The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

March 20, 2014

STATE TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Elmore’s 40 not enough for George Washington; Huntington wins 72-64


From Staff Reports

CHARLESTON —  Huntington overcame the 40-point effort of George Washington’s Jon Elmore to defeat the Patriots Thursday and advance to the semi-finals of the Boys State Basketball Tournament.

The Highlanders used a balanced scoring attack to roll by the Patriots. Tavian Dunn-Martin led the Highlanders with 19 and Jeffrey Howard added 17. Chancelor Wooding added 11 and Arick Nicks scored 10. The Highlanders bench outscored George Washington (19-7) 17-2 in the win.

Elmore’s performance ranks as the sixth best all-time in State Tournament history.

Huntington (21-4) advances to play Class AAA No. 1 Washington Friday at 5:30 p.m.



Huntington 72, George Washington 64

Huntington (21-4)

Nick Tubbs 2-5 2-6 7, Arick Nicks 4-6 2-4 10, Tavian Dunn-Martin 3-12 12-14 19, Anthony Meadows 3-10 0-0 8, Chancelor Wooding 4-10 3-3 11, Jeffrey Howard 6-11 3-4 17, Jalen Pennington. Totals: 22-54 22-31 72.



George Washington (19-7)

Cai Carena 6-8 0-0 12, Jon Elmore 15-35 7-10 40, D.J Staples 0-1 0-2 0, Anthony Dean 4-14 2-5 10, Alex Lewis 1-2 0-1 2. Totals: 26-68 9-18 64.



H    16    13    18    25    —    72

GW    7    12    14    31    —    64



3-point goals — H: 6 (Tubbs, Dunn-Martin, Meadows 2, Howard 2); GW: 3 (Elmore). Fouled out — Wooding (H), Carena (GW).



NOTRE DAME 63, TUCKER COUNTY 57 (OT)

CHARLESTON — Freshman guard Jarrod West made a big splash in his first trip to the Boys State High School Tournament pouring in 28 points, including seven in the decisive overtime period, to lead Notre Dame past upset-minded Tucker County (17-7) 63-57 Thursday.

West, the son of former West Virginia Mountaineer great Jarrod West, hit 10-of-16 shot attempts and made all five of his 3-point shots to lead the Fighting Irish. Cal Cistaro added a double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds for Notre Dame.

Ian Nichols led the Mountain Lions with 17 points, while Derek Zirk added 13 points and grabbed 12 rebounds.

Notre Dame (21-4) advances to the semifinals to meet Charleston Catholic Friday at 11:15 a.m.



Notre Dame 63, Tucker County 57 (OT)

Tucker County (17-7)

Mitchell Mason 3-7 4-5 10, Austin Zirk 2-6 1-2 7, Derek Zirk 4-7 5-6 13, Owen Evans 3-11 0-0 6, Ian Nichols 8-21 1-1 17, Zach Armstrong 0-1 0-0 0, Landon Dillard 1-2 1-2 4, Chase Alkire 0-1 0-0 0. Totals: 21-56 12-16 57.



Notre Dame (21-4)

Cal Cistaro 6-14 6-8 19, Chris Petrucci 0-2 4-4 4, Kolby Abruzzino 1-3 0-0 2, Justin Goff 1-7 0-0 2, Jarrod West 10-16 3-5 28, Jordan Miller 0-0 0-0 0, Phil Chafin 1-2 0-0 3, Alex Demary 0-5 0-0 0, Noah Bohanna 2-5 1-2 5. Totals: 21-54 14-19 63.



TC    13    13    13    13    5    —    57

ND    18    8    12    14    11    —    63



3-point goals — TC: 3 (A. Zirk 2, Dillard); ND: 7 (West 5, Chafin, Cistaro). Fouled out — D. Zirk, Evans (TC).



WHEELING CENTRAL 59, PARKERSBURG CATHOLIC 57 (OT)

CHARLESTON — No. 1 seed Wheeling Central Catholic survived a huge scare from No. 8 seed Parkersburg Catholic (16-9) defeating the Crusaders 59-57 in overtime Thursday in the quarterfinal round of the Boys State High School Basketball Tournament.

Central, which led only twice in regulation play, scratched back from as many as 11 points down and cheated defeat late in the fourth quarter on a Chase Harler assist to Alonzo Manns with three seconds left in regulation to tie the game and send it to overtime.

With the game tied in overtime, Thomas Stanley sealed the win for the Maroon Knights with two free throws with 23 seconds remaining in the game. Central’s defense did not allow a clean shot on the next Crusader’s possession to seal the thrilling win.

Wheeling Central was led by Chase Harler with 18, David Park with 11 and Alonzo Manns with 10.

Jake Ullman led the Crusaders with a game-high 21, while Joe Padden added 15 and Payton Sturm had 11.

Wheeling Central (23-3) advances to play Clay-Battelle in the semifinal round Friday at 7:15 p.m.



Wheeling Central 59,

Parkersburg Catholic 57 (OT)

Parkersburg Catholic (16-9)

Payton Sturm 4-6 3-6 11, Jake Ullman 7-16 6-10 21, Ben Collie 1-4 2-2 4, Joe Padden 5-9 3-4 15, Austin Luther 0-1 6-6 6, Carson Weyer 0-0 0-0 0, Brady Kurucz 0-2 0-0 0 , Nick Roedersheimer 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 17-38 20-28 57.



Wheeling Central Catholic (23-3)

David Park 4-12 3-5 11, Thomas Stanley 0-1 2-2 2, Chase Harler 6-18 5-7 18, Joey John 0-0 0-0 0, Alonzo Manns 5-5 0-0 10, C.J. Burch 0-0 0-0 0, Jonathan Droginske 0-1 0-2 0, Boyd Bibey 3-12 0-0 8, John Burkhalter 2-3 0-0 6, Brian Campbell 0-1 4-4 4. Totals: 20 14-19 63.



PC    10    13    10    18    6    —    57

WC    6    15    10    20    8    —    59



3-point goals — PC: 3 (Ullman, Padden 2); WC: 5 (Harler, Bibey 2, Burkhalter). Fouled out — Collie (PC); Park (WC).



HEDGESVILLE 54, PARKERSBURG SOUTH 49

CHARLESTON — Hedgesville overcame a sluggish first half and red hot shooting from Parkersburg South (19-7) to defeat the Patriots 54-49 Thursday in the Boys State High School Basketball Tournament.

Hedgesville won the battle of second chance points 10-2 and outscored Parkersburg South 26-18 in the paint r the winning margin.

C.J. Burks led the Eagles with 25 points and Daniel Delaware added 11.

Cody Monroe and J.R. Kerr led the Patriots with 10 points apiece.

Hedgesville (19-5) will now play Hurricane at 9 p.m. tonight.



Hedgesville 54, Parkersburg South 49

Parkersburg South (19-7)

Ty Dobson 2-5 2-2 7, Cody Monroe 3-4 3-6 9, J.R. Kerr 4-6 0-0 10, Logan Lawrence 4-6 0-0 8, Dylon Rippeto 1-1 0-0 3, Garrett Gilkerson 4-6 2-2 10, Tyler Berry 0-1 2-4 2, Cody Boggs 0-2 0-2 0. Totals: 18-31 9-16 49.



Hedgesville (19-5)

Theo Carter 2-6 3-4 8, C.J. Burks 9-13 5-7 25, Daniel Delaware 2-6 6-10, Logan Horn0-1 0-0 0, Eli Gates 1-2 0-0 2, Kimani King 0-3 0-2 0, Marcus Gulledge 2-2 2-4 6, Troy Markley 0-0 0-0 0, Deon Taylor 1-1 0-0 2 . Totals: 17-34 16-27 54.



PS    22    10    4    13    —    49

H    21    4    12    17    —    54



3-point goals — PS: 4 (Dobson, Kerr 2, Rippeto); 4: (Carter, Burks 2, Delaware). Fouled out — Monroe (PS).