High School Basketball Roundup

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Frontier 49, St. John Central 39

NEW MATAMORAS — Frontier High is finally in the win column.

The Cougars (1-10) picked up their first win of the season Thursday at Hank Morus Gymnasium with a 49-39 victory over St. John Central. It also was first-year head coach Mike Cisler’s first win as coach of FHS.

“We needed that,” Cisler said.

Frontier got a game-high 18 points from Kylie Daugherty and 14 more from Logan Haught.

The Cougars held a 26-20 halftime lead and were up 36-32 going into the final period, when Frontier outscored St. John Central 13-7 to secure the W.

St. John Central (4-8) was led by Kaylyn Nixon’s 15 points.

Belpre 52, Southern 51

RACINE — Kyanna Ray’s basket with 1.3 seconds left lifted Belpre to a comeback win over Southern, 52-51, Thursday.

Ray finished with 12 points for Belpre, which improved to 8-4 on the year.

Kyna Waderker had a game-high 15 points for the Golden Eagles, while Abbey LaFatch and Curstin Giffin added 11 apiece.

Southern (2-9) was led by Josey Cundiff’s 13 points, followed by 12 from Bailey Wolfe and nine from Phoenix Cleland.

Belpre, which trailed most of the game including 45-38 entering the fourth quarter, held Southern without a field goal during the final eight minutes. The Golden Eagles outscored the Tornadoes 14-6 in the fourth.

St. Marys 79, Paden City 31

PADEN CITY — St. Marys dominated Paden City, 79-31, Thursday.

The Blue Devils (3-5) got 21 points from Kylie Wright, 16 from Ciara Bennett and 15 from Addie Furr.

Mary Taylor grabbed six boards and Olivia Deweese notched six assists and five steals for St. Marys, which plays at Ritchie County Saturday.

Parkersburg South 70, University 38

MORGANTOWN — Playing its first game since Dec. 30, seventh-ranked Class AAA Parkersburg South easily improved to 7-3 on Thursday as the visiting Patriots blitzed University, 70-38.

PSHS, which plays host on Saturday afternoon to Boyd County from Kentucky, received a game-high 16 points from Devin Hefner. Makenna Winans had 13 points and seven rebounds, Sierra Hays tallied 11 points while Allie Taylor had seven markers and 10 rebounds.

Head coach Ed Davis’ Patriots also got a combined 17 points from Rylee Harner and Lauren Pelfrey.

BOYS BASKETBALL

St. Marys 63, Ritchie County 54

ST. MARYS — Sophomores Peyton Auxier and William Steele both established new career-highs in scoring here Thursday evening as host St. Marys handed Ritchie County a 63-54 setback.

Auxier tossed in 17 points and Steele had 15 for the 2-5 Blue Devils, who play tonight at Paden City.

St. Marys, which led 31-23 at halftime and 41-38 entering the fourth, also got seven points and 17 rebounds from Evan Lamp. Cameron Miller and Isaak Mooney added nine counters apiece for the victors.

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