Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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December 3, 2013

Bland County shoots past Rebels; Bulldogs bite Marion

BLAND,Va. — The Bland County Bears opened the season with a 51-47 win over the Patrick Henry-Glade Springs Rebels, Tuesday night in Bland.

Tyler Faulkner led the Bears with 15 points and Zach Gwyn added 12 including three treys. Dylan Coe led Patrick Henry with 14.

At Bland

PATRICK HENRY (0-1)

Grayson Williams 12, Keefe 5, Carver 1, Dylan Coe 14, Tesler 8, Boyd 7.

BLAND COUNTY (1-0)

Christian 9, Goins 4, Miller 2, Lambert 7, Tyler Faulkner 15, Zach Gwyn 12, Delp 2

Patrick Henry.................5   10  11  21  —  47

Bland County................15  7   19  12  —  51

3-point goals: PH 5 (Coe 4, Boyd 1); BC 7 (Christian 1, Lambert 1, Faulkner 2, Gwyn 3)

Tazewell 64,

Marion 52

MARION, Va. — Juwan Jordan scored 16 points and Isyah Hagy had a double-double as Tazewell opened its season with a win at Marion.

The Bulldogs had four players score in double figures, led by Jordan. Hagy had 10 points and 11 rebounds while Tanner Catron and Colin Hancock each dropped in 11 points.

Marion’s Riley Blevins scored a game-high 22 points and Hunter Lefler drained five threes.

Tazewell, which made its debut under new head coach William Lester, returns to action Friday night, hosting the Graham G-Men.

At Marion

TAZEWELL (1-0)

Elkins 4, Davis 4, Tanner Catron 11, Colin Hancock 11, Juwan Jordan 16, Mountain 8, Isyah Hagy 10.

MARION (0-1)

Riley Blevins 22, Norris 4, Hunter Lefler 15, Leaman 2

Tazewell.........................12  14  24  14  —  64

Marion.............................10  13  9   20  —  52

3-point goals: TAZ 5 (Catron, Hancock 3, Jordan); MAR 6 (Blevins, Lefler 5).

Mercer Christian 87, Life Academy 33

PRINCETON — Mercer Christian improved to 8-1 on the season with a win over Life Academy from Roanoke, Va., at the MCA Gymnasium.

Caleb Janning topped the Cavaliers’ scoring column with 19 points and Xander Bailey popped in 10 along with six assists. Daniel Booth had 10 rebounds, nine assists and six steals, while J.J. Easter dished out seven assists. MCA had 23 steals in the game.

The Cavaliers return to the court Friday in Beckley against Victory Christian.

At MCA

LIFE (2-4)

Adam Holdaway 8, Dylan Honaker 2, Todd Craft 2, Eric Hughes 5, Ben Almeida 7, Zach Allnutt 9, Thomas Dean 9.

MERCER CHRISTIAN (8-1)

Daniel Boothe 9, J.J. Easter 3, Caleb Janning 19, Kenny Shrewsberry 3, Luke Maranto 3, Chandler Scott 12, Ryan Shrewsbury 4, Clay Cooper 4, Wes Hobbs 14., Anthony Maranto 6, Xander Bailey 10.

Life........................................4  13  7 9  —  33

Mercer Christian...............19  21  22  25 —  87

3-point goals: LF 1 (Dean 1); MC 5 (Janning 2, Scott 2, Easter 1).

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