The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

High School Sports

February 23, 2013

Roundup: Independence stuns Liberty

Region 3, Section 1

Independence 49, Liberty 36


The Independence Patriots placed four players in double figures and outscored Liberty 28-15 in the fourth period to defeat the Raiders in the opening round of Region 3, Section 1 tournament play.

Tyler McKinney scored 15 points and Cody Collins added 13 points, while Shane Greco and Drew D’Angelo each recorded a double-double in the Patriots win. Greco scored 10 points and had 11 rebounds, D’Angelo scored 10 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.

Liberty was led by sophomore stand-out Levi Cook with a game-high 19 points.

Independence (5-15) advances to play Class AA No. 5 Westside Tuesday.

Independence (5-15)

Drew D’Angelo 5 0-0 10, Tyler McKinney 5 4-4 15, Aaron Tolliver 0 1-2 1, Shane Greco 5 0-1 10, Cody Collins 4 5-8 13. Totals: 19 10-15 49.

Liberty (14-9)

Austin Lyons 1 3-4 6, Michael Prater 1 2-2 5, Levi Cook 7 5-8 19, Tre McDowell 1 1-2 4, Trevor McGhee 1 0-0 2. Totals: 11 11-16 36.

I    4    6    11    28    —    49

L    6    9    6    15    —    36

3-point goals — I: 1 (McKinney); L: 3 (Lyons, Prater, McDowell). Fouled out — I (Greco).

Regular season

Magnolia 66, Greater Beckley 58

NEW MARTINSVILLE — Class A No. 4 Magnolia used their inside power to defeat Class A No. 6 Greater Beckley Christian Friday.

Mark Winters, a 6-6 senior, rolled up 34 points, including four 3-point baskets, and 6-6 junior Zach Willhoit added 18 points to lead the Blue Eagles.

Javonne Staunton-Bailey scored 15 points, Keith Mullins had 14 points and Elisha Kidd added 12 for the Crusaders.

Greater Beckley Christian (16-4) closes out the regular season today for Senior night, playing Mount Mission, Va. at 1 p.m.

Greater Beckley (16-4)

Javonne Staunton-Bailey 7 0-2 15, Elisha Kidd 4 0-0 12, Adam Cook 1 0-0 2, Paul David Payne 2 0-0 5, Brent Daniels 1 0-0 3, Keith Mullins 5 2-2 14, Anthony Helton 3 1-1 7. Totals: 23 3-5 58.

Magnolia (18-4)

Preston Boswell 6 0-0 12, Stephen Rogalski 2 0-0 4, Mark Winters 12 4-4 34, Zach Willhoit 8 2-2 18. Totals: 28 6-6 66.

GB    13    10    14    21    —    58

M    18    11    19    18    —    66

3-point goals — GB: 9 (Staunton-Bailey, Kidd 4, Payne, Daniels, Mullins 2); M: 4 (Winters). Fouled out — none.

Buffalo 74, Valley 72

SMITHERS — Class A No. 8 Buffalo rallied from a three-point deficit after three quarters to defeat Class A No. 9 Valley Friday.

Isaiah Robinson and Bradley Harris led Buffalo with 16 points apiece, Levi Jordan added 12 and Dillion Rich scored 10 points.

The Greyhounds were led by the game-high 19 points from Raeshawn Breckenridge, 17 points from Druw Bowen and 14 points from Eric McGinnis.

Valley (15-7) opens up sectional play at home Wednesday against the Meadow Bridge-Richwood winner.

Buffalo (19-3)

Isaiah Robinson 6 4-5 16, Laythen Goode 3 2-4 9, Aaron Lewis 2 4-6 8, Levi Jordan 4 2-3 12, Dillion Rich 5 0-0 10, Bradley Harris 7 2-2 16, Fletcher 1 0-0 3. Totals: 28 14-20 74.

Valley (15-7)

Henry Barron 4 0-0 9, Keyshawn Payne 2 1-2 5, Raeshawn Breckenridge 8 3-3 19, Cody Winter 3 0-0 8, Eric McGinnis 6 0-0 14, Druw Bowen 8 1-2 17. Totals: 31 5-7 72.

B    12    29    9    24    —    74

V    18    18    17    19    —    72

3-point goals — B: 4 (Jordan 2, Goode, Fletcher); V: 5 (McGinnis 2, Winter 2, Barron). Fouled out — none.

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