The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

High School Sports

January 5, 2013

Girls: Valley 63, Meadow Bridge 55

MEADOW BRIDGE — In a battle of county rivals featuring all-state players Alexis Payne and Chandra Harrah, it was sophomore Abigail Buchan who stole the show. Buchan poured in 30 points to lead Valley to a come-from-behind victory over Meadow Bridge.

The Greyhounds trailed by as many as 12 points and Meadow Bridge led until the 3:00 mark of the fourth quarter.

Payne finished with 23 points for Valley, while Harrah tallied 24, including six 3-point goals, for the Lady Wildcats.

Sarah Fleshman scored 14 points and Allison Gilkerson added 11 for Meadow Bridge.

Meadow Bridge (5-2) travels to Fayetteville Monday and Valley (7-0) hosts Montcalm Monday.

Valley (6-0)

Kelsey Bird 3 0-0 8, Abigail Buchan 11 4-6 30, Gracyn Grubb 1 0-0 2, Alexis Payne 9 3-4 23, Emily Beard 0 0-2 0. Totals: 24 7-12 63.

Meadow Bridge (5-2)

Chandra Harrah 8 2-4 24, Allison Gilkerson 4 1-2 11, Sarah Fleshman 6 2-6 14, Caitlin White 2 2-4 6, Courtney Mullins 0 1-2 1. Totals: 20 8-18 55.

V    15    7    21    20    —    63

MB    16    10    17    8    —    55

3-point goals — V: 6 (Byrd 2, Buchan 4); MB: 6 (Harrah 6). Fouled out — none.̆

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