Hundred Finishes Fourth in Class A
The Cameron Dragons fought off a 19-10 deficit after one period of play, but put together a 24-12 second period to take a 34-31 lead at the break.
Both teams scored only 8-points each in the third, however, the Dragons went on a 19-12 run, with the help of some late clutch foul shooting to claim a 61-51 OVAC Class-1A Consolation game Feb.13 inside the Dragons Den.
Logan Norris and Cody Soles both scored 14-points to lead the Hornets, while Bobby Hostutler netted 10-points. Eli Geho sank two baskets from beyond the arch, while Martin Baker and Aaron Stephens recorded 5 and 2-points, respectively.
The Dragons Jessop Broughton put-together a double-double 18-points and 10- rebounds, while Noah Neely provided 12 markers for all the Cameron double digit scoring.
The loss dropped Hundred to 13-6, while the win pushed the Dragons to 11-8.
Madonna Punches Ticket To OVAC Class-1A Finals; Blue Dons Shoots 19-Free-Throws In Fourth
Weirton Madonna made 9-19 free throws in the fourth period and held-off a Hornet come-back to punch their ticket to the OVAC Class-1A championship Saturday, with a hard-fought 63-60 victory over the Hundred Hornets Feb. 11 inside a packed Hornets Nest.
To open the game, the Hornets struck first with a Cody Soles rebound put-back, while the Dons big-man Brennan Secrest followed with one of his own. The Hornets Eli Geho tickled the twine from beyond the arch, however, each time the Hornets would score Madonna would answer and this time Anthony Sessi matched the triple with one of his own.
Aaron Stephens quickly follow with a nifty give and go, ending with a nice short jumper over the 6-5 Secrist, but Madonna topped that with a Lucky Pulice deuce and one to give the visitors their first lead. And, just as quickly Arlia Santino swished a bonus bomb, while Boniti tacked on a deuce after a steal at the 3:13 mark to forge in front 13-7.
Secrist took a pass from Aria in the corner and went untouched for a nice 10-0 run. Soles stopped the bleeding with a nice stop and pop at the 2-minute mark, but just as quick Secrist anwered with his third bucket, while the Hornet’s Martin Baker swished a triple to end period one with the Dons on top, 18-12.
Secrist opened the second period with a 2-pointer, but Soles scored 2-straight baskets, but Pulice tossed the end-bound pass off a Hundred defender and put it back in.
Logan Norris took over the last 4-minutes for the Hornets scoring 13-points, with the later bucket giving the Hornets back the lead at 31-29. However, Pulice swished a pair of chartity tosses and a deuce to give Madonna a 33-31 lead at the break.
Soles and Norris opened the second half scoring with a pair of 2-pointers, while Secrists’ nifty drive to the bucket from the corner tallied the Blue Dons first points. Hundred’s Aaron Stephens gave the lead back to the home side, and Secrist was injured on the play and was sidelined the rest of the period.
Boniti swished a bucket and one, while Bobby Hostutler sank his first bucket for Hundred. Hostutler added a free throw, and Soles a triple, but Madonna would out-score their hosts12-4 to grab a 50-43 lead heading into the fourth.
Madonna pushed their advantage to 57-43, before Soles swished a pair of free-throws for the Hornets first points with 3:28 left in the regulation. Baker followed with his second triple of the night to pull the Hornets to 48-57.
From this point, Madonna would go to the free-throw line 14 more times, sinking only five, while the never say die Hornets got 2-point baskets from Norris and Baker, while Soles and Norris each swished a long bonus bomb. Norris 3-pointer came at the
“We just ran out of time,” said Hundred Head Coach Virgil Wilkins. “We had a scoring drought midway through the third and the start of the fourth, and when a team shoots three times as many as you shoot you usually lose the game. We had to foul in the fourth when we were down double-digits, but we got close, but close isn’t good enough in the big games. I’m proud of our players, and we just lost by 3-points to a pretty good Madonna team after being down double-digits late in the game.
“That my friend is the best Hundred team I have ever seen in my 24-years, they never quit and took us down to the wire,” said long time Madonna Head Coach George Vargo. “You wins games and lose games at the free throw line.
Madonna has 4-players scoring in double figues with Pulice leading the way with 18-points, while Evan Borniti added 16-points with 3-triples. Secrist tallied 14-points and Sessi 11.
Soles lead all scorers with 22-points, while Norris followed with 20-points. Soles, Norris and Baker each knocked down 2-baskets from beyond the arch, with Baker adding 8-points, and Soles hauling in 8-rebounds and 2-blocked shots.
In addition, Aaron Stephens scored 4-points, while Geho, and Hostutler each tallied 3-points.
Aaron Stephens Triple-Double Leads Hornets To 80-54 Victory
Cody Soles Tomahawks A Dunk Against Maple Town
The Hundred hornets out-scored Maple Town 22-6 to take the lead and never look back in an 80-54 victory to push their record to 12-4 Feb. 3 inside the Hornets Nest in boys round-ball action.
Aaron Stephens had his first varsity triple-double, (10-points, 10-rebounds and 11-assists), while Cody Soles contributed a double-double (32-points and 10 rebounds) and tomahawked a dunk, while rejecting 3-shots to pace Hundred.
In addition, Logan Norris scored 20-points, with 2-triples, while Martin Baker and Eli Geho each provided 6-points. Adam Stephens and Bobby Hostutler both scored 3-points, with Bobby grabbing a team-high 11-rebounds.
Aaron, Cody, Logan and Martin each sank 2-baskets from beyond the arch, while Eli and Adam each sank one from beyond the arch.
Landon Stephenson and Christian Lash paced Maple Town with 20 and 10points, respectively.