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Photo by William Wotring Linsly Carleigh Grimm (21) and Haley Heitz (22) trap Emily Sharkey of the University during Wednesday’s game.

MORGANTOWN – The Linsly girls came back from a 26-13 halftime deficit to defeat University 45-42 on the road in overtime on Wednesday night as Hayden Cook sent a game-winning 3-pointer to the buzzer.

The Cadets got off to a terrible start in the game, going 15-9 in the first quarter and 11-4 in the second.

The Cadets found their scoring shot in the third quarter, scoring 19. Meanwhile, the defense held the Hawks to three in the fourth quarter and two in overtime as the Cadets clinched the dramatic victory.

Carleigh Grimm beat Linsly with 17 points and Cook finished with 11 points and three 3-pointers, including his game-winning buzzer-beater.

Hannah Stemple (13) and Aza Boating led the Hawks (10).

Central wheeling 85

Trinity 70

WHEELING — The Maroon Knights relied on a few of their post players to win a high-scoring affair at home against Trinity Christian.

Forwards Abbey Jones (29 points) and Keiera Wilkinson (27) both put in monster performances to lead Wheeling Central to victory. They were supported by a dozen bakers from Lily Vogrin.

Kyndel Kinser led the Warriors with 22 points, followed by 16 from Jenna Barnett.

St. Clairsville 54

Indian stream 48

WINTERSVILLE — St. Clairsville got off to a shaky start as the Red Devils rallied to build a double-digit advantage late in the third quarter before securing a 54-48 win in a Buckeye 8 matchup at Indian Creek.

Shae Brookover had a game-high 16 points to lead the way for the Belmont County girls, while Lacy Tuttle had 15 and Alexis Thoburn scored 10.

McKenna Scott and Kylie Anderson each had a team-high 14 points to lead the way for the Jefferson County Girls, while Abby Starkey recorded 10.

Half of Indian Creek’s 14 field goals have come from beyond the arc.

Dam 51, Madonna 27

WEIRTON – The Red Riders scored the game’s first 18 points en route to a convincing victory over their rivals.

Rayna Hoover came off the bench for Weir and led all scorers with 15 points, nailed two 3s and also tied for a game-high eight rebounds, while Mea Kauffman drained a pair of 3s and finished with 12 points and three assists, while Janai Turner had 10 points and four assists.

Vanessa Alatis scored 13 points for the Blue Dons, while Julia Wingett hit a pair of triples and finished with 12 points.

Martin’s Ferry 56

Shady side 29

MARTINS FERRY — The Purple Riders picked up a well-deserved victory when it came to their hopes for the OVAC tournament on Wednesday night.

The win gives Ferry the struggling Tigers’ season sweep.

Martins Ferry was led by freshman dandy Lindse Sidon’s 21. Classmate Lindsey Best added 14.

Shadyside received eight points from Rylee Fulton and Gentry Brown.

Bellaire 62, Steubenville 50

BELLAIRE — The Big Reds picked up another win and moved closer to an OVAC Tournament berth with a win over Steubenville.

Bellaire had a 26-point lead after three periods.

The Big Reds (11-5) were led by Rhyan O’Grady, who had 18. Frosh Zara Harveth added 12 and sophomore Alli Ault added 10.

Steubenville was led by Warner’s 10.

Central Monroe 60

Calwell 40

CALDWELL — Invading Monroe Central completed the Redskins’ season sweep with no issues.

Senior Haylyn Hiles led the Seminoles with 18 points, while Kalista Friday added to her career total with 17.

Katie Franklin led the Redskins with 12.

Border 43, Beallsville 41

BEALLSVILLE — The Cougars beat the host Blue Devils in the final period by five to force the extra session for the win.

The Cougars were led by Grace Knowlton’s 15.

Beallsville was led by Hallie Bommer’s 14th. Kaylee Hagan added nine.


Monroe Central 46

Barnesville 32

WOODSFIELD – The Seminoles pocketed their third straight win and in doing so handed the Shamrocks their seventh straight loss.

Monroe Central was led by Tucker Howell’s 23. Malachi Rose-Burton added eight.

The Shamrocks were led by Kason Powell’s senior 10. Jeremy Hunkler added nine.

Buckeye Local 50

Toronto 34

CONNORVILLE — The Panthers ended a modest losing streak by completing the season sweep of the Red Knights on Wednesday night.

The Panthers opened a close game by outscoring Toronto, 14-2 in the fourth.

Buckeye Local was run by Cameron Best’s 17. Luke Darrah added 16.

Toronto was led by Noah Karaffa’s 10.


Clovers win

“Battle of the Cash Cow”

BARNESVILLE — Fresh off their Class 3A title from the Ron Mauck Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Wrestling Championships last weekend, Barnesville can add another trophy to their collection.

Inside “The Greenhouse” on Wednesday night, the Shamrocks (8-0) won the “battle of the cash cow” with a 62-11 pinning of West Belmont County rival Union Local.

After Gavin Bolock (106) and Braylon Akers (120) sandwiched a decision and major decision around a pin from Barnesville’s Jonathan Huntsman (113) for a 7-6 advantage, the Shamrocks picked up seven wins straight, including Griffen Stephen (138), Skyler King (144), Ayden King (150) and Robby Nixon (165), who won his in just 19 seconds. Karson Milhoan (157) scored a technical drop while OVAC champion Dakota King (126) and Luke Shaffer (132) were forfeited.


STEUBENVILLE – The Big Red and Maroon Knights shared a meeting with the Wheeling Central boys winning 119-66 and the Steubenville girls winning 170-74.

Diana Irvin helped the Big Red win three events, winning the 200m individual medley, 100m butterfly and 200m freestyle relay with Kinsey Tucker, Victoria Youngkin and Janyah Withers.

Among the boys at the Centre, Kelly Riedel won the 200m freestyle, the 100m backstroke and the 200 and 400m freestyle relays. Joey Secrist, Chaz Frizell and Caden Ondrejko were also part of the relay teams.



Freedom West 107

Alderson Broddus 70

PHILIPPI, W.Va. — The No. 15 West Liberty University men’s basketball team got 26 points from Pat Robinson III and forced 22 turnovers, beating Alderson Broaddus, 107-70.

Joining Robinson in double digits was sophomore forward Ben Sarson with a career-high 18 of 8 points on 9 shooting from the floor. Bryce Butler, Marlon Moore Jr. and Garrett Denbow rounded out the double-digit scorers with a dozen apiece.


Freedom West 91

Alderson Broaddus 38

PHILIPPI, W.Va. — Audrey Tingle notched her second double-double of the season and six West Liberty women hit double-digits in a 91-38 blowout of Alderson Broaddus.

Tingle — the reigning MEC Player of the Week — became the first NCAA Division II woman to post multiple triple-doubles this season, filling the stat sheet with 11 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists.

Corinne Thomas led West Liberty’s six double-digit scorers with 20 points while Karly McCutcheon added 13 points and a career-high 8 assists. Molly Bauer contributed 11 points and 8 rebounds while going 5-for-5 from the floor, with Paige Julian and Grace Faulk totaling 10 points apiece.

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