Prep roundup: Greenbrier East edges Tug Valley in King Coal Classic
Rondale Watson heaved in a shot from near halfcourt at the final buzzer Friday night, giving unbeaten Greenbrier East a 63-61 victory over Tug Valley in a state-ranked boys basketball showdown at the King Coal Classic in Logan.
The Spartans (14-0), ranked No. 4 in Class AAA, trailed 61-60 with 1.8 seconds remaining, but had to travel the length of the court to score. Watson, East's top scorer at 23.7 points per game, got the ball and fired in a leaning jumper to win it in thrilling fashion.
Tug Valley (10-3) entered the game ranked No. 2 in Class A.
The event continues with four games today beginning at noon (see schedule, Page 2B).
For Cross Lanes (13-9), Tyler Corbin led the way with 21 points while Grant Humphrey scored 18 points and Kyle Davis finished with 17.
Also for the Spartans (11-0), Bianca Andre' tallied 22 points and Elizabeth Romeo 12.
For Logan (8-4), which led 20-18 at halftime, Monica Mitchell had 20 points and 14 rebounds, Shayna Gore scored 12 points and Hannah Adkins 10.
Julianna Lowery contributed five points, 10 boards and nine assists for the Warriors (17-4) while Kathryn Legg added eight points and 12 rebounds. Kendrick was named the MVP and made the all-tournament team along with Lowery.
Tiffany Felts tallied 17 points for South Carolina Upstate (15-4) and Bridgette Gleed had 11. South Carolina Upstate had won the tournament the previous three years.