The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

High School Sports

March 13, 2013

Busy first day at state tournament includes 1 major upset

CHARLESTON — Charleston Catholic beats Buffalo 61-48

CHARLESTON (AP) — Zach Casto scored 17 points and David Godwin and Garrett McCarty had 16 each as defending champion Charleston Catholic beat Buffalo 61-48 in the boys Class A quarterfinals Wednesday at the Charleston Civic Center.

Third-seeded Charleston Catholic (23-3) defeated Buffalo (21-5) for the fourth time this season.

Charleston Catholic took control with a 13-2 run after halftime to lead 39-28 entering the fourth quarter. Buffalo got no closer than eight points the rest of the game.

Nick George added 10 points for Charleston Catholic. George and Casto each had 10 rebounds.

All of Charleston Catholic’s points came from its starters.

Levi Jordan led sixth-seeded Buffalo with 14 points. Isaiah Robinson and Aaron Lewis scored 10 apiece while Dylan Rich had 14 rebounds.

BUFFALO (21-5)

Robinson 3-7 4-4 10, Good 1-10 1-2 4, Jordan 5-10 0-0 14, Rich 4-10 0-0 8, Harris 0-2 0-0 0, Lewis 4-9 2-2 10, Fletcher 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 18-51 7-8 48.

CHARLESTON CATHOLIC (23-3)

Godwin 7-15 2-2 16, McCarty 5-10 4-6 16, George 5-15 0-1 10, Casto 7-12 3-3 17, Hovorka 1-2 0-0 2, Hoyer 0-0 0-0 0, McKown 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-54 9-12 61.

Buffalo                       8  9  11 20—48

Charleston Catholic     7 12 20 22—61

3-Point Goals—Buffalo 5-14 (Jordan 4-7, Good 1-6, Fletcher 0-1, Charleston Catholic 2-12 (McCarty 2-4, George 0-1, Hovorka 0-1, Godwin 0-3, Casto 0-3). Fouled out—Lewis. Rebounds—Buffalo 33 (Rich 14), Charleston Catholic 32 (Casto, George 10). Assists—Buffalo 10 (Robinson 4), Charleston Catholic 14 (McCarty 8). Total Fouls—Buffalo 14, Charleston Catholic 10.

Wheeling Central shocks Magnolia with 58-35 win

CHARLESTON (AP) — David Park had 26 points and 12 rebounds to lead seventh-seeded Wheeling Central to a 58-35 upset win over No. 2 Magnolia in the Class A quarterfinals Wednesday.

Wheeling Central will meet defending champion Charleston Catholic in the semifinals Friday.

Wheeling Central avenged three losses earlier this season to Magnolia, including in the sectionals.

Wheeling Central (14-12) has won six of its last seven games after starting the season 2-7.

Brandon Wallace added 16 points and Chase Harler scored 10 for Wheeling Central, which led 32-12 at halftime.

Magnolia’s 2,000-point scorer, Mark Winters, finished with 20 points. No other Magnolia player had more than six.

Magnolia (21-5) shot 26 percent (12 of 46) from the floor and was outrebounded 38-18. The Blue Eagles saw their 12-game winning streak snapped.

WHEELING CENTRAL (14-12)

Hammers 0-1 1-2 1, Park 7-12 7-8 26, Harler 2-7 5-8 10, Wallace 6-8 4-4 16, Siebieda 1-2 0-0 2, Stanley 0-0 1-2 1, Felton 1-1 0-0 2, Bakaitis 0-0 0-0 0, Pleva 0-0 0-0 0, Droginske 0-1 0-0 0, Manns 0-0 0-0 0, Campbell 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 17-33 18-24 58.

MAGNOLIA (21-5)

Boswell 1-5 2-3 5, Elliott 0-3 0-0 0, Rogalski 2-8 0-0 6, Mark Winters 7-21 5-6 20, Willhoite 1-5 0-0 2, Brookover 0-1 0-0 0, Emch 0-0 0-0 0, Smith 0-2 0-0 0, Mike Winters 1-1 0-0 2, Mitch Winters 0-0 0-0 0, Ritz 0-0 0-0 0, Shimp 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 12-46 7-9 35.

Wheeling Central  15 17 14 12—58

Magnolia                 2 10  6 17—35

3-Point Goals—Wheeling Central 6-8 (Park 5-6, Harler 1-1, Hammers 0-1), Magnolia 4-24 (Rogalski 2-8, Boswell 1-4, Mark Winters 1-9, Elliott 0-1, Brookover 0-1, Smith 0-1). Fouled Out—Elliott. Rebounds—Wheeling Central 38 (Park 12), Magnolia 18 (Mark Winters 6). Assists—Wheeling Central 11 (Hammers, Stanley 4), Magnolia 7 (Smith 2). Total Fouls—Wheeling Central 17, Magnolia 16. A—7,419 (early session).

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