Bees upend Lewis County
Also on Wednesday, East Fairmont’s girls’ basketball team notched a 52-47 road win at Lewis County.
The Bees got the victory thanks to some clutch foul shooting late. In fourth period, alone East went 17 of 22 from the charity stripe and for the game was 29 of 38 on free throws
“That was big,” East coach Bill Malone said. “They did a nice job of taking the ball to the basket.”
East also did a nice job of rallying. The Bees trailed 13-6 at the end of the first quarter and 18-17 at halftime before turning it on after intermission. In fourth, they held a 24-16 scoring edge.
Brooklyn Weaver paced the Bees 20 points, including a 14 for 14 performance from the foul line.
Peyton Ryan chipped in 14 points and Felicity VanGilder had 11. Melissa Meluzio added eight rebounds and Catherine Boyles pulled down six.
“It’s just a nice win for the girls,” Malone said. “They worked hard for it and I’m very proud of them. They kept their heads up and did a good job.”
East (6-11) visits cross-town rival Fairmont Senior on Friday.
Bears fall to Indians
Also on Wednesday, the No. 7 Fairmont Senior girls fell to host No. 2 Bridgeport, 47-28.
The Polar Bears were held to just nine first-half points and trailed 18-9 at intermission, and then were outscored 22-11 in the third period.
Fairmont Senior (10-4) committed 24 turnovers on the night.
Kaden Whaley led the Polar Bears with seven points, while Kelsey Morrone had six and Jasmine Johnson had five. Emily Stoller was held to two points.
Miki Glenn and Jacquelyn Wolfe each had 15 points to lead the Indians, who moved to 15-2.
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