Streets And Kinkade Lead Valley Past Buffalo, 58-55
Levi Streets scored 18 points in the third quarter on Jan. 20, including four baskets from beyond the arc, to help lift the Valley Lumberjacks to a come-from-behind 58-55 win in the second round of the Hometown Invitational Tournament (H.I.T.) in Buffalo.
Buffalo took a 9-8 advantage after one period, and increased its lead to 25-17 at the break. The Lumberjacks fought back and outscored their hosts, 24-17, to narrow the gap to a point with the help of Streets’ 18 points, that included four three-pointers.
In the fourth period, Avery Kinkade went to work for the Lumberjacks to continue what Streets did in the third. Kincade scored 12 of the ‘Jacks 17 points to get the win.
Streets lead all-scorers with 32 points, while adding five rebounds and just as many steals. Kinkade followed with 17 points, while Tyler Kocher collected six points, 11 rebounds and three steals. Ethan Greathouse knocked in a deuce, while Abe Satterfield buried a free throw.
VHS Lumberjacks Fall In Double OT, 80-77
The Clay-Battelle Cee-Bees out-scored the Valley Lumberjacks, 28-25 in two overtime periods, to steal a 80-77 victory Jan. 18 in Blacksville.
The Cee-Bees took a 26-24 lead at the half, but the Lumberjacks would outscore their hosts 14-3 in the third period, grabbing a 38-29 lead heading into the fourth period. Clay-Battelle would then outscore Valley, 23-14, to send the game into overtime.
Each team scored 12 points in the first overtime before Clay-Battelle would score three more points than Valley in the second overtime, stealing teh win.
The ‘Jacks Levi Streets scored 14 of his his game-high 26 points in overtime, that included three long-range bonus bombs. He added 10 rebounds, seven assists and two steals to pace the Lumberjacks. Teammate Tyler Kocher had a monster game, adding 23 points that including 9-10 from the free throw line. He picked up his
double-double with 20 rebounds, and two steals.
In addition, Ethan Greathouse chipped on a bakers dozen, while Avery Kinkade sank three baskets. Ryan Baker, Jerry Evatt and Abe Satterfield each swished a long-range bonus bomb.
Seth Casino scored a team-high 24 points for the Cee-Bees, that included 11 points in the two overtime periods. Gage Statler and Levi Carrico tallied 17 markers for the double-digit Cee-Bee scorers.