Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

February 17, 2013

Grundy girls nip Honaker for BDD tiara

By ANTHONY STEVENS
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

CLINCHCO, Va. — The Golden Wave added a tournament championship trophy to their regular season hardware with a hard fought 62-60 win in Black Diamond District tournament action at Clinchco Elementary School.

Grundy led by as many as nine in the first quarter. Honaker cut it to five at the end of the quarter. The Wave tried to hold off the Tigers. Loni Webb dropped in a layup to put Grundy up 26-20 with 4:14 to play in the first half. But they were held scoreless the rest of the half. Freshman Madison Miller keyed a 13-0 Honaker run as they took a 33-26 lead at halftime.

“This was extremely big win,” said Grundy junior Morgan Hall. “It was tough, when Honaker came back and got a lead.”

It was back and forth throughout the second half. Grundy was able to pull within one-point in the third quarter. But Laken Robinette scored a couple of times inside to put the lead back at five points going to the fourth quarter.

Hall scored with a putback and was fouled making the free throw to put the Wave up 52-51. After the Tigers missed three shots in one possession, Krystal Cantrell made a layup for Grundy and they never relinquished the lead.

“We knew it would be a low post contest, because Honaker is so good inside,” Grundy coach Craig Plymal said. “We had to make some adjustments at halftime and our girls adapted unbelievably well.

“We kind of hang our hat on our defensive effort. We weren’t happy with that run they made in the second quarter.”

Hall finished with a double-double with a game-high 24 points and 13 rebounds, including 9-of-11 from the free throw line. Whenever the Golden Wave needed a bucket, she was there to deliver. Webb added 13 points and nine rebounds.

“Hall is a complete player,” stated Plymal. “She has scored over 20 points in our last three games and does a great job on the boards.”

Grundy (19-5) will advance to Region D, Division 2 tournament next week and should be one of the top seeds. The seedings will be announced today (Sunday).

“We think we should have a good seed,” Plymal said. “We have a good record and we’ve played some good competition all up and down I81. We’ve only played nine home games, we’ve had 15 on the road.”

Musick led Honaker with 22 points and six rebounds. Robinette contributed 11 points.

           

HONAKER (60)

Brown 4 0-0 8, Miller 2 0-0 6, Robinette 5 1-4 11, Stevens 3 0-0 6, Shelton 2 1-2 7, Musick 8 3-5 22, Wolford 0 0-0 0, Elswick 0 0-0 0, Hess 0 0-0 0, Meade 0 0-0 0. Totals 24 5-11 60.

GRUNDY (62)

Hall 7 9-11 24, Cantrell 2 5-8 9, Charles 1 0-0 3, Webb 6 0-0 13, Owens 2 2-6 6, Lane 1 0-0 2, Snead 2 1-1 5. Totals 21 17-26 62.

Honaker..............................12  21  13  14  —  60

Grundy................................17  9   17  19  —  62

 3-point goals – Honaker 7 (Musick 3, Miller 2, Shelton 2), Grundy 3 (Hall 1, Charles 1, Webb 1). Total fouls – Honaker 17, Grundy 8. Fouled out - Shelton. Technicals – none.

 

Twin Valley 54,  Haysi 51, OT

Twin Valley erased a 17-point third quarter deficit, to get by Haysi 54-51 in the BDD girls consolation contest. The game went into overtime. Katelyn Jackson was fouled as time expired in regulation and calmly sank both free throws with no time remaining to tie the score at 44-44.

“We went with a small lineup and tried to force some turnovers,” Twin Valley coach Rick Goodman said. “We were able to get some turnovers and start hitting some 3’s. We were able to get back in it quick.”

Jackson also came through for the Panthers in overtime. With the score tied at 51, Jackson came off a screen to score, giving Twin Valley a two-point lead.

Brandi Rose who finished with a game-high 19 points made a free throw for the Panthers for the final margin. Haysi missed their final two shots.

Lakin Keene and Jackson added 10 points each for Twin Valley. Erin Hyden poured in 18 points and Hannah Mondrage added 13 for the Tigers.

           

TWIN VALLEY (54)

Rose 5 7-11 19, Keene 3 1-2 10, Jackson 3 2-3 10, Goodman 3 2-4 9, O’Quinn 1 1-2 3, Daniels 1 0-0 2. Totals 16 14-24 54.

HAYSI (51)

Mondrage 5 1-3 13, Hyden 7 3-3 18, Edwards 2 1-2 5, Counts 2 0-2 6, Sutherland 1 3-8 5, Robinette 2 0-0 4. Totals 19 7-18 51.

Twin Valley........10   6  11  17 10  —  54

Haysi.................15  11  10  8   7   —  51

3-point goals – Twin Valley 8 (Rose 2, Keene 3, Jackson 2, Goodman 1), Haysi 5 (Mondrage 2, Hyden 1, Counts 2). Total fouls – Twin Valley 20, Haysi 15. Fouled out – Mondrage, Keene. Technicals – none.