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.