Prep basketball: Wintry conditions prompt schools to put off games
HUNTINGTON - Frigid temperatures, snow and closed schools either postponed or canceled Tri-State high school basketball games Wednesday.
Cabell Midland’s girls game at St. Albans was moved to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. A Huntington High girls game at South Charleston was postponed to Saturday, Feb. 9, with an 11 a.m. tip-off.
Tuesday games, boys
BOYD CO. 63, FLEMING CO. 38: The Lions broke open a close game with an 18-3 second-half run to win in Flemingsburg, Kentucky. Blake Stewart and Carson Webb led Boyd County (15-8) with 15 points each. Talbott Taylor added 13. Aaron Christiansen scored 12 for Fleming County (10-13).
GEORGE WASHINGTON 63, ASHLAND 49: Bunky Brown scored 26 for the Patriots (13-2) as they picked up a road win over the Tomcats. William Gabbert chipped in 12 and Taran Fitzpatrick 11. Hunter Mays scored 11 for Ashland.
TOLSIA 75, TUG VALLEY 70: Jessie Muncy dropped in 35 points as the Rebels (11-4) picked up an overtime win. Austin Salmons added 14 points and Robert Cantrell 13. For the Panthers, Caleb May scored 21, Ian Reed 19 and Ethan Colegrove 12.
EASTERN-MEIGS 55, SOUTH GALLIA 53: The Eagles (10-6 overall, 7-4 Tri-Valley Conference) overcame an eight-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat the Rebels (11-7, 6-6) in overtime in Mercerville, Ohio. Garrett Barringer led Eastern with 21 points. Colton Reynolds scored 15. Mason Dishong snatched 11 rebounds. C.J. Mayse led South Gallia with 15 points. Nick Hicks scored 14. Braxton Hardy and Garrett Saunders added 11 each.
MEIGS 82, POINT PLEASANT 44: The Marauders (9-5) made 31 of 48 shots in a rout of the Big Blacks (2-12) in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Weston Baer scored 22 and Coulter Cleland 18 for Meigs. Zach Bartrum, Cooper Darst and Wyatt Hoover scored 10 apiece. Hunter Bush led Point Pleasant with 18 points. Braxton Yates chipped in 10.
WELLSTON 62, RIVER VALLEY 58: Ryan Madisan scored 20 and Jordan Carey 12 as the Rockets (3-13 overall, 2-7 Tri-Valley Conference) beat the Raiders (2-13, 0-9) in Bidwell, Ohio. Jordan Lambert scored 20 and Layne Fitch 15 for River Valley.
GREENUP CO. 49, PORTSMOUTH NOTRE DAME 33: Brady Nelson scored 13 in the Musketeers’ victory over the Titans, who were paced by Ben Mader’s 18 points.
RACELAND 63, FAIRVIEW 58: Kirk Pence scored 16, Austin Cumpton 15, Drew Bailey 14 and Kyle Adkins 12 as the Rams (10-10) edged the Eagles (8-14) at home. Jaxon Manning led Fairview with 16 points. Garrett Greene scored 15 and Jack Roy 11.
Tuesday games, girls
LAWRENCE COUNTY 48, TOLSIA 44: Kensley Feltner scored 15 and Alexis Ratliff 11 as the Bulldogs beat the Rebels. Julie Boone led Tolsia with 18 points and Sarah Jude scored 10.
NITRO 63, WAYNE 57: Baylee Goins led the Wildcats (14-5) with 25 points in a triumph over the Pioneers (14-3). Lakyn Adkins paced Wayne with 20 points.
POINT PLEASANT 53, RIVER VALLEY 37: DaNayla Ward led the home-standing Big Blacks (3-15) with 25 points in a win over the Raiders (5-16). Brooke Warner scored 11. Hannah Jacks scored nine for River Valley.
VAN 49, BUFFALO 41: Karli Lafauci scored 22 points as the Bulldogs (9-6) held off the Bison for a road win. Haleigh Cook chipped in 10 points for the Bulldogs.
Abby Darney scored 22 to lead Buffalo (6-9), while Brooke Slaubaugh scored 10 and secured 12 rebounds.
BOYD COUNTY 67, FAIRVIEW 36: The Lions (19-3) jumped to a 40-5 lead in a blowout of the Eagles (9-13) in Westwood, Kentucky. Savannah Wheeler paced Boyd County with 18 points. Jordan Rakes scored 13 and Gracie Crisp 10 for Fairview.
CHESAPEAKE 60, PORTSMOUTH 31: The Panthers raced to a 21-2 lead and trounced the Trojans in Portsmouth, Ohio. Eli Archer led Chesapeake with 17 points. Miles Shipp led Portsmouth with six points.
WHEELERSBURG 75, MINFORD 39: Tanner Holden scored 31 points and J.J. Truitt 10 as the Pirates remained unbeaten with a victory over the Falcons.
IRONTON 47, ROCK HILL 45: The Fighting Tigers held on to second place in the Ohio Valley Conference with a narrow victory over the last-place Redmen. Charlie Large led Ironton with 17 points. Owen Hankins paced Rock Hill with 16.
GREEN 74, IRONTON ST. JOE 57: The Bobcats finished with a 35-8 run to overcome an early 10-point deficit and defeat the Flyers. Tanner Kimbler scored 32 and Gage Sampson 21.