High School Roundup
St. Marys 86, Clay-Battelle 26
ST. MARYS – Top-seeded St. Marys knocked down 10 3-pointers and blew away No. 8 seed Clay-Battelle, 86-26, here Saturday in the opening round of the West Virginia Hometown Invitational Tournament.
Kendra Walker led the 9-0 Blue Devils with 21 points, 12 rebounds and five blocked shots. Ashley Hall finished with 15 points, eight steals and five assists. St. Marys, which plays Wednesday at Doddridge County, also received 11 points from Mikaela Britton.
Clay-Battelle (3-4) was led by Katlyn Casino’s 11 markers.
Gilmer County 53, Fayetteville 31
GLENVILLE – Kylie Shuff scored a game-high 13 points to help lead host Gilmer County to an easy 53-31 victory here Saturday against Fayetteville in the WVHIT.
The third-seeded Titans (9-2) also received 11 points from Carly Somerville and 10 by Jordanne Pritt.
Fayetteville, the sixth seed, trailed 33-14 at halftime. Kaylee Wood and Alvina Sedlock scored eight points each for the Pirates.
Wood County Christian 56,
Calhoun County 26
MT. ZION – Wood County Christian outscored host Calhoun County 24-6 in the third quarter and left town Saturday afternoon with a 56-26 triumph.
Heather Lord scored 17 points and collected nine steals for the 7-3 Wildcats, who got a double-double of 11 points and 17 boards from Rachel Ruble.
The Red Devils, now 3-3 with a scheduled Monday road affair at Clay County, was led by Makayla Smith’s nine markers.
Magnolia 69, Beallsville 27
NEW MARTINSVILLE – Beallsville trailed 22-2 after the opening eight minutes and had no answer for host Magnolia during a 69-27 setback.
The Blue Eagles, now 7-4 with a road game Monday at Frontier, got 13 points, six assists and four steals from Grace Berisford. Kiera Standiford had 11 points while Mallory Chapman scored nine markers and grabbed eight caroms.
Dicey Stewart and Tabitha Bedford had 10 points each for Beallsville.
Webster County 58, Ritchie County 26
ELLENBORO – Ritchie County missed 15 of 16 free throws and was outscored in every quarter here Saturday as Webster County rolled to a 58-26 win.
Taylor Anderson had a game-high 14 points in the win while teammates Meagan Bragg and Kendall Riffle tallied 11 points apiece.
The Rebels (3-7) were led by Rachel Haddox’s eight markers.
Spring Valley 66, Parkersburg 64
HUNTINGTON – Jacob Kilgore’s putback before time expired lifted Spring Valley to a 66-64 win Saturday night against visiting Parkersburg.
Kilgore scored half of the Timberwolves’ points while Greg Herbert added 17.
Jordan Colebank and Ja’Darien Wade led the 2-5 Big Reds, who play host Wednesday to South Charleston, with 17 points each. Colebank grabbed 14 boards. The red and white also received 13 markers from Levi Hays and 10 points from Andrew Butcher.
Wood County Christian 52,
Calhoun County 47
MT. ZION – Patrick Goff scored a game-high 23 points, 11 in the fourth quarter, as Wood County Christian improved to 12-1 following a 52-47 road win Saturday afternoon at Calhoun County.
The Wildcats shot 13 of 21 from the foul line in the fourth quarter and also received 15 points from Isaac Brown. Goff had a double-double with 13 caroms.
Calhoun County, now 2-5 with a home game Wednesday versus Clay County, had a trio of double figure scoring efforts. Ethyn Miller tallied 11 while Tyler Sims and Tyler Gerwig chipped in 10 markers apiece.
Ritchie County 57, Webster County 50
ELLENBORO – Ritchie County, thanks to a 20-11 effort in the final eight minutes, improved to 3-4 on the campaign by knocking off visiting Webster County, 57-50.
Seth Cottrill bucketed 19 points and Riley Allen double-doubled thanks to 16 points and 13 boards for the Rebels. Ritchie’s A.J. Collins had nine points, three assists and as many steals.
Webster County (1-6) had three players reach double figures, led by Stephen Cogar’s 15.
Paden City 74, Bellaire St. John 39
BELLAIRE, Ohio -Paden City junior Kennedy Cain scored a career high 32 points here Saturday afternoon to lead the Wildcats (5-2) to a 74-39 win over Bellaire St. John. Cain connected on 14 field goals -including one 3-pointer -and made three of his six free throws to eclipse his previous high-point performance by a single point.
Zach Heasley added 12 points and Hayden Hizer 11 as the Wildcats used a 20-5 third quarter to pull away from their foe.
Paden City will entertain Hundred at 7 p.m. on Tuesday (varsity only).
Gilmer County 72, Williamstown 64
GLENVILLE – Williamstown’s one-point halftime lead evaporated following a 26-16 third quarter deficit and host Gilmer County improved to 6-1 after turning back the Yellowjackets here Saturday evening, 72-64.
Austin Ratliff and Austin Cunningham tallied 18 points each for the Titans, who also received double figure scoring nights from Zach Chapman (13), Colby Cunningham (11) and Nathan Allison (10).
Landon Travis poured in a career-high 33 points, but it wasn’t enough. Gage Wix added 15 points and Chandler Weber 10 in the setback.
Ravenswood 70, Braxton County 51
RAVENSWOOD – Jake Martin poured in 32 points and missed a double-double by one rebound for host Ravenswood on Saturday night as the Blue Devils coasted by Braxton County, 70-51.
The Red Devils, who surpassed their win total from a year ago and improved to 6-2, got 12 points from Riley Heatherington along with 10 markers and eight caroms from Issac Crow. Heath Burgess finished with six points, seven assists and four steals for the Red Devils, who play Tuesday at Williamstown.
Cody Hilton’s 19-point effort led Braxton County (1-6).
Big Reds swimmers
sweep Buckhannon titles
BUCKHANNON -Parkersburg High School’s swimming teams -in a warmup for next Saturday’s PHS Penguin Invitational at the Parkersburg YMCA -dominated the competition at the Buckhannon Upshur Splash Invitational on Saturday as both the Big Red boys and girls won titles.
The Big Red girls amassed 128 points to 82 for runnerup Elkins. Claire Collett won the 200 freestyle and teamed with Hannah Wareheim, Tara Foster and Jen Standley to win the 200 medley relay and 200 freestyle relay titles.
Foster had a pair of seconds in the 50 and 100 freestyle events and Wareheim did likewise in the 100 butterfly and 100 breaststroke.
The Big Red boys outpointed runnerup Notre Dame, 106 to 89 as Preston Padden won the 50 and 100 freestyle events and teamed with Sean Snider, Anthony Kist and Nic Cheuvront to win the 200 freestyle relay. The team of Padden, Snider, Cheuvront and Stevie Cottrell was second in the 200 medley relay while Kist took third in the 100 butterfly.
PHS expects a 16-team field for Saturday’s home meet.