From Staff Reports
CUMBERLAND — No. 3 Fort Hill turned a one-point deficit after one quarter into a seven-point lead at halftime and the Sentinels continued to pull away in the second half of a 71-57 win over Keyser Monday evening.
Jarrett Wolfe put up 24 points and nine rebounds, both team-highs, as the Sentinels moved to 11-10 overall and 10-5 in the Appalachian Mountain Athletic Conference. Dalton Gaus added 15 points and Travis Bush just missed scoring in double digits with nine points.
Keyser (3-15, 2-13) got 16 points from Ryan Streets and seven from Hunter Kasmier and Christian Smith.
The Sentinels trailed 12-11 after one quarter, but took a 28-21 lead into halftime. The lead stretched to 10 points, 44-34, at the end of three.
Wesley Harper scored 16 points in Keyser’s 63-52 junior varsity win. Logan Robinette added 14. For Fort Hill, Jacob Painter scored 14 points and Kris Jackson 10.
Fort Hill visits Frankfort Wednesday for a tripleheader. Keyser is at Bishop Walsh the same night.
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DAVIS, W.Va. — Nathan Evans scored 20 points and had 13 rebounds in leading Union past Rubenstein Center Monday afternoon.
Evans drained seven field goals and all six of his foul shots to finish at 20, while Jacob Nelson scored 13 points. Brandon Streets had 11 rebounds to go along with six points.
A low-scoring first quarter led to the Tigers holding a 7-5 lead, but they pulled away in the second quarter to lead 26-13 at halftime. That margin grew to 26 points (49-23) at the end of the third quarter.
Rubenstein Center got 31 points from Smith, including seven three-pointers.
Union (14-7) plays Pendleton County at home on Friday.
Frankfort, Mtn. Ridge to meet for JV title
FROSTBURG — Frankfort squeezed a close win out of its game with Southern Fulton, while Mountain Ridge blew past Hampshire in the opening round of the Eddie Rogers Junior Varsity Basketball Tournament at Mountain Ridge High School.
The Falcons and Miners will now play each other on Thursday at 6 p.m. for the championship, while Southern Fulton will face the Trojans at the same time in the auxillary gym in the consolation game.
Brooks Mickey scored nine points and Brady Watson added eight as Frankfort edged Southern Fulton 47-45. Zach Clarke had a game-high 13 points and Trent Rider added 10 in the loss.
In Mountain Ridge’s 55-29 win over Hampshire, the Miners got 14 points from Dylan Williams and a dozen from Dylan Shimko. Hampshire’s Tyler Andes scored seven points, while Jordan Grapes and Dustin Idleman both scored six.
Southern, Frankfort freshmen advance
FROSTBURG — The first day of the Mountain Ridge Freshmen Basketball Tournament showcased two tight finishes as Southern brushed past Fort Hill and Frankfort snuck past Mountain Ridge to move into the championship.
Matt McCauley scored seven points for the Rams during a 47-44 win over the Sentinels. Lennon Squires scored a game-high 13 points for Fort Hill, but couldn’t put the Sentinels over the hump.
Jake Young was unstoppable in Frankfort’s 39-34 win over the Miners, scoring 26 points, or accounting for two-thirds of his team’s output. Mountain Ridge got nine points from both Tyler Malone and Nick Fitzgerald.
The tournament concludes on Thursday when Southern and Frankfort play at 7:30 p.m. in the main gym for the championship. Fort Hill and Mountain Ridge will also play at 6 p.m. in the auxillary gym.