MILL CREEK - Paige Pritt scored 21 points to power Class A, No. 7 Tygarts Valley past East Hardy, 63-43, Thursday evening in Potomac Valley Conference action.
"We were a little rusty," Bulldogs coach Mike DiPasquale said. "We didn't come alive until the fourth quarter. We started to press them and our girls got into a rythm. We got them off track and outscored them in the fourth quarter. That was really the difference in the ball game."
Aside from the 21 points, Pritt also added nine rebounds and five steals. Other top scorers for Tygarts Valley included Kelsey Arbogast, 12 points; Emily Pingley, 10 points and 12 rebounds; and Charity Lower, nine points.
The Inter-Mountain photo by Angie Pritt
Tygarts Valley’s Kelsey Arbogast battles East Hardy’s Rayann Foltz for a loose rebound during PVC action Thursday night in Mill Creek.
Sophomore Allison Dyer led the Cougars with 13 points. Bobbi-Ann Mullens contributed 12 points and Rayann Foltz added 11.
The Bulldogs (7-1) will return to action at 1 p.m. Saturday at home against Buffalo in the first round of the West Virginia Hometown Invitational Tournament.
Lewis County 50, RCB 47
CLARKSBURG - Lewis County edged Robert C. Byrd, 50-47, in Big 10 Conference action Thursday night.
Sophomore Brooklyn Perkey led the Minutemaids in scoring with 29 points. She also added four assists, four steals and three rebounds. Sophomore Torie Riffle scored eight points and grabbed two rebounds, while Junior Karli Hamrick led the team in rebounds with nine.
"The girls really stepped up," LCHS coach Theresa Johnson said. "They moved the ball well and really found their niche. We led the whole game and the girls did an awesome job."
Sophomore Corin Todd led the Eagles in scoring with 29 points. Junior Shayla Hinterer contributed nine points.
Lewis County (3-4) is scheduled to play Philip Barbour at home at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Fairmont Senior ....... 90
TENNERTON - Class AA, No. 2 Fairmont Senior cruised past Buckhannon-Upshur, 90-27, Thursday evening in Big 10 play.
Junior Kaden Whaley led the Polar Bears (8-1) in scoring with 19 points. Junior Emily Stoller added 17 points.
"They were tough," Bucs coach Tristen Gray said. "They were really aggressive and very athletic. We hung with them in the first half, but their press really effected us. We had problems taking care of the ball. That was the difference."
Junior Courtney Reed led B-U in scoring with eight points. Megan Wilfong added six points.
The Bucs (1-4) will return to action at 7:30 p.m. Monday at home against Grafton.