Local Sports Roundup
St. Albans 66, Ripley 64
RIPLEY – St. Albans won for the second time this season thanks to Jeff Seams knocking down a short jumper with about four seconds to play Wednesday night during the Red Dragons’ 66-64 victory at Ripley.
The Vikings, now 1-7 with a home game Friday versus South Charleston, had a turnover on the ensuing inbounds pass.
Seams led all scores with 19 points while teammate Cody Young hit four of his five treys in the third quarter to finish with 15. Taylor Clark added 17 points and Kevin Watkins 11 in the victory.
Ripley was led by Kade Harrison with 17 points and three steals. Drew Harpold scored 15 points in the setback. Luke Layhew chipped in 14 points and grabbed eight boards for the Vikings.
Calhoun County 61,
Clay County 53
GRANTSVILLE -Calhoun County used a huge second half to storm past visiting Clay County, 61-53, here Wednesday night in a Little Kanawha Conference contest.
Sam Brady scored 14 points while Ryan Slider and Tyler Sims had 13 points each for the Red Devils (3-5), who trailed 27-23 at halftime but outscored their guests 38-26 in the final 16 minutes.
Clay County (4-5) got a game-high 28 points from Chris Cole.
Calhoun County travels to Gilmer County on Friday.
Gilmer County 72,
Midland Trail 51
GLENVILLE – Senior Rickie Carter led all scorers with 25 points, but it wasn’t nearly enough for visiting Midland Trail as Gilmer County improved to 7-1 here Wednesday following a 72-51 triumph.
The Titans, who play Friday night in Mt. Zion versus Calhoun County, had a balanced scoring attack and were led by Austin Cunningham with 21 points and Austin Ratliff with 17.
Roane County 74,
Braxton County 53
FLATWOODS – Cody Hilton bucketed a game-high 24 points Wednesday night, but it was in a losing effort as Braxton County fell to visiting Roane County, 74-53.
The 8-3 Raiders received 15 points apiece from Isaac Wilmoth and Jacob Neal. Tyler Harper added 11 in the victory.
Thomas Pritt had 16 markers for the 1-7 Eagles.
Bishop Donahue 75,
Paden City 54
PADEN CITY – Lavonte Hampton’s 21 points led all scorers here Wednesday evening and visiting Bishop Donahue led 25-11 after the opening eight minutes as the Bishops upped their record to 7-3 with a 75-54 victory at Paden City.
Kennedy Cain (17), Luke Cooper (15) and Zach Heasley (12) all finished in double figures for the 6-3 Wildcats, who return to action with a 7 p.m. varsity only affair Tuesday at Beallsville.
Chaice Truex tossed in 16 points and Bryce Jones 11 for the Bishops.
St. Marys 67,
Doddridge County 35
WEST UNION -Unbeaten St. Marys rolled to its 10th win here Wednesday night, blasting Doddridge County, 67-35, in a Little Kanawha Conference matchup.
The Blue Devils took control of the game at the start, taking leads of 21-6 at the end of the first quarter and 43-16 at halftime.
Kenrda Walker scored a game-high 30 points and grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds for the Blue Devils, who also got 11 points from freshman Jordan Fox.
Doddridge County was led by Sierra Riffle with 16 points.
St. Marys will meet Wirt County at 7:30 p.m. on Friday in the opening round of the St. Marys Invitational. Doddridge is off until Saturday, when it participates in the West Virginia Hometown Invitational.
Hometown Invitational Tournament
Paden City 64, Van 35
PADEN CITY – Paden City not only squared its record at 5-5 here Wednesday night but it did so with a 64-35 opening-round win against Van in the Hometown Invitational Tournament.
After a tight first quarter that saw the Wildcats take an 18-15 advantage, Paden City outscored the Bulldogs 16-2 in the second period for a 34-17 halftime lead and never looked back.
Hannah Stanley led the Wildcats with 19 points while Taylor Cosper, Kayla Hizer and Myah Charkawi had 11 points each.
Van (3-6) got 12 points from Bailey Farmer.
Paden City visits Harman on Friday night in a previously scheduled game.