Eagles Win Against Bishop Donahue
Magnolia had four players finish with double-doubles and a fourth score double-figures, taking advantage of a whopping 55-22 rebounding margin to run-away from Bishop Donahue 62-36 in the New Martinsville Rotary Challenge, Jan. 28 at MHS Gymnasium. After losing their first three games of the season, the Blue Eagles have now won 11 of their last 13 games, including a great team performance Saturday afternoon against Bishop Donahue.
“We have really done a good job learning as a team after losing our first three games,” said Magnolia Head Coach Tom Tisher.
Blue Eagle senior standout Kelsi Chapman scored 10 of her 15 points in the first quarter to help give the Big Blue Eagles a 13-11 lead after one period of play.
Magnolia freshman Kyndra Pilant, would then score 10 of her 15 in the third period, as well as hauling in a dozen rebounds to help give the hosts a 28-20 lead at the break.
The Blue Eagles committed seven that stopped them from getting any more separation in the third as the Eagles led 43-32 heading into the final eight minutes.
In the fourth quarter it was Taylor Ludewig and Jordan Delaney who each scored six points to put them into double-figures, and Magnolia used a 15-0 burst to pull away.
Chapman, Pilant, Ludewig and Delaney each contributed a double-double, while Logan Riggs was a basket from Magnolia having five players in double-figures on the night.
Pilant finished with 15 points and 20 rebounds, while Chapman equaled her with a game-high 15 points and grabbing 13 rebounds. Delaney finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds while Ludewig added 11 points, and dished out 10 assists. Riggs followed with eight markers, while grabbing four rebounds.
Jewell Purpura had a team-high 10 points for the Bishops while Cassidy Campbell finished with eight and Abigail Martin seven.
The Lady Eagles will look to keep up their winning ways when they host Wheeling Central Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. and then travel to Madonna Feb. 4 before starting in OVAC Tournament action Feb. 6
Paden City 30, Beallsville 69
Hannah Loy scored a team-high 16 points, including a pair of three-point baskets, but it wasn’t quite enough for Paden City to get past Beallsville, 69-30, in the New Martinsville Rotary Girls Challenge, Jan. 28 inside the MHS Gymnasium.
The Blue Devils doubled up the Lady Wildcats in the opening period, 14-7, but increased their advantage to 31-12 at the break.
Paden City had their biggest scoring output in the third period, but the Blue Devils would close out on a 38-18 run to get the win.
Chelsea Baker followed Loy with five markers, while Abbie Stackpole, Madeline Cox and Skylar Faulks each contributed a basket. Cox paced the Wildcats with a dozen rebounds.
After a home game with South Harrison Monday evening, the Wildcats will play an away game in the Hometown Invitational Tournament Feb. 3, before hosting an OVAC game Feb. 6