Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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December 29, 2012

Roundup: Graham beats Auburn

MAX MEADOWS, Va. — The Graham G-Men held on down the stretch and beat Auburn 56-53 on Saturday evening in the fifth-place game of the First Bank of Virginia Christmas Tournament at Fort Chiswell High School.

Tony Hood and Spencer Sheets each dropped in 17 points for Graham (7-3), which took its second three-point win in two nights at the tourney.

Hood had four assists while Sheets had  five rebounds and four steals. Colby Hill added 12 points and seven rebounds. For Auburn, Jacob Shelburne tossed in 15 points.

In Saturday’s other tournament games, Grayson County beat George Wythe 64-51, Floyd County topped Fort Chiswell 94-85 and Carroll County defeated Radford 68-58.

Graham plays Friday at Galax in its first district game of the season.

At Fort Chiswell High School


Bower 2, Hinkley 8, Jones 6, Keen 6, Link 2, Jessie Rutledge 10, Jacob Shelburne 15, Simpkins 4.

GRAHAM (7-3)

Tony Hood 17, Spencer Sheets 17, Workman 2, Hawley 4, Colby Hill 12, Proffitt 4.

Auburn........10   17   15   11   —  53

Graham.......14     8   18   16  —  56

Three-point goals — AHS 2 (Rutledge 2); GRA 2 (Hood 1, Hill 1).


Richlands 69, Rural Retreat 29

PILGRIM’S KNOB, Va. — Ben Brown had 13 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Blue Tornado to its first win of the season at the Consol Energy Coalfield Clash Tournament Saturday, beating Rural Retreat by 40 in the consolation game.

Kyle Call had 13 points and seven steals for Richlands (1-4). Zach Johnson had 10 points and nine boards and Gabe Hunsaker had 11 points and eight rebounds.

The Richlands junior varsity team won the JV championship over Virginia High.

In Thursday’s tournament action, Haysi defeated Richlands 62-33. The Tigers got 17 points from Tyler Tipton, 14 from Hunter Sutherland and 11 from Peyton O’Quinn. For the Blues, Ben Brown had 11 points and Trent Davis had eight.

Richlands is on the road in Bland County on Wednesday and hosts Marion on Friday.

At Twin Valley High School


Zach Stepp 1, Jordan Corvin 3, Tanner Bryant 2, Shane Smith 1, Dalton Crockett 7, Andy Robinson 2, Jay Linkous 5, Conner Patton 2, Brandon Terry 6.


Will Moir 2, Kyle Call 13, Trent Davis 3, J.T. Anderson 10, Ben Brown 13, Zach Johnson 10, Evan Meadows 1, Anthony Austin 6, Gabe Hunsaker 11.

Rural Retreat........11     2     8     8  —  29

Richlands..............15   25   11   18  —  69

Three-point goals — RR 2 (Crockett 1, Terry 1); RHS 4 (Brown 1, Austin 2, Hunsaker 1).


Chapmanville 63, PikeView 58

CHAPMANVILLE — The Panthers gave their hosts quite a battle in the championship game of the Bob Runyon Memorial Tournament on Saturday. PikeView (1-3) trailed by a single point after the first quarter and the score was tied 30-30 at halftime.

For PikeView, Jason Weitzel made four treys and scored 22 points; Tanner Farley had 10 points. Zach Meadows had nine points and nine rebounds, and Bradley Flinchum generated three steals. Chapmanville (3-3) got 27 points from Kenny Plumley.

Panthers named to the all-tournament team were Weitzel, Logan McKinney and Meadows.

PikeView returns to action Wednesday at Shady Spring to play Liberty-Raleigh in a weather-delayed tournament.

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