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Prep basketball: Taylor leads Nitro past SA

Trevon Taylor exploded for a career-best 31 points as host Nitro edged rival St. Albans 67-60 Wednesday in boys basketball.Neil Sallada scored nine points and Tyler Barton and Josiah Bosley each chipped in eight points to lead the Wildcats (2-8), who have won back-to-back games. Kevic Watkins scored 16 points and Jeffrey Seams 13 to lead the Red Dragons (2-7).
  • Hurricane 70, Spring Valley 52: Ace Estep posted 18 points as Hurricane cruised past host Spring Valley, which saw a four-game win streak halted.
  • Trey Dawson netted 15 points and Henry Sorsaia (13) and Garrett DeFries (11) both scored double-figures to lead the Redskins (10-3). Jacob Kilgore led the Timberwolves (5-5) with a game-high 22 points and Greg Herbert scored 16.
  • Winfield 94, Midland 71: Toby Show's double-double (23 points, 11 rebounds) sparked the Generals to a home win. Winfield sank 22 of 28 free throws.
  • Also for Winfield (7-5), Bear Bellomy had 27 points and seven rebounds, Zach Fisher 18 points and five assists and Heath Diehl 10 points. For Cabell Midland (3-8), Coy Pettit had 17 points, Cole Tilley 13 and Mark Wilcox 10.
  • Hoover 47, Clay 46: Hunter White made two free throws with 2.2 seconds left as Herbert Hoover (2-9) slipped past host Clay County to break a six-game losing streak.
  • Noah Toops led Hoover with 17 points and Matthew Justice scored 16. Stephen Cole led the Panthers (4-6) with 19 points while Chris Cole added 11 and Storm Carver 10.
  • Valley 74, Van 46: Henry Barron-Houchins and Zac Warden each scored 25 points as the host Greyhounds ran past Van. Raeshawn Breckenridge added 10 points for Valley (9-1). Tyler Honeycutt scored 13, Keith Blevins 11 and Brandon Elswick and Cole Price 10 each for the Bulldogs (2-7).
  • Coal Grove 71, Wayne 55: Conor Markins scored 25 points as Coal Grove (Ohio) won at the Huntington Invitational. For the Pioneers (7-5), Brett Justice had 17 points and Nathaniel Earl 12.
  • Woodrow 62, Parkersburg 45: Brent Osborne tossed in 16 points as visiting Woodrow Wilson (6-2) flew out to a 37-18 halftime lead and cruised home. J.D. Wade led the Big Reds (3-8) with 10 points.
  • Midland Trail 60, Richwood 55: Rickie Carter turned in a double-double (20 points, 10 rebounds) and Steven Blume scored 11 points to head the visiting Patriots (7-4). John Bard tallied 22 points for the Lumberjacks (2-6).
  • Tug Valley 78, Man 33: Thomas Baisden had 18 points and Calvin Blankenship 17 as the host Panthers (7-4) ran away from the Hillbillies (5-7).
  • Tuesday's game
  • Buffalo 75, Fayetteville 53: Laythen Good dropped in 19 points and Aaron Lewis 14 to pace the Bison to a first-round win at the Big Atlantic Classic in Beckley. John Hodges added 10 points for Buffalo. The Pirates (0-9) were led by 10 points each from William Fenton and Caleb Bailes.
  • Girls
  • Hoover 53, Mingo Central 46: Hannah King scored nine of her 13 points in the fourth quarter, including a crucial three-point play with 21/2 minutes left, to lead Herbert Hoover.
  • Mingo Central (6-6) cut the Huskies' lead to two points when King hit her basket and free throw. That ensured Hoover (9-1) its eighth straight win, and a 5-0 record in Cardinal Conference play.Caroline Thornburg led Hoover with 14 points, with Stephanie Romine adding 11. Mingo Central had three big scorers: Ashley Curry (15), Hannah Church (14) and Kiera Hammond (12).
  • Capital 51, Woodrow 32: India Hairston and Alex Gray each had 12 points to pace the host Cougars (5-8). Jenna Bsharah (11 points, nine rebounds) and Dashia Foster (10 points, 10 rebounds) also donated big efforts for Capital. Woodrow Wilson got 11 points from Aaliyah Williams.
  • GW 79, Riverside 28: George Washington stormed out to a 26-2 first-quarter lead and routed visiting Riverside. Maria Romeo led the Patriots (4-5) with 24 points and Hailey Stewart scored 20. Brittany Wood led the Warriors with 13 points.
  • Park. South 58, Morgantown 42: Taryn McCutcheon poured in 17 points to lift host Parkersburg South. Keya Bartlett scored 15 points and Katelyn Byrd 10 for the Patriots (12-0). Rachel Laskody led the Mohigans (9-6) with eight points.
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