The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

High School Sports

December 12, 2013

ROUNDUP: McDowell’s 24 lift Liberty over Independence

BECKLEY — BOYS PREP BASKETBALL

Liberty 72, Independence 56


The host Liberty Raiders got a 24-point performance from Tre McDowell to defeat their county rival 72-56 Wednesday.

Trevor McGhee added 21 points for Liberty, including three bombs from behind the arc, and Devin Acord scored 12 points.

Freshman Tyler Haga led the Patriots with 17 points, while Andrue Hughart added 10 points and Aaron Hunt scored eight points.

Liberty (1-0) travels to Chapmanville Saturday at 8:30 p.m. Independence (0-1) travels to Westside Tuesday.

Independence (0-1)

Chris Mills 1 0-0 3, Tyler Haga 7 2-3 17, Andrue Hughart 4 2-2 10, Marcus Burgess 1 2-2 4, Brandon Treadway 0 2-2 2, Adam Tolliver 3 0-0 7, Austin Reed 2 1-1 5, Aaron Hunt 3 2-2 8. Totals: 21 11-12 56.

Liberty (1-0)

Dylan Keel 0 4-6 4, Austin Roop 2 2-6 6, Devin Acord 4 4-4 12, Tre McDowell 10 4-5 24, Trevor McGhee 9 0-3 21, Jacob Stump 1 1-2 3, Tanner Cantley 1 0-0 2. Totals: 27 15-26 72.

I    8    17    12    19    —    56

L    14    20    18    20    —    72

3-point goals — I: 3 (Mills, Haga, Tolliver); L: 3 (McGhee 3). Fouled out — Mills (I).

Greenbrier East 81, Bath County, Va., 29

FAIRLEA — Rondale Watson scored 22 points, grabbed 17 rebounds and dished out six assists as Class AAA No. 6 Greenbrier East opened the season with a lopsided win over Bath County, Va.

Obi Romeo added 13 points, 11 boards and six blocked shots. Josh Tunstalle scored 13 and Tyler Canterbury 10, and point guard Isaiah Kinder had seven assists.

Bath (1-2) shot 12 of 63 (19 percent).

The Spartans (1-0) host Westside at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Bath County, Va. (1-2)

Owen Frye 3 0-0 6, Thomas Shrader 1 2-2 4, Ethan Wright 2 1-4 5, Braden Gillispie 1 0-0 2, Micharel Criser 3 0-0 7 , Max Watkins 1 0-0 2, Brandon Via 1 2-2 3. Totals: 12 4-8 29.

Greenbrier East (1-0)

Rondale Watson 10 1-1 22, Obi Romeo 8 2-2 13, Josh Tunstalle 5 1-2 13, Tyler Canterbury 4 0-0 10, Isaiah Kinder 0 0-1 0, Ty Walker 2 0-0 4, Ben Allen 1 2-2 4, Austin German 1 0-0 2, Seth Brown 0 3-3 3, Forrest Vass 2 0-0 5. Totals: 33 9-11 81.

GE    5    4    9    11    —    29

BC    26    14    25    16    —    81

3-point goals — BC: 1 (Criser); GE: 6 (Tunstalle 2, Watson, Canterbury 2, Vass). Fouled out — none.

GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL

Westside 65, Bluefield 41


CLEAR FORK — Hope Lester had 31 points and 14 rebounds and Faith Davis scored 17 to lead Class AA No. 1 Westside (1-0) to a 65-41 season-opening win over Bluefield (1-2) Wednesday.

The Lady Renegades, who lost in the Class AA final last season, jumped out to a 31-21 halftime lead and never looked back, getting an 11 point, six steal effort from Megan Endicott in the victory.

Destiny Sims scored 16 in the losing effort for Bluefield.

Westside will play at PikeView on Monday.

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