Williamson Sparks Blue Eagles
New Martinsville- The Magnolia Blue Eagles Trevor Williamson scored 49-points, including 14-long range bonus bombs to lead Magnolia over Paden City and Madonna en-route to 90-37 and 79-60, respectively inside the MHS Hammer Dome to push their season record to 16-6.
In their most resent game Feb. 22, Williamson scored a game-high 28-points, while cashing in 8-three point beauties in leading Magnolia to a 79-60 victory over the Blue Dons.
Madonna took a 13-11 first quarter lead, but the red-hot Eagles started their climb with a 18-10 second quarter, paced by a pair of three point bonus bombs, and 7-points by Qwailei Turner to forge ahead 29-23 at the break.
The Magnolia trio of Williamson, Turner and Jake Gamble scored 23 of their 23-points with Williamson swishing 2-3 from the free-throw line and a pair of 3-pointers, while Gamble and Turner netted six and 5-points, respectively to add to their lead heading into the fourth quarter.
Williamson and company weren’t done as they scored 27 fourth quarter points, led by Williamson with 10-points, with 3-triples, while the team made their sectional foes worry a bit as they sank 6-8 down the stretch in gaining their touch back from the free throw line.
Williamson scored a season high 28-points, with 8-three points basket, and making 4-7 freebies to pace the Big Blue. Turner added 22-points, including a pair of dunks while making 6-8 from the free-throw line. Gamble tallied 16-points, and was 6-9 from the line.
In addition, Trenton Scheibelhood provided 9-points, while Levi Cecil and Gavin Postlewait scored 3 and 1-point, respectively.
Lucky Pulice led the Blue Dons with 16-points, while Bre Secrist added 14-points, and Luke Amaismeir and Evan Boniti each tallied 11-points.
Magnolia 90-Paden City 37
New Martinsville- Qwailei Turner scored a game-high 26-points, including a trio of baskets from beyond the arc, six steals and a pair of dunks to beat county rival Paden City, 90-37 Feb. 20 inside the MHS Hammer Dome on Senior Night.
Turner opened the game with an ally-oop pass from Trevor Williamson. Williamson followed with a bonus bomb, while Jake Gamble swished a 2-pointer, before Turner collected a steal at half court and drove it down hard to give Magnolia a 9-0 lead, with that Paden City called a time-out to stop the bleeding.
But, Gamble lit one from beyond the arc after the short breather, however Ty Cain matched Gamble with a three of his own at the 4:30 mark. Turner raced down the floor and followed up a miss with a nifty rebound put-back to get their team off the bench in amazement. Gamble also followed up a miss and deposited it in the basket before Cain netted a 2-pointer.
Trenton Scheibelhood also followed up a Magnolia miss with a put-back, while Gavin Postlewait sank a free throw. Turner swiped his third steal of the period and the lefty swished one in from the corner just inside the line to end period one, up 21-5.
After a deuce by Cain to open the second stanza, it was more of the same as the Eagles scored 20-straight points before the Wildcats Joel Moore knocked in a 3-pointer with one minute remaining in the opening half.
The Eagles Levi Cecil kissed one of the glass for a 3-pointer, while the Wildcats Walter Joy knocked down a deuce to end the first half with the Eagles on top, 44-12.
Brandon Hizer got the Wildcats on the board with a made free throw, but Turner deposited a three and a 2-pointer, before Joy tickled the twine for Paden City at the 6-minute mark.
However, Trevor Williamson sank his fifth triple of the night, and Scheibelhood added a deuce, before Jason Anderson hit from long range, and a Moore deuce.
Magnolia scored the games 17 of the next 19-points before Anderson swished a free throw. However, the Big Blue scored the final 7-points of the period, including a beauty from beyond the arch.
Turner swished a triple and Gamble a free throw to open the fourth and Coach Tallman brought in a trio of guys off the bench, with the Eagles up, 75-26.
Magnolia would go on an 8-3 run before Joy and Gamble each tickled the twine from long range. The Eagles Campbell Toman saw his first points by knocked down a nice jumper, but the Wildcats Joy swished a 3-ball and a free throw.
Levi Cecil scored 1-2 free throws after an intentional foul with 4-minutes remaining. Moore and Toman traded baskets, while the ‘Cats Paxton Pierce swished 2-free throws and Chase Glover netted the games last points with a nice 8-footer to give the hosts a 90-37 win.
Joy led the visitors with 12-points, included a trio of baskets from beyond the arc, while Cain netted 9-points, with one 3-ball. Moore scored 7-points, Anderson 4-points, Pierce 2-points and Hizer 1-point for all the Paden City scoring.
Turner led all scorers with 26-points, with 3-bonus bombs and 6-steals, while Williamson knocked down 6-bonus bombs on his way to 21-points to pace the home team.
In addition, Cecil and Gamble each tallied 13-points, while Toman added 6-points. Scheibelhood, Postlewait and Glover each scored 4-points for all the Blue Eagle scoring.