Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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February 28, 2014

Summers County moves on in boys' sectional

NEW RICHMOND — Matt Ryan scored 17 of his 21 points in the second half and his Summers County Bobcats used a strong fourth quarter to put away Independence 59-47 in a first-round game Friday evening in the Class AA, Region 3, Section 1 boys basketball tournament at Wyoming East High School.

Only four Bobcats scored but three reached double figures — Ryan, Jacob Lively (18) and Ashton Garten (16). Chris Mills and Cody Collins each netted 14 points for the Patriots.

Summers County moves on to the sectional semifinal against top-seeded Wyoming East at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center. Westside will play Liberty at 6 p.m. in the other semifinal.

At Wyoming East High School

INDEPENDENCE

Chris Mills 14, Chase Mills 2, Marcus Burgess 6, Brandon Treadway 4, Aaron Hunt 5, Cody Collins 14, Adam Tolliver 2.

SUMMERS COUNTY

Matt Ryan 21, Jacob Lively 18, Ashton Garten 16, Anthony Ford 4.

Independence............13     5   14   15  —  47

Summers County.......10   10   17   22  —  59

3-point goals — IHS 2 (Chris Mills 2); SC 2 (Lively).

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