Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

February 4, 2014

Roundup: Princeton sinks Vikings

MCA, PikeView boys win; Summers Co. girls victorious

Staff reports
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

PRINCETON — The Princeton Tigers snapped a four-game losing streak on Monday night at the Ralph Ball Court, defeating Ripley 66-58 to start off a four-game week on the right foot.

After trailing the Vikings 33-28 at halftime, Princeton (5-7) pulled even at 45-45 at the end of the third quarter and outscored their guests 21-13 in the final stanza.

Aaron Ferguson poured in 26 points to pace the Tigers, while Ian Southcott had two 3-pointers on his way to 10 points. Ashton Odell also chalked up 10.

Princeton hosts Greenbrier East tonight in another Mountain State Athletic Conference contest.



At Ralph Ball Court

RIPLEY

Jamison Hunt 12, Drew Harpold 8, Kade Harrsion 21, Justin McKown 7, Luke Layhew 4, Chase Johnson 6.

PRINCETON

Colton Fix 2, Ian Southcott 10, Mason Kroll 1, Jay Palmer 5, Zen Clewments 8, Ashton Odell 10, Logan McKinney 4, Aaron Ferguson 26.

Ripley.........................12   21   12   13  —  58

Princeton...................14   14   17   21  —  66

3-point goals — Ripley 7 (Jamison Hunt 4, Drew Harpold 2, Kade Harrison 1); PSHS 3 (Ian Southcott 2, Jay Palmer 1).

*****

Mercer Christian 63, Champions Academy 38

PRINCETON — The Cavaliers locked up the second-best boys record in school history on Monday evening, running past their visitors from Richlands, Va.

Daniel Boothe, a sophomore, established a new school record with 92 steals in a season. The previous mark was 88, set in the 1995-96 season by Chris East, who is now an MCA assistant coach.

Boothe had 17 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists and four steals Monday. Caleb Janning recorded 18 points and five steals. Kenny Shrewsbury chipped in 12 points.

Nick Shortridge scored 18 points for Champions.

MCA (25-4) hosts Victory Baptist Academy, the top-ranked team in the West Virginia Christian Education Association, tonight at 7 p.m.



At Mercer Christian Academy

CHAMPIONS ACADEMY

Taylor Horn 3, Caleb Horn 7, Jordan Horn 4, Nick Shortridge 18, Landon Nestel 6.

MERCER CHRISTIAN

Caleb Janning 18, Daniel Boothe 17, Kenny Shrewsberry 12, Luke Maranto 3, Ryan Shrewsbury 5, Wes Hobbs 2, Xander Bailey 6.

CA................................13     7     9     9  —  38

MCA.............................23   14   15   11  —  63

3-point goals CA 2 (T. Horn 1, C. Horn 1); MCA 2 (Janning 2).

*****

PikeView 76, Summers Co. 64

GARDNER — PikeView scored 76 in its second consecutive game to record back-to-back victories.

Zach Meadows racked up 25 points and 12 rebounds for the Panthers (5-4), while Seth Wood scored 20 points and Seth Meadows notched 11 rebounds and four assists. Jason Weitzel had 19 points, eight rebounds and five assists, and Tanner Farley grabbed seven rebounds.

Terry Smith had 25 points for Summers County (5-6), connecting on five of the Bobcats’ seven treys. Dacota Thomas had 14 points and Matt Ryan contributed 10.

PikeView plays at Shady Spring Wednesday.



At Gardner

SUMMERS COUNTY

Dacota Thomas 14, Ashton Garten 6, Jacob Lively 7, Antonio Ford 2, Terry Smith 25, Matt Ryan 10.

PIKEVIEW

Seth Wood 20, Seth Meadows 4, Bradley Flinchum 2, Tanner Farley 6, Jason Weitzel 19, Zach Meadows 25.

Summers County.......19   15   10   20  —  64

PikeView.....................19   23   15   19  —  76

3-point goals — SC 7 (Garten 2, Smith 5); PV 5 (Wood 1, Farley 1, Weitzel 3).

*****

East Ridge 77, Grundy 71

GRUNDY, Va. — The 3s were flying, but East Ridge’s nine from long range turned out better than Grundy’s nine.

Michael Fields had four 3s and 21 points and Donnie Miller added three 3s and 21 points to lead East Ridge past Grundy.

East Ridge took a 27-15, hitting seven 3s in the opening quarter.

Grundy, which was led by Wes Peck with 25 points and seven 3s, also received 14 points from Charles McCoy and 10 by Christian Jackson.

Grundy (9-10) will host Council tonight.



EAST RIDGE (77)

Salyers 2, Woiter 9, Michael Fields 21, Chaney 8, Donnie Miller 21, Epling 2, Coleman 4, Skeens 7, Hyiton 4.

GRUNDY (71)

Duty 7, Charles McCoy 14, Wes Peck 25, J.McCoy 6, Christian Jackson 10,  Dillow 9.

East Ridge......................27  18  12  10  — 77

Grundy............................15  19  12  25  — 71

3-point goals: ER 9 (Fields 4, Miller 3, Woiter 1, Skeens 1); GR 9 (Peck 7, Jackson 2). JV—ER wins in OT.

*****

Independence 69, James Monroe 63

LINDSIDE — Independence broke out of a 29-29 halftime tie on the Mavericks’ court Monday to pick up its second victory. Cody Collins scored 27 for the Patriots.

Five Mavericks sank a total of six 3-point shots. Landon Shires led James Monroe (0-10) with 12 points; Jacob McKlarney had 11 and Connor Boothe scored 10.

James Monroe plays Thursday at home against PikeView.



At James Monroe High School

INDEPENDENCE (2-11)

Haga 8, Sargent 8, Treadway 2, Adam Tolliver 12, Aaron Hunt 12, Cody Collins 27.

JAMES MONROE (0-10)

Spencer 5, Brown 7, Lance Wilson 8, Connor Boothe 10, Landon Shires 12, Jones 4, Lowe 6, Jacob McKlarney 11.

Independence...........9   20   16   24  —  69

James Monroe........12   17   13   21  —  63

3-point goals — IHS 2 (Haga 1, Sargent 1); JM 6 (Spencer 1, Brown 1, Wilson 2, Boothe 1, McKlarney 1). JV game — JM won 47-45.

*****

Girls basketball

Summers County 82, Scott 65

HINTON — Whittney Justice scored a game-high 26 points, including a 14 for 14 night at the free-throw line, as Summers County defended its new No. 1 ranking.

Justice also had six assists and five steals. Brittney Justice added 16 points, Brandy Morrison 13 points and six rebounds and Abby Taylor 12 points.

Scott got 21 from Landyn McKinney and 19 from Maddy Weeks.

The Lady Bobcats (14-0) will host Princeton at 7:30 p.m. today.



At Summers County High School

SCOTT (9-4)

Jaimee Dotson 1 7-8 9, Julie Conway 5-6 7, Courtney Goodwin 2 1-2 6, Landyn McKinney 10 1-2 21, Victoria Ellis 0 2-4 2, Andrea Rankin 0 1-2 1, Maddy Weeks 6 7-12 19. Totals: 20 24-36 65.

SUMMERS COUNTY (14-0)

Avery Pivont 2 0-0 4, Abby Taylor 4 4-5 12, Brennah Davis 2 1-2 5, Audrey Holley 2 0-0 6, Brittney Justice 6 4-5 16, Brandy Morrison 3 7-13 13, Whittney Justice 6 14-14 26. Totals: 25 30-39 82.

Scott.............18   18   17   12 — 65

Summers Co..31   19   13   19 — 82

3-point goals — Scott 1 (Goodwin); SC 2 (Holley 2). Fouled out — Scott, Conway; SC, Davis.

*****

Radford 52, Giles 33

RADFORD, Va. — Kelsey Mosley led the Spartans with 10 points Monday, but three Radford players had 10 each to win on their home court.

Giles (6-10) plays Floyd tonight in Pearisburg, Va.



At Radford

GILES

Harless 6, Flinchum 4, Shrader 9, Martin 2, Santolla 2, Kelsey Mosley 10.

RADFORD

Jada Penn 10, Kendal Hines 10, Mitchell 6, Julia Hopkins 10, Harvey 4, O’Brien 6.

Giles................................6     7   9   11  —  33

Radford...........................9   14   8   21  —  52

3-point goals — Giles, none; Rad 1 (Penn 1).

*****

Marion 60, Bland County 44

BLAND, Va. — The Lady Bears nailed five 3-pointers but could not match Marion’s second-half surge on Monday night.

Freshman Malee Lambert led the scorers for Bland County (2-16) with nine points. Amber Eaton and Catlin Fanning each had eight. Tori Smith led the rebounding column with seven.

Marion got 20 points from Calliee Cox and 11 from Bakker Cullop.

Bland County plays Wednesday at Galax.



At Bland High School

MARION

Richardson 2, Bakker Cullop 11, Williams 3, Margaret Wagner 17, Anderson 3, Calliee Cox 20, Pennington 4.

BLAND COUNTY

Malee Lambert 9, Amber Eaton 8, Radford 2, Russo 6, Hodock 2, Patterson 2, Smith 1, Dillow 6, Catlin Fanning 8.

Marion............................11   18   9   22  —  60

Bland Co........................10   15   5   14  —  44

3-point goals — Mar 4 (Anderson 1, Cox 3); BC 5 (Lambert 3, Dillow 2).