From Staff Reports
OAKLAND — David Smith only made one field goal all evening, but it was the final and most important bucket of the night as the senior converted a putback at the buzzer to lift Hampshire to a 47-45 win over No. 5 Southern Tuesday in Oakland during an Appalachian Mountain Athletic Conference contest.
Hampshire held a fairly comfortable lead during the first half after taking a 10-6 advantage by the end of the first quarter and a 24-16 lead at halftime. Southern fought back and trimmed the lead down to 33-31 entering the fourth.
With 14.1 seconds to play in the fourth, Southern’s Reese Haskiell made one of two at the foul line to tie the score at 45. The Trojans held for a final shot from Dane Heavener, which was off the mark, but Smith was in perfect position for the putback as the buzzer sounded.
The Trojans were paced by Travis Clower’s 15 points and by Garrett Crawford’s 11.
For the Rams, Alex Fike had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds and Brian Wildman scored a team-high 14 points.
Southern won the jayvee game 58-26 with Travis Newton scoring 15 points and Brian Raines grabbing 10 rebounds.
The Southern freshmen also played, losing 37-35 to Mountain Ridge. Justin Halbritter scored 17 points for the Miners and Tristan Baker had 16 for the Rams.
Hampshire (5-6, 4-3 AMAC) plays Keyser at home on Saturday. Southern (5-8, 4-5) travels to Northern on Friday.
No. 2 Fort Hill 69
KEYSER, W.Va. — Jarrett Wolfe tallied 20 points and 15 rebounds, and Fort Hill pulled away from Keyser during the second and third quarters of the No. 2 Sentinels win over the Golden Tornado in AMAC action.
The two teams were tied at 10 coming out of the first quarter when Fort Hill (6-5, 5-2 AMAC) went on a 22-6 run during the second quarter and then outscored Keyser 25-8 in the third.
Dalton Gaus joined Wolfe in double figures with 14 points. Travis Bush scored nine points and Sidney Carroll finished with eight.
Keyser’s Dakota Proud had eight blocks and six points, and Josh Golub had six points to go with five rebounds.
The Sentinels won the junior varsity game 53-51 by finishing the fourth quarter on a 16-0 run. Tyler Smallwood scored 16 points and Kris Jackson 14 for Fort Hill. Vinnie Cuthberston scored 22 points and Malik Harper had nine for Keyser.
Fort Hill plays at home Friday against Mountain Ridge. Keyser (1-7, 1-6) plays a tripleheader with Frankfort on Thursday.
No. 2 Allegany 78
CUMBERLAND — Three players scored in double figures as the second-ranked Allegany Campers bounced back for a convincing AMAC victory over Northern Tuesday night at Allegany.
Hayden Bosley scored 16 points to lead the Campers (8-4 overall, 7-1 AMAC), hitting two of Alco’s six three-pointers. Calman McKenzie also hit a pair of three-pointers to finish with 14 points. Jack Hawkins scored 13.
The Campers had good balance offensively, as Bruce Nightengale and Christian Thomas both scored nine points. Mario D’Atri had four steals and nine assists. Colton Sivic had five rebounds and Nightengale four steals.
The Campers were never in trouble, taking a 22-7 lead after the first quarter, leading 45-17 at the half, and 57-39 entering the fourth.
Northern (0-11, 0-8) was led by Kollin Keister, who hit six three-pointers to score 18 points. Jordan Evans scored nine.
Allegany won the junior varsity game, 65-31, as Darquel Jessie scored 27 and Darick Kerns 10. Kyle Klotz scored 13 for Northern.
Allegany hosts Bishop Walsh Friday while Northern hosts Hancock tonight.
No. 4 Mtn. Ridge 64
Hope for Hyndman 61
FROSTBURG — Fourth-ranked Mountain Ridge received a strong test from Hope of Hyndman while outlasting the Hornets for its third consecutive victory Tuesday evening at Mountain Ridge.
Rashawn Johnson led the Miners with a game-high 29 points as he hit five baskets, including one of the team’s five three-pointers, and made 18 of 22 free throws. Michael Strietbeck added 17 points, sinking seven baskets including two threes and one of his two free throws.
Hyndman (7-4), suffering back-to-back defeats for the first time this season, was powered by three players. Seth Miller led with 17 points getting most of his points from the foul line, sinking 9 of 13. Tim Leydig added 16 points, hitting three of the team’s four three-pointers, and Brad Torbett scored 13.
The Hornets jumped out a 26-15 lead after the first quarter and held a one-point edge at halftime, 40-39. Mountain Ridge rallied with a 14-8 third quarter to take a five-point, 53-48, lead into the final eight minutes and held on for the three-point victory.
Both teams were called for 26 fouls.
The Miners, behind Lucas Lowery’s 14 points, won the junior varsity game 53-33. Michael Livingston added eight points. Jordan Hiquet led Hyndman with 16 points.
Hyndman visits Turkeyfoot Valley tonight at 7:30 p.m.
Mountain Ridge (6-6 overall, 4-3 Appalachian Mountain Athletic Conference) visits second-ranked Fort Hill Friday. The tripleheader begins with the freshman game at 4:15 p.m. and concludes at 7:30 with the varsity game.
CRESAPTOWN — Tyler Michael scored 26 points to help send the Calvary Eagles past Faith during Mason-Dixon Christian Conference action.
Michael made 10 field goals with three three-pointers included, and finished 3-for-5 at the foul line to total 26. Gavin Hart added 14 points and Matt Dillow finished with nine.
Faith’s Steven Johnson finished with a team-high 17.
“This was our best game to date,” said Calvary coach Matt Dillow. “We played as good as we have all year, especially on the defensive side.”
Caleb Snyder scored 16 points to lead the Eagles to a 35-28 win in the junior varsity game. The Calvary JVs are now 4-4.
The varsity team improves to 7-6 (3-4 MDCC) and plays a tripleheader against Shalom at home on Friday.
Tygarts Valley 57
MOOREFIELD, W.Va. — Adam Snyder shot the lights out Tuesday in a win over Tygarts Valley, scoring 26 points on 9-of-10 shooting as Moorefield found its way back to a .500 record.
Snyder’s shooting performance included going 5 of 5 from three-point range. He missed more shots at the foul line than he did from the floor, finishing 3-for-6 from the stripe. He also added five assists and four steals.
Garrett Keller scored 15 points and Lance Taylor finished with 10 for the Yellow Jackets.
Brandon Pritt led Tygarts Valley with 20 points.
Moorefield (5-5) built a big lead early by taking a 24-5 score into the second quarter and increasing that to 43-18 at halftime. The lead stood at 25 points, 58-33, at the beginning of the third.
The Yellow Jackets play at Tucker County on Thursday.
SHORT GAP, W.Va. — Brian George scored 20 points and Grant Shanholtz hit three three-point goals to finish with 20 points to lead Petersburg over Frankfort Tuesday night at Frankfort.
With Trevor Harman scoring nine points, three players accounted for 49 of the Vikings’ 59 points. Petersburg took a 32-30 lead at the half, before the Falcons tied it at 43 entering the fourth. The Vikings pulled away in the fourth, outscoring the Falcons, 16-10.
Frankfort was led by Chase Detrick with 17 points and Thane Cutter with 12.
Frankfort (3-9) will play Thursday at Keyser. Petersburg (4-6) will host Grafton on Saturday.
Petersburg won the junior varsity game, 41-39, as Ryan Van Meter scored 18 points. Brooks Mickey scored 12 for Frankfort.
MOUNT STORM, W.Va. — After Harman came back to tie the score late, Union went to work at the free-throw line, with Shenandoah Snyder hitting three in the final minutes to lead the Tigers to the victory.
Union was led by Travis Murphy with 21 points, while Tyler Seabolt scored 14 and had 11 rebounds. Jacob Nelson, Murphy and Snyder all had four assists.
Union led 16-11 after the first quarter, 34-26 at the half and 45-38 entering the fourth before Harman rallied to tie the score. Harman was led by Alex Armentrout with 19 points.
Union (8-3) will play Monday at Paw Paw.
Union won the junior varsity game, 66-23, with Caleb Tallman scoring 17 for the Tigers.