The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

January 23, 2013

Riverside girls down Meadow Bridge; Oak Hill, Trail among boys winners

By Steve Keenan
Sports Editor

QUINCY — The Riverside High girls stepped away from MSAC basketball play for a day and wound up with their fourth victory of the season.

The Warriors used a key 10-0 run to overcome an early lead by Class A Meadow Bridge Monday en route to a 62-44 defeat of the Wildcats.

“This was a night of getting out of the MSAC,” said Riverside coach Scott Garretson. “Our conference is a grind.

“It’s good to see different teams.”

“Our effort was down in the first half,” he admitted. But the Warriors improved as the game progressed, and they played better defensively. “We did a box-and-one on 40 (Meadow Bridge’s Sarah Fleshman, whose scoring hurt Riverside in the first half),” he said. “We made it our goal to make somebody else beat us.”

He praised Sheree Harris for her defensive efforts on Fleshman in the second half.

A 2-pointer from Rachael Mills pulled the Warriors to within 13-10 with 22 seconds left in the opening quarter. Brittany Wood scored two straight buckets in the lane to allow the Warriors to take a 14-13 lead with 6:05 to go, then Harris netted a jumper and Kara Knapp scored in transition, the latter goal pushing the Warrior advantage to 18-13 and forcing a Meadow Bridge timeout at the 4:48 mark.

The Wildcats later crept to within one, 19-18, on a Fleshman deuce, but Riverside led 25-21 at halftime.

The Warriors’ lead ballooned to 36-22 at the 6:12 mark of the third when Mills converted a steal into two points on the other end. Meadow Bridge got to within six, 36-30, on a Chandra Harrah 3-pointer off an Allison Gilkerson feed, but Riverside quickly pushed the lead back out to double-digits and maintained control the rest of the way.

Knapp led Riverside with 15 points. Mills added 14 before leaving the game with an injury, and Wood scored 13 points, blocked 15 shots and grabbed 11 rebounds.

“That was Kara Knapp’s best game by far,” said Garretson. “Tonight she was aggressive to the basket.”

Wood, after missing the George Washington game due to illness, posted her fourth triple-double of the season.

Fleshman led the Wildcats with 13 points and Harrah added 12.

Meadow Bridge (8-5)

Chandra Harrah 2 6-6 12, Allison Gilkerson 3 1-2 7, Sarah Fleshman 6 1-4 13, Caitlin White 0 3-4 3, Ally Redden 3 1-3 7, Sam Adkins 1 0-0 2. Totals: 16 12-19 44.

Riverside (4-12)

Sheree Harris 3 1-2 8, Rachel Daw 0 1-2 1, Rachael Mills 6 1-2 14, Kara Knapp 5 2-2 15, Julie Bishop 2 0-0 4, Brittany Wood 5 3-4 13, LaMontica Burger 2 2-3 6, MacKenzie Smith 0 1-2 1. Totals: 23 10-17 62.

MB   13    8    11    12    —    44

R    10    15    19    18    —    62

3-point goals — MB: 2 (Harrah 2); R: 3 (Harris, Mills, Knapp). Fouled out — MB (White), R (Burger).



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In other recent games:



Oak Hill 67

Braxton County 37


Deon Marion and Joey Re tallied 12 points apiece to power the host Red Devils past Braxton County Tuesday.

Marc Logan added nine points and Ervin Fruit chipped in eight for Oak Hill, which had 10 players in the scoring column in snapping a seven-game losing streak.

Braxton County was led by Austin Rhodes with 10 points.

Oak Hill (3-8) travels to Westside Friday.

Braxton County (3-10)

McKinney Moore 2 0-0 6, Danny Mosely 3 1-2 7, Thomas Pritt 0 2-2 2, Austin Rhodes 5 0-0 10, Derek Barnette 3 2-4 8 Tre Stout 2 0-0 4. Totals: 15 5-8 37.

Oak Hill (3-8)

Kadrin Goodman 2 2-2 6, Deon Marion 5 0-0 12, Haedyn Woodson 1 0-0 3, Marc Logan 4 1-1 9, Kyalo Bradford 2 0-0 4, Joey Re 5 2-6 12, Ervin Fruit 3 2-6 8, Chris Hysell 2 0-0 5, Simeon Kees 0 2-2 2, Josh Jones 2 0-0 6. Totals: 26 9-17 67.

BC   2    12    8    15    —    37

OH   9    14    22    22    —    67

3-point goals — BC: 2 (Moore); OH: 6 (Marion 2, Woodson, Hysell, Jones 2). Fouled out — BC (Mosely).

 



Midland Trail 65

Meadow Bridge 57


The Midland Trail Patriots outscored county rival Meadow Bridge 19-5 in the third quarter Tuesday to erase an eight-point halftime deficit and grab their fourth win in a row.

Senior Jake Grimmett led the Patriots with 21 points, while Rickie Carter tallied 17 points and Tyler Skaggs 14.

The Wildcats were led by Cody White and Logan Pomeroy with 16 points apiece. Cole Porter added 12.

Meadow Bridge (3-6) hosts Fayetteville Thursday.

Trail plays Valley this Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at WVU Tech.

Midland Trail (4-5)

Jake Grimmett 8 0-0 21, Collin Carte 3 0-0 8, Tyler Skaggs 2 8-10 14, Rickie Carter 8 1-3 17, Ryan Wilson 1 0-0 2, Tristan Minor 1 0-0 3. Totals: 23 9-13 65.

Meadow Bridge (3-6)

Cody White 6 4-9 16, Cole Porter 4 1-2 12, Logan Pomeroy 6 2-4 16, Zach Wingerd 0 0-2 0, Kaleb Farr 5 1-2 11, Jennings Berry 1 0-0 2. Totals: 22 8-19 57.

MT   12    12    19    22    —    65

MB   14    18    5    20    —    57

3-point goals — MT: 10 (Grimmett 5, Carte 2, Skaggs 2, Minor); MB: 5 (Porter 3, Pomeroy 2). Fouled out — none.

 



Gilmer County 51

Fayetteville 49


Julie Bishop had a steal and a 3-point play with less than 10 seconds to go as Gilmer County defeated Fayetteville on Saturday in the West Virginia Hometown Invitational Tournament.

Jessica Brown had 15 points and 10 rebounds for Fayetteville (7-3). Avina Sedlock added 12 points and Maddie Pritt 10.

Gilmer County

Julie Bishop 3 1-5 8, Tara Evans 2 4-5 8, Morgan Allen 4 0-0 10, Jamie Conrad 3 2-2 8, Miranda Gum 2 0-0 4, Hannah Roberts 2 2-3 6, Tiffany Young 2 3-4 7, Alexis Sprauss 0 0-1 0. Totals: 18 12-20 51.

Fayetteville (7-3)

Jessica Brown 6 3-4 15, Erica Hogan 3 0-2 6, Kaitlyn Sisler  0 6-8 6, Avina Sedlock 4 4-6 12, Maddie Pritt 2 2-2 10. Totals: 17 15-22 49.

G    15    8    16    12    —    51

F    13    16    5    15    —    49

3-point goals — G: 2 (Bishop, Allen 2); F: 0. Fouled out — Sisler.

 



Richwood 46

Midland Trail 33


The Lumberjack girls advanced in the WVHIT with a victory over Midland Trail Saturday afternoon.

Richwood had three players in double-digits in the scoring column. Jamie Bailey had 15, Breanna Mazzella and Hannah Brown 10.

Emily Carte and Madison Syner netted 12 apiece for the Patriots.

Midland Trail

Kennedy Cochran 0 3-4 3, Emily Carte 5 2-2 12, Marissa Workman 2 2-2 6, Madison Syner 5 2-5 12. Totals: 12 9-13 33.

Richwood (5-8)

Hannah Brown 4 0-0 10, Breanna Mazzella 6 2-2 14, Jamie Bailey 5 5-6 15, Demmi Smallwood 1 0-0 2, Hannah Green 2 1-2 5. Totals: 18 8-10 46.

MT    13    8    8    4    —    33

R    4    20    12    10    —    46

3-point goals — MT: 0; R: 2 (Brown 2). Fouled out — R: Matheney.

 



Buffalo 60

Meadow Bridge 49


Chelsea Perkins scored 20 points to help Buffalo defeat Meadow Bridge 60-49 in the semifinals of the WVHIT at Buffalo Saturday.

Sarah Fleshman had 15 points for the Wildcats (8-4). Caitlin White contributed 12 and Chandra Harrah 10.



Midland Trail 69

Richwood 53


Behind a 26-point effort from Collin Carte, Midland Trail raced to a 42-22 halftime lead to roll past Richwood and avenge a 33-point loss to the Lumberjacks the previous week.

It was the Patriots’ third straight win.

Also for Trail (3-5), Rickie Carter posted a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds, and Tyler Skaggs had 11 points.

Four straight points by Carter allowed the Patriots to build up a 39-13 cushion with 3:38 left in the opening half.

Zach Bennett led the Lumberjacks with 17 points, while Ben Weber had 16 points and Ryan Bennett scored 12.



Summers Co. 70

Meadow Bridge 56


TaRon Ayers scored 30 points and T.J. Smith 22 as Summers County avenged an earlier loss to the Wildcats.

Meadow Bridge had four players score in double figures: Logan Pomeroy (17), Cole Porter (16), Kaleb Farr (12) and Cody White (10).



Wyoming East 70

Oak Hill 64


Class AA No. 4 Wyoming East withstood a 3-point barrage from the Oak Hill Red Devils Friday to capture their ninth win of the season.

Joey Re led the Red Devils with 18 points on a night that saw Oak Hill hit 10 3-point buckets. Deon Marion added 12 points and Marc Logan 11.



Greenbrier West 74

Fayetteville 39


Josh Martin scored 10 of his game-high 22 points in the first quarter to lift the Cavaliers.

Colby Ennis added 11 points and Alston Ransom had 10 for West, which led 24-8 after one period and 41-18 at the half.

L.J. White and Will Dooley each netted 10 points for Fayetteville (1-8).



Meadow Bridge 51

Greenbrier West 33


Senior Sarah Fleshman had 14 points to lead the Wildcats (8-3) past rival Greenbrier West Friday.

Fellow senior Chandra Harrah added 13 points and Caitlin White chipped in nine.



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While Oak Hill boys coach Walt Raines would like to see junior standout Jalen Jones still on his roster, he says he understands why he’s not.

“Jalen is not a quitter,” Raines said recently. “Jalen and I had a long conversation after the Shady Spring game and he felt like his knee was still not 100 percent.

“We agreed he needed to take the time to heal and to get stronger by lifting weights during the offseason. Jalen wants to get a football scholarship, and I support him in his efforts.”

— E-mail: skeenan@register-herald.com