Local Sports Roundup
Waterford 48, Peebles 45 (OT)
JACKSON, Ohio – Waterford needed overtime Thursday night, but the Wildcats came out on top in a Division IV district semifinal by knocking off Peebles, 48-45.
Peebles (18-3) shot 21 of 27 from the foul line compared to Waterford’s 7 of 9 showing.
Dani Drayer (16), Regan Porter (14) and Taylor Hilverding (12) accounted for all but six of Waterford’s points. The 16-7 Wildcats play host to Miller on Saturday in a regular season game. Waterford returns to tournament action at 6:15 p.m. next Thursday against South Webster back at Jackson for the district final.
Peebles (18-3) got a game-high 19 points from Bailey Wallace and Sidney Pell had a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds. Wallace missed a double-double by one carom.
Ravenswood 60, Clay County 56
RAVENSWOOD -Jake Martin and Riley Heatherington combined for 10 3-pointers and Ravenswood defeated Clay County 60-56 in the Little Kanawha Conference fifth place game on Thursday night.
Martin finished with seven treys and scored a game-high 23 points, while Isaac Crow pitched in 14 points and Heatherington added 11 points.
The Red Devils connected on 47 percent (10-of-21) from 3-point land and improved to 13-7.
Two Clay County players scored in double figures with Stephen Cole leading the way with 16 points. Teammate Noah Taylor accounted for three of Clay County’s six 3-pointers and finished with 13 points.
St. Marys 97, Wirt County 81
ST. MARYS – The fourth quarter turned into a shootout as St. Marys lit up the scoreboard for a 97-81 win over Wirt County in the Little Kanawha Conference seventh place game on Thursday night.
Both team scored 32 points in the final eight minutes.
The Blue Devils, who had nine turnovers compared to 25 for Wirt County, improved to 8-10 behind five players scoring in double figures. Colby Brode led the way with 19 points, while Jessy Moore added 17 points.
A total of four Wirt County players scored in double figures. Kalob Bell led the Tigers (6-12) with 27 points, while Tristan Nichols and Mark Cunningham tossed in 16 and 15 points, respectively.
Tyler Consolidated 91, Braxton County 70
KIDWELL – Cody Hilton’s game-high 22 points weren’t nearly enough for visiting Braxton County on Thursday night as Tyler Consolidated rolled to an easy 91-70 victory to claim 13th place in the LKC.
The 5-16 Silver Knights, who conclude their regular season schedule with a road game Monday at Wirt County, were led by Jace Reed’s 20 points and Kordell Stewart’s double-double of 19 points and 12 rebounds.
TCHS also received 13 points, eight assists and four steals from Dylan Reynolds. Teammate Swen Scheidemantel grabbed 10 rebounds.
Josh Skidmore added 14 points and McKinley Moore 10 for the 3-17 Eagles, who trailed 43-33 at intermission.
LKC 9th place
Doddridge County 51, Calhoun County 44
WEST UNION – Host Doddridge County outpointed Calhoun County 16-8 in the fourth quarter to top the Red Devils 51-44 in the LKC 9th-place game Thursday night.
Doddridge, now 7-12, was paced by Drew Lett with 18 points and Ashton Hinzman with 17, while Calhoun, 8-12, was led by Tyler Gerwig with 15 points, followed by Ryan Slider with 10.
LKC 11th place
Ritchie County 79, South Harrison 54
ELLENBORO – Ritchie County hit 11 of 17 from downtown and shot an astounding 76 percent (31 of 41) from the floor Thursday night as the Rebels rolled past South Harrison, 79-54, to secure 11th place in the Little Kanawha Conference.
Seth Cottrill led all scorers with 24 points, Riley Allen had 20 and Bradley Leggett double-doubled with 10 points and 12 assists for the 5-12 Rebels, who play host at 6 p.m. today to St. Marys.
Cory Farley chipped in 10 markers for the Rebels. Dylan Smith’s 12 points and Jonathan Whitehair’s 10 counters led South Harrison (5-15) in scoring.
Wood County Christian 52, Elk Valley Christian 40
SUMMERSVILLE – Wood County Christian used a 20-10 edge in the fourth quarter during the first round of the W.Va. Christian Athletic Tournament on Thursday en route to posting a 52-40 victory against Elk Valley Christian.
WCC, which improved to 18-10 and plays in today’s 6 p.m. semifinals versus Teays Valley Christian, received game-highs of 22 points and 12 rebounds from Patrick Goff. Isaac Brown scored 12 points and had four assists in the triumph.
Trey Suttle’s 14-point effort led Elk Valley Christian.