Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

February 6, 2013

Lady Wave claims Black Diamond District crown

By LLOYD COMBS
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

GRUNDY, Va. — Loni Webb wanted a win more than her 1,000th career point.

The Grundy senior got both Tuesday night.

Webb and the Lady Wave held off a second-half comeback from a short  handed Twin Valley squad and clinched their second straight Black Diamond District regular season title with a 51-43 win over the Lady Panthers.

Grundy (15-4, 8-1) clinched the BDD outright when Honaker knocked off Haysi in double overtime Tuesday evening.

The second Grundy player to reach the scoring milestone in a week Webb hit seven 3-pointers and scored 23 points. Her fifth trey of the first half left her with an even 1,000 and Grundy with a 33-12 lead.

Twin Valley (7-9, 6-3) played without leading scorer Katelyn Jackson. Last year's co-BDD Player of the Year injured her ankle in practice on Monday.

The Lady Panthers rallied with a stifling defensive effort in the third quarter, when they held Grundy to two points on 1-of-14 shooting from the field.

A stick-back by Hannah O'Quinn capped a 17-2 run that got Twin Valley with 35-33 with 6:54 remaining in the game.

Krystal Cantrell scored six points as Grundy responded with a 10-3 run and a 45-36 lead after a Paige Owens free throw with 3:16 left.

It brought a sigh of relief to Webb, who hit two more 3s in the final period.

"I said before the game I didn't care if I got to 1,000 points or not as long as we won," said Webb after her final regular season home game. "We just went cold in the third quarter. The fourth quarter we just had to get our heads back in the game."

Cantrell finished with 11 points and four assists, while Morgan Hall contributed 11 rebounds and nine points for Grundy.

Lakin Keene and Kara Goodman each scored 12 points, while Goodman and Megan Meadows each grabbed 10 rebounds for Twin Valley.



TWIN VALLEY (43)

Rose 9, Keene 12, Goodman 12, O’Quinn 4, Meadows 6, Daniels 0.

GRUNDY (51)

Webb 23, Hall 9, Snead 0, Charles 7, Cantrell 11, Lane 0, Owens 1, Sperry 0, Yates 0. Thornsbury 0.

Twin Valley.............................5  11 13  19  —  43

Grundy...................................13  20  2  16  —  51

3-point goals – TV 2 (Rose, Goodman), Grundy 10 (Webb 7, Cantrell 2, Charles). JV Game-Twin Valley won.



Boys

Grundy 62

Twin Valley 51

In Tuesday's nightcap Grundy quietly built a lead in the second half and picked up its third win in a rebuilding season.

In the third period the Golden Wave (3-16, 3-6) executed as well as they have all season, converting 9-of-14 shots from the field to extend a 28-26 half-time lead to 50-40.

"The past few nights we've just played better team ball," Grundy coach Jeremy Ratliff said. "That's what we did tonight.

"We weren't selfish. We looked for everybody and got everybody involved."

Four Grundy starters scored in double figures, including sophomore Charles McCoy, who contributed 17 points and six assists.

Sophomore Baylen Dillow posted a double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Golden Wave. Dylan Billiter added 14 points and four assists and Blake Cehajic tossed in 12 points.

Christian Case had a double-double, with 12 points and 15 boards, for Twin Valley (7-12, 1-7).

Brandon McGlothlin (11 points) and Shannon Adams (10) also scored in double figures for the Panthers.

Grundy travels to Richlands tonight and visits Twin Valley in a rematch on Thursday.  



TWIN VALLEY (51)

Elswick 3, Cantrell 7, Adams 10, McGlothlin 11, Burniston 0, Case 12, .

GRUNDY (62)

C. McCoy 17, Billiter 14, J. McCoy 2, Cehajic 12, Dillow 15, Hawkins 2, Nash-Cleek , Viars , Harr .

Twin Valley..........................11  15  14  11  —  51

Grundy................................15  13  22  12 — 62

3-point goals – TV 8 (McGlothlin 2, Helton 2, Cantrell. Adams, Elswick), Grundy 4 (Billiter 3, C. McCoy). JV Game-Twin Valley, 35-27.