High School Basketball Roundup

BOYS BASKETBALL

Wood County Christian 59, Teays Valley Christian 53

SCOTT DEPOT — Garrett Napier’s 24-point, 11-rebound double-double paced Wood County Christian in its seventh victory of the season, 59-53, over Teays Valley.

Napier connected on 11 shots from inside the arc and 2 of 3 from the charity stripe for head coach Dan Morris. Sam Cremeans (17) and Trey Davis (15) joined their teammate in double digits.

Tucker Daughery pulled down a team-high 12 boards along with his three points.

Andrew Breeding led Teays Valley with 27 markers.

The victory wasn’t an easy win for the Wildcats. Teays Valley answered Wood County Christian’s opening period 15-11 salvo in the second to pull within 27-25 at halftime. However, Morris’ team regained control of the game in the closing periods.

Belpre 66, Southern 48

BELPRE — Big man Jeremiah Stitt’s 13-point, 15-rebound double-double effort along with a team- high six blocks as the Golden Eagles stormed past the Tornadoes 66-48.

Logan Adams was a force on both sides of the ball. He swiped four passes and tallied 12 markers in the winning effort. Collin Alloway also scored in double-digits with 14 points as the Golden Eaglers picked up their fourth win in 11 chances.

Southern was led by Jensen Anderson’s 14 points, while Trey McNickle chipped in with 11 as the team dropped to 3-5 on the season.

Williamstown 71, St. Marys 66

ST. MARYS — Xavier Carthers’s game-high 29 points, 24 coming from 3-point land, as Williamstown was able to out-shoot St.Marys, 71-66 to keep their perfect season intact.

Improving to 8-0 on the season, the Yellowjackets got 15 points a piece from Cullen Cutright and Boston Caruthers.

Williamstown was feeling it as a team from deep, getting 27 points from three.Scott Sauro’s group looks for win No. 9 on the road at LKC West rival Ravenswood at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Dropping to 5-4, St. Marys was led by William Steele’s 15 points and a team-high nine assists. Richard Dornon added 15 points and grabbed seven boards. Grant Barnhart and Peyton Auxier also in scored in double figuers with 12 points apiece.

The Blue Devils next game will be visiting Ritchie County at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Parkersburg South 57, Ripley 30

RIPLEY — Parkersburg South limited Ripley to just 10 first-half points here Friday night as the Patriots cruised past the Vikings, 57-30.

Makenna Winans and Jordan Huffman led the 5-5 Patriots, who play host Tuesday to Parkersburg, with 15 and 14 points, respectively. Sierra Hays chipped in eight points and Rylee Harner had seven in the victory.

Ripley (4-4) was led by Taylor Kennedy’s 11-point effort.

Wood County Christian 22, Teays Valley Christian 9

SCOTT DEPOT — Usually when a team shoots 23 percent from the field a ‘W’ isn’t in the books …. unless you play great defense.

Wood County Christian held host Teays Valley to a scoreless third quarter on the way its first win, 22-9, of the season Friday on the road.

The Wildcats defense stood out all evening but really shone in the middle two quarters. Teays Valley tallied a single point over a 16-minute span.

Sarah Michael led all scores with eight points, while Sydney Strauss tallied the second most markers with six. Strauss also pulled down 17 rebounds, stole the ball six times and blocked a pair of shots.

From staff reports

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