Wheeling Park Survives in OT

WHEELING–It took overtime but host Wheeling Park was able to outlast Preston, 64-60.

Alex Vargo led the way with 21 points, followed by Keondre’ King’s 19. Alex Dunlevy and Travis Zimmerman each tallied 11 points in the win.

Hiland 68, River 53

HANNIBAL–Hiland gave host River its first loss of the season as the Hawks finished the game on a 19-4 run.

Lukas Isaly paced the Pilots with 29 points, John Murphy tallied 14 and Drew Dietz added 10.

Frontier 65, Beallsville 40

NEW MATAMORAS–Shon Howell delivered 28 points and Logan Brookover netted 12 as host Frontier upended Beallsville.

The Blue Devils were led by Dakota Phillips’ 17 points.

Calhoun Co. 96

Hundred 71

HUNDRED — Cody Soles compiled a triple-double, but Hundred fell to Calhoun County. Soles tallied 21 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out 10 assists for the Hornets while Travis McCoy netted a team-high 30 points and secured 14 boards.

Meadow Bridge 92

Paden City 61

MEADOW BRIDGE — Ethan Cross hit five 3-pointers to go for 17 points as Paden City fell to Meadow Bridge. Trey Slider was also solid for the Wildcats with 15 points while Seth Boucher had 11.

John Marshall 51

Buckhannon-Upshur 47

MOUNDSVILLE–John Marshall rallied from a seven-point halftime deficit to upend visiting Buckhannon-Upshur.

Gunner Thompson provided a team-high 23 points and Bryce Yoho added 18 in the win.

Buckeye 8 Tournament

Fifth-Sixth Place

St. Clairsville 70

Beaver Local 30

EAST LIVERPOOL–St. Clairsville raced out of the gate to a 21-6 lead against Beaver Local and never looked back en route to a convincing victory to capture fifth place in the Buckeye 8 Tournament.

The Red Devils were led by a trio of double-figure scorers. Junior Craig Bober had 19, while Jayden Starks and Brett Vike went for 11 and 10, respectively.

Seventh-Eighth Place

Edison 61

Martins Ferry 56

EAST LIVERPOOL–Martins Ferry was unable to sustain the momentum it built with an impressive win over Steubenville on Friday night as it fell to Edison in the seventh and eighth place game of the Buckeye 8.

The Purple Riders were led by Rayquan Prayear and Logan Smith evenly divided 30, while DeAndre Pugh added 10.

Edison was led by Isaac Schmitz, who went for 27.

Ninth-10th Place Game

Bellaire 70

East Liverpool 62

EAST LIVERPOOL–Bellaire improved to 7-12 on the season with a victory against Buckeye Local in the ninth and 10th place game in the Buckeye Local Championship event.

Bellaire was led by the most recent member of the 2,000-point club, Chase Yoho, who went for 18 points. He was backed by Gabe Rejonis’ 14 and Woody Maupin’s 10.

Buckeye Local was once again led by senior standout Drake Novak. He eclipsed the 1,000-point mark in his career thanks to a 34-point barrage. Shane Heitz added 14.

GIRLS

Buckhannon-Upshur 65 John Marshall 44

MOUNDSVILLE–The hosting Monarchs were outscored 22-2 in the opening quarter in a loss to top-ranked Buckhannon-Upshur.

Avery Derrow netted 18 for John Marshall and Shay Straughn turned in 11.

Wheeling Park 57

Huntington 29

WHEELING–Shanley Woods drained four 3-pointers on her way to 18 points, leading Wheeling Park to victory over visiting Huntington.

Buckeye Local 54 Steubenville 53

STEUBENVILLE–The Panthers outlasted the Big Red in an overtime period to escape with an impressive road win.

Emily Holzopfel paced Buckeye Local with 26 points and teammate Maddie Gill added 10.

Makayla Abram netted 20 to lead Steubenville, while Sarah Brown and Seana Ragusa added 10 each.

The two teams meet again Monday in an OVAC semifinal contest.

Magnolia 41, Madonna 30

NEW MARTINSVILLE–In her third double-double of the week, Kyndra Pilant recorded 22 points and 15 rebounds to lead Magnolia over visiting Madonna.

The Blue Dons were led by Andrea Alimario with 12 points.

East Fairmont 55, Weir 40

WEIRTON–Despite falling on their home floor to East Fairmont, the Red Riders’ Sophia Mikula bucketed 24 points on 10 field goals in defeat.

WVHIT

Region One

Championship

Cameron 65

Greenbrier West 26

SOUTH CHARLESTON — Courtney Walker and Kelsie Meintel each scored 16 points on the way to leading Cameron (18-1) to the championship in the West Virginia Hometown Invitational Tournament with a victory against Greenbrier West (10-4).

The Dragons duo were named to the all-tournament team.

WRESTLING

John Marshall 51

Madonna 26

Oak Glen 40

John Marshall 30

WEIRTON–The Monarchs were led by a pair of victories from Jordan Wood (145), Anthony Carman (160), Jacob Berisford (170) and Chas McCool (220) as they upended host Madonna and fell to Oak Glen.

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