From Staff Reports
CUMBERLAND — Travis Clower scored 24 points and led a near-perfect team performance from the foul line to help carry fourth-ranked Hampshire to a 58-53 win over third-ranked Fort Hill in high school boys basketball Tuesday evening.
The Trojans (10-8, 9-5 AMAC) were 10-for-10 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter and finished the night 21-for-23 to sweep of the season series by nearly identical scores. They won the first meeting 10 days ago 59-53.
Clower was 6-for-6 from the line in the fourth quarter and ended up 11-for-12. He also made five field goals, three being three-pointers.
Dane Heavener added 12 points and David Smith went 7-for-8 from the foul line and had nine points.
Jarrett Wolfe scored 14 points, Dalton Gaus 12 and Travis Bush 10 for the Sentinels (9-10, 8-5) who, by contrast, were 6-for-15 from the foul line.
Hampshire led 31-26 at halftime and 43-40 through three quarters.
Fort Hill won the jayvee game 47-39. Tyler Smallwood had 15 points for the Sentinels and John Judy had 15 for the Trojans.
In the first game of a tripleheader, Mountain Ridge beat Fort Hill in a freshman game, 45-27. Justin Halbritter had a game high 16 points for the Miners and Jordan Warner had nine for the Sentinels.
Hampshire plays at Petersburg on Thursday.
Fort Hill will host Bishop Walsh on on Friday in the final City League game of the season. BW already has clinched at least a share of the championship and would win it outright with a victory. A Fort Hill win would leave all three City teams 2-2.
The Fort Hill freshmen and Keyser freshmen will begin Friday’s tripleheader at 4:15.
No. 2 Allegany 70
Mountain Ridge 57
CUMBERLAND — Christian Thomas had 24 points and Trenton Eirich had 23 to lead second-ranked Allegany, 70-57, over No. 5 Mountain Ridge Tuesday at Allegany.
The Miners kept it close in the first half, leading 13-10 after one and trailing 27-23 at the break.
The Campers pulled away by matching their first half output in the third quarter to go up 54-36 going into the fourth.
Eirich pulled down seven rebounds, while Thomas grabbed six to go with six steals. Calman McKenzie added eight points, six rebounds and four assists.
Steven Glasbrenner led the Miners with a game-high 25 points.
In the jayvee game, Dajuan Pendergast put in 19 and Darick Kearns had 17 to lead the Campers to a 47-44 win. Michael Livingston led the Miners with 12 and Lucas Lowery chipped in 11.
Mountain Ridge (9-10, 7-7 in AMAC) play at Northern tonight at 7:30.
Allegany (15-5, 14-2 in AMAC) hosts Fairmont Saturday at 2:30.
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Tyler Michael scored 15 points, including the 1000th in his career, in a 52-39 loss at Faith Tuesday.
The Eagles got out to a 14-9 start, but Faith bounced back with a 14-8 second quarter to go up by one at halftime.
Faith led by three after three then pulled away with a 16-6 fourth.
Sam Romine led with 20 and Steven Johnson added 12 for Faith.
Faith also won the jayvee game, 49-47. Caleb Snyder led the Eagles with 17 points.
Calvary (9-12) hosts Heritage Thursday at 7 p.m.
SHORT GAP, W.Va — Frankfort had five players score in double-figures on their way to a 76-59 win against Northern at Frankfort on Tuesday.
Nick Smith led the balanced attack with 15 points, five rebounds and three assists. Thane Cutter pulled down 12 rebounds to go with 14 points. Chase Detrick also had 14, while Gage Shaffer added 12 points and nine rebounds.
The Falcons led by double-digits for most of the night, going up by 12 after one and leading 39-25 at halftime.
Brooks Mickey and Braiden Popluhar each had eight for Frankfort’s jayvees in a 51-31 victory. Kyle Clotts led the Huskies with 13.
Frankfort (7-13) hosts Union Thursday at 6 p.m.
Northern (2-16) hosts Mountain Ridge tonight at 7:30.
PETERSBURG, W.Va. — The Petersburg Vikings wasted no time in jumping out to an early 17-4 lead and never trailed as they coasted over visiting Keyser Monday night.
Petersburg led 19-9 at the end of the first quarter as Brian George scored eight of his game-high 15 points. The Vikings then led 28-17 at the half. Petersburg, however, was able to widen the margin in the third quarter with some solid defense and led 44-28 headed into the fourth quarter, before extending the lead to 52-32 early in the fourth.
Grant Shanholtz and Trevor Harman each scored 11 points and Josh Inskeep added eight. Kelson Thorne added six assists and George pulled down nine rebounds. Keyser was led in scoring by Tyler Hamilton and Hunter Kasmier with eight points apiece.
Petersburg (9-9) hosts Hampshire on Thursday. Keyser (3-14) travels to Notre Dame today.
Petersburg also won the junior varsity game, 60-55, led by Ryan VanMeter’s 24 points and 17 from Jace Shanholtz. Juwan Jarrells scored 12 and Malik Harper scored 10 for Keyser.
SALISBURY, Pa. — Ethan Keefer poured in 29 points and Luke Miller had 19 to power Rockwood past Salisbury.
Diori Pattison had a team-high 20 points, Roberto Pattison added 19 and Nathan Bodes 16 for Salisbury, which hit eight three-point goals.
Rockwood won the jayvee game 38-25.
Salisbury (1-20) plays a makeup game tonight against Turkeyfoot.
East Hardy 74
BAKER, W.Va. — Tyler Mongold scored 31 points to lead East Hardy past Union Tuesday night at East Hardy.
Mongold hit 12 field goals and went 7-for-9 from the free-throw line. Korey Foltz scored 14 for the Cougars and Shawn Skovron scored 13. East Hardy took a 23-9 first-quarter lead and increased it to 44-22 at the half.
For Union, Travis Murphy scored 13 points with eight rebounds and four assists, and Brandon Streets had five rebounds.
Union (13-6) will play Thursday at Frankfort. East Hardy will visit Moorefield Friday.
East Hardy won the junior varsity game, 49-27. Tyler Smith led East Hardy with 12 points and Cole Tallman led Union with eight points.
CONFLUENCE, Pa. — Nathan Evans scored a career-high 25 points and collected nine rebounds as Union came back from an early double-figure deficit to defeat Turkeyfoot Monday night.
Travis Murphy hit for 24 points for the Tigers, while Tyler Seabolt also had a career high of 15 points, with Jacob Nelson scoring 10. Murphy had six assists and nine steals, while Seabolt had five rebounds.
Turkeyfoot jumped to an 11-point lead in the first quarter before the Tigers cut it to 21-16. Then, in the second quarter, Union picked up the defensive pressure to take a 42-37 lead at the half in a physical contest that remained close in the second half.
The Tigers hit just 12 of 26 free throws, but hit 54 percent from the field.