27 inside the MHS HammerDome.
After racing out to a modest 22-18 lead after one period of play, the Lumberjacks defense held the pesky Cee-Bees to two points in the second for a 31-20 advantage at the break.
Clay-Battelle and Valley traded bucket for bucket for the biggest part of the second half, but Valley would not be denied.
Four of the five Valley starters hit in double-figures, with Tucker Cain leading the way with 16 points, including three buckets from beyond the arc, while Dylan Irvin picked up a double-double, 15 points and 18 rebounds.
In addition, Trey Streets added 13 points, that included a trio of 3-pointers, while Alex Midcap tallied 11 points, and Joey Preat eight points.
The Cee-Bees Jarret Hockenberry led all-scorers with 26 points. Valley will take on St Marys, while Paden City will tangle with Trinity on Tuesday night in the Region I, Section II semifinal at MHS starting at 6 p.m. The winners will compete for the Section II crown Thursday at Magnolia High School at 7 p.m.
Donahue Stops Lumberjacks, 63-48
Bishop Donahue’s Taylor Straughn poured in a game-high 25 points to help lead the Bishops to a 63-48 OVAC Class A third place consolation game victory against the Valley Lumberjacks Feb. 24 in Pine Grove.
Trey Streets paced the homestanding Lumberjacks with 15 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, while Dylan Irvin tallied a double-double 12 points and 12 rebounds.
In addition, Alex Midcap tacked on nine points, while Tucker Cain netted seven points, that included a 3-pointer. Joey Preat finished the Lumberjacks scoring with four points.
Koltin Kleeh and Trey Miller, followed Straughn with 12 and 10 points, respectively.