CK Wonders come up short against Huntington
KENOVA — After a seventeen point season opening victory against Huntington East, the Ceredo-Kenova Middle School girls basketball team battled but fell just short against the Huntington Middle School Eagles, 35-30 on Monday, Dec. 3 at the Wonderdome.
Down just three points at the start of the second half, the Wonders outscored the Eagles 13-7 during the third quarter and took a 28-25 lead into the final frame. The Eagles went on a run of their own in the fourth quarter, holding the Wonders to just a single basket to Huntington’s five.
Despite the loss, Head Coach Matt Perry said he can take several positives from the short-coming.
“I have three sixth graders that start and to see their performance against that team full of seventh and eighth graders was awesome,” Perry said. “I know we lost and people will say that you can never be happy with a loss, but I am. Obviously I want to win but it was a good showing.”
The Wonders roster boasts five sixth graders out of nine total players, but Perry said the group took a big step forward against Huntington, who bested CK by double digits twice last year.
“They played with poise and fought until the very end. We had them until the fourth quarter,” Perry said.