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............................ i:. ~ ................. ~ ........ Page 2B -- The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder -- Thursday, January 29, 2009 Gilmer Sports Scene Good Luck to All Team Members and Coaches on Upcoming Games! For sports information, call: 304-462-7309 Troy Boys, Sand Fork Girls Blue Win Championships; Sand Fork Boys, Sand Fork Girls Gold Runners Up; Sand Fork Wins Spirit Award CHAMPIONS!- The Troy Trojans boys' basketball team won the 2008- 2009 Gilmer County Elementary Schools' basketball tournaments this year. Team members include Colby Cunningham, Justin Emerson, Timmy Lanham, Cory Grogg, Hunter Ashley, and Cody Richards. The Trojans are c.oached by Mary Jo Roberts. Pioneers Take Down West Liberty The Glenville State Pioneers built a big second half lead and held on late to pick up a huge victory over second place West Liberty State, 108-105, at Lilly Gymnasium Anthony Kimble led all scorers with 32 points and eight rebounds as the Pioneers topped last years' win total, improving to 10-5 overall and 4-4 in the WVIAC. Jamal Holden recorded a triple occasions. After a Groves three- point play would push the lead to 17 points at 73-56 with 16:21 remain- ing, West Liberty State would use a 13-2 run over the next 2:37 to quickly make it 75-69 with 13:54 Glenville State would answer right back with a run of their own, as they would outscore the Hilltoppers 16-3 over the next 3:30 to push the lead to AND RUNNERS UP- The Sand Fork girls' blue and gold. teams were the champions and runners-up this year. Blue Team members include Desirae Hickman, Kassy Hickman, Alexis Loudin, Michaela Luzader, Makahla Morris, Ciarra Junkins, Kathern Keith, and Sabrina Bailey. Gold Team members include Cloey Tomblin, Shelby Wine, Autumn Marks, Rebecca McCord, Sara Bleigh, Emilie Jedamski, Caitlyn Coberly, and Michaela McRae. Both teams are coached by Heather Minney. The Hilltoppers rallied back, due in part to a 52-24 advantage in the paint and 29 points off 21 Glenville State turnovers. The big four of Holden, Groves, Leech and Kimble again came up huge, combining for 95 points, 26 rebounds, and 18 assists. In the last two wins, the four have combined for 195 points, 55 rebounds and 41 as- Poor Second Half Does In Lady Pioneers The Lady Pioneers once again were done in by a poor second half perfor- mance, as they fell to Wheeling Je- suit, 71-56 from Lilly Gymnasium. The Lady Cardinals used two big second half runs to blow open a one-point halftime game. Megan Stuvek led all scorers double with 15 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists, and added four stealsin the contests. Tryvan,Leeeh folowed up his 52-point performance with 27 points. Chase Groves added 21 points and 6 assists for the Pioneers. The Pioneers shot 52.3% from the field, 48.4% from behind the arc and an impressive 25-29 for 86.2% from the foul line. Entering the contest, West Liberty State led the country in four offensive categories, including scoring offense (105.2) and three-point field goals made per game (12.8). They ranked at the top of the WVIAC in eight statistical categories. While they hit their average of 105 points per outing, the difference may have been the three- point line. The Pioneers converted 15 three-point shots, while the Hilltoppers connected on only six of 20 attempts. West Liberty was 'led by Ben Howlett's 22 points as they fell to 11- 4 overall and 6-2 in the WVIAC. John Wolosinczuk added 21 points and 11 rebounds, Corey Pelle tallied 17 and Shane Maynard 16 markers. WLSC shot 50 from the field, but the number one three-point shooting team in the WVIAC struggled against:the Pio- neers athleticism, connecting on just 6 of 20 attempts. The Pioneers jumped all over the Hilltoppers in the opening frame, con- necting on 12 of 23 three point attempts. The sharp shooting allowed the hosts to race out to a 63- 50 lead at the break. The second half would see West Liberty State put some fear in to Glen- ville State on a couple of 19 at 91-72 with 10:24 to go. West Liberty would then make ..things interesting,- just~ as Glenville State went cold. The Hilltoppers would outscore the Pioneers 29-13 over the final 9:32. The Pioneers would keep the lead hovering around double digits until the five minute mark. Seven turnovers and only one made field goal in the final 6:12 would make it a close ball game again. A Ben Howlett three- point play and a Mike Mathey layup would cut the lead to 107-103, with 2:32 left. Following a Kimble turnover and misses on both ends, Mathey would drain two free throws to cut the lead to two points, 107-105, with 1:01 re- maining. The Pioneers would turn the ball over on their next possession as Gabe Gibbs would sail the cross- court pass over Leech's head with 33 seconds remaining.. However, it wouldn't take long for Gibbs to atone for his mis- take. With I0 seconds remaining, the Hilltoppers' Ben Howlett would get by his man on the left block and go up for a layup. Gibbs, who was rotating over from the right block, would re- ject Howlett' s layup attempt right into the arms of Leech. Tryvan was immediately fouled, but would only make one of two free throws to make it 108-105 with 8.9 seconds left. West Liberty State would quickly push the ball down court and Maynard would have a look from 24 feet that would miss off the iron to the left. Holden would pull down the re- bound as time expired. sists, with a game high 19 points, as she The 2 0 week for the Pioneers ha% connected on 8 of 10 field goals, while = ' " : ; ~" ptiili~ '"in eil!lht rebinds been blg for ateam wb.ohad !ost thr~.~&~ ,~x~,~,~ ~, ..... ,~..~,~. .... straight after a six-game win streak. ' omnwue State was paceo oy "I am very proud of our team and the Kristen Golden's 17 points off the effort they have played with, both bench. Donita Adams chipped in 13 tonight and on Thursday," stated points and 7boards asGSC falls to 5- fourth-year head coach Dwaine 8 Overall and 3-4 in the WVIAC. Osborne. "We had some mental The Cardinals got l5 points and six lapses and were careless at times, but rebounds from Kim Mueller and nine give West Liberty State credit be-' points, nine assists and five rebounds from point guard Bridget Buskirk. cause they force you into those types The back and forth 1st half saw 11 of mistakes sometimes. All in all, I am proud of how we have rebounded lead changes as Wheeling Jesuit would from a couple of tough losses. Hope- grab a 35-34 advantage at the break fully, we can continue to improve our on a Cassy Sanderson jumper, with play and begin peaking at the right 13 seconds to go. time, as February is quickly approach- After a Mallory Menendez triple would knot the game at 37-37 just 30 ing." seconds in to the 2nd half, WJU would Leech Named engineer a 16-4 run over the next 7+ minutes to make it 53-41 with 12:36 to go. WVIAC Player of The Week Tryvan Leech, Glenville State, 6-5, Sr., F, Springfield, OH: Leech aver- aged 39.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game.The sophomore exploded for a school-record 52 points in Thursday's 118-75 triumph against Wheeling Jesuit. He connected on 16 of 18 field goals, including a stunning 12-for- l 3 effort from behind tha three- point line in the record effort. Leech also tallied 27 points in Saturday's 108-105 upset of West Liberty. On the week, the Ohio native made 23 of 34 field goals (.676), including an 18- for-27 (.667) showing from long range. Assortment to meet your Kitchen's Freezers Microwaves Dishwashers Poulan Pro Refrigerators, Washers & Dryers Gas & Electric Ovens FREE DELIVERY of= qualit, y Whirlpool appliances FREE DISPOSAL of old appliances. Western A uto G-L-E-N-V-I-L- L'E C/"~"-. 3 1 5 W. M a in S t .m'l",i'Ml'~ ~ IIH"H45~ "~ Glenville 462-5631 " GSC would claw back to within six, 55-49, on a Golden layup with 9:35 left. This would be the closest Glenville would get. Wheeling would close the game by outscoring the Lady Pioneers 18-9. For the game, Glen ville would shoot just 39.7% from the floor, while Je- suit connected on 26 of 53 attempts 49.t%). Attn: Coaches Remember to send your team's basketball statistics to The Parkersburg News in or- der for your team and players to be recognized. They need to be e-mailed or faxed to Jim Butta by 8 p.m. Sunday of each week. His e-mail is jbutta @ newsandsentinel, com. RUNNERS UP-The Sand Fork Lions basketball team were the Runners- Up in the 2008-2009 Elementary Schools' basketball tournaments Team members include lanian Losh, Jesse Gillespie, James Stump, Adam Cottrell, Markeem Morris, Matthew Montgomery, Wesley Self, and Austin Conrad. The Lions are coached by Heather Minney. Lady PiOneers Can't Hang With West Liberty State The Lady Pioneers fell to West play. Liberty State by a score of 74-66 at The Lady Pioneers would battle Lilly Gymnasium. The Lady Toppers' back as they would then mount an 11- Laura Malernee paced five West Lib 2 run over the next 3:37. After a Suzi players in double figures with 21 points on seven of 12, shooting from behind the arc. Glenville State was led by a game high 22 points from Mallory Menendez as they fall to five-nine overall and three-five in the Harvey three- point play of her own, GSC would trail 58-57 with 6:24 to go. The two teams would trade buckets before layups by Evelyn Woods and Hansen would push the lead back up tofive. Menendez woulddrain atriple WVIAC. Beth Deren added.+2,points .to cut it back to .t~wo with 1:59 left, but and Christiiie DiSabato ~d~ ~ff the\ !~eLad~Pioneers Wouid get no closer. bench' t; c0'ntri~dte ~10. ~ '* "~ " ~ "~' ~ ~as~i~ Sm'itla ~u'id ~it a layt]phn"~t TheHill.toppersusedakeyl4-Orun Melernee would drain her seventh in the middle of the first half to grab a three- pointer to put the game out of 38-31 ,lead at intermission, as reach. Malernee.would connect on five triples For the game, Glenville would shoot in the first frame. Sixteen Glenville 41% from the field, whileWLSCcon- turnovers in the half would lead to 20 nected on 48% of their attempts. The WLSC points. 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