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Prep roundup: MHS girls’ overcome slow start to win

Created on:   Mon, Feb 5, 2018   10:39 PM

Last modified:   Mon, Feb 5, 2018   10:39 PM

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Girls’ basketball

MORGANTOWN — After claiming the Big Atlantic championship in Beckley on Feb. 3, the Mohigans turned around and played Magnolia on Feb. 5 before heading to Institute today for the Little General Shootout.

The first half showed tired legs for MHS before exploding in the third quarter for a 25-point win.

“We did not come out with a lot of intensity early,” head coach Jason White said. “We weren’t playing to our potential, and the kids got challenged at halftime and we step up the defensive pressure to start the third quarter.”

Up by nine at half, White still felt his team was lethargic and gave opportunities to other players to help his key players get their legs back under them. Leighton Croft led MHS, with 14 points, and Aliyssa Neal added 12.

The Mohigans will play St. Albans at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 6, at West Virginia State, in the Little General Shootout.

CLAY-BATTELLE 55, FRONTIER: BLACKSVILLE — The Cee-Bees broke out of a foul shooting slump in an Ohio Valley Athletic Conference (OVAC) game.

“All of the girls took it took the hole and got fouled, which is just what we needed,” head coach David Joyce said.

Rylee Burnette scored 20 points for C-B (11-6), while Haley Barr tacked on 15.

The Cee-Bees will host Notre Dame at 7 p.m. Feb. 7.

JOHN MARSHALL 64, UNIVERSITY 57: GLEN DALE — The Monarchs shot 24 more free throws than the Hawks, taking a win in an OVAC contest.

Ashten Boggs scored 21 points for UHS, while Zoe Murphy (10) and Layne Assif (12) also scored in double-figures.

The Hawks (7-13) will host Weir at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8.

Boys’ basketball

CLAY-BATTELLE 61, PAW PAW 59: BLACKSVILLE — The Cee-Bees (7-9) picked up a pick win over top-10 ranked Paw Paw (14-4) in front of its home crowd.

“That is a nice win for us,” head coach Josh Kisner said. “Hats off to them, they shot well all night long, but our guys held on.”

Levi Carrico had 17 points, Gunner Brummage had 15, Seth Casino had 10 and Gage Statler had 13 for C-B.

The Cee-Bees will host Paden City at 7 p.m. Feb. 6.

MORGANTOWN 75, WASHINGTON 39: MORGANTOWN — Drew Selders poured in seven 3-pointers in a blowout win at home over Washington on Saturday. Selders finished with a game-high 26 points, while his brother, Cam, added 18 points.

The Mohigans (9-7) will play in the Little General Shootout Feb. 6, at St. Albans.