Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

November 29, 2012

Prep roundup: Gallinger leads G-Girls past Spartans

Staff reports
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BLUEFIELD, Va. — Emaleigh Gallinger scored 13 points in her high school basketball debut, leading Graham toa 53-26 win over Giles on Wednesday night at Graham Middle School.

Gallinger, the sister of former Graham star Chelsea Gallinger, also added six rebounds and six steals.

Karly Morgan and Taylor Williams added seven points each for Graham, which outscored Giles 22-8 in the fourth quarter.

Carolyn Springman and Erin Wilson pulled down five rebounds apiece, while Ashley Rasnake contributed six points and six steals. Wilson also scored six points.

Giles (0-1), which was paced by Tanisha Flinchum by 11 points, will visit archrival Narrows tonight.

Graham (1-0) will travel to Bradshaw on Friday to play Wyoming East in the Little General Invitational at 6 p.m. The G-Girls will play either River View or Bluefield on Saturday.



GILES (0-1)

Dowdy 1, Tanisha Flinchum 11, K.Beecher 9, Harless 1, A.Bradley 4.

GRAHAM (1-0)

Karly Morgan 7, Erin Wilson 6, Emaleigh Gallinger 13, Taylor Williams 7, Casey Spencer 5, Bethany Evans 2, Ashley Rasnake 6, Ashley Moretto 5, Carolyn Springman 2.

Giles.........................................................................3  10   5   8   —  26

Graham....................................................................9  11  11  22  —  53

3-point goals: GL 3 (Flinchum 3); GR 0 JV—GR 50-8.





Christiansburg 59,             Bland County 26

ROCKY GAP, Va. — Darian Thornton scored 18 points and pulled down seven rebounds, leading Christiansburg past the Bland County girls in the season-opener for both teams.

Shannon Stuart added 14 points for the Blue Demons, which made 23-of-31 from the free throw line.

Bland County (0-1), which was hampered by 33 turnovers, was led by sophomore Tori Smith with six points and seven boards.

Bland will visit Richlands on Monday.



CHRISTIANSBURG (1-0)

Darian Thornton 18, Shannon Stuart 14, Queen 9, McBride 7, Duff 5, McCoy 2, Meadows 2, Yearwood 2.

BLAND COUNTY (0-1)

Tori Smith 6, Davis 5, Russo 4, Dillow 4, Slaughter 2, Eaton 2, Dean 2, Harris 1.

Christiansburg.............................................10  11  18  20  —  59

Bland County.................................................2  10   10  4  —  26

3-point goals: CB 2 (Stuart 1, Thornton 1); BC 1 (Davis 1). JV—CB won.  



Boys

Abingdon 65, Graham 54

ABINGDON, Va. — Josh Hess canned four 3s and finished with 15 points, leading Abingdon to a season-opening non-district win over the G-Men.

Abingdon (1-0), which finished with seven 3s, led 33-22 at the break, and played the G-Men to a 32-32 draw in the second half.

Tony Hood led all scorers with 18 points, four rebounds and two steals for Graham. Colby Hill added 14 points, three boards and three blocked shots, while Spencer Sheets tallied 10 points.

Zach Profitt added eight points, three assists, three rebounds, two blocked shots and a steal for Graham. Roman Workman pulled down five boards.

Mack Owens added 17 points and Chris Sigmon tossed in nine for the Falcons.

Graham visits Tazewell on Dec. 4.



GRAHAM (0-1)

Tony Hood 18, Spencer Sheets 10, Roman Workman 2, Marshall Hawley 2, Colby Hill 14, Zach Proffitt 8.

ABINGDON (1-0)

Andrew Francisco 3, Josh Hess 15, Jacob Meade 2, Lukas Hart 3, Chris Sigmon 9, Chaz Owens 2, Caleb Janson 6, Ashton Basham 8, Mack Owens 17.

Graham..............................................................12  10  14  18 —  54

Abingdon..........................................................18  15  15  17 —  65

3-point goals: GR 4 (Hood 2, Sheets 1, Hill 1); AB 7 (Hess 4, Francisco 1, Hart 1, Sigmon 1). JV—Graham 46-36.