Fields set for MSAC skills competitions
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The fields have been set for the skills competitions that precede the MSAC Night of Champions on Saturday at the South Charleston Community Center.
The skill events, which begin at 10 a.m., include boys and girls free-throw shooting, boys and girls 3-point shootouts, a dunking contest and a hot shot competition (one boy and one girl per school in the Mountain State Athletic Conference).
Following the skills events, the games begin at 2 p.m. with the girls consolation contest pitting the second-place teams from the East and West divisions, leading up to the title games (see schedule below).
Admission is $7 for students and $8 for general admission. Fans are permitted to get their hands stamped, leave and re-enter until 5 p.m. After that, another ticket must be purchased.
MSAC Night of Champions
At South Charleston Community Center
10 a.m. Saturday
Order of events: Boys and girls free throw shooting; boys and girls 3-point shootout; slam dunk; hot shot competition
Top gun 3-point contest
Rules: 1 minute, 25 shots; last shot from each spot is worth 2 points; top seven make semifinals; Top 3 make finals.
Niles Dailey, Cabell Midland; Austin Coleman, Capital; Alex Lewis, George Washington; Chancelor Wooding, Huntington; Trey Dawson, Hurricane; Angelo Sirianni, Nitro; Chad Newell, Parkersburg; Ryan Meadows, Princeton; Drew Harpold, Ripley; Josh Butcher, Riverside; Nathan McNeil, St. Albans; Devyn Harris, South Charleston; Greg Herbert, Spring Valley; Zach Fisher, Winfield; Andrew Johnson, Woodrow Wilson
Stephanie Bias, Cabell Midland; Khadijah Lee, Capital; Rachel Ward, George Washington; Maggie Parish, Huntington; Abby Watson, Hurricane; Madison Godbey, Nitro; Megan Morrison, Parkersburg; Mckenzie Akers, Princeton; Chelsey Hager, Ripley; Kara Knapp, Riverside; Torri Wilson, St. Albans; Lina Villanueva, South Charleston; Mackenzie Morris, Spring Valley; Cheyenne Sawyers, Winfield; Paige Lewis, Woodrow Wilson
Rules: Each participant gets 20 free throws; ties broken by rotating the shooter; Top 7 make semifinals; Top 3 make finals
Stephen Matthews, Cabell Midland; Wesley Johnson, Capital; Luke Eddy, George Washington; Arick Nicks, Huntington; Rasaan Harris, Hurricane; Hunter Ferrari, Nitro; Trevor Britton, Parkersburg; Joe Mills, Princeton; Casey Smith, Ripley; Marcus Reed, Riverside; Tanner Aliff, St. Albans; Hunter Moles, South Charleston; Austin Keyser, Spring Valley; John Hodges, Winfield; Donte Nabors, Woodrow Wilson
Alex Ellis, Cabell Midland; Eva Roberts, George Washington; Bethany Taylor, Huntington; Audrey Barber, Hurricane; Savannah Shamblin, Nitro; Imani Ward, Parkersburg; Hannah Preservati, Princeton; Jillian Mullins, Ripley; Brittany Wood, Riverside; Breanna Propst, St. Albans; Laci Jarrell, South Charleston; Emily Butcher, Spring Valley; Haeley Moore, Winfield; Kavita Francois, Woodrow Wilson
Hot shot competition
Point breakdown: layup (2 points, 3 per shooter); 10-12 footer (2 points); 3-pointer (3 points); one minute per team, duo with highest point total wins
Rules: Participant gets 1 minute with three attempts; Highest point totals advance; Top 5 make semifinals; Top 3 make finals.
Participants: Niles Dailey, Cabell Midland; Arick Nicks, Huntington; Henry Sorsaia, Hurricane; Nick Light, Riverside; Kevic Watkins, St. Albans; Issac Cosby, South Charleston; Chris Turner, Winfield.
Girl and boy participating in one or more sports with highest grade-point average