Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

AREA ROUNDUP ; Capital, Woodrow Top AAA Boys Hoops Poll

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

AREA ROUNDUP ; Capital, Woodrow Top AAA Boys Hoops Poll

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Capital and Woodrow Wilson each received 85 poll points to sit tied for first in the Associated Press West Virginia High School Boys Basketball Preseason Poll. The Cougars garnered five first- place votes, while Woodrow picked up four. Martinsburg is third with 56 points, while Huntington received the remaining first-place vote to earn 55 points and sit in fourth. South Charleston (54) rounds out the top five and George Washington (47) is sixth.

Fairmont Senior is the unanimous first-place pick in Class AA, picking up all 10 first-place votes. Poca is second with 68 points, followed by Westside (63), Bluefield (49) and Mingo Central (47).

In Class A, Notre Dame leads the way with seven first-place votes and 91 poll points. Ravenswood is second with one first-place nomination and 74 points, followed by Wheeling Central (one first- place vote, 58 points), St. Joseph (53) and Parkersburg Catholic (one first-place vote, 42 points).

* George Washington will be hosting the Legends Tipoff Classic Saturday 11:30 a.m., with a special ceremony honoring some of the state's legendary coaches from 4-5 p.m.

The coaches in attendance will be Dave Barksdale, Gordon McClanahan, Tex Williams, Willie Akers, Don Nuckols, Fred Aldridge, Bobby Dawson, Bill McClanahan, Gary Norris, Chuck Elkins and Jim Fout.

The event kicks off with a junior-varsity matchup between George Washington and Wheeling Park, followed by Wheeling Park's varsity vs. St. Albans at 1 p.m. Wyoming East will play Riverside at 2:30, with Nitro and Charleston Catholic squaring off at 5:30.

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MEC HOOPS: The University of Charleston's Jordyn Peck has been named the Mountain East Conference women's basketball player of the week.

Peck, a senior from Ohio, averaged 26 points in a 2-0 week for the Golden Eagles. She opened the week with 18 points in a victory over Urbana, then poured in 34 points in a win over Notre Dame. She shot 54 percent from the field last week and also contributed three rebounds per game. …

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