The Times West Virginian

Sports

January 31, 2013

Huskies stun No. 4 RCB, 64-55

Bees win again; Bears fall to No. 2 Indians

FAIRMONT — It all came together for North Marion’s girls’ basketball team on Wednesday night.

Thanks to defense and plenty of long-range shooting, the Huskies built a big halftime lead en route to a 64-55 upset win over Robert C. Byrd at the Husky Den in Rachel.

The Eagles, No. 4 in this week’s AP Class AA girls’ poll, came into the game as winners of four in a row and 10 of 11 overall.

“We played good defense, kept ball out of the paint and hit some big shots,” North Marion coach Mike Parrish said. “Defense was a big key for us. It was a good game.”

You can say that again. And it was all North in the early going as the Huskies nabbed a 20-15 after one period and stretched it out to 13 points, 33-20, by halftime. Little changed in the third, as North took that same 13-point cushion (51-38) into the final period.

RCB (12-4) only got as close as nine points in the fourth, but even that comeback attempt was thwarted when Audia Bartlett got a key steal to help put things on ice.

But this wasn’t just steals. North attacked in the backcourt and battled the Eagles inside, and was a big reason how it put the clamps on all-stater Alicia Noble.

Sarah Barksdale paced RCB with 16 points.

On the other end of the floor, North had another huge game behind the arc as the Huskies hit 12 3-pointers on Wednesday.

Bartlett hit five treys and finished with 19 points, while Megan Haller netted three 3-pointers and had a game-best 20 points.

Mackensy Hess added eight points for North, and Anna Moscufo had seven and Cassady Rodriguez six.

“We have to keep it going,” Parrish said of his team’s success from three. “We’ve worked on our shooting and when you have the chance you have to hit them. We’ve been doing a better job of that the last few games.”

North (10-4), winners of five in a row, visits Philip Barbour on Friday.

Text Only
Sports
  • WVU’s Smallwood waives preliminary hearing

    West Virginia running back Wendell Smallwood, arrested on a felony charge of witness intimidation in a first-degree murder case, waived his preliminary hearing Monday, his case now being moved to Superior Court, where more serious crimes are argued, according to The News Journal.

    July 29, 2014

  • Return to Mountain State exciting for new sports writer

    When I packed my belongings out of my Morgantown apartment in May, fresh with a journalism degree from West Virginia University, I thought I had ended a chapter of my life and closed the book on my experience inside the great Mountain State forever.
    It wasn’t until I received a phone call back in my hometown of Canton, Ohio, from the Times West Virginian that the idea of a return to the area became a possibility. The opportunity to begin my professional career in an area that I’ve become comfortable with for the past several years was too good to pass by.

    July 29, 2014

  • Black Diamond.jpg Black Diamond Express looking to add elite players

     Travel sports are said to be the cream of the crop for young athletes.
    Generally, youth are selected to play on travel league teams based upon a heightened skill level or an ability that exceeds the everyday athlete.
    That’s what the Black Diamond Express softball team in Morgantown is looking for, along with a few new elite players.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Steelers’ Spence caps lengthy comeback

    The whistle blew and Sean Spence sprinted forward, each cathartic step distancing the linebacker from the horrific knee injury that threatened to end his NFL career before it even really began.

    July 28, 2014

  • All tickets claimed for LeBron’s homecoming show

    LeBron James’ Ohio hometown says fans quickly claimed the thousands of tickets available for the homecoming event expected to be his first public appearance in the state since announcing his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

    July 28, 2014

  • FSU to hold Falcon Fantasy Camp

    Ever want to be a college football coach? Now you’ll have your chance thanks to Fairmont State University’s Falcon Fantasy Camp.

    July 28, 2014

  • Lawyer: Wife plotted to take over Sterling trust

    A lawyer argued Monday that the estranged wife of Donald Sterling plotted to strip his client from the family trust that owned the Los Angeles Clippers after the head of the NBA said she couldn’t negotiate a sale of the franchise unless she owned all the shares.

    July 28, 2014

  • Were Bowlsby’s fears about college athletics’ future justified?

    I have never met or even talked to Bob Bowlsby, commissioner of the Big 12 Conference.
    But I did read a lengthy story on his 45-minute address to reporters last week on Media Day in Dallas, Texas. Among other things, Bowlsby forecast a startling change threatening the existence of intercollegiate athletics as we have known for these many, many years.

    July 28, 2014

  • Steelers’ Wheaton eyeing chance after tough rookie year

    Markus Wheaton realizes the pressure is there, but he doesn’t mind.

    July 28, 2014

  • Post 17 #7 Post 2 #12 mw.JPG Post 17 falls short in Area II championship

    Sometimes getting a bad game out of your system is what a team needs.
    Post 17 Fairmont is hoping that they’ve now gotten all of its bad games out of the way, falling to Post 2 Morgantown, 10-0, via a 7th inning mercy rule, crowning Morgantown Area II American Legion champions.
    After playing 18 innings the night before, Fairmont couldn’t seem to get anything going at East Fairmont High School Sunday afternoon.
    As rain clouds loomed over the field, so, too, did one settle in over Post 17’s offense, Fairmont collecting just four hits the entire game.
    “Definitely not one of our better games as a team,” Fairmont’s Austin Norman said of his team’s performance. “We’ll come up tomorrow, hit and get on the same page.”

    July 28, 2014 7 Photos

Featured Ads
NDN Sports
House Ads
NCAA Breaking News
NCAA Photos