Local Prep Basketball Summaries

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Parkersburg South 68, St. Clairsville 46

ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio – Keya Bartlett went off for 26 points and Parkersburg South used a 28-10 posting in the third quarter to run away from host St. Clairsville on Wednesday night as the Patriots won 68-46 to claim a consolation game in the OVAC 5A tournament.

Taryn McCutcheon added 18 points, 11 boards, seven assists and five steals for the Patriots, who improved to 14-6 and welcome Class A No. 1 Huntington St. Joseph to the Rod Oldham Athletic Center for a 1 p.m. varsity-only affair Saturday.

Ritchie County 56, Magnolia 46

ELLENBORO – Tristin Toman led all point-producers with 23 as Ritchie County turned back Magnolia here Wednesday night, 56-46.

The Blue Eagles, who ended their regular season at 10-11, await the Madonna/Hundred winner to come to New Martinsville on Tuesday in sectional play.

Magnolia was led by Mallory Chapman’s double-double of 16 points and 11 rebounds. Kiera Standiford had 15 points for the Blue Eagles.

Ritchie County, now 11-9 with a road game tonight at Roane County, also had double-figure scoring efforts from Vanessa Tallman (11) and Amanda Davis (10).

Doddridge County 29, Calhoun County 22

MT. ZION – Host Calhoun County and Doddridge County engaged in a single-digit quarters game here Wednesday night and in the end, the Bulldogs prevailed 29-22.

Doddridge was paced by D’Andra Swiger with 10 points, while the 3-17 Red Devils were led in points by Kenzie Hicks with 11.

Huntington St. Joseph 104,

Williamstown 64

HUNTINGTON – Top-ranked Class A Huntington St. Joseph was on fire Wednesday night as visiting Williamstown suffered a 104-64 setback.

The Irish bolted out to a 40-8 advantage after just one period of play and never looked back. Griffin Dempsey (23), Asia Petitte (20), Mychal Johnson (16) and Rachel Lee (15) led St. Joe in scoring.

Williamstown, which got 18 points from Kenzie Smith along with 14 markers by Brooke Cieslewski and 11 more from Kathleen Cornell, finished its regular season at 11-9. The ‘Jackets will play Tuesday night at Ritchie County in sectional action versus Friday night’s Calhoun County/Gilmer County winner.

Roane County 54, South Harrison 23

SPENCER – Roane County held visiting South Harrison to 23 points Wednesday night in a 54-23 rout of the Hawks.

It was 22-3 at the half as South Harrison scored no points in the first quarter, and the score was 40-9 after three periods.

South Harrison’s Hannah Burnside, despite the loss, tied Roane’s Shania Lloyd for game high-point honors with 13.

Boys Basketball

George Washington 53,

Parkersburg South 48 (OT)

CHARLESTON – Wes Mitchem finished with a game-high 17 points and added a trio of blocked shots, but it wasn’t enough here Wednesday night at the Shootout in the Big House inside the Charleston Civic Center as Parkersburg South fell 53-48 in overtime to George Washington in a battle of ranked Class AAA programs.

No. 10 GW (15-4) was led by Luke Eddy’s 16 points. Austin Breeden added 13 points and Dominic King 10 for the victors.

No. 5 PSHS, which dropped to 16-4 and plays at 5:30 p.m. Saturday against University at Ohio University-Eastern in the OVAC 5A title game, also received 10 points and four assists from Tyler Bolen.

Tyler Consolidated 75,

Doddridge County 53

KIDWELL – T.J. Baldwin led all scorers with 22 points for Doddridge County, but the Bulldogs trailed 22-4 after one quarter as host Tyler Consolidated cruised to a 75-53 victory Wednesday night.

The Silver Knights, who improved to 8-12 and will play at Braxton County tonight for 9th place in the LKC, was led by Dylan Reynolds’ double-double of 16 points and 12 assists.

Tyler Consolidated was paced in scoring by Dylan Romine’s 21 counters. Scott Sole added a dozen markers in the triumph.

Clay County 38, South Harrison 33

LOST CREEK – Clay County punched its ticket into Saturday night’s Little Kanawha Conference Night of Champions consolation game against Ritchie County, set to take place at Parkersburg Catholic, as the Panthers nipped host South Harrison, 38-33, Wednesday evening.

Michael Shamblin’s 16 points led all scorers for the Panthers (11-9)