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Valley 62, Tug Valley 58
NAUGATUCK — The Valley Greyhounds rode the huge night from senior all-stater Alexis Payne to knock off the Tug Valley Lady Panthers Thursday and advance to the state tournament next week. Payne poured in 33 points, grabbed 17 rebounds and had eight blocks in the Valley win.
Sophomore Abby Buchan continued her steady play, scoring 14 points for Valley.
Adreana Vance led Tug Valley with 24 points and Hannah Armstrong had 15 points. Senior Whitney Evans-Kirk scored 11 points before leaving the game late in the third quarter with an injury.
State tournament pairings will be announced later today.
Kelsey Bird 2 0-0 5, Grayson Grubb 3 0-0 6, Abby Buchan 4 5-5 14, Alexis Payne 12 9-16 33, Alaysha Taylor 1 0-0 2, Chelsea Lively 0 2-2 2. Totals: 22 15-23 62.
Tug Valley (15-9)
Amber Linville 3 0-0 6, Whitney Evans-Kirk 4 0-0 11, Hannah Armstrong 5 5-7 15, Adreana Vance 8 6-9 24, Katie Robinson 1 0-0 2. Totals: 21 11-16 58.
V 20 13 10 19 — 62
TV 20 7 13 18 — 58
3-point goals — V: 2 (Bird, Buchan); TV: 5 (Evans-Kirk 3, Vance 2). Fouled out — none.
Tygarts Valley 45, Pocahontas County 40
DUNMORE — Senior Shanda Howell scored 20 points to lead Class A No. 9 Tygarts Valley to an upset victory over Class A No. 6 Pocahontas County and advance to the state tournament for the first time in 10 years.
Paige Pritt added 15 points for Tygarts Valley.
Freshman Melissa Murphy led the Lady Warriors with 12 points, while sophomore Bobbie McNabb added 19 points.
State tournament pairing will be announced later today.
Tygarts Valley (17-7)
Shanda Howell 6 7-8 20, Erin Murphy 2 0-0 4, Paige Pritt 5 4-5 15, Emily Pingley 1 0-1 2, Charity Lower 1 2-2 4. Totals: 15 13-16 45.
Pocahontas County (17-6)
Olivia Workman 3 0-2 7, Heather Snead 2 0-1 4, Melissa Murphy 5 2-3 12, Bobbie McNabb 2 5-5 10, Tristin Day 3 0-0 7. Totals: 15 7-11 40.
TV 12 11 10 12 — 45
PC 7 13 13 7 — 40
3-point goals — TV: 2 (Howell, Pritt); PC: 3 (Workman, McNabb, Day). Fouled out — none.
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