Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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February 23, 2013

Pipestem, Mercer to meet for crown

BRADLEY — Pipestem Christian advanced to the finals of the WVCEA tournament with a victory over Ballard Christian, Friday.

Austin Peyton led Pipestem with 39 points, while Aleks Lane added 22 points and 14 rebounds. Josh Deskins led Ballard with 26.

Pipestem Christian (21-2) will play Mercer Christian for the WVCEA championship this afternoon.

BALLARD CHRISTIAN (68)

Josh Deskins 26, Ray Spencer 10, Chris Prunesti 6, Gage Bowles 6, Dalton Lankford 3, Blake Bowles 17.

PIPESTEM CHRISTIAN (83)

Ryan Shrewsbury 3, Austin Peyton 39, Zayne Worley 9, Aleks Lane 22, Ethan Lane 7, Hunter Allen 1, Trevor Shorter 2

Ballard Christian................22  14  19  13  —  68

PipestemChristian.............17  19  20  27  —  83

3-point baskets: B - 9 (Deskins 2, Spencer 2, Lankford, B. Bowles 5); P - 5 (Shrewsbury,  Peyton 2, Worley, E. Lane)

Mercer Christian 54, Morgantown Christian 51

BRADLEY — Caleb Janning scored 31 and J.J. Easter 19 to lead Mercer Christian to a 54-51 win over top-seeded Morgantown Christian in the WVCEA semifinals, Friday.

MERCER CHRISTIAN (54)

Jo Jo Janning 1, Caleb Janning 31, J.J. Easter 19, Chandler Scott 2, Samuel Stevens 1.

MORGANTOWN CHRISTIAN (51)

Caleb Berdar 4, Joey Ellis 2, Caleb Beckner 15, Noah Berdar 4, Brian Sargent 16, Kian Gilmore 6, Isaac Jarvis 4.

Mercer Christian..................13  12  6   23 — 54

Morgantown Christian.......10  15  16  10 —  51

3-point baskets: MCA - 4 (C. Janning 3, Easter 1); M - 2 (Gilmore 2)

Girls

J.I. Burton 66,   Haysi 55

LEBANON, Va. — Ervin Moses Beatty poured in a career-high 37 points to lead J.I. Burton to a win over Haysi in the Region D, Division 1 semifinals.

Peyton O’Quinn had to battle inside and out to finish with a team-high 18 points for Haysi (17-8).  Hunter Sutherland added 13 points.

J.I. BURTON (66)

Keys 5 2-3 12, Beatty 14 9-15 37, Maggard 2 3-6 7, Johnson 0 0-0 0, Blair 1 3-4 5, Van Ness 2 0-0 5, Thompson 0 0-0 0. Totals – 24 17-28 66.

HAYSI (55)

Sutherland 6 0-0 13, Tipton 2 0-3 5, O’Quinn 4 10-11 18, Owens 1 0-0 2, Hill 2 4-6 8, Howell 2 3-5 7, Rose 0 0-0 0, Kiser 0 0-0 0, Sykes 0 0-0 0, Smith 0 0-0 0, Boyd 1 0-0 2, Hillman 0 0-0 0. Totals – 18 17-25 55.

J.I. Burton....................12  16  22  16 — 66

Haysi............................13  9   14  19 —  55

3-point goals – JIB 1 (Van Ness), Haysi 2 (Sutherland, Tipton). Total fouls-JIB 21, Haysi 23. Fouled out-Owens, Hill, Blair. Technicals-none.

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