Warren’s Maddox notches 300th career win
THE PLAINS — Warren boys basketball head coach Blane Maddox earned his 300th career coaching victory Tuesday against Athens.
The Warriors defeated the Bulldogs 61-38 to improve to 1-1 this season and bounce back from a season-opening loss to Morgan. Josh Huffman paced Warren with a game-high 25 points.
The milestone victory for Maddox comes in his 19th season at the helm for Warren.
Wood County Christian 33
WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown got its season off to a victorious start here Tuesday as the Yellowjackets jumped out to a 39-12 halftime lead and cruised past Wood County Christian, 67-33.
Cullen Cutright had a game-high 15 points for the ‘Jackets, who play next Tuesday at Tyler Consolidated.
Xavier Caruthers drained a quartet of 3s en route to 12 points while teammate Eli Inman added 11 markers for the hosts.
Wood County Christian (1-2) was led in scoring by Garrett Napier with 11 and Luke Spencer with eight.
Monroe Central 60,
NEW MARTINSVILLE — Ryan Lafollette led all point-producers with 25 points and visiting Monroe Central improved to 2-1 here Tuesday evening following a 60-57 road win against Magnolia, which was playing its season opener.
The Blue Eagles, who went just 3 of 11 from the foul line, were led by Leo Herrick’s 23-point effort. Devin Schimp added 10 markers DeMarco Smith drained a trio of triples for the Blue Eagles, who take on Elkins at 6 p.m. Friday in Morgantown’s Therapy Services Tip-Off Classic.
No. 3 PHS 72,
No. 1 Huntington 32
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Big Reds’ sophomore Madi Mace poured in 27 points as No. 3 Parkersburg cruised to a 72-32 road win over the 2016 Class AAA state champions Tuesday night. Mace sank seven shots, including two 3s, and hit all five freebies. Shay-Lee Kirby hit four treys and 1 of 2 from the line for 13 points as the Big Reds jumped out to a 32-12 halftime lead. Scott Cozzens’ team continued to pull away with a 27-point third quarter effort out of the locker room.
The Highlanders were held to single-digits in scoring in two of the four periods, while PHS recorded double-digits in every quarter.
PHS has a week-long break before a Top 5 showdown at Wheeling Park at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Gilmer County 37
GLENVILLE, W.Va. — Williamstown rolled to a 43-14 halftime advantage and Mara Rinehart tallied a career-high 30 points as the Yellowjackets stung host Gilmer County, 94-37, here Tuesday in the season opener for both teams.
Bethany Arnold posted a monster double-double of 18 points and as many boards. Bethany Wager (11) and Keely Alsup (10) also finished in double figures for the ‘Jackets.
Bayley Welling led the Titans in scoring with a baker’s dozen.
Wood County Christian 41, Hundred 35
HUNDRED. W.Va. –Katherine Henderson scored 13 of her 14 points in a 21-point fourth quarter, but it wasn’t enough for Hundred to come back from a 15-point deficit at home Tuesday night.
Wood County Christian, which returns to action when Ohio Valley Christian invades at 6 p.m. Friday, hung on to pick up its first win of the season 41-35 over the Hornets. A tough defense held Hundred to single-digit point totals through the first three quarters before the home team broke through in the final period.
Sidney Strause scored 12 points on four buckets and a 4 of 7 performance of the line to lead the Wildcats.