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Prep roundup: Nitro boys beat Poca on Taylor's buzzer beater

Freshman Trevon Taylor hit a turnaround shot as time expired to lift Nitro to a 45-43 over visiting Class AA No. 2 Poca Tuesday night in boys high school basketball.With the score tied late in the game, Nitro ran a set play out of a timeout that ended in a missed shot. The ball was fumbled between several players on the rebound attempt before Taylor gained control of the ball and sank the winner.Angelo Sirianni led the Wildcats (8-12) with 13 points while Taylor and Ethan Clark each finished with 10.For Poca (15-3), Noah Frampton led all scorers with 18 points.
  • SC 74, CAPITAL 51: Rashaud Kincaid scored a game-high 16 points while A.D. Cunningham chipped in with 15 to help lead Class AAA No. 2 South Charleston to a win at Capital. Hunter Moles and Devyn Harris each scored 11 points for the Black Eagles (17-1), while Carrington Morris and Brad Grose led Capital (7-14) with 12 points each.
  • PRINCETON 63, GREEN. EAST 52: Princeton outscored Class AAA No. 4 Greenbrier East 22-14 in the final period as the Tigers secured a road win. Ryan Meadows tallied 24 points for Princeton (16-4) and Hunter Walters chipped in 17. For Greenbrier East (17-2), Bryce Woodliff netted 17 points and Rondale Watson 16.
  • NICHOLAS 58, HOOVER 55: Herbert Hoover couldn't hold a fourth-quarter lead as visiting Nicholas County (10-9), led by Jared Tharp's 22-point effort, came back late to beat the Huskies. For Hoover (12-7), Cody Morris finished with 14 points and Joey Forbes tallied 13 points.
  • SCOTT 80, WAYNE 36: Brandon Lafauci posted 19 points as Scott won at home. Eric May scored 11 for the Skyhawks, and Matt Dolan and Logan Webb each had 10. Brayden Baker paced Wayne with 12 points.
  • PARKERSBURG 69, LOGAN 66: Parkersburg outscored Logan 29-22 in the final period as the Big Reds secured a home win. Dru Aldridge poured in 21 points for Parkersburg (8-12) and Ben Umpleby had 19. Zak Miller led the Wildcats (6-11) with 14 points followed by Worm Street with 13 and A.J. Reynolds with 12.
  • CLAY 60, BRAXTON 33: Stephen Cole scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, Michael Shamblin had 15 points and Chris Cole finished with 10 points to lead Clay County (11-8) to the win against visiting Braxton County. Derek Barnette led the Eagles (5-14) with 10 points.
  • ROANE 58, RAVENSWOOD 50: Jacob Neal scored 12 points as Class AA No. 9 Roane County (14-5) held off visiting Ravenswood. For the Red Devils (4-13), Jake Martin had 25 points.
  • SOUTH 57, INDIAN CREEK 54:  Wes Mitchem led Class AAA No. 5 Parkersburg South (16-3) with 22 points as the Patriots dispatched visiting Indian Creek (Ohio). Cody Monroe added 17 points for South while Alex Young led Indian Creek (14-6) with 22 points.
  • POINT 64, RIPLEY 51: Wade Martin scored 17 points and Alex Somerville 14 as Point Pleasant picked up a road win. Aden Yates also contributed 12 points for the Big Blacks and Dillon McCarty had 10. Ripley was paced by Kade Harrison with 23 points.
  • WAHAMA 93, HANNAN 70: Hunter Bradley exploded for 28 points as Wahama picked up a road win. Hunter Rose also contributed 22 points for the White Falcons (8-11) and Wyatt Zuspan and Trenton Gibbs had 10 points apiece. Paul Holley had a team-high 19 points for Hannan (4-14) and Ty Paige 12.
  • ELK VALLEY 74, NEW LIFE 62: Daniel Beverly scored 25 points and Jordan Elkins 23 for Elk Valley Christian in a road victory. Elk Valley (8-8) also got 18 points from Trey Suttle. Zack Walker paced New Life Christian with a game-high 34.
  • Girls
  • SHERMAN 60, VALLEY 58: Sarah Massey scored 20 points and Jordan Lewis added 18 as Sherman (9-11) downed visiting Valley. Alexis Payne paced Valley with 31 points, followed by Abby Buchan with 12.
  • RAVENSWOOD 58, RIPLEY 31: Taylor Youell paced the host Red Devils with 23 points followed by Hailey Miller with 20. Sarah Williams tallied 17 points for the Vikings.
  • WESTSIDE 91, INDEPENDENCE 18: Hope Lester netted 19 points as Class AA No. 1 Westside cruised to a home win. Faith Davis had 17 for the Renegades (18-1) and Morgan Spolarich scored 16. Emily Fedukovich had nine for Independence.
  • TUG VALLEY 56, CROSS LANES 50: Hannah Armstrong scored 15 points as Tug Valley downed visiting Cross Lanes Christian. Whitney Evans-Kirk chipped in 12 for the Panthers. Courtney Kendrick posted a game-high 22 points for Cross Lanes and Kathryn Legg 15.
  • Monday's boys games
  • GW 61, PARKERSBURG 51: Luke Eddy dropped in 23 points to pace visiting George Washington to a key victory over the Big Reds (7-12).
  • With the win, the Patriots (14-4) wrapped up a spot in the Mountain State Athletic Conference Night of Champions on Saturday at the South Charleston Community Center. GW will play Hurricane in the boys second-place game at 4 p.m.Austin Breeden knocked down five 3-pointers for 15 points for the Patriots and Dominik King added 12 points. For Parkersburg, Dru Aldridge tallied 25 points.
  • HOOVER 55, GILMER 48: Cody Morris and Aaron Burdette each scored 16 points to lead the way for the visiting Huskies (12-6). Also for Herbert Hoover, Joey Forbes had 11 points. Gilmer County (10-8) received 18 points from Austin Cunningham, who hit five 3s. Anthony Aviles scored 12 points.
  • CLAY 41, ROANE 36: Alex Burkhamer scored a career-high 15 points to lead the visiting Panthers to a revenge victory. Stephen Cole added 13 points for Clay County (10-9). For the Raiders (13-5), Jacob Neal tallied 10 points. Clay led at halftime 17-15.
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  • MSAC RESHUFFLING: Because of a clerical error, the Mountain State Athletic Conference boys basketball standings have been reshuffled as divisional games complete this week.Riverside's Dec. 21 victory against Capital, designated all season as a conference game on the MSAC website (, was actually a nonconference game. Capital's win over the Warriors on Jan. 18 was the true conference contest, even though it remains listed as a nonconference game on the website. MSAC officials acknowledged the error on Tuesday.See updated standings on Page 4B, and a list of Friday's place-winner games on Page 2B. 
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