Belpre girls top Trimble in 2 OTs

Belpre 64, Trimble 62, 2 OTs

BELPRE — Belpre outscored Trimble 9-7 in a second overtime period to earn a thrilling 64-62 win Thursday night.

Trimble led 26-20 at halftime but the Golden Eagles (4-2) rallied to tie it and force overtime. Both team scored nine points in the first OT to keep the game going.

Curstin Griffin led Belpre with 22 points while Kyna Waderker was close behind with 21. Kyanna Ray added 12 for the Eagles, who visit Federal Hocking Monday.

Trimble’s Emily Young led all scored with 25 points. Laikyn Imler added 15 while Brianna Osborne chipped in 13.

A big factor in the game was free-throw shooting. Belpre converted on 15 of 24 attempts in the game while Trimble went to the line 38 times but made only 19.

Waterford 33, Miller 24

CORNING — Waterford High slugged out a hard-fought 33-24 win over host Miller Thursday night.

The Wildcats were tied with the Falcons, 8-8, after the first quarter, but out-pointed the hosts 10-3 in the second period to go ahead 18-11 at halftime. Waterford held off Miller in the second half, outscoring them 15-13, to hold on for the win.

Playing without senior Rachael Adams, who is out with an injury, Waterford was led by Emily Kern’s 11 points. Cara Taylor added six, Lily Roberts netted five while Sydney Huffman and Brier Offenberger tallied four apiece.

Miller was paced by Josie Crabtree, who scored a game-high 15 points.

Waterford is back in action Monday when it plays host to South Gallia.

BOYS BASKETBALL

St. Marys 71, Wirt County 58

ELIZABETH, W.Va. — Justin Windland bucketed a game-high 23 points here Thursday night, but it wasn’t quite enough as host Wirt County got outscored in every stanza and fell 71-58 to St. Marys.

The Blue Devils, who were playing their season opener and return to action on Saturday when Parkersburg Catholic invades, had four double figure scorers. Richard Dornon led the way with 19 points, Peyton Auxier had 18, William Steele tallied 15 and Isaak Mooney chipped in 11.

Wirt County, now 1-1 with a home game Tuesday versus Calhoun County, also received 11 markers apiece from Seth Suslik and Hunter Hickman.

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