Local Sports Roundup
Morgantown 66, Parkersburg 29
MORGANTOWN -Parkersburg played on the heels of Morgantown for one quarter before the Mohigans shut down the Big Red attack for a 66-29 victory on Wednesday night.
Parkersburg trailed 15-11 after the first eight minutes then Morgantown outscored the Big Reds 20-3 in the second quarter.
Kam Snyder knocked down the only PHS 3-pointer and led the Big Reds (5-11) with nine points.
Sydney Hollway was the lone scorer in double figures for Morgantown (11-6) after finishing with 11 points.
Frontier 50, River 46
HANNIBAL, Ohio – Frontier rallied from a six-point deficit at the start of the fourth quarter and defeated River 50-46 in the semifinals of the OVAC Class 2A bracket on Wednesday.
River led 32-26 before Frontier outscored the Pilots 24-14 in the fourth quarter.
Kelsea Daugherty led Frontier with 17 points, while Corisa Fickiesen added 11 points.
Parkersburg South 55, University 41
MORGANTOWN – Parkersburg South shook off a sluggish start and finished strong here Wednesday night, downing University, 55-41, in a Two Rivers Athletic Conference contest.
The Patriots trailed 14-9 after eight minutes of play and 23-22 at halftime. But the second was all South as the Patriots outscored the Hawks 33-18 to up their record to 13-2.
JR Kerr led South with 13 points while Ty Dobson added 11. Cody Monroe dished out seven assists and had half of South’s 10 steals.
The Patriots hit the road again Friday night, traveling to Wheeling Park.
Gilmer County 59,
Parkersburg Catholic 56
GLENVILLE – Parkersburg Catholic jumped out to a 10-2 lead and Joe Padden scored a game-high 19 points, but it wasn’t enough Wednesday night as the Crusaders were upended by host Gilmer County, 59-56.
The Titans, now 11-3 with a home game Friday versus Wirt County, outscored the Crusaders 25-21 in the fourth.
Austin Ratliff and Austin Cunningham tallied 15 points each and Zach Chapman scored 14 in the victory.
PCHS, which welcomes Doddridge County to town this evening, received 12 points apiece from Payton Sturm and Ben Collie.
Wirt County 73, Braxton County 64
ELIZABETH -Wirt County knocked down its free throws. Braxton County didn’t as the Tigers won 73-64 on Wednesday night.
Wirt County trailed 19-18 early in the second quarter but took the lead for good and secured the game by converting 10-of-11 free throws in the fourth quarter.
Kalob Bell hit three 3-pointers and led Wirt County (4-9) with 30 points, while Austin McVey pitched in 12 points.
Josh Skidmore and Cody Hilton each poured in a team-high 16 points for Braxton County (3-10).