Prep roundup: Ferguson's 43 points carry Princeton past Winfield in 2 OTs
Aaron Ferguson, a 6-foot-8 junior, poured in a career-best 43 points Saturday afternoon to pace Princeton to a 77-75 double-overtime boys basketball victory against visiting Winfield.Jay Palmer hit a fadeaway jumper in the lane with 1.5 seconds left to win it. Zen Clements, a 6-5 senior, added 18 points for the Tigers (3-3).For the Generals (5-2), Bear Bellomy had 23 points, Zach Fisher and Taylor Hearn 14 apiece and Toby Show 11. Winfield canned 11 3-pointers.
BUFFALO 55, SOUTH GALLIA 53: Buffalo made 12 of 15 free throws in the fourth quarter to hold off host South Gallia (Ohio). Laythen Good led the Bison (5-1) with 14 points and Isaiah Robinson and Austin Moore each scored 11. Brayden Greer led South Gallia (5-3) with 13 points.
MIDLAND TRAIL 49, VALLEY 46: Rickie Carter scored 15 points as Midland Trail handed host Valley (4-1) its first loss. Steven Blume netted 13 points and Collin Carte sank 11 for the Patriots (3-2). Henry Barron-Houchins led the Greyhounds with 15 points and Keyshawn Payne scored 10.
GREEN. EAST 62, WOODROW 49: Rondale Watson scored 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for host Greenbrier East. Josh Tunstalle added 17 points and Obi Romeo had eight points and 12 rebounds for the Spartans (6-2). Jaylon Breckenridge and Chase Hancock each scored 11 for Woodrow Wilson (1-2), which played without injured Donte Nabors.
LOGAN 69, NITRO 27: Worm Street led a balanced attack with 10 points as all 15 players scored for the host Wildcats (3-3). Michael Heidenreich scored eight points to pace the visiting Wildcats (0-4).
WAYNE 53, HOOVER 51: Brett Justice hit the game-winner with five seconds left as the host Pioneers (4-2) rallied in the final period. Grant Ferguson led Wayne with 16 points. Hunter White paced Herbert Hoover with 16.
RAVENSWOOD 60, ST. MARYS 56: Jake Martin netted 25 points as the host Red Devils overcame a slow start. Issac Crow added 12 points and 15 boards for Ravenswood (4-2). Alan Bills scored 19 points with five 3s for St. Marys (2-2). Dylan Hupp pitched in 13 points and Jessy Moore had 12 points and 13 rebounds.
PARK. SOUTH 89, JOHN MARSHALL 36: Logan Lawrentz led all scorers with 19 points as host Parkersburg South (7-0) stayed unbeaten. Tanner Filbin had 10 points for the Monarchs.
LINCOLN COUNTY 52, RIVER VIEW 44: Schylar Kelley scored 18 points as host Lincoln County edged River View. Jake Reynolds chipped in 10 points for the Panthers (3-5). Jay Wilson led the Raiders (2-3) with 10 points.
WYOMING EAST 79, WESTSIDE 71: Austin Canada exploded for a game-high 38 points as Wyoming East won on the road. Jordan Hayes chipped in 19 points for the Warriors (4-0). Corey Bowles led the Renegades (4-1) with 24 points and Will Fox netted 13.
MOUNT VIEW 46, VAN 44: Donnell Bonds scored 20 points and Rashawn Brooks 14 to pace the visiting Golden Knights (1-6) to their first win. Brandon Elswick tallied 26 points for the Bulldogs.
CAPITAL 86, ST. ALBANS 48: Carrington Morris dropped in 21 points and Brad Grose and DeAndre Rogers each added 13 for unbeaten host Capital (3-0). The Red Dragons received 10 points from Ryan Broderick.
GREATER BECKLEY 75, MAN 61: Elisha Kidd had 22 points and Javonne Staunton-Bailey 20 to pace visiting Greater Beckley Christian (4-0). For the Hillbillies (3-2), John Thomas Keffer scored 17 points and Cayce Mullins 11.
WAHAMA 50, SOUTH GALLIA 46: Wyatt Zuspan sank a shot with 30 seconds left to give the host White Falcons the lead for good. Hunter Rose led Wahama (2-4) with 13 points. Brayden Greer scored 13 for the Rebels (5-3).
CATHOLIC 52, IRONTON ST. JOE 38: Charleston Catholic (4-1) pulled away in the second half as Anna Whelan led the way with 18 points and Vida Imani scored 11. Hannah Miller topped St. Joseph (7-2) with 14 points.
FAIRMONT SR. 76, SISSONVILLE 61: Emily Stoller erupted for 26 points as Fairmont Senior secured a home win. Kaden Whaley chipped in 19 points for the Polar Bears. Brittany Gould paced the Indians with 29 points and Madison Jones added 24.
HOOVER 67, WAYNE 48: Bethany Romine scored 14 points and Hannah King had 13 points and nine rebounds to lead visiting Herbert Hoover (6-1). McKenzie Edmonds added 11 points for the Huskies and Ally Toney led the Pioneers with 12.
LOGAN 59, MORGANTOWN 44: Monica Mitchell exploded for 24 points and 12 rebounds for host Logan. Shayna Gore had 16 points and 10 assists for the Wildcats (5-3) and Lexi Hines scored 12. Olivia Seggie (12 points) led the Mohigans (5-3).
HURRICANE 62, POINT PLEASANT 9: Abby Watson recorded a triple-double with 20 points, 16 rebounds and 13 steals to lead the Redskins (3-2) and Emily Browning scored 10 points. Marlee Bruner led the Big Blacks (0-11) with four points.
PARK. SOUTH 54, IRONTON 51: Taryn McCutcheon netted 18 points as Parkersburg South picked up a road win. Kate Byrd added 14 points for the Patriots (7-0). Ironton (6-6) was led by Lexie Barrier (29 points).
SUMMERS 73, CHAPMANVILLE 56: Brandy Morrison poured in a game-high 27 points as Summers County cruised at the Charleston Catholic Athletic Complex. Whittney Justice scored 15 for the Bobcats (6-0). Kristin DesRocher led the Tigers (5-3) with 18 points and Hillary Hainer netted 10.
TEAYS VALLEY 44, GREATER BECKLEY 42: Alisha Kiser had 16 points to help visiting Teays Valley Christian hang on for a double-overtime win. Gabby Harrah had 12 points for the Lions (5-0). Brooke Matheny led all scorers with 23 points for Greater Beckley Christian (2-6).
ROANE 43, BRAXTON 24: Shania Lloyd netted 11 points for visiting Roane County. Kendra Houghton had a team-high 10 points for Braxton County.
ST. MARYS 71, RAVENSWOOD 58: Kendra Walker scored a team-high 21 points for visiting St. Marys. Hailey Miller sank 21 points to lead Ravenswood.
POCAHONTAS 52, BATH 28: Tristan Day connected for 19 points to lead host Pocahontas County (5-2). Jessie O'Connor had 15 points for Bath County (Va.).
GW WINS: George Washington recorded 491 points as the Patriots cruised to a win in Saturday in the HYCAT High School January Invitational at the University of Charleston Natatorium.
For the girls, Jordyn O'Dell notched a pair of individual wins for GW (200 freestyle, 100 backstroke). Morgan Carr posted a win for Charleston Catholic (200 individual medley) while Kayla Hoffman of Capital won the 100-yard freestyle.On the boys side, Adam Poe of South Charleston won two events (50 freestyle, 100 butterfly) and Zach Kidd of GW also had a pair of wins (200 and 500 freestyle). Nathan Runyon secured a win for Catholic in the 100-yard backstroke.