Woodrow Wilson may have been short-handed, but it was long on effort Wednesday night.Junior guard Donte Nabors dropped in 22 points and freshman low post Nequan Carrington 20 as the Flying Eagles won their sixth straight game, earning a 74-51 victory at George Washington.The Flying Eagles played without senior point guard Andrew Johnson, who sat out the game with an ankle injury sustained Monday against Shady Spring. Johnson is expected to be back when Woodrow plays in the Big Atlantic Classic on Friday."I thought we'd be more competitive,'' said GW coach Rick Greene, "but [Woodrow] was just really good defensively early and then just crashed the boards. They got on the glass. They're playing the way Beckley plays right now, and not like when they were struggling a little bit.''
Woodrow Wilson (10-4) came into the game ranked No. 10 among state Class AAA schools, one spot behind the Patriots (11-4), who had their own five-game win streak snapped.The outcome also tied Woodrow and GW atop the MSAC East Division standings, each holding 3-1 records. If they remain tied for first place at the end of the season, the Flying Eagles will earn a spot in the Night of Champions title game via the head-to-head tiebreaker.GW, which trailed 42-20 at halftime, got 23 points from Luke Eddy and 12 from Austin Breeden."Luke got 23 points tonight,'' Greene said, "but he had to earn every one of them. They just came up and played great defense. They were very patient offensively, too. Coach [Ron] Kidd has them ready at both ends of the floor, and that's a credit to them.''HURRICANE 42, ST. ALBANS 31: Hurricane held St. Albans to just two points in the third quarter after being tied at the half to pull away from the host Red Dragons.
For the Redskins (12-4), Henry Sorsaia had 13 points and Rasaan Harris scored 12.Quamise Carter led St. Albans (4-11) with eight points.RIVERSIDE 59, PARKERSBURG 52: Marcus Reed scored six of his 16 points in the fourth quarter as the host Warriors (7-10) broke away to earn a victory.
Trevor Smith's putback of a missed shot allowed the Warriors to tie the game after three quarters and gave them momentum heading into the final period. Josh Butcher went 4-for-4 at the foul line in the fourth quarter to give Riverside some room.
Tyus Wood added 11 points for the Warriors. For the Big Reds (5-11), Trevor Britton had 19 points and Ben Umpleby 13.SC 54, CABELL MIDLAND 36: Tre Clark finished with 10 points to help lead Class AAA No. 1 South Charleston (14-1) to the win at Cabell Midland.
For the Knights (4-11), Dakota Leonard had a game-high 11 points.RIPLEY 65, CAPITAL 62: Ripley (7-11) fought back from a 12-point halftime deficit to win at Capital.
For the Vikings, Casey Smith scored 25 points and Kade Harrison added 17.Austin Coleman finished with 23 points for Capital (7-11) while Brad Grose had 21 points.WINFIELD 67, NITRO 60: Zach Fisher scored 22 points, pulled down four rebounds and handed out five assists as the host Generals rallied past Nitro.
Chris Turner scored 14 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for Winfield (8-7), which trailed 21-15 after the first quarter. Bear Bellomy also scored 14 for the Generals.
Angelo Sirianni led the Wildcats (7-8) with 19 points, while Trevon Taylor had 11 and Hunter Ferrari 10.PARK. SOUTH 75, J. MARSHALL 42: Senior Wes Mitchem went over the 1,000-point mark for his career and finished with a game-high 24 to lead Parkersburg South (12-3) past host John Marshall. Doug Dennis added 15 points for the Patriots.
For the Monarchs (4-10), Bryan Davis scored 13 points and Cole Sobutka had 12 points.MOOREFIELD 68, VALLEY 59: Moorefield outscored Valley 26-15 in the fourth quarter to rally for a win at the Big Atlantic Classic in Beckley.
For the Yellowjackets (7-7), Garrett Keller had a game-high 18 points while Jared Kite pitched in with 13 points.Raeshawn Breckenridge led Valley (9-4) with 15 points.Tuesday's gameRICHWOOD 78, SHERMAN 60: Ben Weber had 18 points and Zach Bennett and John Bard each added 16 as host Richwood (6-8) scored a victory over Sherman in an opening-round game of the Hometown Invitational Tournament. For the Tide (5-8), Blake Brewer scored 17 points and Cody Muncy 11.
GirlsCATHOLIC 54, WAHAMA 31: Samantha Fletcher scored 23 points and Anna Whelan had 12 in the road win for Charleston Catholic (7-11). For Wahama (2-12), Sierra Carmichael finished with 14 points.VALLEY 51, RICHWOOD 47: Alexis Payne poured in 24 points to lead visiting Valley (10-3). Kelsey Bird chipped in with 11 for the Greyhounds. Breanna Mazzella and Hannah Brown each finished with 14 points for Richwood.TOLSIA 64, LINCOLN COUNTY 43: Krista Maynard scored 26 points and grabbed 15 rebounds while Savannah Winnett had 25 points and 12 boards to lead visiting Tolsia (12-3).
For Lincoln County (1-16), Lindsay Pritchard scored 12 points and Taylor Lucas finished with 11.LOGAN 66, CHAPMANVILLE 36: Shayna Gore scored 28 points to lead Logan (10-4) to the road win. For Chapmanville (8-8), Kristen DesRocher finished with 14 points.
Tuesday's gamesMINGO 49, HOOVER 39: Chrissy Farmer scored 16 points and Ashley Curry finished with 13 points to lead visiting Mingo Central (6-7) past Herbert Hoover.
For the Huskies (10-6), Bailey Aab led the way with 10 points.SPRING VALLEY 73, SC 43: Mackenzie Morris finished with 16 points and Madison Morris scored 13 to help lead Class AAA No. 2 Spring Valley (15-2) to a Senior Night win.
For visiting South Charleston (8-9), Lina Villanueva tallied a team-high 14 points.