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Prep basketball roundup: South Charleston boys fall to Wesley Christian

Staff reports

Lin Benson buried seven 3-pointers on his way to 25 points as Wesley Christian, Kentucky took down Class AAA No. 7 South Charleston 85-73 Monday night at the South Charleston Community Center.

Lorng Christian added 18 points for Wesley Christian (29-5).

E.J. Phillips led the Black Eagles (14-6) with 24 points, while Tamon Scruggs scored 22 and Isaiah Hodges knocked down five treys for 15 points.

Parkersburg Catholic 64, Charleston Catholic 61: Cade Ullman drained four triples on his way to 22 points as Parkersburg Catholic edged the visiting Irish. Logan Plummer donated 18 points and A.J. Collins contributed 13 for the Crusaders. Michael Martin led Charleston Catholic (12-8) with 21 points, while Luke McKown tacked on 12 and Robby Williams chipped in 10.

South Point, Ohio 63, Point Pleasant 47: Tayshawn Fox fired in 18 points to help South Point to a home win. Jared Whitt added 11 points and Cody Runyon 10 for South Point. Will Harbour had 14 points to lead the Big Blacks, and Parker Rairden notched 10.

Valley 57, Midland Trail 56: Deondre Davis hit a pair of free throws with 14.3 seconds left to lift the Greyhounds to the home win in overtime. Davis finished with 16 points and 13 rebounds for Valley (10-8) and Spencer Dean added 17. Noah Minor had a game-high 27 points for Midland Trail (7-10).

Sherman 77, Van 63: Tyler Pettry and Will Hensley combined for 49 points in leading the Tide to the home win. Pettry tallied 25 points with Hensley right behind with 24 for Sherman (7-10). Taylor Jarrell also scored 25 points in a losing effort for Van.


St. Albans 55, Nitro 24: St. Albans jumped out to a 32-14 lead at halftime as it rolled to a road win. Jaden McDaniels recorded 23 points to lead the Red Dragons. Nitro falls to 10-12.

Charleston Catholic 45, Pocahontas County 34: Vida Imani scored 19 points as the Class A No. 9 Irish won at home. Elizabeth Kay added 11 points for Catholic (12-9). Sarah Ryder led the Warriors with 24 points.

Poca 55, Man 21: The Dots celebrated senior night in a big way with the home win. Casey Skeens netted 18 points, Madi Ord added 16 points, and Aubrey Chandler 10 as Poca (16-5) hit 10, three-pointers on the game.

Sissonville 57, Fayetteville 35: The Indians used a big second half to pull away for the impressive road win. Mikayla Long had a game-high 18 points for Sissonville (16-5), Laila Arthur added 16 points, and Ashley McGhee just missed a double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds. Autumn Hill led Fayetteville (17-4) with 13 points.

Roane County 63, Herbert Hoover 48: Despite hitting nine, three-pointers, the Huskies fell on the road. Kirsten Belcher had 12 points and Allison Dunbar chipped in with 11 for Hoover (2-20), but the Huskies couldn’t stop Lucille Westfall, who poured in 30 points, grabbed 14 rebounds, and blocked nine shots for Roane (12-9).

Mingo Central 59, Logan 47: Tyshira Joplin tossed in 23 points as Mingo picked up a road win. Katie Ball and Xziah Rhodes each added 14 points for the Miners (16-6). Kaileah Williams led the Wildcats (6-13) with 18 points and Holly Toler tacked on 12.

Scott 49, Wahama 22: Scott jumped out to a 13-0 lead after the first quarter to put away visiting Wahama. Emily Foley paced the Skyhawks (9-12) with 18 points.

Summers County 70, Woodrow Wilson 33: Sisters Whittney and Brittney Justice each broke Summers County’s career-scoring record as the Bobcats (19-2) cruised to a home win. The previous record was 1,740 points, set by Hailey Gunnoe (07-10). Brittney Justice finished with 28 points and Whittney Justice ended the night with 14, as both now have 1,746 career points. Sydney Darden led the Flying Eagles (4-17) with 10 points.

Richwood 59, Greenbrier West 38: Amelia Bard posted 25 points and 18 rebounds as Richwood picked up a home win. Erica Lawrence chipped in 20 points and 10 boards and Cora Younts added 13 points and nine rebounds for the Lumberjacks (7-12).

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