The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

January 7, 2013

Bluefield boys nip Oak Hill In high school basketball games Friday:


Bluefield 55

Oak Hill 53


The Bluefield Beavers rallied from a nine-point halftime deficit to edge Oak Hill at the Lilly Center.

Lykel Collier led the Beavers with 18 points, while Michael Yost added 11 and Corey Coppola scored 10.

Deon Marion paced the Red Devils with 12 points and Kadrin Goodman scored 11.

Oak Hill (2-4) travels to Liberty Tuesday.

Bluefield (3-1)

David Edwards 3 1-1 7, Anthony Eades 3 3-4 9, Lykel Collier 7 4-5 18, Michael Yost 4 2-2 11, Corey Coppola 5 0-0 10. Totals: 22 10-12 55.

Oak Hill (2-4)

Jalen Jones 2 4-5 8, Kadrin Goodman 5 1-2 11, Deon Marion 4 3-4 12, Marc Logan 1 0-0 2, Kyalo Bradford 2 1-2 5, Joey Re 3 0-2 6, Ervin Fruit 3 3-4 9. Totals: 20 12-19 53.

B    12    8    24    11    —    55

OH    18    11    13    11    —    53

3-point goals — B: 1 (Yost) OH: 1 (Marion). Fouled out — none.





Valley 71

Midland Trail 48


The Valley boys remained undefeated Friday night with a victory on the road against winless Midland Trail.

The Greyhounds (3-0) were led by 16 points from Raeshawn Breckenridge and 14 points from Zac Warden. Druw Bowen added 13.

The Patriots (0-4) got 14 points from Rickie Carter and 13 from Jake Grimmett.

Midland Trail visits Richwood Tuesday.

Valley (3-0)

Drew Jones 1 1-3 3, Henry Barron 4 1-9 10, Keyshawn Payne 1 0-0 2, Raeshawn Breckenridge 5 3-10 16, Cody Winter 1 0-2 2, Zac Warden 5 4-8 14, Dante Wilkerson 1 0-2 2, Arik McGinnis 4 0-2 9, Druw Bowen 4 5-8 13. Totals: 26 14-44 71

Midland Trail (0-4)

Jake Grimmett 4 5-10 13, Collin Carte 1 1-2 3, Tyler Skaggs 1 1-2 4, Rickie Carter 5 4-9 14, Austin Burdette 1 0-0 2, Nate Vaught 2 1-2 5, Ryan Wilson 1 1-6 3, Glen Neal 0 2-2 2, Tristan Minor 1 0-0 2. Totals: 16 15-33 48.

V    14    22    14    21    —    71

MT    9    14    17    8    —    48

3-point goals — V: 5 (Breckenridge 3, Barron, McGinnis); MT: 2 (Skaggs, Neal). Fouled out — none.





Valley 63

Meadow Bridge 55


In a battle of county rivals featuring senior standouts Alexis Payne and Chandra Harrah, it was sophomore Abigail Buchan who stole the show at Meadow Bridge. Buchan poured in 30 points to lead Valley to a come-from-behind victory over the Wildcats.

The Greyhounds trailed by as many as 13 points and Meadow Bridge led at the 3:00 mark of the fourth quarter.

Payne finished with 23 points for Valley, while Harrah tallied 24, including six 3-point goals, for the Lady Wildcats.

Sarah Fleshman scored 14 points and Allison Gilkerson added 11 for Meadow Bridge.

For more on the game, see Thursday’s Tribune.

Meadow Bridge (5-2) travels to Fayetteville at 6 p.m. Monday, and Valley (6-0) hosts Montcalm the same night.

Valley (6-0)

Kelsey Bird 3 0-0 8, Abigail Buchan 11 4-6 30, Gracyn Grubb 1 0-0 2, Alexis Payne 9 3-4 23, Emily Beard 0 0-2 0. Totals: 24 7-12 63.

Meadow Bridge (5-2)

Chandra Harrah 8 2-4 24, Allison Gilkerson 4 1-2 11, Sarah Fleshman 6 2-6 14, Caitlin White 2 2-4 6, Courtney Mullins 0 1-2 1. Totals: 20 8-18 55.

V    15    7    21    20    —    63

MB    16    10    17    8    —    55

3-point goals — V: 6 (Bird 2, Buchan 4); MB: 6 (Harrah 6). Fouled out — none.o