Boyd’s Wheeler nets 44 in Monday win
PAINTSVILLE, Ky. - Savannah Wheeler scored a career-high 44 points to lead Boyd County to an 82-71 victory over Johnson Central Monday night in girls high school basketball.
Wheeler, a senior and Marshall University signee, scored the most points by a Lions girl since 1975 and surpassed Star Evans’ 39 points against Greenup County in 1996. Harley Paynter and Emma Borders scored 13 points apiece for Boyd County (1-0).
Ashlee Belcher paced the Eagles with 21 points. Sammi Sites chipped in 16 points, Kelci Blair 14 and Alaina Castle 13.
PORTSMOUTH 42, IRONTON 38: Coach Amy Hughes’ debut as head girls basketball coach at Portsmouth High School was successful Monday night as the Trojans defeated the Fighting Tigers at the Conley Center.
The Trojans rallied from a 16-2 deficit to pull within 19-14 by halftime. Portsmouth continued to chip away before taking a lead it never relinquished in the fourth period.
Jasmine Eley led the Trojans with 25 points. Haylee Stevens paced the Tigers with 13 points. Samantha LaFon scored 11.
GALLIA ACADEMY 51, RIVER VALLEY 48: New Blue Angels coach Jordan Deel won his first game as head coach in a game in Centenary, Ohio.
Alex Barnes led Gallia Academy with 15 points. Hunter Copley scored 14. Kelsey Brown led the Raiders (1-1) with 12 points. Hannah Jack scored 10.
MEIGS 90, SOUTHERN 24: Kassidy Betzing scored 26 points, 19 in the first half, as the Marauders demolished the Tornadoes in Pomeroy, Ohio.
Betzing also made nine steals and grabbed eight rebounds. Becca Pullins scored 15 points and Mallory Hawley 13 for Meigs (1-0). Phoenix Cleland paced Southern (0-1) with nine points.
OVC 28, WOOD COUNTY 24: Ohio Valley Christian improved to 3-0 with a victory over Wood County Christian in Williamstown, West Virginia.
Emily Childers and Chloe Payne scored nine points apiece for the Defenders. Leticia Aroujo snagged 12 rebounds. Sidney Strauss and Katie Michael led the Warriors with eight points apiece.