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January 25, 2014

Fort Hill routs Clear Spring

Dalton Gaus, Tyler Michael combine for 35 points in Sentinels’ 82-43 victory

CUMBERLAND — Dalton Gaus and Tyler Michael combined for 35 points as No. 2 Fort Hill bounced back with an 82-43 win over Clear Spring less than 24 hours after a tough loss on Friday night.

Gaus scored a game-high 19 points and Michael added 16 while Sydney Carroll added 10 to place three Sentinels in double digits. Austin Christ just missed joining them by adding eight points.

After losing 76-63 to Allegany on Friday, Fort Hill started fast Saturday afternoon by building a 20-9 lead by the end of the opening quarter. The Sentinels increased the lead to 43-19 during the second eight minutes and was leading 67-28 going into the fourth.

Travis Comer’s 12 points led the Blazers.

Fort Hill won the jayvee game 59-39. Brayden Brown led the Sentinels with 13 and Brandon Blair scored 15 for Clear Spring. The freshmen game also went in Fort Hill’s favor, 67-34. Trevor Bates and Kerry Harrington both scored 16 points in the win.

Fort Hill (9-4) will play Keyser at home Monday in a tripleheader beginning with the freshmen at 4:15. The varsity contest will start at 7:30.

Paw Paw    89

Union    68


PAW PAW, W.Va. — River Weese had a triple-double and Josh Newlon a double-double in leading Paw Paw past Union Saturday afternoon.

Weese scored 20 points, had 10 rebounds and 10 assists as well as two blocks and two steals.

Newlon scored a game-high 27 points and pulled down 11 rebounds. He converted 10 field goals and 5 of 6 tried at the foul line to lead all scorers, and Weese used the same stats from the foul line with seven field goals to settle at 20. Robbie Mills added 18 points.

Travis Murphy paced Union with a double-double of 25 points and 11 rebounds. Camden Curry gave the Tigers 13 points and Clayton Burdock added 12.

The Pirates (5-6) will play at Calvary on Monday. Union (4-7) gets West Virginia Deaf at home on Monday.

Friday Night

Calvary    72

Fulton County    42


CRESAPTOWN — Matt Dillow set a career-high in scoring for the second Friday in a row and Calvary got past a slow start to pound Fulton County at Calvary.

A week after scoring 29 points during a loss to New Life, Dillow hit a total of 12 field goals, half of them coming from outside the 3-point line, and was 3 for 4 at the foul line to score 33 points. Kyle Niland was in double figures with 11 points, and Caleb Snyder was just short by scoring nine.

Gingrich led Fulton County with 23 points.

A tight first quarter saw Calvary get out to a 13-12 lead, but the Eagles saw the lead swell to 11 (34-23) at halftime. They entered the fourth with a 54-34 lead and increased the margin to 30 points before the night was over.

Calvary (4-8) plays a rescheduled game with Paw Paw Monday at home.

Petersburg    69

Berkeley Springs    54


PETERSBURG, W.Va. — In a match-up between West Virginia Class AA regional rivals, the host Petersburg Vikings were able to pickup a 15-point victory over Berkeley Springs.  

Petersburg warmed up offensively and jumped out to a 21-12 first quarter lead. The Vikings were able to stretch out to a 29-14 lead at the 5:11 mark and went to the half with a 37-23 advantage.

Berkeley Springs responded with strong shooting during a brief run in the third quarter and cut the lead to 9 at 51-42 to enter the fourth. Petersburg responded offensively and was able to extend the lead by hitting free throws down the stretch.

Brian George led Petersburg with 19 points and 18 rebounds. Ryan VanMeter added 16 points and five assists. Kelson Thorne contributed nine points. Berkeley Springs was led by Brandon McCumbee and Michael Kearney with 18 and 14 points, respectively.

The Vikings out rebounded the Indians 38-16.

Petersburg (8-2) is idle until Wednesday when its hosts Frankfort. Berkeley Springs (4-9) hosts Hampshire on Tuesday.

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