Prep roundup: GW boys beat Wheeling Park 45-42
Luke Eddy turned in a 26-point, 11-rebound, six-assist effort as visiting George Washington held off Wheeling Park 45-42 for its seventh consecutive boys basketball victory and improved to 18-4 Thursday night.
Park (10-11) trailed 43-42 in the final minute and forced a five-second count violation on GW. Park then missed two shots and was forced to foul Eddy on the rebound with one second remaining. Eddy made both free throws for the final reading.
Ryan Reinbeau led Park with 15 points.
Chase Preston led the Wildcats (7-15) with 12 points.
Morris had six 3-pointers to go with 12 rebounds, nine assists and three blocks. Hunter Given added 12 points, Tyler Anderson had 11 and Robbie Cogar scored 10 for the Highlanders (17-3, ranked No. 8 in Class AA).
Jake Grimmett led Midland Trail with 21 points and Rickie Carter added 11.
For the Pioneers (6-16), Tucker Watts and Alex Elkins each scored 13 points.
MINGO CENTRAL 74, HOOVER 52: Alex Lee fired in 21 points and Austin Banks 15 as the visiting Miners vaulted into a big halftime lead and coasted over the short-handed Huskies.
For Herbert Hoover, Sam Schoolcraft scored a career-high 30 points. The Huskies played without leading scorer Cody Morris (out with an ankle injury), a key reserve and another starter, Joey Forbes, missed about half the game with foul trouble.
Doug Dennis also contributed 13 points for the Patriots (18-4). Ryan Leasure and Nick Therriault had 10 points apiece for Belpre (14-8).
The Panthers (11-11) also received a double-double from Andrew Davis (25 points, 10 rebounds), while Skylar Kelley had 13 points. Cody Muncy was the lone Tide player in double figures with 13 points.
Hope Lester led Westside with 17 points, Danielle Brown finished with 15 points and Megan Endicott 12. Morgan Spolarich and Kristin Hash each accounted for 10 points in the win. For Summers County (15-9), Avery Pivont had 17 points and Tyra Wynes 13.
Pocahontas County faces the winner of Pendleton County-Moorefield Saturday at 7 p.m. for the section championship at Petersburg High School.
Amber Linville added 13 points for the Panthers while Whitney Evans-Kirk had 11. Summer Sword paced the Hillbillies with 12 points.