From Staff Reports
KEYSER, W.Va. — Southern created distance in the second quarter to build an 11-point lead in what was otherwise a low-scoring affair won 55-43 by the Rams.
Landon Todd raked in a 13 points to lead the Rams in scoring, while Lucas Ritchie added a dozen more. Alex Fike added 10 points.
Both teams scored 12 points in the first quater, but Southern outscored Keyser 21-10 in the second to lead 33-22 entering the third.
Keyser’s Josh Golub scored 14 points in th Golden Tornado’s opener. Josh Hoban added nine points. Dakota Proud led he team with eight rebounds.
Keyser won the jayvee game, 39-30. Vinnie Cuthbertson had 10 points, and Malik Harper and Timmy Biser each had eight. Biser also finished with nine steals. Southern’s Josh Adams scored 12 points
The freshmen game finished 46-39 in Southern’s favor. Matt McCullough had 13 points, and Keyser’s Amonte Turner had 10 points. Vince Blackburn had eight points and eight boards for the Tornado.
Southern (2-1) hosts Preston on Saturday. Keyser is at home tonight for Bishop Walsh.
Union 83, WVSD 26
ROMNEY, W.Va. — Union emptied the bench and had an easy time Wednesday night at West Virginia School for the Deaf.
Nathan Evans led the Tigers with 14 points and 11 rebounds, while Travis Murphy scored 10 points. Cole Tallman had five assists for Union.
WVSD was led by Patrick Epperly with 20 points. Epperly hit three three-pointers on the night.
Union led 21-7 after the first quarter and 39-10 at the half.
Union (4-0) will play Friday at Tygarts Valley.
ROMNEY, W.Va. — Trenton Eirich led all scorers with 30 points, and Allegany had five players finish with at least 10 points Tuesday during an 87-74 win over Hampshire in an AMAC basketball contest.
Eirich sank 11 of 14 free throws and made nine buckets, one a three-pointer, to score 30 points. Two other Campers, Bryce Nightengale and Christian Thomas, both finished with 12 points. Calman McKenzie gathered 12 points and nine rebounds before fouling out and Mario D’Atri finished with 10 points, six assists and three steals.
After playing to a 17-17 tie at the end of the first quarter, Allegany pulled away in the second to carry a 37-28 advantage into the locker room at halftime. The Campers led 59-46 entering the fourth.
Neither team could forget where the foul line was as a total of 69 combined free throws were attempted. Allegany finished 24-for-34 and Hampshire converted 21 of 35.
Garrett Crawford scored 26 points to lead the Trojans. Travis Clower added 17 and Logan Hill had a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Dane Heavener scored 10.
Allegany was also victorious in the junior varsity game.
The Campers (2-0, 2-0 AMAC) play at Altoona on Friday. Hampshire (1-3) plays another Cumberland opponent when it visits Fort Hill on Friday.