COAL CITY —
BOYS PREP BASKETBALL
Greenbrier West 53, Independence 44
Greenbrier West outscored Independence 16-7 in the decisive fourth quarter to defeat the Patriots in the season opener for both teams Friday in Coal City.
Josh Martin led the way for the Cavaliers with 16 points, while Chris Gabbert and Alex Hendricks each scored eight points apiece.
Shane Greco had a double-double for the Patriots with 10 points and 11 rebounds.
Cody Collins scored 11 points and Drew D’Angelo and Tyler McKinney added 10.
Independence (0-1) hosts Westside Tuesday.
Meadow Bridge 56, Van 24
MEADOW BRIDGE — The Meadow Bridge Wildcats jumped out to a 34-9 first-half lead and rolled past Montcalm Friday in their season opener.
Cody White and Kaleb Farr each had a double-double for the Wildcats. White had 12 points and 14 rebounds, while Farr added 10 points and 12 rebounds.
Tyler Honeycutt led Van with eight points.
Meadow Bridge (1-0) travels to Richwood Tuesday.
Greater Beckley Christian 69, Montcalm 37
MONTCALM — Keith Mullins poured in 23 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead Greater Beckley Christian past Montcalm Friday in the season opener for both teams.
Javonne Staunton added 15 points and six assists, while Adam Cook scored 11 points.
Tyler Goins led the Generals with nine points.
Greater Beckley Christian (1-0) plays Teays Valley Christian on Dec. 22 in the Hoops Classic at the Charleston Civic Center.
Nicholas County 64, Richwood 62
SUMMERSVILLE — Nicholas County held off a fourth-quarter charge by Richwood to win the season-opener for both clubs 64-62.
Eric Peyatt paced the Grizzlies with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Jared Tharp added 14 points, and Cody McClung netted 9.
John Bard had 17 points for Richwood, followed by Zach Bennett with 14 and Levi Mallory and Ryan Bennett with 11 apiece.
Nicholas County hosts Sissonville at 6 p.m. today.
Buckhannon Upshur 44, Pocahontas County 21
BUCKHANNON — Dalton Westfall scored 16 points to lead Buckhannon-Upshur past Pocahontas County Friday.
Jon McDaniels chipped in 14 for Buckhannon-Upshur.
Spencer McCoy scored 10 points to lead Pocahontas County.
Pocahontas County (0-1) travels to Webster County Monday.