Cadets Too Tall For Bishop Donahue
Bedway scores 16, Orth 12 in Linsly victory
WHEELING — The Linsly girls’ basketball team took advantage of its height under the basket in its first game since Dec. 19 as the Cadets defended their home court in a 59-35 victory over visiting Bishop Donahue.
Mary Bedway scored 16 points and Jazzie Orth tallied 12 as they both dominated the boards all night for the Cadets.
“We know we have the size advantage,” Linsly coach Rebecca Upton said. “The game plan was to get them inside and take advantage of our size and ability to outrebound.
“Jazz and Mary are very tall and talented kids and we are lucky to have that duo inside like we do.”
Vivian Allison supplied more help inside and on the perimeter with a pair of 3-pointers as she led the way with 22 points for Linsly.
Linsly (7-2) held a commanding 50-21 advantage at the end of the third quarter, but the Bishops (4-7) began to press on the defensive side of the ball, creating quick turnovers and breakaway points.
Jewel Purpura led that charge in the fourth with 10 points in the quarter and 21 for the game, but the deficit was too great to overcome.
“I think we came out intimidated by their height,” Bishop Donahue coach Shawn Martin said. “We took some good shots but didn’t really set our feet. We told them at halftime to play quicker, be more aggressive and play some defense and I think they came out in the second half and did a better job.
“Jewel is very active in the press. She anticipates passes well, gets in the passing lane and gets easy buckets out of that.”
Josie Purpura suffered an injury in the second quarter and she did not return, which was a big loss for Bishop Donahue.
Linsly got things started with a 3-pointer from Mammy Raymond and a fast 7-0 lead early in the first, which quickly turned into a 14-3 margin with 2:30 left in the stanza, as Allison drained her first 3-pointer of the contest.
The Cadets secured an 18-7 edge after the first and a 24-12 lead with 5:10 left in the half when they struck for 12 consecutive points before allowing a Bishop Donahue free-throw 1:02 before the half, making the score 36-13 in favor of Linsly at the break.
Allison led all scorers with 14 points at the half, with Bedway and Orth each adding eight, while Jewel Purpura also netted eight for the Bishops.
The Cadets came out of the locker room on a 6-1 run on a pair of Bedway buckets, along with an Allison score.
Bedway tallied eight in the third to lead Linsly to a 50-21 lead entering the final quarter.
In the fourth, Bishop Donahue’s defense got busy forcing turnovers and creating baskets for the offense. The Bishops outscored the Cadets 14-9 in the final eight minutes but it was too little, too late.
“We are starting to get some younger girls into games now,” Martin said. “Some of these girls are can really press on defense.”
Nelson scored six points behind Jewel Purpura’s 21 for the Bishops.
“You have to give them credit,” Upton said. “They came after us in the fourth quarter. They stepped up the pressure and the tempo and we took some time to respond to that.
“Number 21 (Jewel Purpura) is a heckuva player. She is very tough and she knows what she can take advantage of.”
Mackenzie Manukin turned in six points to aid the trio of Allison, Bedway and Orth for Linsly.
Oak Glen 66, Wellsville 49
NEW MANCHESTER — Oak Glen led 31-18 at halftime, en route to a 17-point win over visiting Wellsville.
Maisie Witherow led the Golden Bears with 27 points and Amber Grotefend followed with 13.
Bishop Donahue 73, Paden City 69
PADEN CITY — Taylor Straughn went for 24 points as Bishop Donahue held off a game Paden City squad.
Koltin Kleeh chipped in with 20 points and Anthony Robbins added 10 for the Bishops (6-2),
Hayden Hizer hit seven 3-pointers on his way to 23 point and Aaron Heasley added 21 for the Wildcats (2-5).
St. Clairsville 64, Bellaire 55
BELLAIRE — Michael Scarnecchia scored 28 points as St. Clairsville topped Bellaire.
Matt Busby added 11 for the Red Devils.
Chase Yoho scored 20 to pace the Big Reds, while Ty Camsky chipped in with 12.
East Liverpool 53
Indian Creek 52
EAST LIVERPOOL — Greg Wade scored 15 points and Derrick Eakle added 10, but Indian Creek was edged by East Liverpool.
Beaver Local 47, Edison 44
LISBON — Connor Hyndman paced Edison (5-3) with 18 points and Joey Nave added 13 in a loss to Beaver Local.
River 59, Shenandoah 29
HANNIBAL — Lukas Isaly’s 21 points led all scorers as River held Shenandoah in single digits in the first three quarters for an easy victory.
Mason Ladyga added 11 for the Pilots (7-2).
Barnesville 84, Bridgeport 76
BARNESVILLE — Barnesville topped Bridgeport in a game that featured 23 made 3-pointers.
Freshman Luke Powell paced the Shamrocks (4-5) with 27 points, while Kaelan Hannahs, who hit four 3-pointers, added 21. Aaron Marovich (16) and Hunter George (10) round out the double digit scorers for Barnesville.
Guy Pagano drained seven 3-pointers on his way to game-high 33 points for the Bulldogs (2-9). Duncan Pagano scored 15 points, all coming on 3s. Macrea Doyle added 11 points.
Magnolia 71, Ritchie County 58
NEW MARTINSVILLE — Leo Herrick paced Magnolia with 20 points in a victory against Ritchie County.
Tyler Williamson scored 19 points and Brooks Parsons added 16 for the Blue Eagles (3-4).
Tyler Consolidated 43
WILLIAMSTOWN — Tyler Anderson paced Tyler Consolidated with 13 points and Dylan Roberts added 10, but it wasn’t enough as the Silver Knights (3-5) fell to Williamstown (7-2).
Shadyside 83, Monroe Central 77
SHADYSIDE — Shadyside junior Josh Zandron led the Tigers to victory over visiting Monroe Central with a game-high 33 points.
Seniors Chase Wade and Colby Sherwood added 17 and 16 respectively for the Tigers.
The Seminoles were led by Trey Duffy who accumulated 23 points, Ryan LaFollette who accounted for 21 and Zac Jones who added 19.
Union Local 66
Harrison Central 62
CADIZ — Jeremiah Mott led the Jets over host Harrison Central with six 3-pointers and 23 points.
Ty Kildow followed with 12 points, while Cal Kildow recorded 11 for Union Local.
Tyler Redish paced Harrison Central with 24 points, with Logan Elliot supplying 11 and Caden Arbaugh adding 10.
Cameron 63, Valley 37
PINE GROVE — Cameron’s Trey Routt scored 14 points, Ben Hart garnered 12 and Robert Milliken added 10 as the Dragons (4-3) defeated host Valley.
Valley (4-4) was led by Alex Midcap who accounted for 16 points.
Toronto 70, Weir 53
WEIRTON — Toronto’s Ty West and Jake Keenan both scored 15 points to lead the Red Knights past Weir, while Nolan Clegg followed with 11.
LaVelle Hall paced Weir with 14 points and Matt Anderson chipped in with 13.
Steubenville 82, Perry 63
STEUBENVILLE — Four Big Red players reached double figures in a lopsided victory over visiting Perry.
Jack Marx led Steubenville with 18 points, followed by Charles Reeves with 16, Alec Davis who finished with 15 and Shyoun Petteway who added 14.
Martins Ferry takes Steubenville Senior Send Off
STEUBENVILLE — The Martins Ferry girls rolled behind three victories from Rylee Reis (50 Freestyle, 50 Butterfly, 50 Backstroke) and Alyssa Kalinski (100 Butterfly, 100 Freestyle, 50 Breaststroke).
Also chipping in with a victory for the Purple Riders was Kayla Fogle (100 Backstroke) and Kiri Williams (100 Breaststroke).
The lone Martins Ferry to not win was Steubenville Catholic’s Kassidy Rogers, who won the 100 IM.
On the boys’ side, Martins Ferry was victorious behind Jarrett Bolinger, who won the 50 Butterfly, 50 and 100 Freestyle and 100 Breaststroke.
Ethan Beale was victorious in the 100 Butterfly for the Purple Riders.
Jack Karaffa of Toronto won the 100 IM and the 50 and 100 Backstroke. Steubenville’s Mitchell Sinicropi was victorious in the 50 Breaststroke.