The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

March 14, 2013

State tournament roundup


The Associated Press

CHARLESTON — Washington beats Parkersburg South

CHARLESTON — Keldon Bell had 16 points and 17 rebounds, and Washington made its Class AAA tournament debut a success with a 60-56 win over Parkersburg South in the quarterfinals Thursday.

Fifth-seeded Parkersburg South had taken its final lead, 51-48, on a layup by Logan Cox with 3:27 left.

Dominique Newman finished with 17 points, including a layup with 15 seconds left that put Washington ahead to stay, 58-56. Kendell Smith made two free throws with 5 seconds left to secure the win.

Smith finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds.

Fourth-seeded Washington (21-5) had a 49-34 rebounding advantage.

Wes Mitchem scored 20 points and Doug Dennis had 10 points for Parkersburg South (21-5).



PARKERSBURG SOUTH (21-5)

Bolen 3-8 0-4 7, Monroe 1-4 0-0 2, Dennis 1-90 8-9 10, Mitchem 8-15 0-0 20, Cox 3-9 1-3 7, Lawrentz 2-6 1-2 5, Rippeto 1-1 0-0 3, Berry 0-3 2-2 2. Totals 19-55 12-20 56.

WASHINGTON (21-5)

Newman 6-17 5-6 17, Smith 3-14 5-8 11, Bell 6-12 3-4 16, M.Jones 3-8 3-4 9, M.Jones 2-6 1-3 5, Coles 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 21-59 17-25 60.

Parkersburg South   21 10 13 12—56

Washington              15 15 16 14—60

3-Point Goals—Parkersburg South 6-23 (Mitchem 4-8, Rippeto 1-1, Bolen 1-3, Cox 0-1, Lawrentz 0-2, Dennis 0-8)), Washington 1-9 (Bell 1-4, J.Jones 0-2, Newman 0-3). Fouled Out—Monroe. Rebounds—Parkersburg South 34 (Mitchem 9), Washington 49 (Bell 17). Assists—Parkersburg South 12 (Bolen 7), Washington 10 (M.Jones 4). Total Fouls—Parkersburg South 19, Washington 16.

Fairmont Senior tops Scott 55-48

CHARLESTON — Travon Horton and Jarin Hilson scored 15 points apiece, leading Fairmont Senior to a 55-48 win over Scott in the Class AA quarterfinals Thursday.

Second-seeded Fairmont Senior (20-6) moves into the tournament semifinals for the first time since 1998.

Shaquille Washington had 10 rebounds for Fairmont Senior.

Matt Dolan led seventh-seeded Scott (15-11) with 18 points and Cody Brown scored 14.

Fairmont Senior led 32-25 after the third quarter and by as many as 12 points in the fourth quarter.

Scott made just 26 percent of its field goals but outscored Fairmont Senior 26-17 at the free-throw line.

Fairmont Senior will play Bluefield in today’s semifinal game.



SCOTT (15-11)

May 1-4 5-6 7, M.Dolan 3-13 12-12 18, Webb 2-5 3-4 7, Brown 5-11 4-4 14, Sigmon 0-5 0-0 0, Kuhn 0-1 0-0 0, Price 0-0 0-0 0, Underwood 0-0 0-0 0, N.Dolan 0-0 0-0 0, Lafauci 0-4 2-2 2, Halley 0-0 0-0 0, Brown 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 11-43 26-28 48.

FAIRMONT SENIOR (20-6)

Norman 0-4 0-0 0, Washington 3-7 2-3 8, Waites 3-7 0-2 7, Tr.Horton 7-14 2-6 17, Hilson 2-10 13-19 17, Ta.Horton 2-3 0-1 4, Nunn 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 18-47 17-30 55.

Scott                    8 10  7 23—48

Fairmont Senior   12  8 12 23—55

3-Point Goals—Scott 0-8 (Lafauci 0-1, Brown 0-3, M.Dolan 0-4), Fairmont Senior 2-12 (Waites 1-2, Tr.Horton 1-3, Ta.Horton 0-1, Hilson 0-2, Norman 0-4). Fouled Out—Lafauci, Waites, Tr.Horton. Rebounds—Scott 37 (M.Dolan, Webb 7), Fairmont Senior 31 (Washington 10). Assists—Scott 2 (M.Dolan, Price 1), Fairmont Senior 11 (Hilson 6). Total Fouls—Scott 23, Fairmont Senior 21. A—6,836 (early session).

South Charleston downs Morgantown

CHARLESTON — Brandon Knapper scored 16 points, Rashaud Kincade added 15 points and South Charleston beat Morgantown 48-39 in the Class AAA quarterfinals Thursday night.

The third-seeded Black Eagles (24-2) will meet No. 2 Woodrow Wilson in Friday’s semifinals. South Charleston returns to the semifinals for the first time since 2010.

A.D. Cunningham added 10 points and 11 rebounds for South Charleston.

Nathan Adrian had 17 points and 17 rebounds for sixth-seeded Morgantown (19-7).

South Charleston came from 10 points down midway through the second quarter. The Black Eagles went ahead to stay, 36-33, on a Kincade 3-pointer with 3 seconds left in the third quarter.



MORGANTOWN (19-7)

Johnson 0-6 0-0 0, Colasante 2-6 2-4 8, Marshall 2-8 2-2 6, Adrian 6-20 4-6 17, Carden 1-2 0-0 2, Eby 0-1 0-0 0, Core 1-2 1-5 4, King 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 13-46 9-17 39.

SOUTH CHARLESTON (24-2)

Harris 1-5 0-2 2, Kincade 6-10 0-2 15, Cunningham 4-13 2-3 10, Reese 1-5 3-4 5, Miles 0-2 0-0 0, Knapper 6-10 3-4 16, Clark 0-0 0-0 0, Cosby 0-1 0-0 0, Grier 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 18-47 8-15 48.

Morgantown         9 17  7  6—39

South Charleston  8 11 17 12—48

3-Point Goals—Morgantown 4-20 (Colasante 2-5, Core 1-1, Adrian 1-6, Johnson 0-4, Marshall 0-4), South Charleston 4-13 (Kincade 3-6, Knapper 1-3, Harris 0-1, Cunningham 0-1, Moles 0-1, Cosby 0-1). Fouled Out—Marshall. Rebounds—Morgantown 36 (Adrian 17), South Charleston 36 (Cunningham 11). Assists—Morgantown 8 (Colasante 4), South Charleston 10 (Kincade 4). Total Fouls—Morgantown 12, South Charleston 12. Technical—Moles.

Robert C. Byrd beats Tolsia 51-44

CHARLESTON — Devonti Birch scored 13 points to lead Robert C. Byrd to a 51-44 win over Tolsia in the Class AA quarterfinals Thursday night.

Robert C. Byrd (20-6) advanced to the tournament semifinals for the first time since 1996. The Eagles had lost in the quarterfinals in their seven previous tries.

Fourth-seeded Robert C. Byrd will meet top-seeded Bluefield on Friday night.

Tolsia trailed by 17 points in the fourth quarter before making a furious comeback. Terry Davis made two free throws to cap a 17-4 run that brought the Rebels within 48-44 with 23 seconds left. But Tolsia didn’t score again.

Nick Dyer added 12 points for Robert C. Byrd.

Morgan Stacy, Tolsia’s leading scorer, was held to six points on 1-of-10 shooting. Davis led Tolsia (17-9) with 20 points.



TOLSIA (17-9)

Williamson 2-6 0-0 4, Brewer 2-6 3-4 7, Clark 2-6 3-4 7, Davis 7-14 4-4 20, Stacy 1-10 4-4 6, Ferguson 0-0 0-0 0, Stroud 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 14-44 14-16 44.

ROBERT C. BYRD (20-6)

Hill 1-9 5-8 7, N.Dyer 4-11 2-3 12, Birch 4-13 4-8 13, L.Dyer 2-2 5-6 10, Noble 2-3 2-2 6, Steele 0-3 1-6 1, Malfregeot 0-0 0-0 0, Langford 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 14-45 19-33 51.

Tolsia                 6 13  5 20—44

Robert C. Byrd  13  8 13 17—51

3-Point Goals—Tolsia 2-12 (Davis 2-5, Clark 0-1, Williamson 0-3, Stacy 0-3), Robert C. Byrd 4-12 (N.Dyer 2-6, L.Dyer 1-1, Birch 1-2, Hill 0-3. Fouled Out—Clark, Stacy. Rebounds—Tolsia 34 (Brewer 10), Robert C. Byrd 34 (Hill 10). Assists—Tolsia 4 (Davis 3), Robert C. Byrd 8 (Hill 3). Total Fouls—Tolsia 21, Robert C. Byrd 16. A—7,200 (evening session).