The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

High School Sports

January 24, 2014

Independence second overall at WSAZ

HUNTINGTON — PREP WRESTLING

Independence second overall at WSAZ


Independence scored 82 points and trails Class AAA No. 2 Parkersburg South by just three points for the overall lead after the first day of the WSAZ Tournament Friday in Huntington.

The Patriots, ranked first in Class AA/A, lead second-ranked Greenbrier West and No. 4 North Marion by nine points for first place in the small schools division. Independence is three points ahead of Class AAA No. 1 and reigning state champion Huntington in the overall standings.

Cabell Midland is fourth with 77 points. West, the reigning Class AA/A state champion, and North Marion are in a three-way tie with Point Pleasant at fifth with 73.

Indy has 11 of 14 wrestlers in today’s quarterfinals, which will begin at 9:45 a.m. Finals are scheduled to start at 8:15 p.m.

BOYS PREP BASKETBALL

Shady Spring 81, Summers County 67


HINTON — Shady Spring placed four players in double figures and outscored the Bobcats by 10 points in the second half to grab a road win Friday.

Jordan Meadows led the Tigers with 21 points, while Steven Chhabra scored 19 and Tyler Bonds and Nate Williams added 12 points apiece.

Terry Smith scored 21 to lead Summers County, Jacob Lively added 17 points and Matt Ryan had 11 points.

Summers County (4-5) travels to James Monroe Monday.

Shady Spring (5-5)

Drew Green 3 0-0 7, Steven Chhabra 6 6-9 19, Jordan Meadows 7 1-4 21, Josh Snyder 2 0-0 5, Landon Perry 2 0-0 5, Tyler Bonds 4 4-4 12, Nate Williams 6 0-0 12. Totals: 30 11-17 81.

Summers County (4-5)

Dacota Thomas 4 1-3 9, Ashton Garten 4 1-1 9, Jacob LIvely 8 0-0 17, Terry Smith 8 2-4 21, Matt Ryan 5 1-2 11. Totals: 29 5-10 67.

SS    21    18    24    18    —    81

SC    16    19    20    12    —    67

3-point goals — SS: 10 (Meadows 6, Green, Chhabra, Snyder, Perry); SC: 4 (Smith 3, Lively). Fouled out — None.

GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL

Shady Spring 56, Independence 2
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Shady Spring roared out to a 33-9 first-half lead and went on to defeat county rival Independence 56-24 Friday behind the 20-point effort of junior Morgan Hylton.

Freshman Abigail Gwinn added 12 points and Kelsea Collins chipped in 10 points.

The Lady Patriots were led by Katy Lilly and Brittany Wrenn with six points apiece.

Shady Spring (5-7) travels to Summers County Tuesday.

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