Prep Basketball Roundup
Williamstown 91, Tyler 34
KIDWELL, W.Va. — Williamstown connected on 14 trifectas, led 28-10 after one and 50-23 at the brerak as the Yellowjackets ran past host Tyler Consolidated here Wednesday night, 91-34.
WHS (8-3), which plays Friday at Parkersburg Catholic, was led by Kayli Sauro’s 16 points, five assists and four made 3s. Aubree Erwin hit a quartet of 3s and had 12 points. WHS also received double figures in scoring from Nicole Reynolds (14), Lakyn Joy (12) and Jayla Wiseman (10).
Reynolds almost double-doubled with nine assists. Brittney Hooper led the ‘Jackets with seven rebounds while teammate Sophie Folwell had three points, six boards and six steals.
The 2-9 Silver Knights, who face Magnolia around 7:30 p.m. today at home in a Boggs Roundball Classic semifinals, were paced by Caleigh Phillips’ 17-point effort.
New Philadelphia 59, Marietta 41
DOVER — Sophomore Ajia Schreffler and senior Carly Pry scored 15 points apiece as New Philadelphia gained sole possession of first place in the East Central Ohio League with a convincing 59-41 win over visiting Marietta Wednesday night.
New Phila now leads the ECOL at 9-1 and is 10-3 overall, while Marietta dropped to 8-2 and 10-5.
Marietta led 17-14 after one quarter, but New Philadelphia took a 29-28 halftime lead and extended it to 45-35 after three quarters as Jula Ress buried a triple at the buzzer and ended up with 12 points..
The Quakers, who outscored Marieta 30-13 in the second half, took full command in the final quarter as they took advantage of Tiger foul trouble in rolling to the victory.
Morgan Altenbuger scored 12 points and Jessica Smith added 11 for the Tigers.
Caldwell 60, Strasburg 54
CALDWELL — Cayton Secrest scored 23 points and notched eight rebounds, six assists, five steals and three blocks to help lead the Caldwell girls past Strasburg, 60-54, Wednesday.
Three other Redskins finished with double-digit points as Jules Hood scored 14 while Mattie Clark and Sheridan Archer tallied 10 apiece. Archer also grabbed nine boards and three steals.
Caldwell improved to 8-6 overall on the year with a home game against Madonna on Saturday up next.
Morgan 54, New Lexington 53
NEW LEXINGTON — Sophie Smith connected from 30 feet out at the buzzer to give Morgan a thrilling 54-53 victory over New Lexington Saturday.
Morgan led 25-22 at halftime but was outscored 24-11 in the third quarter to trail 44-36 with eight minutes left. The Raiders outscored the Panthers 15-9 over the next seven minutes to get within two, 53-51, before Smith’s miraculous shot.
Smith, Katie Hook and Sydnee Krigbaum all led Morgan with 10 apiece. Rilee Coon and Shelby Fisher added six each.