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Prep basketball roundup: Fast start carries Poca boys past Clay County

The hot-shooting Poca Dots took command early and defeated Clay County 84-40 in their season opener in boys high school basketball Friday night in Poca.

The Dots, who shot 29 of 49 from the field, jumped out to a 19-4 lead and led 27-6 after the first eight minutes. Helped by a 15-2 run in the second quarter, they built a 54-13 halftime lead.

"We played really well,'' said Poca coach Allen Osborne. "We had a great start and shot well.''

Noah Frampton led the Poca scoring with 20 points, Matt Chandler added 17 and Elijah Cuffee and Luke Frampton contributed 10 points each.

Chris Cole and Noah Taylor scored 10 each for Clay (1-1).

  • OAK HILL 76, FAYETTEVILLE 36: Oak Hill built a 34-point halftime lead in a victory over visiting Fayetteville.
  • Jalen Jones scored 16 points, and Joey Re had 10 for Oak Hill (1-0), which led 44-10 at halftime. Will Dooley scored 10 for Fayetteville (0-1).

  • PARK. SOUTH 83, BROOKE 63: Parkersburg South had five players in double figures as the Patriots cruised past host Brooke.
  • Cody Monroe led the Patriots (2-0) with 16 points, and Logan Lawrentz netted 15. Thomas Cole led the Bruins (0-1) with 18 points and 11 rebounds.

  • ST. JOSEPH 86, BUFFALO 79: Huntington St. Joe tied the game in the final seven seconds of regulation and hit 6 of 8 free throws in overtime for a victory over visiting Buffalo.
  • Keith Clemons led St. Joe with 33 points, Iain Clark added 17, Briant Conaty had 15 and Payne Meadows 13.

    Aaron Lewis led Buffalo (0-1) with 22 points, Laythen Good had 16, Isaiah Robinson 14 and John Hodges 13.

  • MIDLAND TRAIL 66, WEBSTER COUNTY 41: Rickie Carter tallied 19 points as Midland Trail beat Webster County at home. Collin Carte (14), Steven Blume (10) and Ryan Wilson (10) all scored in double figures for the Patriots (1-0).
  • Walker Rose scored eight to lead the Highlanders (0-1).

  • WESTSIDE 83, GREEN. EAST 81: Cory Bowles scored the game-winning basket in overtime as Westside beat Greenbrier East on the road.
  • Bowles finished with a team-high 27 points, and Justin Cogar chipped in 20 points for the Renegades (1-0).

    For the Spartans (1-1), Rondale Watson poured in a game-high 30 points and pulled down 14 rebounds, and John Tunstalle scored 20.

  • TEAYS VALLEY 51, CALVARY BAPTIST 48: Jeriah Joseph scored 15 points to lead visiting Teays Valley Christian past Calvary Baptist.
  • Vlad Novak recorded 11 points for Teays Valley (4-2). Julian Fleshman led Calvary with 15 points and Trent Spears scored 11.

  • PT. PLEASANT 64, GALLIA ACADEMY 39: Point Pleasant opened its season with a strong start and a victory at Gallia Academy, Ohio (0-4). Wade Martin scored 21 points to lead Point, which led 33-22 at halftime. Alex Somerville added 12 points and Nick Templeton had 10.
  • Thursday's game

  • RAVENSWOOD 71, HOOVER 41: Jake Martin turned in 18 points and six rebounds and Riley Heatherington added 17 points for the host Red Devils. Herbert Hoover received 11 points from Hunter White and 10 from Matt Justice.
  • Girls basketball

  • CAPITAL 58, HURRICANE 43: Daisha Foster scored 17 points, Alex Gray added 16 and India Hairston had 14 as Capital defeated visiting Hurricane.
  • Abby Watson led the Redskins (1-1) with 17 points. Capital (2-1) led 30-19 at halftime.

  • ST. ALBANS 59, RIVERSIDE 35: St. Albans led by just two points after the first quarter but pulled away to win at Riverside.
  • Cameron Davis dropped in 14 points, and Breanna Propst had 13 to lead the Red Dragons (1-1). Torri Wilson and Katelyn Propst added 10 each.

    For Riverside (1-1), Brittany Wood had 16 points, 13 rebounds and nine blocks.

  • CROSS LANES 56, WOOD COUNTY 46: Courtney Kendrick scored a game-high 31 points and recorded 11 rebounds as visiting Cross Lanes Christian held off Wood County Christian.
  • Kendrick was the only player for Cross Lanes (6-0) to score in double figures. Heather Lord led Wood County (4-3) with 25 points.

  • WINFIELD 68, RIPLEY 47: Haylea Roberson erupted for 22 points as Winfield rolled to a road win.
  • Karley Rogers chipped in 16 points for the Generals (1-0). Chelsey Hager paced Ripley (2-1) with 14 points and Emily Oldham added 12.

  • SUMMERS 91, WEBSTER 40: Brandy Morrison contributed 32 points and 12 steals as Summers County handled host Webster County.
  • Brittney Justice recorded 20 points to go along with 11 rebounds and Whittney Justice tallied 11 points and 11 steals for the Bobcats (3-0).

    Kendal Riffle led the Highlanders (0-1) with 15 points and Taylor Anderson scored 13.

  • RAVENSWOOD 63, GILMER 45: Hailey Miller exploded for 28 points to guide host Ravenswood past Gilmer. Kayla Scritchfield and Taylor Treadway each scored 10 for the Red Devils. Julie Bishop led the Titans with 24 points.
  • CLAY 43, POCAHONTAS 39: Katelyn Horrocks poured in 23 points as Clay County defeated visiting Pocahontas County. Tristin Day had a team-high 16 points for Pocahontas County (0-1).
  • Thursday's games

  • SPRING VALLEY 61, GW 48: Madison Morris poured in a game-high 20 points and hauled in 16 rebounds as visiting Spring Valley routed George Washington.
  • Jordan Ratcliff chipped in with 11 points and Sarah Kelly scored four points to go along with 10 assists for the Timberwolves (3-0). Maria Romeo scored 13 and Alanna Mobayed netted 12 for the Patriots (0-1.)

  • MIDLAND TRAIL 41, RICHWOOD 37: Madison Syner had 13 points and 15 rebounds to help host Midland Trail beat Richwood. Emily Carte scored 10 points and pulled down 10 rebounds for the Patriots (1-1). Hannah Brown led the Lumberjacks (0-2) with 13 points.

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