Paden City Posts Win Against Harman
Paden City hosted Harman high school on Saturday, at Bob Burton gymnasium and earned their fifth win of the season a 49-29 victory. The Cats had it going from the start as they used pressure defense to cause some turnovers and get some easy baskets to hold Harman scoreless in the first quarter while taking a 13-0 lead. The Cats who play four freshman got 16 points from frshman Tnley McEldowney and 10 from freshman guard McKenzie Thomas to power their way to the win.
The teams played close in quarter two with the Cats winning the frame 8-7, but the third period was all Paden City as they went on a 20-9 run to secure the win. Freshmen Brynna and Brooke Hoskins got in on the action as they both nailed a 3-pointer, while Brynna finished with five points and Brooke added three. Skylar Fulks contributed seven points including a three and senior guard Abbe Stackpole hit for five markers including a three. Raven Fulks added four points to account for all of the Wildcats total. Paden City hit 22 field goals in the game and was 0-1 at the free throw line.
Harman made 11 shots from the floor and hit on 3-13 tries from the free throw line.
Wildcat fall to Clay Battelle
Paden City hosted a strong Clay Battelle team on Thursday, but to no advantage as the Cee Bees took an early lead to go home with a 20 point 52-32 victory.
The Cats started strong taking a first quarter lead 10-6, but the visitors gained their composure in the second eight minutes to outsocre the home team 23-10 for a nine point halftime lead. Paden City fought back in the third to pull to within five points 37-32, however they went cold as ice in the last eight minutes and never found the basket to end up on the short end for the night.
The loss dropped the Wildcats to (3-12) on the season while the Cee Bees improved to (8-4). The young Cats who are getting better with each outing were paced by freshman McKenzie Thomas with 13 points including two from beyond the three point line, while fellow freshman teammate Tanley McEldowney added seven points to go along with seven rebounds and three steals.
Abbe Stackpole hit a three pointer while also getting three assists and two steals. Skylar Fulks ended with five points including a long range three and Brynna Hoskins and Raven Fulks each chipped in with two points.
The Cee Bees were led by Ammons with 21 points for game scoring honors, while Stewart with 12, and Watson with 11 added to the win with twin-figures. The Visitors knocked in 19 from the field which included two three balls and made 13-15 from the free throw line.
Paden City hit 13 field goals and made good on 2-6 free throws.
Trinity gets the best of Paden City
Fresh off a big win over Meadoow Bridge on Saturday, January 18, the Wildcats returned home for a January 22, Wednesday night contest against a strong Trinity team from Morgantown. The visitors jumped out to an 18-7 first quarter lead and then held the cold shooting Wildcats to just two points in the second quarter to take a 19 point halftime lead to cruise to a 47-21victory.
Paden City never had a double figure socrer in the contest , but freshman McKenzie Thomas tossed in three baskets and went 2-2 from the free throw line for eight points to pace the Cats.
Abbe Stackpole hit two baskets for four points, Skylar Fulks nailed a three point shot, Brynna Hoskins added two points, Tanley McEldowney hit for two and Raven Fulks pitched in with two.
The Cats ended the night with just nine baskets, while making good on 3-5 from the free throw line. Trinity had three girls hit in twin digits with L. Austin leading the way with 16, while J. Smith added 13 and Mevcure hit for 11. The visitors ended with 18 field goals and made 5-12 from the line.