From Staff Reports
KEYSER, W.Va. — Senior Lexi Carr set a new career scoring mark and No. 1 seed Keyser captured the West Virginia Class AA Region II, Section 1 Championship with a 66-37 victory over second-seeded Petersburg in playoff action Thursday evening.
Carr broke a 35-year old record in the victory with by scoring a game-high 20 points. The female career scoring record at Keyser High School now stands at 1,048 points, surpassing 1979 graduate Wendy Healy’s 1,042.
Carr is also the school’s single-season scoring record holder with 437 after tonight. She passed the old mark of 412 when they beat Berkeley Springs on Tuesday.
Lexi Taylor had a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebound, and Carr added seven assist and four steals as the Golden Tornado win their fifth straight game, and third over the Vikings this season. Katlynn Tichnell added nine points and six assists.
Petersburg (14-7) was led on the night by Britani Bible’s 18 points.
Both teams advance to the Region II semifinals, where Keyser (22-2) will play on Thursday when they host Lincoln, who was a 52-48 loser to Grafton Thursday. Petersburg will play Grafton in the semis.
Lewis County 47
ROMNEY, W.Va. — Hampshire stared at deficits of 15-2 and 17-5 during the first quarter, but rallied back to trail by only one by the end of the first and led by 19 after three quarters of a 36-point win over Lewis County in the West Virginia Class AAA Region II, Section 2 Playoffs Thursday at Hampshire.
Despite the large deficit in the early going, the Trojans drew to within 20-19 by the end of the first and after taking a 22-21 lead, they never trained again.
Taylor Harwood had a well-balanced night with 10 assists, eight steals, six points and five rebounds, and Ericka Gordon anmd Mary Feaster gave the Trojans a game-high 20 points. Tori Veach added 16 points and Emilynn Corbin added 11.
The sluggish beginning was overcome by Hampshire’s accurate shooting from the floor. The Trojans made 29 of their 53 attempts (54.7 percent), and had six 3-pointers. Feaster was particularly hot and made five of the team’s six buckets from behind the arc.
Hampshire (11-11) will
play the loser of Martinsburg/Spring Mills at home, 7 p.m., on Tuesday.
Bishop Walsh 35
OAKLAND — Alicia Roth led the No. 2 Southern Lady Rams to a 73-35 win over Bishop Walsh Thursday evening with her 18 points and nine rebounds.
Crystal Tobery set the pace for Southern, scoring eight of her 12 total points in the first quarter to help the Rams gain a 21-7 advantage early. Leading by 30-points at the half, Southern would ease to victory in the second half.
After back to back losses, the Rams have now won two straight games and finish their regular season with a 17-4 record.
Bishop Walsh (9-19) put a strong fourth quarter effort together, outscoring their previous three quarter total in the period. Caleigh Shade and Breana Uhl each has a team-high seven points.
Southern, who received a first round bye in the playoffs, will host the winner of Northern/Hancock next Tuesday at 7 p.m in sectional play. Bishop Walsh will host the BW Girls Invitational March 6, 7 and 8.