KINGWOOD — Makenzie Friend netted 20 points and snagged 10 rebounds Jan. 11, leading Preston to a 56-50 girls’ basketball win against East Fairmont.
The Knights made five fewer baskets and two fewer 3-pointers than the Bees, but won the game with good free throw shooting. They were 25 of 36 from the line, while the Bees sunk just 7 of 14.
Taylor Mayne tallied 11 points for Preston on just one basket — she was 9 of 11 from the line.
Preston as a team shot 13 for 17 in the key fourth quarter.
“We were down one point going into the fourth,” PHS coach Brian Miller said, “and I think they extended that to four. Then we went on a nice 10-0 run to get up six with about three minutes left, and that made (the Bees) have to come to us and foul us.”
Preston stays at home tonight to host Hedgesville, at 7 p.m.
Jayden Lindsey led East Fairmont with 16 points.
Parkersburg South 70, University 38: Ashten Boggs netted 14 points as the Hawks (5-8) fell to the Patriots.
Devin Hefner led three PSHS players in double figures with 16 points.
The Hawks have a week off before hosting Morgantown, on Jan. 18.
Parkersburg South 45, University 39: Sela Chico paced the Hawks (5-5) with 11 points.
East Fairmont 44, Preston 36: Reagan Knotts led the Knights (6-2) with 11 points.
MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS
Notre Dame 45, Trinity 39: Kane Eanes paced the Warriors with 12 points. Jaiden West had 15 to lead the Irish.
Suncrest 7s 43, St. Francis 20: Sha-Ron Young had 15 points and Payton Johnson 12 to lead the Seals (6-2). Charlie Heiskell, Noah Shepard and Eli Stahara had five each for the Trojans.
St. Francis 8s 47, Sun-crest 39: J. Moore tallied 19 points to lead the Trojans. Bliss Grieve topped the Seals (7-1) with 11.
Central Preston 8s 53, Rowlesburg 21: Tanner Haskiell led the Wildcats (8-3) with 16 points. Alex Mayne topped the River Lions with 12.
MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS
Clay-Battelle 8s 33, Monongah 21: Alivia Ammons had 14 points to top the Cee-Bees (6-2).
Mountaineer 7s 31, Westwood 5: Ashlyn Weaver netted 11 points and Mia McCadam 10 for the Mounties (8-0).
Mountaineer 8s 64, Westwood 33: Emily Sharkey scored 17 points, Lauren Dean had 16 and Ella Simpson added 13 for the Mounties 9-0). Tori McDowell led the Warriors with seven.
Trinity Christian 42, Notre Dame 12: Lily Jordan netted 11 points and Paige Smith 10 for the Warriors (6-3).
St. Francis 8s 46, South 11: Kerrington Peasak had 13 points, 12 rebounds and seven blocks to lead the Trojans (7-1). Bella Flanigan contributed five steals and five assists.
Kayleigh Jenkins led South with five points.
MIDDLE SCHOOL WRESTLING
Mountaineer Middle recognized the 11 eighth-graders on the team and defeated Preston, 70-15, and Westwood, 78-0. Mason Pauley, at 102 pounds, won his 100th career match.