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Prep roundup: University girls wallop Weir, 63-37

Created on:   Thu, Feb 8, 2018   11:22 PM

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MORGANTOWN — University High blitzed Weir with a 32-8 first quarter and cruised to victory Feb. 8, in an Ohio Valley Athletic Conference girls’ basketball tournament consolation game.

Ashten Boggs tallied 20 points to lead the Hawks (8-12), with Abby Coen adding 12 and Zoe Murphy 11.

Aside from the scoring, “The whole team rebounded really well,” assistant coach Ethan Brown said. “Mallory Napolillo was a vacuum on the boards, offensively and defensively.”

The Hawks next travel to Huntington for a game Tuesday.

Morgantown 74, Union Local 41: BELMONT, Ohio — Aleena McDaniel scored 16 points, Aliyssa Neal added 10 to go with four assists, and the Mohigans (16-5) pulled away in the second half of an Ohio Valley Athletic Conference tournament consolation game.

MHS led just 34-28 at halftime, then put away Union with a 40-13 edge in the second half.

“Our defense in the second half only gave up 13 points, and of those we only gave up four baskets,” MHS coach Jason White said. “We turned on a switch on the defensive end of the floor. Once we were able to do that, momentum shifted to us.”

Sydni Clawges grabbed six rebounds and Kaitlyn Ammons five for MHS, which plays host to Preston next Thursday for Senior Night.

Haley Porter netted 25 points and her sister Hannah 12 for Union Local.

Fairmont Senior 66, Preston 47: KINGWOOD — The Knights (11-8) fell behind 20-12 after a quarter and despite several making runs, couldn’t catch up to the Polar Bears (16-4, No. 3 Class AA).

“We were in it till the final minutes, and when we started fouling, they made their foul shots,” PHS coach Brian Miller said. “But it was a 7-10 point game until midway though the fourth.”

Makenzie Friend topped Preston with 16 points. It doesn’t get easier for the Knights, who have to play at Class AA No. 1 North Marion tonight.

Abby Faulkner led Fairmont Senior with 17 points.

Madonna 47, Trinity 43: The Warriors’ furious last-minute comeback went for naught in an overtime defeat in an Ohio Valley Athletic Conference tournament consolation game.

Trinity (9-11) trailed by 10 points with a minute and a half to go, but rallied until Reagan Sharp’s free throw with four seconds left tied the score.

“And in the OT we just came out flat and they jumped all over us,” Warriors coach Mike Baldy said. “Rachel Rosen fouled out and so did Emily Saurborn, which hurt us, but they already had a six-point lead.

“Rosen played hard out there, with 16 points and eight rebounds,” Baldy noted. She topped Trinity in scoring, with Saurborn adding 10.

Trinity plays at Notre Dame on Monday.

Magnolia 66, Clay-Battelle 60: NEW MARTINSVILLE — The Cee-Bees (11-7) fell behind by nine points after a quarter and could never quite catch up to the Blue Eagles, in an Ohio Valley Athletic Conference tournament consolation game.

C-B had three players in double figures, led by Haley Barr, who netted six 3-pointers and scored 23 for the game. Rylee Burnette added 15 and Abbey Ammons 14, but the Cee-Bees struggled against Magnolia’s size.

“They had the two big girls who did all the scoring,” C-B coach Dave Joyce said of Kyndra Pliant (25 points) and Mady Winters (22). “We don’t have any height. They played them both at the same time — twin towers. Their best offense was a missed shot. They got rebounds and there was nothing we could do.”

C-B cut its early deficit to one point but never pulled even. The Cee-Bees play host to Valley Wetzel at 4 p.m. Saturday, in a make-up game.

JV GIRLS

Morgantown 42, Union Local 10: Gracie Haines paced the Mohigans (13-0) with 12 points.

University 52, Weir 35: Isabella Bowers netted 15 points to top UHS (7-10).

MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS

Suncrest 7s 36, Mountaineer 28: Sha-Ron Young paced the Seals (12-2) with 12 points. A.J. Kimble and Gavin Powroznik had six each for the Mounties.

Suncrest 8s 34, Mountaineer 26: Marquis Mauney led the Seals (14-2) with 11 points and Jordan Keith added 10. Noah Braham topped the Mounties with 11 points.

Central Preston 44, Bruceton 30: Jahseer Ward and Tanner Haskiell each had 14 points to lead the Wildcats (14-4) to victory in the semifinals of the county tournament. Central will play East Preston for the title at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, at Preston High. Kevin Wilson had seven points to pace Bruceton.

Trinity 7s 51, Long Drain 30: Ashton Smith netted 13 points, James Harper 12 and Jaylon Hill 10 for the Warriors (14-1). Chris Fluharty paced Long Drain with 15 points.

MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS

Trinity 8s 51, Long Drain 14: Lilly Jordan netted 15 points, Kyndel Kisner added 11 and Jenna Barnett tallied 10 for the Warriors (10-4).

Westwood 8s 48, Suncrest 15: Sierra Lanham topped the Warriors (4-11) with 16 points. Sofia Pancoast led the Seals with eight.

South 8s 47, Westwood 27: Maddy McClurg had 13 points to lead the Warriors. Top scorers for South were not available.

St. Francis 7s 32, Fairmont Catholic 19: Emma Howell scored 14 points and Maddie Gump 12 to lead St. Francis (8-2). Gracie Brown collected seven rebounds and seven steals.

WRESTLING

Berkeley Springs High’s Davy Mundey, who recently set the state record with his 218th win, signed with the new Garrett (Md.) College wrestling program.

“Signing Davy Mundey is huge for our wrestling program,” head coach John Chambers said. “His signing shows our wrestling program is recruiting quality individuals and will be ready to compete when the program launches this coming fall.”

Mundey, who wrestles this year at 152 pounds, was the Class AA/A state runner-up at 145 last year. He also runs cross-country and competes in the pole vault for the BSHS track team. He hopes to eventually go into a health-care-related field after college.

HOCKEY

MoHawks 7, Carrick 1: Quintin Smith netted two goals and dished out three assists to pace the MoHawks (5-8-3) to victory at the Morgantown Ice Arena.

Luke Currence and Sam Snider also scored twice each, with Currence contributing two assists. Carter Kline had the seventh goal, along with two assists.

Daniel Arthurs, Carlee Casteel and A.J. Adams each had an assist and goalie Sydney Smith made 25 saves for the MoHawks, who play Monday, at Burrell, in New Kensington, Pa.