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The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder -- Thursday, Feb. 5, - 2004 Page 7A i. 3 ! :i ~r i i • ! rax By Shaun Smith at Clay County, always a tough place Sports Reporter to come out with a victory. The Gilmer County Lady Titans The Lady Titans brought home a are making a statement. Currently at 59-41 win led by Chambers with 20, No. 7 in the Associate Press Class A Williams with 15, Tuell with 11, basketball poll, the Lady Titans de- Alfred and Edwards with five each, feated both Class AA Braxton County Roberson with two, and Teresa Wine and Class AA Clay County last week with one. to move their winning streak to 11 "This wasanotherstory of defense," games. Chambers emphasized. "We were The Braxton win was huge. Abso- only up 27-22 at the half, but we held lutely huge. The Eagles were ranked Clay to zero baskets in the fourth and No. 3 in Class AA and were unde- only two baskets in the third." feated. Clay was outgoaled by Gilmer 21- But, with a game that saw a huge 10 overall. audience and an overtime play, the With an undefeated Little Kanawha Lady Titans responded under pres- South Division record, the Lady Ti- sure. tans are preparing for the Night of The contest was really close, as the Champions tournament. Lady Titans were up two at halftime Not only this, but Gitmer County is 21-19. In the third, they were down also eyeing the upcoming sectional one, and, of course, tied at the end of tournament, which may be the tough- regulation. The Lady Titans would go est in the state. on to outscore the Eagles 10-6 on With high ranked schools such as some Hannah Chambers' free throws Parkersburg Catholic (No. 4), to grab the victory. Williamstown (No. 11), and Wirt Chambers ended up with 21 and County, the Lady Titans will have also had three 3-Pointers in the fourth their hands full. quarter. "Hannah cementedthe game The Lady Titans will be hosting with free throws," stated head coach Braxton this Thurs., Feb. 5 at 6:00/ Jay Chambers. 7:45 p.m. Also coming up big were Erica "Braxtonisabigwinforus.But, we Williams with 12 and Annamoriah have to win this game in order to Tuell with ten. "Williams carried us clinch the LKC South," said Cham- in the first half," added Chambers. bers. Other ~coret~ were- Camai "From now on, every game is a Roberson with Seven, and Andrea must win when you're playing for the Edwards and Stephanie Alfred with conference crown," added Chambers. two each. Braxton will be coming with The Lady Titans barely outgoaled vengence come Thursday, upset over theEagles 19-18,butwonitatthefoul the home io'~;s to the Lady Titans. line by outshooting Braxton 11-18 to "This game has huge implications," 9-16 from the charity stripe. Chambers said. "Our pressure defense caused some The Lady Titans and Coach Cham- problems for Braxton County during bers need all of the support they can thegame, which eventually led to free get for the upcoming rival game. throws," Coach Chanabers responded. Please come out and support your On Thurs., Jan. 29, Gilmer played Lady Titans-and wear blue! 2003-04 WVIAC Women's Basketball Standings as of games played Jan. 24 School WV C Overall Pet. 1. Glenvilie State 9-0 16-2 .889 2. West Liberty State 8-1 14-2 .875 3. West Virginia State 9-2 15-5 .750 4. Charleston 7-2 14-4 .778 5. Concord 6-3 9-9 .500 6. Shepherd 8-4 12-8 .600 7. Wheeling Jesuit 5-4 10-6 .625 8. Fairmont State 5-4 13-5 .722 9. WV Wesleyan 4-7 9-9 .474 10. Davis & Elkins 3-7 6-12 .333 11. Ohio Valley 3-6 ' 4-13 .235 12. WVU Tech 2-8 5-13 .278 ,,t,2, $~1.’d~!! Intel~lational 2-8 3-15 .167 12. Alderson-Broaddus 1-9 1-15 .063 12. Bluefield State 1-8 4-14 .22~ 20034)4 WVIAC Men's Basketball Standings as o/games played Feb. 2 Sch l WVC Vet. 1. Salem International 9-1 11-8 .579 2. Concord 8-2 16-3 .842 3. West Virginia State 8-2 15-4 .789 4. Alderson-Broaddus 7-3 13-5 .722 5. Fairmont State 6-3 13-3 .765 6. Charleston 6-4 13-5 .722 7. Shepherd 6-5 9-9 .500 8. Wheeling Jesuit 5-4 12-5 .706 9. Glenville State 4-5 6.12 .333 10. WVU Tech 326 7-10 .412 11. Blue field State 2-7 2-16 .111 12. West Liberty State 2-7 3-14 :176 13. Ohio Valley 2-7 3-15 .167 14. Davis & Elkins 2-8 3-16 .158 14. WV Wesleyan 2-8 2-17 .105 Anyone age 13-15, who is interested in baseball, can contact Josh Minney at 462-5464 Dean Dulude at 462-7062. All games are played m [ Jane Lew and Glenville only. 32 East Main St Glenville, WV Business: 462-8300 Hours: 8:30 - 7:00 Mon. - Fri. 8:30 - 5:00 Sat. After hours emergency, call: Doug: 462-5554 Scott: 462-7355 Our family looks forward to serving your family. Pharmacists: Scott Wanstreet RPh Doug Moss RPh Lori Plummet RPh STEVE SHUFF Gilmer County High School's head coach Steve Shuff is The Glenville Democrat~Pathfinder Coach of the Month. During the month of January, Coach Shuff managed his team to the top at the No. 1 spot for the entire month. Age: 31 Resides: Sand Fork Education: Glenville State Col- lege. Playing days: 3-time All-West Virginia Conference and 3rd Team All-American at Glenville State. Coaching resume: 72-51 overall record at GCHS. Best team coached: "The 2001 team that went 18-6 and made it to the State Tournament in Charleston was the best team I have coached. How- ever, this team I am coaching is aw- fully good and the verdict is still out." Day job: Alternative Instructional Setting Coordinator at GCHS. Favorite movie: Silence of the Lambs. Coaching mentors: Gary Nottingham (GSC); Steve Harold (GSC); and Coach "K" (Duke Uni- versity). How much longer he'll coach: "I have no plans of leaving, but my kids are bigger than basketball. They 'will dictate my life." Personal.- "I would like to thank my wi re, Jessica, for the sacrifices she has to make. I am away a lot because of coaching two sports, and I appreci- ate everything she does to help make it happen." On Thurs., Jan. 29, the Gilmer 7th 8th boys' basketball team hosted Wirt County at Gilmer County High School. Gilmer B-team played first, winning 43-20. High scorers were: Daniel Delude 10 points, 4 steals; Dustin Howes 8 points, 6 re- bounds; Zachary Burkhammer 7 points, 4 steals, 2 rebounds; Greg Bamberger 7 points, 7 rebounds; James Farley 5 points, 3 steals; Devin Cottrill 4 points; and Drew Simmons 2 points. In game two, Giimer A-team lost 24-38. High scorers were: Doug Shattuck 11 points, 10 rebounds; Steven Viola 6 points, I 1 rebounds; James Miller 5 points; and Edward Hartmah 2 points. Coach Mickey Metz, Assistant Coach Spenee Walker and the Mini- Titans will play at home on Wed., Feb. 4 against rival Calhoun County and again at Wirt County on Mon., Feb. 9. Both games are slated for 6:00 p.m. The annual Glenville State College Alumni game is scheduled for Feb. 28 at the Jesse R. Lilly Gymnasium. There will be a reception following the game, as well as a Glenviile State double-header against Alderson- Broaddus. • We're tax professionals for • a reason. And, we can handle even the most complicated tax situations. • It's just another part of the • H&R Block Advantage. • Call 1-800-HRBLOCK or • visit hrblock.com. • " H&R BLOCK • 208 East Main Street • Glenville, WV 26351 • (304) 462-5688• • • Mon.-Sat. • 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. • • , i:,i,i~ :~i ~ iii~ ~: ~i~:i! ~i~:~ii i FAST BREAK- Millersburg, Ohio native Luke Gibson looks for a kick-out pass from inside on a Pioneer fast break against visiting Bluefield in first half action. (Photo by Dave Corcoran, St.) The Glenville State College Pio- minutes to open a 73-54 lead with line. The Pioneers also forced 19 neers took out some of their frustra- 12:29 to play. turnovers. tions on Bluefield State College and The Blues tried one final time to get Individually, the Pioneers placed got a much needed WVIAC victory as back into the game as they went on a six players in double digits. They were they blitzed the Blues, 100-81. The 9-0runtocuttheleadtol0withl0:00 led by Anthony McGeathey and Pioneers improve to 5-12 overall and to play. However, the Pioneers would Jonathan Burge, who each scored 19 3-5 in the conference, push the lead back up to 19 points and points. McGeathey also added seven The first halfsaw the Pioneersjump go on to win by that number in a rebounds in only 23 minutes of play. out to an 11-4 lead in the opening 100-81 victory. Andrew Harding also performed minutes of the contest. The Pioneers, Glenville State shot the basketball well as he scored 18 points, and added who would never trail after the open- well, as they convened 55-percent of five rebounds, five assists, and five ing minute, led by asmany as nine their attempts, including 50-percent steals,Jerm~'ttteHigginhothamadded pointsinthehalfbeforetakinga43-37 from the three point line. They also 16 points and eight rebounds for the lead at intermission, outscored the Blue 27-6 from the free Pioneers. Luke Gibson added 12 The second half saw the two teams throw line. markers for the Pioneers, while play fairly even in the opening min- Defe'nsively, the Pioneers held Kenyon Jones tacked on 11 points utes. But with the Pioneers leading Bluefield to 42-percent shooting on and eight rebounds. 59-50 at the 14:18 mark, the Pioneers the night, including a miserable 4.5- The Pioneers will,host West Lib- went on a l 4-4 run over the r~ext two percent (1 of 22) from the 3-point eny at 7:30 p.m. this Thurs., Feb. 5. "9 The Glenville State College Lady sion. turnovers by the Lady Blues. They Pioneers (15-2, 8-0) used a 27-8 run The Lady Pioneers maintained a were, however, outrebounded 33-27 toburytheBluefieldCollegewomen's small lead throughout the opening forthe game. basketball team, 78-58, in a WVIAC eight minutes of the second half be- Individually, the Lady Pioneers conference .contest Saturday night, fore the Lady Blues made one final wereledbyRachelRedick's 17points The Lady Pioneers placed five play- push. They cut the lead to 51-50 at the and eight assists. Tracy Wyatt added ers in double digits in the contest. 11:35 mark before the Lady Pioneers 15 points while Christy Alltop scored The first half saw the Lady Pio- began to impose their will. The final 13 points. Carrie Triplett and Katie neersjump out to a 14-2 lead in the 11:30 minutes would see the Lady Wimeralsoscoredindoubledigits, as first five minutes of the game. How- Pioneers finish on a 27-8 run to take they added 12 and 10, respectively. ever, the Blues did not fold as they home the victory. The Lady Pioneers continued their fought back over the next three min- GlenviUeStateshot48-percentfrom home streak by winn!ng their 56th utes by going on a 14-5 run to cut the the field on the day, including 35- consecutive game at home. ieadto 19-16,The~!~eswouldeven- percent from the three pointline, They The .Lady Pioneers take on West tuaily fight back to tie the game at also converted 13 of 14 free throws Liberty State at 5:15 p.m. on Thurs., 24-24 before the Lady Pioneers went (92.9-percent) and only turned the Feb. 5 on to take a 37-34 lead at intermis- ball over six times compared to 18 The Glenviile State College Golden Bears did not quit as they percent from the field, including 36. women's basketball team pounded fought back to go on a 14-0 run over percentfromthethreepointline. They the West VirginiaTech Golden Bears, the next 5:02 to cut the lead to 38-27 also shot' 91-percent from the free 82-54, in a WVIAC contest that was with 49 seconds remaining in the half. throw line while outrebounding the never close. The Lady Pioneers would outscore Lady Golden Bears 53-31. The Lady Pioneers move to 16-2 the host team 6-1 to end the first half Individually, the Lady Pioneers overall and 9-0 in conference play as with a 44-28 lead. were led by senior Carrie Triplett's the midway point of the conference The Lady Pioneers would push their double-double. She collected 17 season is complete. West Virginia lead to 20 in the opening minutes of points and 12 rebounds in 30 minutes Tech's women fall to 5-13 overalland the second half. They methodically of action. 2-8 in conference play. increased their lead throughout the Sophomore Katie Wimer added 13 The Lady Pioneers jumped on the half and would lead by as many as 30 points and five rebounds. Katie Mar- Lady Goiden Bears early by taking a points. They would cruise to an 82-54 tin added 12 points and seven re- commanding 38-13 lead in the open- victory, bounds in only 16 minutes of action. ing 14 minutes of play. The Lady Overall, the Pioneers shot only 43- The Glenville State College men's 31.-30 at the break, percent of their three-point attempts basketball team outscored the West The second half saw the two teams and 75-percent of their free throw Virginia Tech Golden Bears 47-33 in battle back and forth for the majority attempts, while outscoringthe Golden thesecondhalf, allowingthemtodown of the half. With the contest tied at Bears 25-8 from the free throw line. the host Golden Bears by the score of 42-42 at the 14 minute mark, the Pio- The Pioneers only turned the basket- 77-64. The win makes it two in a row neers went on a 6-0 run ihat would ball over nine times in the contest for the Pioneers as they move to 6-12 give them the lead for good. Again,comparedtothe Golden Bears' 11. overall and 4-5 in conference p|a)', they pushed their lead to as many as Individually, the Pioneers were led West Virginia Tech drops to 7-10 10points on two differentoccasions, by senior Jermaine Higginbotham, overall and 3-6 in conference play. but each time the Golden Bears would who overcame early foul trouble to The Pioneers trailed 5-1 earlyinthe strike back. Clinging to a four point score a career-high 22 points and col- contest before taking the lead in the lead with just under two minutes to lect seven rebounds. Senior Andrew following few minutes at 10-9. Once play, the Pioneers outscored the host Harding added 13 points and six as- they captured the lead, they held it Golden Bears 14-4 the rest ofthe way sists, while senior Anthony until the final possession of the first toprovidethePioneerswiththe77-64 McGeathey garnered 12 points and half, when the Golden Bears con- conference victory, seven rebounds. 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