Mariah Callen scored 21 points to lead University past George Washington 72-56 Thursday in the girls division of the Big Atlantic Classic at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center.
Shae Chico added 19 points and Shelby Boyle totaled 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Hawks (12-2), No. 4 in this week's Class AAA Associated Press poll. University converted 9 of 20 3-pointers and 11 of 14 free throws.
Kelli Jo Harrison paced the Patriots (4-6) with 15 points while Alanna Mobayed chipped in 14. GW trailed 38-25 at halftime, cut the deficit to eight in the third quarter but couldn't get any closer.
University advances to the co-championship game at 4 p.m. Saturday against St. Albans. GW falls to the consolation game at 2 p.m. today versus Hedgesville loser.Hurricane 61, Winfield 57: Abby Watson erupted for 35 points as Hurricane (8-7) bested visiting Winfield. Cheyenne Sawyers netted 18 points for the Generals (5-6) and Haylea Roberson had 14.Catholic 62, Man 33: Anna Whelan posted a game-high 20 points as Charleston Catholic picked up a home victory. Vida Imani contributed 16 points for the Irish (10-3). Morgan Conn led Man (3-9) with 14 points.Parkersburg 54, Capital 44: Brooke Kurucz netted 15 points as Parkersburg downed visiting Capital. Kam Snyder chipped in 14 points for the Big Reds (4-10). Dashia Foster scored 16 points for the Cougars (5-9) and Alex Gray added 11.Braxton 55, Webster 36: Logan Frame tallied 16 points and Emily Harper 13 as Braxton County (8-5) won at home. Samantha Stout and Taylor Anderson had 13 points each for Webster County (8-5).Tygarts Valley 56, Notre Dame 33: Paige Pritt recorded 16 points and nine rebounds as host Tygarts Valley put away Notre Dame. Kelsey Arbogast netted 11 points and Emily Pingley contributed six points and 10 rebounds for the Bulldogs (8-3). Francesca Steele led the Irish (6-6) with 12 points.South Charleston 79, Point Pleasant 2: Alliyah Dunham scored 13 points as South Charleston rolled at home. Taliah Cashwell and ShyAnne Dunham added 11 points apiece for the Golden Eagles (11-2). Kylie Crum has Point Pleasant's only bucket.Buffalo 62, Teays Valley 46: Michela Lewis netted 16 points in a Buffalo home win. Chelsey Parkins added 15 points for the Bison (9-6). Alisha Kiser had 16 points for Teays Valley Christian (5-5).Valley 46, Richwood 41: Abby Buchan scored 23 points as Valley (4-7) edged visiting Richwood. Megan Chambers led the Lumberjacks (0-11) with 19 points.Chapmanville 53, Poca 33: Kristen DesRocher recorded 15 points and Abby Markum 14 as Chapmanville (11-5) secured a home victory. Poca (3-12) was paced by Harley Hutchins' 13 points.Scott 66, Tolsia 40: Scott rolled to a home victory as Maddy Weeks led the Skyhawks (9-2) with 19 points and Julie Conway (16) and Landyn McKinney (10) both scored in double figures. Jordan Presley led the Rebels (3-9) with 14 points and Savannah Winnett scored 10.Roane 52, South Harrison 39: Cassidy Taylor netted 25 points as Roane County won at home. Shania Lloyd chipped in 14 points for the Raiders. Ashleigh Brosios scored 17 for South Harrison.Meadow Bridge 44, Midland Trail 41: Meadow Bridge hit two free throws down the stretch to edge host Midland Trail. Caitlin White led the Wildcats (10-2) with 20 points and Courtney Mullins netted 12. Madison Syner led the Patriots (6-6) with 11 points and 15 rebounds and Jesika Cooper scored 10.
BoysValley 69, Doddridge 37: Zac Warden scored 15 points and pulled down 11 rebounds as Valley cruised to a home win. Raeshawn Breckenridge and Druw Bowen each scored 14 points for the Greyhounds (10-1). Ashton Hinzman led the Bulldogs (1-8) with 16 points.Logan 82, Belfry 66: Logan scored 29 points in the second quarter and cruised past visiting Belfry (Ky.). Trevor Abbott poured in 21 points and Zac Acord contributed 19 for the Wildcats (5-6). Garrett Sannin led Belfry (6-10) with 23 points and Nathan Copley scored 11.St. Marys 77, Van 58: Jesse Moore posted 21 points as St. Mary's earned a win in the Hometown Invitational. Colby Brode added 12 points for the Blue Devils (5-4). Brandon Elswick scored 23 points for Van (3-7). St. Marys will face the Greenbrier West-Easy Hardy winner on Saturday at 3 p.m.
Wednesday's boys gameGreater Beckley 81, Buffalo 59: Elisha Kidd dropped in 24 points and Javonne Staunton-Bailey 21 as Greater Beckley Christian won the Class A championship game at the Big Atlantic Classic in Beckley. The Bison (8-5) received a career-high 17 points from Bradley Harris and nine each from Isaiah Robinson and John Hodges.