The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

February 7, 2013

Woodrow rolls to 91-15 victory over Oak Hill

By Dan Stillwell
Register-Herald Sports Writer

BECKLEY — Woodrow Wilson tried to take it easy Wednesday on a young, struggling, Oak Hill team.

The shots, however, wouldn’t stop falling.

The Lady Eagles dominated the boards, ran the floor and knocked down a lot of jumpers as they rolled to a 91-15 victory.

“I don’t think we ran the score up on them, but everybody looked good,” coach Bernie Bostick said. “Oak Hill is trying to rebuild their program, and they’re now at the triple-A level. My heart goes out to them. They’re trying hard and they never quit tonight.”

Woodrow controlled from the outset, scoring the first 20 points and leading 30-4 after one period.

Bostick played his bench the entire second quarter, but still raced to a 45-10 advantage by the break.

The effort was there, but Oak Hill (0-18) was clearly outmanned.

“I knew we were going to have a young team and a rebuilding year,” first-year coach Justin Hough said. “Unfortunately, late in the season we have some injury-prone players, and we also had a few girls who didn’t want to finish out the season with us.”

Like Woodrow, Hough emptied his bench early. Reserves Courtney Craddock and Marria Humphrey hit 3-point goals.

“A lot of games I put in my former JV players I want to get them some experience playing at this level,” Hough said. “The players we have left have a lot of heart and they’re trying.”

Starting guard Caelea Teel led the Lady Devils with five points. Destini Davis added five rebounds.

The Red Devils will host Class AA defending champion Westside at  6 p.m. Friday.

“We’re looking toward next season,” Hough said. “I’m bouncing some players around, handling the ball or playing underneath, looking at where we need to focus.”

Kavita François led Woodrow (7-11) with 20 points and four steals. Paige Lewis added 11 points, while Breanna Thompson had nine.

“Kavita picked it up, and we’re getting more aggressive,” Bostick said. “They’re learning to play together and they’re getting a little chemistry going, which we didn’t have at the start of the season.

Subs Ty Hairston and Summer Butler contributed 16 and 12 points, respectively. Butler had a game-high 10 rebounds while Mikayla Akers had seven to go along with three steals.

Every player scored for the Lady Eagles.

“Our subs don’t usually get an opportunity to play,” Bostick said. “We have some big games coming up, and then the sectionals. We’ve got to be ready.

“Our big girls (Breanna Thompson, Jasha Payne, Bre Staunton and Butler) are moving, and that’s what we’ve been counting on all year. No one else (in the section) has bigs like we do, and if we can get them playing, we might be able to make a little noise.”

Woodrow will host MSAC foe Riverside at 4 p.m. Saturday.

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Oak Hill (0-18)

Alyssa Barron 0 2-4 2, Caelea Teel 2 1-2 5, Destini Davis 1 0-0 2, Alyssa Calloway 0 0-0 0, Sarah Kessler 0 0-0 0, Brianna Ovalle 0 0-0 0, Kamikko Champion 0 0-0 0, Jasmine Albury 0 0-00, Courtney Craddock 1 0-0 3, Marria Humphrey 1 0-0 3, Sharpasia Smith 0 0-0 0. Totals: 5 3-6 15.

Woodrow Wilson (7-11)

Sarah Akers 3 0-0 6, Kavita François 9 1-1 20, Paige Lewis 5 0-0 11, Jasha Payne 3 0-2 6, Breanna Thompson 4 1-1 9, Ty Hairston 7 2-2 16, Rebekah Cook 2 0-0 4, Mikayla Allen 1 0-0 2, Bre Staunton 0 1-2 1, Summer Butler 6 0-0 12, Brooke Pudder 2 0-0 4. Totals: 42 5-8 91.

OH    4    6    5    0    —    15

WW    30    15    21    25    —    91

3-point goals — OH: 2 (Craddock, Humphrey); WW: 2 (François, Lewis). Fouled out — None.