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Page 4 -- The GlenviHe Democrat/Patiff'mder -- Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004 By Shaun Smith, Sports Reporter, 462-7309, Fax: 462-7300 II By Shaun Smith that prompted the victory. Other scorers for the Titans were: Sports Reporter Seth Butler scored ten of his 22 Aaron Bishop and Richard Ratliff 5 It was raining Friday night, Jan. 16 points in the last quarter, and Jacob each, Jesse Darby 4, Chris Weaver 3, in Mt. Zion. A 3-point battle in the Lilly had a key basket which helped Ryan Tomblin 2, and Ben Huffman I. game'searlyminutessawacombinedGilmer gain the lead. Butler also Then, two days later, the Titans seven three's between both teams as sportedten bounds for the night, while traveled to Class AA Roane County to the game's first points. Lilly picked up two steals, grab their next victory, 73-54. It was a Gilmer 12-9 lead before the The 10-2 Titans defeated Calhoun "Same story here-we came out and contest would see a normal two-point 76-65 in the LKC South key matchup took care of business," Shuff replied. field goal. game. Reale recorded a double-double Gilmer Titan Nick Dent scored 16 Overall, the Titans tallied 11 3's, with 15 points and ten assists, while of his 27 points in the first quarter, compared to the Red Devils' ten. "We Dent nailed 21 and stole three. Ratliff including nailing four of his seven shot very well early on from behind tallied I I withfiverebounds, andLilly total treys. Dent added six assists, the arc," stated Shuff. For the season, made four, collected eight boards, and Calhoun's Marcus Davis poured 37 the Titans are averaging 42-percent came up with three steals. on Gilmer that night, including seven from behind the line, and 46-percent Bishop scored9, Butler6, Ben Huff- 3-pointers, reminding several of the overall, man and Billy Weaver 3 each, and Danny Bunch performance of I 1 3- "Balance was the key to this game, Tomblin 1. pointers against Gilmer seven sea- and maturity paid off," Coach Shuff "Ratliffhad to be taken to the emer- sons ago. "I think Davis had three wenton. "Wegrew up and matured in gency room due to an intentional bite uncontestedshots all nightlong," bead that fourth quarter." from an opposing Roane defender," coach Steve Shuff added. "He was Gilmer, took to the road last Mon., Shuff said. "However, he'll be ok." unbelievable." Jan. 12 to Class AA Clay County, With the Calhoun win, the Titans AssistwizardAnthonyRealedishedwinning in a smokeout, 79-43. have won five consecutive, including outanamazingtenassistsforthethird The Titans were up 54-15 at the three road, games in one week. "We consecutive game. Reale has handed half. "I hate to say it, but this one was had a great week on the road-I think out double-digit assist totals in the over early," stated Shuff. "We came that puts us in the driver's side for the last four games, out and took care of business." LKC Championship," Shuff empha- "Anthony knows how to pass andJacob Lilly led all scorers with 20, sized. how to get people their shots," ex- and collected six rebounds. Dent had The Titans are averaging 17.8 as- plained Coach Shuff. an all-around game with 19 points, sists as a team. "This stat shows how Reale scored 19 markers, including seven boards, and seven steals, unselfish we are. If we play like that five treys to help put away the Red Seth Butler had a double-double, ever3,' night, we will be successful," Devils. knocking down 12 points and I 1 re- reported Shuff. "We also have four The contest was tied going into the bounds. Anthony Reale scored eight, guys averaging double figures." fourth, but it was Gilmer's post play and threw 11 assists. (Con't. on Page Z..) By Shaun Smith be fouled on each and every play, assists and two steals each. Sports Reporter making several consecutive free Other scorers'were: Tuell 4, Andrea The Lady Titans are gaining re- throws. Edwards 3 and Alfred 3. spect in Class A girls' basketball, as However, the Raiders still came "This was an important game--one the Gilmer squad climbs to No. 7 in back within four, due to the Lady that probably put us in the Night of the state rankings. Titans' turnovers at 33-29. Champions," stated head coach Jay Following a key win in the LKC' With 5:30remaining, Tuell banked Chambers. against Roane County on last Thurs- in a long shot to put the Lady Titans "It was very close game," Chain- day evening, Gitmer is now dead- up 35-29. But, the Raiders made a 3- bers went on. "They tried to shut locked with Braxton County for first pointer to bring them back 35-32 with Hannah (Chambers) down by playing place in the LKC. 4:21 left. a box and one. Teams are starting to The Lady Titans, in low-scoring Roberson responded underneathdoubleuponher, but Roberson. Alfred action, took an early 21-14 halftime with a basket to bring the Gilmer lead and Tuell are rising to the occasion by lead. backupfive,37-32with4:12remain- stepping up their games." The Raiders came out with intense ing in the game. Last Tues., Jan. 13, the Lady Titans defense in the third quarter, but sopho- With 2:35 left, Roberson made one defeated Class AA Calhoun in a clas- moreStephanieAlfredtookg0odeare outoftwofree'throwst0pmthe~y sic :rivalry;~smoking the Lady Red of the basketball. Titans up 38-32. Devils 62-30at the Damon West Gym- However, the Raiders built a 4-0 Roane,playingveryintensely, went nasium in Glenville. lead to climb within five at 23-18. ona5-0runtoclimbwithinonepoint, Tuell scored a game-high 19 and Then, Camai Roberson stepped up on 38-37 with 1:14 left in the contest. Williams knocked down 14 for the defense and took a charge to give the However, that was as close as the Lady Titans. Lady Titans the momentum they Raiders would come. Chambers was Roberson scored ten and pulled needed, fouled with 49 seconds remaining, to down 13 from the glass. Alfredtallied Sparked by Annamoriah Tuell's make one out of two from the line to eight points, seven steals, and four steal that resulted in a layup with 2:01 put Gilmer up by two. assists. Chambers scored nine and remaining in the third, the Lady Ti- Then Alfred was fouled with 33 Philips had two. tans built a 6-0 run. seconds left after the Raiders couldn't "I set my seniors out because of the Then, Alfred fouled the Raiders on convert on the offensive end. Alfred score," stated Coach Chambers. a 3-point shot that gave Roane three sunk one of two to put the Lady Titans Season Stat Leaders as of Jan. 12: successful foul shots to climb back up 40-37. Scoring: Chambers 14, Roberson within six at 29-23. Roane took a shot with 14 seconds 11.8, and Williams 8.3. Rebounds: With 25 seconds before the fourth, left in play, and Chambers was fouled Roberson 8.1, Chambers 7.3, and Hannah Chambers was fouled on a with jUSt over four seconds remain- Williams 5.9. Assists: Chambers 5.3. shot attempt, sinking both free throws ing, to make both free throws and win Steals: Chambers 3.6, Williams 2.5, to put Gilmer up 31-23. the game 42-37. and Alfred 2.4. With a small crowd, due to the Roberson led all scorers with 15, TeamStats:Pointspergame:51.6; game at the college, the Lady Titans while Chambers tallied ten and Erica Opponents' points per game: 40.2; would need to rely completely on Williams totaled seven. Shooting percentage: 40.0-percent; their own shoulders to pull this one Roberson also had 11 rebounds and Free Throw percentage: 62.0-per- off. Williams grabbed down nine. cent;Rebounds:33.7;Steals:16;and In the fourth, Chambers seemed to Roberson and Alfred each had three Assists: 10.2. Glenville State Lady Pioneers No. I0 As of Jan. 6 the Glenville State Lady Pioneers are ranked nationally' in NCAA Division II Basketball at No. 10. The Lady Pioneers remain unbeaten in WVIAC play and are tied for third in the conference. Cali- fornia University of PA is ranked first with a 13-0 record, receiving 18 first-place votes. The poll is conducted by USA Today/ESPN/WBCA. Gilmer teams undefeated last week Every team from Gilmer County went undefeated last week in basket- ball (excluding the Gilmer County Elementary Tournament, of course). A great week for basketball in Gilmer County saw all Gilmer teams come out on top! Way to go! Annual Spring Basketball Tourney North American Youth Sports an- Glenville State places in nounced that they will hold their an- national ranking summary nual spring youth basketball tourna- The Lady PioBeers are ranked in ment in theMorgantown areaat Mag- the following categories (Top 50): noliaHighSchoolinNewMartinsville No. 40 in Scoring Defense (58.3); on Apr. 2-4. This tournament will feature ten No. 50 in Scoring Margin (! 1.7); No. different brackets. They included 5th- 47 inField-Goal Percentage Defense (36.6); No. 25 in Won-Lost Percent- 6th grade boys, 5th-6th grade girls, age (83.3); No. 18 in Free-Throw 17th grade boys, 7th grade girls, 8th Percentage (76.4); and No. 33 in grade boys, 8th grade girls, 9th-10th Three-Point Field-Goals Percentage grade boys, 9th-10th grade girls, llth- (36.6). i 2th grade boys, and 11 th- 12th grade Individually, Senior point guard girls. All grades are based on the Tracy Wyatt ranks: No. 9 in Assists grade in which a student is currently Per Game (6.7) and No. 24 in Three-' enrolled. Point Field-Goal Percentage (46.4). The entry fee for this tournament The men's basketball team isranked guarantees each team a minimum of two games. There will be awards in No. 10 in Free-Throw Percentage each bracket. (76.6). The entry deadline is Mar. 12. For Senior captain Andrew Harding is additional information or an entry No. 35 in Assists Per Game (5.5) and form, call ! -800-787-3265 or Nikki Steals Per Game (3.5). Hardman at 304-455-4855 On Mon., Jan. 12, the Gilmer 7th and 8th grade boys' basketball team traveled to Braxon. Gilmer B-Team played the first game, winning 46-22. High scorers were: Steven Carter 17 points, 18 rebounds; Zachary Burkhammer 12 points, 3 steals; Daniel Delude 9 points, 3 rebounds, 3 steals; Dustin Howes 4 points, 5 rebounds; James Farley 2 points, 5 steals, 2 rebounds; and Greg Bamberger 2 points, 4 rebounds. In game two, Gilmer's A-Team lost 42- 24. High scorers were: Steven Viola 8 points, I0 rebounds; Doug Shattuck 5 points, 9 rebounds; Tyler Peters 4 points, 4 steals; Patrick Frymier 3 points; Dylan ' Tomblin 2 points, 3 steals; and Jacob Wolf 2 points. On Thurs., Jan. 15, the Mini-Titan.s traveled to Calhoun County. The Gilmer B-Team won 40-14. High scorers were: Carter 20 points, 18 rebounds; Delude 6 points, 3 steals; Burkhammer 4 points, 3 steals; Bamberger 4 points, 4 rebounds; Farley 2 points, 4 steals; Howes 2 points, 5 rebounds; and Benson 2 points. in game two, Gilmer's A-Team lost 39- 8. Scoring were: Viola 5 points, 12 re- bounds; Peters 2 points; and Frymier 1 point. ifI ii submit AGAINST THE CELTICS 8Y AN OPPOSING SINGLE PLAYER IN THE GARDEN; HOWEVER. TflEIORDAN*S CHICAGO BULLS LOST THE GAME AND GOT SWEPT IN THE S[RI[I LARRY BIRD'S CgLTICS. SCRAPPING FOR THE BALL--Glenville State's No. 42 Amy Riddle scraps for the ball after hustling on defense and tieing the basketball up. The 5'4" junior from Glenville scored a 3-Pointer before this play in the second half of action. Glenville State won 82-64. (Photo by Dave Corcoran, Sr.) By Shaun Smith three defenders. Glenville's Katie Martin scored the Sports Reporter Then, Redickscoredonafade-awayfirst points of the second half on a The Lady Pioneers defended their shot she had to alter at the 12:30 mark beautiful pass from Redick. On the_Ip court this week, defeating two togiveherLadyPioneersa22-101ead, nextplay, Redick scored a deuce with~- WVIAC teams, Wheeling Jesuit and Gienville's Carrie Triplett got into an underhand scoop shot to give the Salem Internationai to move into the foul trouble early, as she committed Lady Pioneers a 44-28 advantage. No. l ranking in the West Virginia fouls on back-to-back plays in a period The Lady Pioneers would go on to Conference. of only seven seconds, grab the home victory, extending their On Sat., Jan. 17, the Lady Pio- Katie Wimer stepped in her place, home winning streak to 54, an NCAA neers were led by Rachel Redick chipping in with 12 points and four Division II record. with23pointstodownSalem67-51, rebounds. On Thurs., Jan. 15, the Lady Pio- The ~ame started out at a close 5- Glenville's 22-16 lead belzan to di- neers won easily over Wheeling Je- 5 score, but following a Salem 3- numsh, as Salem came I aclc to leao a smt pointer, the Lady Pioneers went on charge to come within 28-22. The Lady Pioneers' Tracy Wyatt an 8-0 run. However, Wyatt'shustledefenseand led scorers with ten in the first half to The run was led by Tracy Wyatt, Jenny Campbell's instant offense put give Glenville the 38-29 halftimelead. who dished out a couple of assists the Lady Pioneers up 42-27, for a first The Lady Pioneers outshot the Lady and scored on the fastbreak over half lead. (Con't on Page Z..) The Robert "Bob" Butcher proudly presents Family It's basketball season again - suppo your local Gilmer County basketball teams! GLENVILLE STATE COLLEGE PIONEERS Jan. 22 - @ Concord - 7:30 p.m. 24 - @ WV State - 7:30 p.m. 29 - Charleston (Home) 7:30 p.m. GLENVILLE STATE COLLEGE LADY PIONEERS---. Jan. 22 - @ Concord - 5:15 p.m. 24 - @ WV State - 5:15 p.m. 29 - Charleston (Home) 5:15 p.m. GCHS TITAN BOyS L' i " ::: L : : - i ~i ii! .... /~;!ii:~i i ~i~ !I :family, we do enjoy sports, b es ially. ' all of GJlmer tea .... Win GJlm Teams/ Jan. 23 - Grafton (Home) - 5:45/7:30 p.m. 28 - @ Williamstown - 5:45/7:30 p.m. GCHS I.ADV TITANS Jan. 27 - @ Winfield - 5:45/7:30 p.m. 29 - @ Clay Co. - 5:45/7:30 p.m. Freshmen Jan- 21 - Richwood (Home) - 7:00 p.m. 26 - Ritchie Co. (Home) - 6:00 p.m. Mini-Titans Boys Jan. 22 - Robert L. Bland (Home) - 6:00/7:30 p.m. 27- @ Walton - 6:00 p.m. 29 - Wirt Co. (Home) - 6:00 p.m. Mini- Titans Girls Jan. 27- Wirt Co. (Home). 6:00 p.m. MR. ROBERT "8OB" BUTCHER AS HE MAKES "A POINT" (Editor's Note: It is only through enthusiastic and devoted fan support that our Gilmer County basketball teams can gain the advantage. And, in a close game, active and numerous fans mean the difference between victory and defeat. Support our county's youth by cheering them on to victory through your attendance at their games. In Gilmer County, you can 't find any more exciting entertainment than our home-grown basketball teams.) Sponsored by -- Terry, Tim and and his family: Mary Beth Butcher & Butcher Attorneys at Law 462-5767 pray dier., , gini ,- frorr : arid wee poll1 kick OHS gree '~: E' , - mas 'i! a.d - Bill i~ Star ? lati~ .'~ veu : : Del :7 Leg :.:~ Gle -, seS~ - Sen "- -Lox the' D~ W; it Ki ( ( er~- th m; an th~ ca of : : of : ci, ba A! in I Pai red lan old Str pic Th SOt tra ] wa pal ab, ti*v St~ M, 46