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Page 4 --- The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder --- Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004 By Shaun Smith, Sports Reporter, 462.7309, Fax: 462-7300 : ...... SPIN MOVE! - Gilmer's Seth Butler prepares to make a spin move after receiving a pass from point guard Anthony Reale. Butler came up big in the win over Calhoun, sinking 11 points and pulling down 21 rebounds. (Photo by Dave Corcoran, Sr.) s speared 7 in rival By Shaun Smith Sports Reporter No. 1-ranked Gilmer County ex- tended their winning-streak to seven games last Sat., Jan. 31, downing Class AA Calhoun County 71-63 in LKC South rival competition. Four Titans scored in double figures to lead the way including Anthony Reale with 22, Richard Ratliff with 15, Jacob Lilly with 14, and Seth Butler with 11. Butler had 21 rebounds and Ratliff recorded 13, Gilmer County has not lost a home extending that game all season long, . streak to five games. With this win, the monster game with I 1 points and 21 rebounds," Shuff added. Reale came up big in the Calhoun game with 22 points, 13 of which came in the fourth quarter. Reale also dished out another double-digit assist perfor- mance with 10. Aaron Bishop, who had a huge game against Grafton, once again came up big with nine points and four rebounds. "Bishop has matured as a player, and he understands how to play the game of basketball," stated Coach Shuff. "The atmosphere of this rival game was great. For many fans, it was stand- ing-room only, and many had to be Dent, with what seemed like a third eye, made contact with Reale with the penetration pass to setup the win. "Grafion played a triangle and two on Anthony and I, but what they didn't realize, is that there are three other play- ers on this team," Deht responded. "I just tried to get the ball in Reale's hands as soon as I could." "We didn't play great in that game, but ourplayers seem to find a way to get it done," said Shuff. "Pressure means absolutely nothing to Reale." Dent finished with 16 points, eight assists and eight rebounds; Bishop with 15 points (four 3's); Kelly with 11 ; Reale Titans are now 7-0 in the LKC South mmed away. The gym was really packed witheightpointsandtwoassists;Ratliff Division as the Night of Champions is that night," Shuff noted, with three; and Butler with two. within grasp. 1 In the classic game against Grafion, On the play before the last play of the The Titans have kept their No.the Titans, the No. 1-ranked team is game, Grafton sunk the 3-Pointer that ranking as of Men., Feb. 2 with 98 starting to get noticed, as News Chart- tied the contest at 52. "After reviewing points as they stay ahead of Charleston nel 5 (WDTV) showed up to film the thegamefilm,'Shuffadded,"theshooter Catholic in the No. 2 spot with 90 points, contest. Numerous highlights filled the was about a foot inside the 3-Point line." Senior Nick Dent was out for the sports scene at Channel 5 for over a Gilmer will travel to Wirt County on game with an ankle injury that occurred week with Reale's last-second game- Fri., Feb. 6 to take on the Tigers in the the game before against Class AA winning shot. , team s second meeting of the year. The Grafton in a last-second duo perfor- Reale commented, ' I saw Nick pen- Titans defeated the Tigers easily at the mance with Reale. etrating, and my feet were set. It felt Damon West Gymnasium. Then, the With less than three minutes remain- good to beat a Class AA team, but hats Titans host Mt. Hope the next day, Sat., ing, Dentrolledhisankle, but continued off to Dent for the exciting play." Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m. to play on, despite the pain. With less The last-second win reminded many "We have to play focused baskeball than eight seconds to play in the tied-up of the Gilmer-Calhoun rivalry from atWirtCounty.Thisisasectionaloppo- 52-52 game, Dent found an open Reale 1997. With less than five seconds on the nenL" Shuff emphasized. in the left corner with three seconds left clock, ChadDrenneninboundedapass The only team to beat Gilmer, and nailed the game-winning 3-Point to Cody Earl, who give the assist to Stafford, Va. also defeated Mt. Hope. buzzer-beater to win 55-52. Chris Bame, who sunk a 30-footer to 'Mt. Hope plays really agressive ball- Coach Steve Shuffcommented, "The win at the buzzer, we will have to be ready," Simffadd~. guys on the team felt they could play In the third quarter, it was Bishop Nick Dent's injury is currently on a without Nick, and it was nothing per- who stepped up, hitting four of five day-to-day basis. Whether he will he sonal, but the rest of the kids wanted to from 3-Point land for 12 of his 15 points, ready for the Wirt matchup is still a toss- prove to themselves and to the commu- However, coming out into the game, he up. nity that they could play as well." was ice cold. "Coach kept telling me to The Titans' record is 12-1, and they "Everyone stepped up without Dent. shoot the ball and that I'm a good are looking for big crowds against Mr. Ratliff, in his first start of the season, shooter," stated Bishop, "so that's what Hope (Feb, 7) and Roane County (Feb. had 15 points. Butler had what I call a I did." 10) presents... @ GLENVILLE STATE PIONEERS Feb. 5 ...West Liberty State ......... HOME ................. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7 ... @ Shepherd .................... Away ................. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12 .Davis & EIkins ............... HOME ................. 7:30 p.m. GLENVILLE STATe LADY PIONEERS Feb. 5... West Liberty State ......... HOM E Feb. 7 ... @ Shepherd .................... Away Feb. 12 .Davis & Elkins ............... HOME ......... 5:15 p ..... .. .m. ................. 5:15 p.m. ................. 5:15 p.m. GtLMER COUNTY HtGH SCHOOL TITANS Feb. 6 ... @ Wirt Co ....................... Away ......... 5:45/7:30 p.m. Feb. 7 ...Mount Hope ................... HOME ........ 5:45/7:30 p.m. Feb. 10.Roane Co ....................... HOME ........ 5:45/7:30 p.m, GILMER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL LADY TITANS Feb. 5 ... Braxton Co .................... HOME ........ 6:00/7:45 p.m. Feb. 10 .. @ Calhoun Co ................ Away ......... 6:00/7:45 p.m. Feb. 12 .. LKC ................................. Away .......................... TBA GILMER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMEN Feb; 9 ...Rltehie Co ...................... HOME ................. 6:00 p.m. iNI- rA N5 Feb. 9 ... @ Wirt Co ....................... Away ................. 6:00 p.m. LADY MINt- TITANS ~ I/" "Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there. ..No Games Scheduled I We offer life insurance, mutual funds, long-term[ care and Medicare supplements. (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 and cheer them on to victory by attending their games. In Gilmer County, you can't find any more exciting entertainment.j Sponsored By: State Farm Insurance 34 E. Main Glenville 462-7000 LADY PIONEERS- (lstRow, I-r): Elise Pettinger, Jenny Campbell, Carrie Triplett, Tracy Wyatt, and Amanda Mortelette; (2nd Row, I-r): Assistant Coach Dennis Fitzpatrick, Student Assistant Coach John Nicolais, Meghan Snow, Sheena Davis, Alison McClellan, Samantha Williams, Chrissy Richards, Amanda Downs, Katie Wimer, Student Assistant Coach Tammy Spence, and Head Coach Steve Harold. New Lady Pioneers (not pictured) include: Christy AIItop, Holly Jo Burns, Rachel Redick, Casey Taylor, Shari Walker, Amy Riddle, and Katie Martin lllillIl I I l llllllllllllll[ z,m GSC Lady Pioneers' 1 I ~[ Win#Date Opponent Score I~ 1 1/16/99 Alderson Broaddus 83-51 g 2 1/25/99 Concord 77-56 3 2/4/99 WV State 79-68 4 2/6/99 Salem-Teik~, 75-57 I] I 5 2/15/99 :BJ 71-43 I 6 .. b"2D )9, 77-61 7 :" ........ 9 ' ~ = =. :4 : 2/2729 ~ ..... / :5-60 g 8 , ~/1~/00 ; F "affmdlnt State '~ 65-62 | 9 I/][7/0Q ; ~~~ ~ 73-59 g 10 1/20/00 ~ ~~"~ ~ :' 74-67 i 11 1/24/00 ," ,, ~e)e'i)~ ,~ " 99-58 12 1/27~ ' l~[vis &~klns ~ ,~ 79-52 1 g 13 1/29/00 ~ ,. ,BJufierffState 71-53 I 14 2/3/00 ~- ~: ~-Tech 87-66 15 2/5R~0, ~. ~*~ ~lingJesuit 73'70 | .... I 16 2/I#0(9 ; ~ ~'Wesleyan 66-61 [ 172/24/00 ,Concord .................... .72-60 I 1 18 12/5100 : ~Wesleyan 66-61 ? g 19 12/8100 v ~ C._.arlow 82-51 20 12/910& ~. ~"OhioValley 65-49 21 12/16/0(3 1: ~ :~Dhi0 Valley 80-58 22 1/8/01 ~, l:/~iirmont State 63-34" 1 I 23 1/18191 :~ ,:: Concord .......... ..... ......... : 63-52 ~ I I I I I I I I l I I I I I I 24 1120101" ~.VCV State 58-46 25 1/29/01 * "' WiVU'Tech 68-58 26 2/3/01 Sheph yd 66-53 27 2/1 2/01 AldersGh:Broaddus ~ 56-40 28 2/19/01 Davis.& Elkins 65-53 29 2/26/01 Concord 67-66 30 1/4/02 Winston-Salem State 64-48 31 1/5/02 Livingstone 84-53 32 1/10/02 Wheeling Jesuit 72-65 33 1/12/02 Salem International 68-51 34 1124102 .Charleston 71-57 35 1/26/02 Bluefield State 96-62 36 1/31/02 West Liberty State 62-58 (OT) 37 2/7/02 Davis & Elkins 67-53 38 2/9/02 WV Wesleyan 65-53 39 2/14/02 Shepherd 58-39 40 2/23102 Alderson-Broaddus 90-49 1 41 318102 Millersville 64-42 1 42 3/9/02 California (PA) 78-58 1 43 1/8/03 Ohio Valley 80-61 1 44 I/13103 Fairmont State 68-56 45 1/23/03 Concord 86-75 1 46 1/25/03 WV State 79-48 11 47 1127103 Pitt-Johnstown 77-63 11 48 2/3103 WVU-Tech 70-64 49 2/8/03 Shepherd 72-57 50 2/18/03 Alderson-Broaddus 83-53 51 2/22/03 WV Wesleyan 65-59 52 2/24/03 Davis & Elkins 71-60 53 1/15104 Wheeling Jesuit 82-64 54 1/I 7/04 Salem International 67-51 55 1/29/04 Charleston 73-59 1 56 1/31/04 Bluefieid State 78-58 E illl l Hi Hill Illllll l Illl I I I I I I I l l Coaches: Steve Harold and Dennis Fitzpatrick Back-to-BaCkchampionsVVVIAC Regular Season I i Back-to-Back WVIAC Tournament Champions Back-to-Back 29-4 Season Record 20o:21,~C,,,A m,. II Nation.! Semi-W,,it~t :IAV~ia:emMesa:(~foV~ytTn Dy ~np~g St~ok" 17 points 2002 NCAA Div. II East Region less 9 times Champions .Opponents only scored 7()+ points 2 times USA Today/ESPN/WBCA NCAA 11 .GSC scored 70+ points 34 times Division Final Poll Rankings: No. 4-2002 and No. 14-2003 Defeated NCAA Div. I Radford University and Morehead State University Extended Longest Home Winning Streak in NCAA Div II to 56 games Average Margin of Victory During East Regional 2002 - 21 points Total Points During the Streak were 4,087 against 3,133 t Sponsored by President Freeman, Mrs. Freeman, Billy and Mary Ann Radabaugh