Girls roundup: Whelan, Fletcher lead Charleston Catholic to win
Anna Whelan scored 18 points and Samantha Fletcher had 17 points and nine rebounds Friday night as host Charleston Catholic earned a 49-39 girls basketball win against Valley.
Catholic pressured its way to a 29-11 halftime lead. Peyton Mullen's eight steals led the defensive effort as Catholic (8-11) won handily despite 24 points by the Greyhounds' Alexis Payne.
Valley, ranked ninth in Class A, fell to 9-5.
The Knights (13-5) held the Red Dragons to nine points in the second half. Torri Wilson led St. Albans (9-10) with 11 points.
Khadija Payne added 10 points for the Tigers (15-2). India Harrison paced the Cougars (8-9) with 14 points.
Abby Watson turned in 25 points and 13 rebounds for Hurricane (5-14).
Alliyah Webb chipped in 12 points for the Black Eagles (10-11) and Taliah Cashwell had 11. Haeley Moore tallied 17 points for the Generals (10-10).
Madison Morris notched 19 points for AAA No. 2 Spring Valley (18-3) and Sarah Kelly 14. Savannah Shamblin scored 24 points for Nitro (9-11).
For the Patriots (4-11), Madison Syner had a team-high 20 points.
For the Huskies (10-9), Caroline Thornburg finished with 13 points.
Avery Pivont netted 23 points for the AA No. 6 Bobcats (13-5) and Tyra Wynes contributed 10 points, eight assists and four steals. Hope Nester scored 21 points for the Panthers (8-10).
Adreana Vance had eight points for the Class A Panthers (9-8).
Shayna Gore contributed 12 points and 12 assists for the Wildcats (11-6) and Hannah Tothe chipped in 12 points. Taylor Lucas paced Lincoln County with 12 points.
Breanna Mazzella netted 19 points for Richwood and Hannah Green had 10.
Samantha Stout's 11 points led Webster County (10-8) and Brandi Clevenger tossed in 10.
Chelsey Hager had 14 points for the Vikings (0-18).
Ashley Curry and Hannah Church totaled eight points apiece for Mingo Central (9-9).
Amanda Carver scored 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for South Charleston Christian (5-10) and Haileah Light scored 10 points.
Shelby Cicenas led Grace Christian (10-4) with 10 points.
Thursday's girls games
Chrissy Farmer finished with nine points and Hannah Church scored six in the win for the Miners.
Savannah Ambrose added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the No. 5 Mountain Lions (13-4). Bobbie McNabb, Heather Snead and Melissa Murphy each scored 12 points for No. 6 Pocahontas County (12-5).