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South Charleston girls defeat Midland for 5th place in MSAC

February 15, 2019

HUNTINGTON — Mountain State Athletic Conference girls basketball teams began their placement games Thursday, including the play of two local high school teams, with the boys set to begin play on Friday.

South Charleston defeated Cabell Midland 60-49 to take fifth place in the MSAC girls basketball placement game.

The Black Eagles jumped to a 17-7 lead in the first quarter and held off the Knights the rest of the way. Cabell Midland (11-11) closed the gap to six points at halftime but could never get momentum to over take South Charleston (17-5).

Spring Valley (8-14) defeated St. Albans 72-67, despite the Red Dragons having home court advantage, to secure seventh place.

Hurricane (6-15) defeated Capital at home 62-53 to decide ninth place. Maddie Pifer scored a career high 19 points in the Redskins’ win.

The boys will have their MSAC fifth-, seventh- and ninth-place games Friday beginning with a 7 p.m. tip-off for Huntington High hosting South Charleston to decide ninth place. At 7:30, Hurricane will host St. Albans for fifth place, Spring Valley will host Parkersburg for seventh place, and 11th-place Riverside will host Ripley in a non-conference game.

The Hurricane-St. Albans matchup was decided by Capital’s 68-63 win over the Redskins on Wednesday and put the Cougars in Saturday’s consolation game against Cabell Midland at SCRC with a tip time of 4 p.m.

George Washington will play Woodrow Wilson for the boys MSAC championship at SCRC at 8 p.m., the final game on Saturday.

That game will follow the 6 p.m. girls championship of Parkersburg versus Woodrow Wilson.

Huntington High will start Saturday’s games with the girls consolation game against George Washington at 2 p.m.