Prep roundup: Martin’s clutch shot pushes Trinity to win

CAMERON — Down by two with 18 seconds left, Jacob Martin knocked down one of the biggest shots of the season for the No. 10 Trinity boys’ basketball team. His 3-point shot gave the Warriors a 64-63 lead, a lead they would hold on to against No. 10 Cameron.

“We drew a play for Caleb Jenkins,” head coach John Fowkes said. “They collapsed the lane and, instead of forcing it, Caleb kicked it out to Jacob for the open shot. I thought he got fouled, too, but that thing was nothing but net. Jacob has been playing out of position all year, and coming from the torn ACL, it’s a testament to him.”

Joseph Zini led the Warriors (9-3) with 16 points. Daniel Woods had 11 points and 13 rebounds, and Joel Robertson had 13 points.

Trinity will travel to Moorefield on Jan. 27 for a 4:30 p.m. tip.

Philip-Barbour 77Preston 68

KINGWOOD — Foul trouble was costly for the Knights in the first half, sitting three starters with three fouls and falling behind by 11 at halftime.

“The second quarter wasn’t great and that was the story of the game,” head coach Paul Koontz said. “We went cold a little bit and got in foul trouble. It was the best effort we’ve had as a team this season and we’re working hard with good things are coming.”

Corey Pyles led PHS with 20 points, while Montgomery Rebelo added 16. Philip-Barbour was led by Nicholas Whited’s 23 points.

The Knights (3-11) will travel to Liberty Harrison at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26.


WHEELING — The University boys’ and girls’ teams each finished second during a meet Jan. 23, at Wheeling Park. The Hawks girls scored 52 points, while the boys tallied 38.

Griffin Nordstrom finished first in the boys’ 200-yard freestyle (2:02.96); Jacqueline McCutchan won the girls’ 50 freestyle (25.44); Nathan Mizener won the boys’ 50 freestyle (25.26); Emma Kitzmiller finished the girls’ 500 freestyle with a time of 6:44.36; and Nordstrom won the boys’ 500 freestyle (5:32.01).

In the 200 freestyle relay, the team of McCutchan, Kitzmiller, Victoria Maumbe and Mia Rice finished first (1:53.65). McCutchan also won the 100 backstroke (1:02.58).

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