Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

January 3, 2013

Prep roundup: Akers' 27 not enough for Tigerettes

Staff reports
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

HUNTINGTON — McKenzie Akers scored 27 points and dished out seven assists , but the Princeton girls basketball team lost for the first time season, dropping a 69-65 decision at Huntington.

Khadija Payne added 17 points for the Tigerettes, while Marissa Mullins had 12 and Hannah Preservati contributed nine points and nine boards.

Payne added eight boards and Mullins had three steals and three assists. Stephanie Lambert led Princeton with five steals.

Huntington (7-2) was paced by Kiana Evans with 22 points, while Dominique Gibson added 18 and Dazha Congleton tossed in 13.

Akers is closing in on the school’s girls scoring record held by Tina Six.

Princeton will visit Oak Hill on Tuesday.



PRINCETON (5-1)

McKenzie Akers 27, Marissa Mullins 12, Khadija Payne 17, Hannah Preservati 9.

HUNTINGTON (7-2)

Lacy Johnson 3, Alexis Johnson 8, Dazha Congleton 13, Kiana Evans 22, Ericka Budd 5, Dominique Gibson 18.

Princeton............................12  16  15  22  —  65

Huntington............................22  9  15  23  —  69

3-point goals: PR 6 (Akers 3, Mullins 2, Payne 1); HT 3 (Gibson 2, Evans 1).



Montcalm 39,

Liberty 35

GLEN DANIEL — Miranda Kendrick scored 12 points and added five rebounds and four assists to lead the Generals past the Raiders.

Montcalm (3-5) also received eight points, eight steals, five boards and four assists from Leslie Kelley. Hannan Johnson scored seven points and Alexis Mabe added six points and six rebounds.

Stacy McGinnis scored 15 for Liberty.

Montcalm travels to Valley Fayette on Monday.



MONTCALM (39)

Alexis Mabe 6, Miranda Kendrick 12, Autumn Bouldin 4, Brenna Tyree 2, Leslie Kelley 8, Hannah Johnson 7.

LIBERTY (35)

Stephens 1, McGinnis 11, Law 5, Williams 15.

Montcalm................................9  14  6  10  —  39

Liberty.....................................9  10  11  5  —  35



 Mercer Christian 46, Seneca Trail 31

UNION — Jamie Brown recorded a unique double-double, scoring 26 points and swiping 10 steals for the Cavaliers.

Brown also had six rebounds and two assists for Mercer Christian, which improved to 4-4 on the season.

Seneca Trail was paced by Laura Boyer with 12 points and 11 by Sarah Burnette.

London Taylor added 10 points, four boards and two steals for the Cavaliers. Sammy Goins added five rebounds, while Brooke Bradshaw had four.

Mercer Christian will visit Mountain View Christian on Monday.



MERCER CHRISTIAN (4-4)

Jamie Brown 26, London Taylor 10, Sammy Goins 4, Brooke Bradford 2, Leah Billings 2, Shae Mullins 2.

SENECA TRAIL (n/r)

Sarah Burnette 11, Natalie Denning 2, Beth Boyer 2, Laura Boyer 12, Alana Denning 4.

Mercer Christian................11  12  11  12  —  46

Seneca Trail........................10   4  10   7   —  31

3-point  goals: MC 2 (Brown 2); ST 0.



Boys

Pipestem 61,

Victory Baptist 35

PIPESTEM — Zayne Worley led three players in double figures with 18 points in the Pipestem Christian Academy New Year’s Invitational.

Austin Peyton added 16 points and Aleks Lane had 15. Trevor Shorter scored six points and grabbed 12 rebounds.

Victory Baptist was paced by Nathan Richmond with 12 points and 11 by Aric Wright.

Pipestem Christian will play Ballard Christian for the varsity title tonight at 7:30 p.m. Pipestem Christian’s middle school team will play Victory for that crown at 6.



VICTORY BAPTIST (3-3)

Nathan Richmond 12, Daniel Cannon 2, Sam Matherly 3, Brandon Nassir 6, Aric Wright 11, Brandon Radford 1.

PIPESTEM CHRISTIAN (8-1)

Jayson Steele 3, Austin Peyton 16, Zayne Worley 18, Aleks Lane 15, Ethan Lane 2, Trevor Shorter 6.

Victory Baptist......................5  10  12  8  —  35

Pipestem Christian.............14  15  14  18 —  61

3-point goals: VB 1 (Matherly 1); PC 2 (Worley 1, Steele 1).



Ballard Christian 69, Mountain State 49

PIPESTEM — Josh Deskins scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Ballard Christian past Mountain State in the Pipestem Invitational.

Gage Bowles (14), Dalton Lankford (13), Ray Spencer (11) and Chris Prunesti (10) reached double figures for Ballard Christian. Deskins and Lankford each had three 3s.

Austin Cude tossed in 26 for Mountain State.

Ballard Christian (5-3) will play Pipestem Christian tonight at 7:30 p.m.



MOUNTAIN STATE (49)

Austin Cude 26, Larry Straub 17, Jeremiah Cude 4, Seth Goodpasture 2.

BALLARD CHRISTIAN (69)

Josh Deskins 19, Ray Spencer 11, Chris Prunesti 10, Gage Bowles 14, Dalton Lankford 13, Nick Haynes 2.

Mountain State....................14  12  9  14 —  49

Ballard Christian.................18  18  13  20  —  69

3-point goals: MS 1 (A.Cude 1); BC 7 (Deskins 3, Lankford 3, Spencer 1).

Girls

James Monroe 68, Wyoming East 50

NEW RICHMOND — The James Monroe Lady Mavericks improved to 6-2 with a 68-50 win Thursday night at Wyoming East.

Kelsie Mann led the Lady Mavs and all scorers with 18 points and 10 rebounds and Laine Shiflet added 14 with six steals. Emily McKinney had 1 points and Jordan Page 10.

Bre Pertee topped the Wyoming East scoring column with 14 and Chiara Jewell added 12.

James Monroe hosts River View on Saturday, while Wyoming East hosts River View on Monday.



At Wyoming East High School

JAMES MONROE (68)

C. Shiflet 2, Emily McKinney 11, Jordan Page 10, Kelsie Mann 18, Sparks 2, Laine Shiflet 14, Gillespie 2, Via 4.

WYOMING EAST (50)

Chelsea Duncan 11, Chiara Jewell 12, Bre Pertee 14, Bailey 2, Ford 2, Lowman 7

James Monroe.............21  17  10  20  —  68

Wyoming East.............14   15  16  5   —  50

Three point baskets: JM-McKinney, Page 2. WE-Jewell, Lowman