Kinkade, Riggs Earn Weekly AOW Honors
The Valley Lumberjacks’ Avery Kinkade had a nice week. He scored 36 points, including eight baskets from beyond the arc, in a pair of games with Hundred, including a sectional win Saturday. He also grabbed seven rebounds and rejected three shots in a regular season match-up with Hundred, and two more in the sectional win over Hundred. He also dropped in a three-ball to go along with his dozen points in a loss to Madonna.
With all these achievements, he earned Athlete of The Week, along with Logan Riggs of Magnolia. She led the Eagles with 16 points, including two baskets from beyond the arc, and made two steals in helping Magnolia beat St Mary’s in the WVSSAC Region I, Section II semi-final. She scored 11 points, including a triple, and passed out four assists in the win over Ritchie in their sectional championship.
Earning special mention was Mady Winters of Magnolia. She tallied 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds in a win over St Marys. She also had a double, tallied 14 points and grabbed 20 rebounds in the Sectional championship win over Ritchie.
Also earning special mention was the Blue Eagles’ Kyndra Pilant, who added a double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds, while compiling five steals and blocking five shots, in a win over St Marys. Pilant led all-scorers with 21 points and 12 rebounds for a double-double, while stuffing the stat sheet with four assists and three blocked shots in the Eagles Sectional win over Ritchie.
Earning honorable mention was the Eagles’ Garrett Babe who scored 17 points, including a season-high five triples, in a loss to Ravenswood. Also earning honorable mention was the Lumberjacks’ Peyton Bassett who led four Valley double-digit scorers with 20 points, while grabbing 15 rebounds for a double-double, and blocking two shots in a win over Hundred. He also scored 14 markers, including a three ball in a win over Weirton Madonna.
Bassett also scored 10 points and pulled down just as many rebounds in the Lumberjacks’ sectional win over Hundred.
Just missing the mark was the Lady Pilots’ Alli Long who recorded a double-double to help River knock off Strasburg with 21 points and a dozen rebounds in the opener of the Ohio Division IV Sectionals. She also scored nine points in their loss to Malvern.
Also River Pilot Lauren Flannery nearly had a triple double with 18 points, nine rebounds and eight assists to help River defeat Strasburg in the Ohio Division IV Sectionals. She also paced the Pilots with 10 points in their game with Malvern to close out the season.
During the winter season only high schools teams from Hundred, Magnolia, Paden City, River and Valley are eligible to win, and the winners can’t win again until sectionals, as well as OVAC and Mason-Dixon, and H.I.T. Tournament.