Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP ; Parkersburg Knocks off No. 1 Capital

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP ; Parkersburg Knocks off No. 1 Capital

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Karson Snyder hit 2 of 3 free throws with less than one second remaining Thursday night, giving host Parkersburg a 67-65 boys basketball victory over top-ranked Capital. The Big Reds (7-3) trailed by 10 points after three quarters (58-48) and were able to rally despite missing 17 free throws.

With the score tied at 65, Parkersburg gained possession with 1:36 left and worked the ball for the final shot. Snyder was fouled by Anthony Pittman hoisting a 3-point try with seven-tenths of a seconds left. Snyder made 2 of the 3 foul shots.

Leondre' Rogers led the Cougars (7-3) with 18 points, and Pittman and Calvin Wilder each added 12 points. Pittman sat out 10 minutes of play with three fouls for Capital, which shot 55 percent but suffered its first loss to a West Virginia team.

For the Big Reds, Snyder tallied 28 points and Martin had nine assists.

South Charleston 111, Ripley 87: Cam Allen exploded for 29 points as South Charleston outlasted Ripley for a road victory. Allen connected on 12 of 19 field goals, including 5 of 10 3-pointers. E.J. Phillips added 17 points, Tamon Scruggs tacked on 15 and Larry Bryson 12 for SC. Jamison Hunt led the way for Ripley, knocking down 10 of 11 free throws among his game-high 35 points and handing out 10 assists. Eli Casto and Nathan Hall each scored 14 points for the Vikings (5-7).

Girls

Spring Valley 51, George Washington 31: Jaida Adkins scored 16 points and Morgan Vaughn and Payton Caldwell each added 10 in a home win for the Class AAA No. 9 Timberwolves (8-4). Katy Darnell led GW (4-7) with 11 points.

Midland Trail 50, Richwood 43: Laurel Johnson led a balanced scoring effort with 13 points for the visiting Patriots. Skylar Lesher contributed 11 points and Jenny Wilson 10 for Midland Trail. Amelia Bard had 18 points and 14 rebounds for Richwood (2-8). …

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