The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

High School Sports

March 19, 2014

STATE TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Hurricane stuns South Charleston 63-47

CHARLESTON —

Hurricane snapped South Charleston’s 20 game win streak stunning the No. 2 seeded Black Eagles 63-47 Wednesday in the opening round of the Boys state basketball Tournament.

Hurricane jumped out to a 14-point halftime lead and never let the Black Eagles back within a single digit deficit. South Charleston could not recover from the foul problems that plagued them all game and poor shooting against the Hurricane zone defense. South Charleston was held to 31 percent shooting for the game.

T.J Rogoszewski led the Redskins with 21 points and fired the ‘Skins up with a nice dunk down the lane in the first quarter. Trey Dawson followed with 12 and Henry Sorsaia added 11.

Jonah Cosby and A.D. Cunningham led the Black Eagles (24-2) with 11 points apiece. Cunningham played just 17 minutes due to foul trouble. Kentre Greer added 10 points for South Charleston.

Hurricane (20-6) advances to the semifinals to play the winner of Hedgesville and Parkersburg South Friday at 9 p.m.



Hurricane 63, South Charleston 47

Hurricane (20-6)

Jake Lemmerman 1-2 0-0 3, Henr Sorsaia 3-5 5-10 11, Ace Estep 2-3 1-3 6, Trey Dawson 4-10 2-2 12, Garrett DeFries 1-4 4-4 7, J.T. Rogoszewski 7-10 5-7 21, Dylan Tinsley 1-1 1-2 3. Totals: 19-35 18-28 63.



South Charleston (24-2)

A.D. Cunningham 5-12 0-0 11, Brandon Knapper 1-12 0-0 2, Kentre Grier 4-8 2-2 10, Jordan Lewis 1-6 0-0 2, Jordan Lewis 1-6 0-0 5, Anthony Billings 1-2 1-2 3, Shawn Cunningham 0-3 0-0 0, Jonah Cosby 4-10 2-2 11, Tre Clark 0-2 0-0 0, Kevin Williams 3-6 2-3 8. Totals: 19-61 7-9 47.

H    17    16    16    14    —    63

SC    12    7    14    14    —    47

3-point goals — H: 7 (Lemmerman, Estep, Dawson 2, DeFries, Rogoszewski 2); SC: 2 (Cunningham, Cosby). Fouled out — Cunningham, Billings (SC).



WASHINGTON 81, MORGANTOWN 61

CHARLESTON — Class AAA No. 1 Washington made a statement early and often rolling past Morgantown 81-61.

The Patriots rolled out to a 23 point halftime lead, led by as many as 27 points and were never threatened by the Mohigans.

Dominique Newman and Josh Dudley led the Patriots’ scoring with 18 apiece, while Kendell Smith had 15 points and 16 rebounds. Jerome Jones and Maleke Jones followed with 11 and 10 respectively.

Washington as a team had 16 assists to only six turnovers in the contest.

Morgantown (15-11) had only one player in double figures, Steven Solomon finished with 11.

Washington (25-0) advances to play the George Washington and Huntington winner Friday at 5:30 p.m.



Washington 81, Morgantown 61

Morgantown (15-11)

Antonio Morgano 0-2 0-0 0, Steven Solomon 4-11 2-3 11, Thomas Selby 2-5 0-0 4, Scottie Core 3-9 0-0 7, Elvin McNally 4-6 0-0 9, Zakeem Davis 3-6 3-4 9, Kenzie Melko 3-6 0-0 7, Shuan Carden 4-6 1-2 9 C.J. King 2-4 0-0 5. Totals: 25-58 6-9 61.



Washington (25-0)

Dominique Newman 7-17 0-0 18, Josh Dudley 4-6 10-14 18, Kendell Smith 7-12 1-7 15, Jerome Jones 4-10 3-3 11, Maleke Jones 3-8 4-4 10, Ryan French 1-3 0-0 3, Kendall Coles 0-1 2-2 2, Derrick Brunson 2-2 0-0 4. Totals: 28-60 20-32 81.

M    8    12    14    27    —    61

W    23    20    16    22    —    81

3-point goals — M: 5 (Solomon, Core, McNally, Melko, King); W: 5 (Newman 4, French). Fouled out — None.



POCA 55, FAIRMONT SENIOR 40

CHARLESTON — Poca broke open a close game with an 8-0 run to start the second half en route to an easy win over Fairmont Senior.

Poca, which raised its win streak to 23 games, held the Polar Bears to just 23 points through three quarters and out-rebounded the Bears 37-23 in the win.

The No. 2 seeded Dots received 21 points from freshman Luke Frampton and 13 from fellow freshman Elijah Cuffee. Noah Frampton, Luke’s older brother, added 10 points for the Dots.

Fairmont Senior (15-10) was led by Jacob Casalinuova with nine points and Tavon Horton with seven.

Poca (25-1) moves on to the semifinals to play Bluefield on Friday. Tipoff will be at 9:30 a.m.



Poca 55, Fairmont Senior 40

Fairmont Senior (15-10)

Tavon Horton 1-9 5-7 7, Darhius Nunn 2-14 0-0 5, Joseph Leon 1-4 0-0 2, Isaac Childers 1-3 0-0 2, Blake Cehajic 2-4 0-0 4, Ben Taylor 0-1 0-0 0, Brennan Moorehead 1-4 0-0 2, Jacob Casalinuova 3-9 0-0 9, Marquis Drake 2-3 2-2 6, Justin Lee 1-1 1-1 3, Darius Stills 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 14-52 8-10 40.



Poca (25-1)

Jacob Payne 0-0 1-4 1, Elijah Cuffee 6-8 1-1 13, Luke Frampton 8-12 3-3 21, Matt Chandler 2-5 2-4 6, Noah Frampton 4-10 0-2 10, Christian Buckley 2-3 0-0 4. Totals: 22-40 7-14 55.

F    7    9    7    17    —    40

P    6    13    18    18    —    55

3-point goals — F: 4 (Casalinuova 3, Nunn); P: 4 (N. Frampton 2, L. Frampton 2). Fouled out — Cuffee (P).



ROBERT C. BYRD 65, EAST FAIRMONT 34

CHARLESTON — Class AA No. 1 Robert C. Byrd opened its quest for an undefeated season and a state title by rolling past East Fairmont 65-34 Wednesday.

The quickness of Robert C. Byrd and the duo of Devonti Birch and Luke Dyer were too much for the taller Bees. Birch poured in 19 points in just 22 minutes of action and Dyer finished with 17.

East Fairmont (11-14) was led by Myles Johnson and Nick Greely with nine points apiece.

Robert C. Byrd (23-0) advances to play Westside Friday at 1 p.m.



Robert C. Byrd 65, East Fairmont 34

East Fairmont (11-14)

Brennon Vincent 2-7 1-2 3, Myles Johnson 3-10 3-3 9, Colton Toothman 2-2 0-0 4, Ronnie Mills 1-6 0-0 2, Nick Greely 3-7 3-5 9, Ryan Wanstreet 1-1 0-0 3, Ian Hayhurst 1-4 0-0 2. Totals: 13-38 7-10 34.



Robert C. Byrd (23-0)

Kevin Steele 3-8 1-2 9, Devonti Burch 6-12 5-5 19, Luke Dyer 7-11 1-1 17, Cameron Cavelli 3-7 0-0 6, Justin Noble 3-8 0-0 6, Alex Banko 3-5 0-0 7, Jacob George 1-1 0-0 3. Totals: 26-59 8-9 65.

EF    11    8    12    3    —    34

RCB    19    8    18    20    —    65

 3-point goals — EF: 1 (Wanstreet); RCB: 5 (Birch 2, Dyer 2, Banko). Fouled out — None.

 

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