The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

March 13, 2013

Busy first day at state tournament includes 1 major upset


Associated Press

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).

Tug Valley topples Notre Dame 87-62



CHARLESTON (AP) — Mikey Newsome scored 25 points and top-seeded Tug Valley beat Notre Dame 87-62 in the Class A quarterfinals Wednesday night.

Austin Brewer added 19 points and 10 assists for Tug Valley (23-3), the defending Class AA champion which moved down to Class A this season. Hayden Sturgell had 12 points and Thomas Baisden scored 10.

Tug Valley made 58 percent of its field goals.

The Panthers finished the first half with eight unanswered points to surge ahead 38-27. Tug Valley used a 21-0 run in the third quarter to extend the lead to 64-30.

Eighth-seeded Notre Dame (14-9), making its first tournament appearance since 2010, committed 24 turnovers.

Justin Goff led the Fighting Irish with 14 points, while Cal Cistaro had 13 points and nine rebounds.

NOTRE DAME (14-9)

Cistaro 5-9 3-4 13, Petrucci 2-2 1-1 6, Goff 4-12 4-4 14, Ridgway 1-7 0-0 3, Morrison 1-3 0-0 3, McKinsey 0-0 0-0 0, Chafin 3-6 0-0 8, Wilson 1-1 0-0 2, Sestito 1-2 0-0 3, Miller 0-0 2-3 2, Demary 0-1 0-0 0, Brown 3-4 0-0 8. Totals 21-47 10-12 62.

TUG VALLEY (23-3)

Muncy 1-2 0-0 2, M.Newsome 8-16 7-8 25, Brewer 8-13 3-3 19, T.Baisden 5-7 0-3 10, Dillon 1-3 0-0 2, K.Newsome 0-2 0-0 0, S.Marcum 0-0 0-0 0, Workman 0-0 2-2 2, Kitchen 0-1 0-0 0, Hager 0-0 0-0 0, Sturgell 5-6 0-1 12, Copley 0-2 1-2 1, A.Baisden 3-3 1-5 7, Blankenship 1-1 0-0 3, D.Marcum 2-3 0-0 4. Totals 34-59 14-24 87.

Notre Dame       11 16  5 30—62

Tug Valley         16 22 29 20—87

3-Point Goals—Notre Dame 10-27 (Chafin 2-3, Brown 2-3, Goff 2-7, Petrucci 1-1, Morrison 1-2, Sestito 1-2, Ridgway 1-7, Cistaro 0-1, Demary 0-1), Tug Valley 5-11 (Sturgell 2-2, M.Newsome 2-5, Blankenship 1-1, Muncy 0-1, Brewer 0-1, Kitchen 0-1). Fouled Out—none. Rebounds—Notre Dame 31 (Cistaro 9), Tug Valley 28 (Brewer 6). Assists—Notre Dame 15 (Demary 4), Tug Valley 18 (Brewer 10). Total Fouls—Notre Dame 19, Tug Valley 16. Technical—Notre Dame bench.



Martinsburg’s late run topples Huntington 60-50



CHARLESTON (AP) — Jordan Robinson scored eight of his 10 points in the final 4 minutes to lift Martinsburg to a 60-50 win over Huntington in the Class AAA quarterfinals Wednesday night.

Robinson’s 3-pointer with 3:42 left gave top-seeded Martinsburg (24-2) the lead for good, 51-48. He hit another long jumper a minute later and closed the scoring with a layup with 25 seconds left.

Donte’ Grantham led Martinsburg with 16 points and 13 rebounds. Jalen Lewis added 11 points.

Arick Nicks led eighth-seeded Huntington (18-7) with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Chancelor Wooding added 15 points.

Huntington was in the tournament for the first time since 2008.  The Highlanders haven’t won a title since taking three straight from 2005-07.



HUNTINGTON (18-7)

Miller 1-3 0-0 2, Tubbs 0-1 0-0 0, Nicks 6-7 6-9 19, Wooding 6-17 0-0 15, Demoss 3-7 0-0 6, Dunn-Martin 2-8 2-2 8, Mann 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 18-44 8-11 50.

MARTINSBURG (24-2)

Robinson 4-7 0-0 10, Lewis 3-14 4-4 11, Cole 2-4 0-0 5, Grantham 8-15 0-0 16, German 3-6 2-2 8, Freeman 1-1 0-0 2, Jones 1-1 0-0 2, Long 3-8 0-0 6. Totals 25-56 6-6 60.

Huntington          14 16   9 11—50

Martinsburg     13 12 15 20—60

3-Point Goals—Huntington 6-21 (Wooding 3-11, Dunn-Martin 2-6, Nicks 1-1, Miller 0-1, Demoss 0-2), Martinsburg 4-21 (Robinson 2-4, Cole 1-3, Lewis 1-8, Grantham 0-6). Fouled Out—none. Rebounds—Huntington 26 (Nicks 11), Martinsburg 33 (Grantham 13). Assists—Huntington 11 (Miller 5), Martinsburg 11 (Lewis 4). Total Fouls—Huntington 7, Martinsburg 10.