The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


February 21, 2010

Game ends when player becomes ill

PRINCETON — A health emergency brought a sudden and emotionally-wracking end to the girls sectional basketball game on Saturday night at Princeton Senior High School.

Karsyn Boothe, a starter for James Monroe High School, collapsed on the bench with 2:09 remaining in the fourth quarter of the game between the Lady Mavericks and Mount View High School.

Boothe was treated by James Monroe personnel, administrators in charge of the sectional tournament, and then by first responders. She was taken from the Princeton gymnasium on a board. Her coach, Angela Terry, said she was to be transported to Princeton Community Hospital. Boothe’s condition was unknown Saturday night.

Boothe was comforted by her mother, Janet Boothe, and was held in her arms in a semi-reclining position until she could be transported.

By mutual agreement of the two coaches, the game did not resume. James Monroe will be credited with an 84-28 win in the Class AA, Region 3, Section 2 first-round contest.

The game itself had little drama. The Lady Mavericks shot out to a 17-0 lead at the beginning, and were ahead 31-7 after one period. Boothe scored 12 points on six field goals in the first quarter and had one more field goal in the game, in the second period.

The James Monroe lead was 49-12 at halftime and 68-20 after three quarters.

The leading scorer for James Monroe was Melissa Johnston, with eight field goals and 21 points. Jade McDaniel and Traci Wills also reached double figures, with 16 and 12 points respectively. The Mavericks made 35 field goals.

— E-mail: tbone@


James Monroe 84, Mount View 28

MOUNT VIEW (6-9)  

Ashleigh Belfiore 3 0-2 6, Sheemecca Perkins 0 1-3 1, Shyrell Johnson 0 0-0 0, Jordan Younger 7 3-6 17, Tonya Howerton 1 1-2 4, Bretina Hightower 0 0-1 0, Jasmine Huff 0 0-0 0, Shawnita King 0 0-0 0. Totals 11 5-14 28. 


Karsyn Boothe 7 0-2 14, Taylor Canterbury 2 1-2 5, Jordan Page 1 0-0 2, Traci Wills 6 0-0 12, Hannah Pritt 1 1-4 3, Melissa Johnston 8 5-7 21, Jade McDaniel 6 3-6 16, Emily McKinney 2 0-0 5, Kelsey Reed 0 0-0 0, Kenzie Baker 1 0-1 2, Kelsie Mann 1 2-2 4. Totals 35 12-24 84.

MV 7     5     8     8  —  28

JM 31   18   19   16 —  84

Three-point goals: MV 1 (Howerton 1); JM 2 (McDaniel 1, McKinney 1).

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