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Prep Basketball Roundup

BOYS BASKETBALL

Morgan 54, Harrison Central 44

CADIZ — The Morgan Raiders advanced in the Division III with a 54-44 victory over Harrison Central at Cadiz on Tuesday night. Josh Wells’ 13 and Gabe Altier’s 11 led the Raiders. Junior Carver Myers, who scored his 1000th career point in Morgan’s quarterfinal victory over Buckeye Trail on Saturday, provided nine points, 14 rebounds, and six assists. Jason Wells also added nine points.

Morgan (14-10) will travel to Union Local for a 7 pm Sectional final encounter on Friday night.

Kobe Mitchell scored 28 of the Huskies 44 points.

St. Marys 95, Magnolia 60

ST. MARYS, W.Va. –Setting a career best earlier in the month, St. Marys’ senior guard William Steele once again set a career-high, scoring 30 points in the Blue Devils’ 95-60 romp versus Magnolia Tuesday night.

As a team the Blue Devils were feeling it from behind the arc, drilling 16 team 3s. In addition to his eight made 3s on the night, Steele had five dime and two steals. Grant Barnhart notched another double-double with a 16-point, 11 rebounds performance. Richard Dornon totaled 14 points and Leon Taylor made four 3s for a total of 12 points on the night. Magnolia was able keep it close in the first quarter, trailing only by nine points. However, it was all St. Marys for reminder of the game, outscoring the Blue Eagles 74-48.

Magnolia’s Levi Cecil had 19 points, with five made 3s, Jack Gamble (10), Qwailei Turner (nine) and Gavin Postlethwait (eight) rounded out the scoring.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Parkersburg Catholic 77, Wahama 38

PARKERSBURG — No. 2 Parkersburg Catholic won its 23rd straight game here Tuesday night in a Class A, Region IV, Section 1 semifinal as the Crusaderettes routed Wahama, 77-38.

The 13-11 White Falcons, who were led by Hannah Rose’s 14 points, trailed 28-4 after one.

Leslie Huffman drained four 3s en route to a game-high 25 points as PCHS led 45-15 at the break.

“It was a really workmanlike like atmosphere in the locker room tonight. The kids have been so incredibly focused,” said PC head man Marty Vierheller, whose club plays host to Williamstown at 7 p.m. Friday for the sectional championship.

“Coach (assistant Tom Carr) and I were really proud of their effort at both ends of the floor. We did a nice job of executing a lot of different things and did a nice job.”

PCHS had thre other players crack double figures — Madeline Huffman (17), Aaliyah Brunny (12) and Lainie Ross (10). Jenna Boice scored nine points for the Crusaderettes.

“I know (Williamstown) coach (Fred) Sauro will have them really prepared for Friday, but we’ve been working on some wrinkles of our own.”

Williamstown 66, Calhoun 60

MT. ZION, W.Va. — Third-seeded Williamstown outscored host and second-seeded Calhoun County 38-21 in the middle two quarters here Tuesday night as the Yellowjackets survived and advanced following a 66-60 victory in a Class A, Region IV, Section 1 semifinal.

Jayla Wiseman, who had six boards, four dimes and as well as game-highs of four steals and three blocks, pumped in 14 of her team-high 21 points in the second half to help lead 15-9 WHS, which knocked down 8 of 11 foul shots in the fourth quarter.

Josie Montgomery finished with a game-high 26 points to go along with four boards, two steals and as manny assists. Teammate Savannah Cunningham went for 15 points, a game-high seven assists, three steals and three boards as the Red Devils of head man Kevin Boak ended the campaign with a school-best 15-8 record.

‘Jacket Nicole Reynolds had 14 points and six rebounds while Kayli Sauro, who grabbed eight caroms, knocked down four 3s for her 12 points, all in the first half.

“Oh, did it get hairty in the fourth,” stated WHS boss Fred Sauro of his team’s 19 point lead being cut to five twice. “Then went to a 1-2-2 zone and we went into a little bit of disarray. They stole it from us and they are quick and aggressive.

“We made some mistakes. We were tough on the boards. They are tough. They are tough. They showed their heart at the end. Talk about a team with great sportsmanship and class kids.”

Keely Alsup chipped in eight points, Lakyn Joy six and Sophie Folwell five for the victors.

Kaylin Parsons had 10 points, five boards and three steals for the Red Devils, who received five counters and two steals from Karlie Whited.

From staff reports

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