The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

March 17, 2013

Tug Valley wins 2nd consecutive championship


The Associated Press

CHARLESTON — Aaron Muncy scored 21 points to lead Tug Valley to a 58-41 win over Charleston Catholic in the Class A championship game Saturday.

Austin Brewer added 15 points and Mikey Newsome scored 10 for top-seeded Tug Valley.

Tug Valley (25-3) took the lead for good midway through the second quarter and pulled away after that.  

Nick George had 13 points and Garrett McCarty 10 for third-seeded Charleston Catholic (24-4).

Charleston Catholic had reached the championship game for a record ninth time, including eight trips in the past nine years. Charleston Catholic won Class A titles in 2000, 2006, 2007, 1012.

A year ago Tug Valley led Bluefield 15-2 in the first quarter en route to the Class AA crown.

Saturday’s game got off to a similar frantic start. Tug Valley led 19-18 after the first quarter.

Thomas Baisden had 12 rebounds for Tug Valley, which also adds to the Class AA title it won in 1999. The Panthers outrebounded Charleston Catholic 32-20.



CHARLESTON CATHOLIC (24-4)

Godwin 3-8 0-1 7, McCarty 3-5 3-3 10, George 5-13 2-3 13, Casto 0-1 2-2 2, Hovorka 3-5 0-0 9, Hoyer 0-1 0-0 0, Miller 0-0 0-0 0, Tupta 0-0 0-0 0, McKown 0-0 0-0 0, Herlihy 0-1 0-0 0, Persily 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 14-34 7-9 41.

TUG VALLEY (25-3)

Muncy 8-13 1-1 21, M.Newsome 2-9 4-4 10, Brewer 7-13 0-2 15, T.Baisden 4-7 0-3 8, Dillon 2-4 0-0 4, K.Newsome 0-0 0-0 0, S.Marcum 0-0 0-0 0, Kitchen 0-1 0-0 0, Hager 0-1 0-0 0, Sturgell 0-2 0-0 0, Copley 0-0 0-0 0, A.Baisden 0-0 0-0 0, Blankenship 0-0 0-0 0, Oliver 0-0 0-0 0, D.Marcum 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-50 5-10 58.

Charleston Catholic   18  8  5 10—41

Tug Valley            19 13 11 15—58

3-Point Goals—Charleston Catholic 6-11 (Hovorka 3-4, Godwin 1-2, McCarty 1-2, George 1-3), Tug Valley 7-19 (Muncy 4-7, M.Newsome 2-8, Brewer 1-2, Kitchen 0-1, Sturgell 0-1). Fouled Out—none. Rebounds—Charleston Catholic 41 (George 5), Tug Valley 32 (Baisden 12). Assists—Charleston Catholic 8 (McCarty 3), Tug Valley 12 (Brewer 5). Total Fouls—Charleston Catholic 13, Tug Valley 12. Technical—Charleston Catholic bench. A—na.