POCA, W.Va. -- Paula Ord turned in 13 points and 15 rebounds as Poca upset Herbert Hoover 46-37 Monday night in Class AA Region 4 Section 1 at Poca High School.McKenzie Ball added 13 points for the Dots (5-18), who will take on No. 3 Nicholas County (17-3) at approximately 8 p.m. Wednesday at Poca."It's huge for this program,'' said Poca first-year coach Kenny Sayre, who lost starter Madi McGrew about midway through the season."Down the stretch, we just hit a couple of big 3s and were taking the ball to the basket. We got up on them and didn't allow them to shoot those 3s. They were taking them, but we had a hand in their face. We handled the pressure and pulled one out.''
Caroline Thornburg notched 11 points for the Huskies (12-11), who had their first winning season since 1996. Hoover's Bailey Aab added 10 points.RIVERSIDE 40, RIPLEY 39: Brittany Wood and Julie Bishop tallied 14 and 12 points, respectively, for the host Warriors in AAA Region 3 Section 1.
Wood blocked a last-second shot attempt in the lane to seal the victory.
Riverside (7-17) will play at George Washington at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Chelsey Hager scored 18 points for the Vikings (0-23) and Sarah Williams donated 10.POINT 53, HURRICANE 44: Point Pleasant held a one-point lead at halftime, then outscored the Redskins 17-6 in the third quarter en route to the win in Class AAA Region 4 Section 1.
Sarah Hussell totaled 17 points and Andrea Porter added 16 for the Black Knights (8-15), who visit Winfield at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Abby Watson netted 22 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and came up with five steals for the Redskins (6-17) and Taneisha Sturdavent contributed 10 points and 11 boards.SHERMAN 66, VAN 32: Sherman jumped out to a 21-2 first quarter lead and never looked back as the Tide (10-13) earned a Class A Region 3 Section 1 victory.
Jordan Lewis ignited Sherman with 19 points while Hannah Skinner added 16 and Sarah Massey chipped in 15. Stevie White led the Bulldogs with 11 points.Sherman will travel to No. 2 Man tonight at 7 to face the Hillbillies.Boys basketball
GREEN. EAST 56, SA 40: Tyler Canterbury netted 15 points as Class AAA No. 6 Greenbrier East downed host St. Albans, extending the Red Dragons' losing streak to 13 games.
Rondale Watson added 13 points for the Spartans (18-2) and Dereck Weiford had 11.Watson contributed a triple-double for East, also turning in 10 rebounds and 10 assists.For St. Albans (4-17), Nathan McNeil scored 14 points.