Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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February 4, 2013

Parkersburg girls defeat Princeton

PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg High girls basketball team ended the Princeton Tigerettes’ five-game winning streak on Saturday, taking a 68-54 win in a game that had been postponed due to weather.

McKenzie Akers scored 26 points, handed out six assists and grabbed five steals for Princeton (13-3). Khadija Payne secured 11 rebounds. Princeton made 7 of 25 three-point tries but shot 37 percent from the floor and went 5 for 7 from the foul line.

Parkersburg made 14 of 20 free throws and shot 44 percent from the floor. Six-foot senior Imani Ward had 16 points, seven rebounds and three steals, while Haley Akerman made all four of the Big Reds’ three-pointers and went 4 for 4 at the foul line for 20 points.

Princeton scored more than 12 points in only one quarter, and trailed at halftime 37-19.

Princeton plays at Summers County on Tuesday. The Tigerettes beat the Bobcats 59-44 on Jan. 22 in Princeton.

At Parkersburg

PRINCETON (13-3)

Inman 1 0-0 2, Akers 10 3-3 26, Mullins 3 1-2 9, Payne 1 0-0 2, Preservati 3 0-0 7, Lambert 1 0-0 3, Surface 2 1-2 5. Totals 21 5-7 54.

PARKERSBURG

Akerman 6 4-4 20, Ward 8 0-0 16, Kurncz 1 2-4 4, Morrison 0 8-10 8, Dent 2 0-0 4, Walker 8 0-0 16. Totals 25 14-20 68.

Princeton.........................................................7   12   24   11  —  54

Parkersburg..................................................20   17   19   12  —  68

Three-point goals — PCTN 7 (Akers 3, Mullins 2, Preservati 1, Lambert 1); PAR 4 (Akerman 4). JV game — Parkersburg won 59-49.

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