From Staff Reports
CUMBERLAND — Fort Hill outscored Mountain Ridge 25-11 during the third quarter, blowing open a tight contest, as the area’s No. 1 team won for the seventh straight time by beating the visiting Miners 69-47 Friday in South Cumberland.
Jarrett Wolfe provided a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Sentinels charge to their 11th win (11-3), and gives them nine wins (versus one loss) for first place in the Appalachian Mountain Athletic Conference.
The Sentinels, who made eight three-point baskets, also shot 19-for-26 (73 percent) from the foul line.
The teams played an even first quarter and entered the second quarter tied at 11. The score at halftime was 27-21 in favor of the Sentinels, and the big third quarter gave Fort Hill a 52-32 advantage going into the final eight minutes.
Dan Strietbeck scored a game-high 17 points for Mountain Ridge (7-7, 4-4 AMAC). Montana Bradley added nine as 11 players scored for the Miners.
Mountain Ridge won the junior varsity game 48-29 with Strietbeck scoring 14 points in the win. K-Shaun Powell had 11 for the Sentinels, while Sydney Carroll added nine.
The Miners also won the freshmen game, 51-41, with Folk scoring 19 points and Johnson adding 14. Jacob Painter and Ty Mance both scored 12 for Fort Hill.
The Sentinels will play Broadfording at home on Monday, while Mountain Ridge travels to Hampshire on Tuesday.
No. 2 Moorefield 62
MOOREFIELD, W.Va. — Adam Snyder scored a career-high 32 points to lead second-ranked Moorefield to its first win over Tucker County in almost five seasons Friday in Potomac Valley Conference action.
Snyder delivered an 8-for-10 performance from the foul line in the closing minutes to help him keep the Yellow Jackets out in front and his 14-for-18 showing for the night made up a large part of his 32 points.
Lance Taylor finished with 11 points and the same number of rebounds and Jared Kite added eight points. Kite was also big for the Jackets near the end, making five of his six free throws during the fourth.
Tucker was led by Tyler Snyder’s 17 points. Both Ian Nichols and Mikail Lewis finished with 11.
Austin Williams scored 11 points in Moorefield’s 44-38 jayvee win. Derek Zirk had 13 points in the loss.
The Yellow Jackets (10-1) will play at Pendleton on Wednesday.
No. 5 Southern 71
OAKLAND — D.J. Ritchie scored a game-high 27 points to lead fifth-ranked Southern over Northern Friday evening giving the Rams the season sweep over their county rival.
Southern beat Northern 70-48 two weeks in Accident on Jan. 6.
Ritchie made six field goals, including two three pointers, and was 9-of-10 from the line for his total. He was the only Ram to reach double figures as 11 players scored. Alex Fike led the team with nine rebounds.
Drew Miller and Kurt Gangler each scored seven points for the Rams while Brian Wildman and Brandon Wilt each added six.
Northern (3-9 overall, 1-6 Appalachian Mountain Athletic Conference) was led by Tyler Yutzy’s 10 points. He had three baskets with one three and was 3-for-3 from the line. Jordan Evans scored eight points and Sydni Frazer seven. Patrick Sines and Jeremy Bender each had six.
Southern (8-4, 4-4 AMAC) jumped on top of the Huskies 19-7 after the first period and cruised the rest of the way, leading 43-17 at halftime and 62-23 after the third period.
Both teams shot well from the line with the Rams converting 15 of 19 and the Huskies sinking 17 out of 23.
Southern’s junior varsity beat Northern, 55-44, as Reese Haskiell scored 21 points and Lucas Ritchie 12. Jones scored 19 for Northern and Warnick added 11.
Southern visits Tucker County Monday evening while Northern visits Moorefield on Thursday.
Paw Paw 47
PAW PAW, W.Va. — Brad Torbet scored 18 points and Hyndman led by 25 points at halftime of a win over Paw Paw Friday evening.
Torbet drained seven field goals and hit on all four of his foul shots to finish with the game’s highest point total. Seth Cook supplied 10 points and Jordan Hickett added eight.
The Hornets were in command from the beginning, outscoring Paw Paw 24-11 in the first quarter and 46-21 in the first half. The Pirates were still doubled up heading into the fourth quarter, trailing 62-30.
Ethan Holliday scored 17 points for Paw Paw, which also got 16 points from David Delawder.
Hyndman (6-5) will play Monday at McConnellsburg.