Fort Frye tops Buckeye Trail
BEVERLY – Fort Frye spotted the visiting Buckeye Trail Warriors the first point of the game and then reeled off 20 unanswered points as the Cadets rolled to a 58-19 Pioneer Valley Conference win Thursday evening.
The Cadets, who had not been on the hardwood in some 12 days, showed very little signs of rust as they held the Warriors to single digit points in all four quarters.
Five different Cadets made at least one 3-pointer in the opening half as the Fort jumped out to a 31-5 lead at the intermission.
“It’s been awhile since we played and it’s always hard coming off of a long lay off like that,” said Fort Frye head coach Dan Liedtke. “I wanted them to come out and play four good quarters and I thought they did a pretty good job of that.”
Catie Smith gave Trail the early lead with a free throw but the red white and blue closed out the first quarter on a 12-0 run sparked by triples from senior Brooke Borich and freshman Makayla Liedtke.
Megan Liedtke opened up the second quarter with an inside bucket with an assist from her sister Makayla, who followed with her second trey of the first half.
Michelle Adkins, Alexis Enochs and Shawntell Parsons each connected from long range in a second quarter that saw the Cadets outscore Buckeye Trail by a 19-4 margin.
Coach Liedtke feels that having so many girls on the floor with the ability to score is a major asset for his team.
“Everyone of our girls out there can score. We have a pretty powerful team offensively,” said Liedtke of his team, that connected on 7 of 16 3-pointers. “I think teams that have one or two scorers on the floor are pretty easy to defend but when put a bunch of girls out there that can contribute, then you really have something.”
Fort Frye (9-1, 7-0) added to its lead thanks to a 17-7 third quarter and cruised to a ninth straight victory.
Megan Liedtke put together an outstanding all-around performance. The junior forward tossed in a game-high 16 points to go along with nine rebounds, four assists and three steals.
Parsons added 15 points while Makayla Liedtke and Borich finished with eight and seven points, respectively.
While Trail struggled from the free-throw line (5 for 14), the Cadets were near perfect from the stripe as they connected on 15 of 16 attempts.
The Cadets also cleaned up on the boards as they outrebounded the Warriors 28-14, including a combined 16 from the Liedtke sisters.
Next up for Fort Frye is a rematch with Waterford at home on Saturday night, exactly two weeks removed from the Fort’s 53-45 thrilling double-overtime win against the Wildcats.
St. Marys 77,
Tyler Consolidated 51
ST. MARYS – Mikaela Britton scored 13 of her 15 points after halftime and St. Marys improved to 8-0 following a 77-51 win against Tyler Consolidated here Thursday.
Britton was one of four Blue Devils to crack double figures. Ashley Hall led the way with 20 points, Kendra Walker had 17 and Jordan Fox 10. Walker and Hall finished with double-doubles thanks to grabbing a combined 23 rebounds.
Sophie Kinnard’s double-double that featured a game-high 21 points and 10 rebounds wasn’t enough for the 6-5 Silver Knights, who got 16 points and seven assists from Sydney Reed.
Belpre 77, Southern 61
BELPRE -Belpre overcame an eight-point deficit early in the third quarter and defeated Southern 77-61 on Thursday night.
Hannah Lawrentz led the Golden Eagles (9-2, 5-2 TVC Hocking) with 23 points, while Cheyenne Barker and Katelyn Hughes each pitched in 15 points.
Ciera Turley and Celestia Hendrix both scored 19 points to lead Southern (6-4, 4-2 TVC Hocking).
Braxton County 44,
Wirt County 42
ELIZABETH – Wirt County missed a shot before the buzzer that would’ve sent the game into overtime Thursday night and visiting Braxton County escaped with a 44-42 win against the Tigers.
Wirt County, which dropped to 2-7 and plays host to Clay County tonight, got a game-high 13 poitns from Liz Adams while Allie Bailey contributed 11 markers.
The Eagles had a trio of players score 11 points in Emily Harper, Logan Frame and Kendra Houghton.
Wood County Christian 70, Grace Christian 29
HUNTINGTON – Heather Lord and Adria Herridge recorded their respective first double-doubles of the season here Thursday night and visiting Wood County Christian outscored Grace Christian in every quarter en route to an easy 70-29 triumph.
The Wildcats, now 6-3 with a 1:30 p.m. varsity only road affair slated for Saturday at Calhoun County, received a game-high 18 points from Hannah Lord. Heather Lord had 17 points and 10 steals while Herridge posted 10 points and 12 rebounds to go along with six steals and a quartet of blocks.
Jill Salyers’ 14-point effort led the hosts.
Calhoun County 57,
MT. ZION – Wildcat Chelsea Meadows led all point-producers with 20, but it wasn’t nearly enough on Thursday night as Hannan dropped to 0-6 following a 57-30 defeat at Calhoun County.
Calhoun County was paced in scoring by Autumn Smith (14), Kenzie Hicks (12) and Makayla Smith (11).
The Red Devils (3-2) led 27-13 at halftime and return to action at 1:30 p.m. Saturday when Wood County Christian visits.
Magnolia 50, Oak Glen 47
NEW MARTINSVILLE – Magnolia rallied from a 32-25 halftime deficit on Thursday and improved to 6-4 following a 50-47 victory against Oak Glen.
Jessica Stivason had a game-high 18 points, Vanessa Hissam had 15 and Logan Andrews chipped in 10 for the Golden Bears (8-3).
The Blue Eagles, who play host to Beallsville on Saturday night, also had a trio of players score in double figures thanks to Grace Berisford (15), Mallory Chapman (14) and Kelsi Chapman (12). Abby Durig and Berisford combined for nine second-half steals.
Wood County Christian 55, Grace Christian 42
HUNTINGTON – Patrick Goff double-doubled again, going for 22 points and 15 rebounds, to help Wood County Christian cruise to an easy 55-42 triumph here Thursday at Grace Christian (2-3).
The Wildcats, who improved to 11-1 and got 14 markers from Isaac Brown, led 42-23 after three quarters.
Justin Purdue had 15 counters in the setback.
Ritchie County 52,
Tyler Consolidated 44
KIDWELL – Seth Cottrill tallied a game-high 23 points and Ritchie County won its first Little Kanawha Conference North Division game on Thursday night by knocking off host Tyler Consolidated, 52-44.
The Rebels (2-4, 1-3) outscored the hosts 19-9 in the fourth quarter and received nine tallies from Riley Allen.
Tyler Consolidated (2-7, 1-4) received 14 points from Dylan Reyonlds while Cole Kocher and Kordell Stewart tallied nine each.
Charleston Catholic 56, Parkersburg Catholic 49
CHARLESTON – Parkersburg Catholic rallied from a 30-13 halftime deficit to force overtime here Thursday night, but Charleston Catholic prevailed 56-49.
The two teams combined to go just 17 of 44 from the foul line.
Riley Sturm had a game-high 17 points and Alex Schaffer 11 for the 2-9 Crusaderettes, who welcome Tyler Consolidated to town for a 7 p.m. varsity only affair on Tuesday.
The Irish (6-1) were led by Vida Imani with 15 points. Hannah Gallian tallied 13 and Anna Whalen 11 for the victors.