The Times West Virginian

Sports

February 12, 2013

Whaley, Bundy lead Polar Bears past Colts

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Senior High School girls’ basketball team rolled past Philip Barbour on Monday evening, 65-43.

Throughout the tenure of the game, FSHS flexed its muscles, having three players score in double digits.

“All the girls played well,” Fairmont Senior head coach Corey Hines said. “We did a great job in the first two quarters while playing good defense.”

Feeding off passes from both Emily Stoller and Jenny Bundy, Kaden Whaley led all scorers with 23 points. Stoller tallied 14 and Jasmine Johnson drilled 12.

Right out of the gates, Stoller faked a pass to the right and then turned and drilled an assist to Kelsey Morrone for a quick two. Then Stoller wove her way through the Colts’ defense for a coast-to-coast bucket.

Whaley jumped into the action and so did Johnson. Before Philip Barbour could blink, they were down, 18-7.

“Sometimes when you get a big lead, you take more chances,” Hines said. “Defensively, it allowed us to set the tone early. We have a goal that we set that showcases how many points we want the other team to score. They exceeded that goal a little bit. We still put enough distance where I was very proud how we played defensively.”

During the opening possessions, FSHS was pressing the Colts while forcing five turnovers within a matter of three minutes.

Not only did the Polar Bears force turnovers, but Whaley and Johnson gave the Polar Bears second shot opportunities.

“We were able to get second shots because of the Jasmine Johnsons and the Kaden Whaleys,” Hines said. “You get a chance to use this as practice. You want to change up a little bit and keep the offense on their toes. We switched from man-to-man to zone and press — we switched a lot. Plus, I wanted to use that for practice.”

 

Full story

1
Text Only
Sports
  • COLUMN: Extend summer practices without over-extending athletes

    Last week we told you about a proposal that would extend the summer practice period for West Virginia high schools.
    It’s already cleared the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission Board of Control. Now it’s up to the West Virginia Board of Education to decide if the current three-week window should be expanded by five weeks.

    April 16, 2014

  • Bussie looks forward to WNBA

    On Tuesday, the weather turned cold, the wind blew and amongst the raindrops that fell a few snowflakes fluttered quietly to Earth.
    It was as if it was a celebration of Asya Bussie being drafted on Monday night by the Minnesota Lynx, champions of the WNBA, with the third selection of the second round, the 15th overall pick of the draft.

    April 16, 2014

  • HERTZEL COLUMN: Jackie Robinson’s impact extends beyond baseball

    It is Jackie Robinson Day as I sit here writing this today, and I feel as though I am doing it in a world gone mad.
    Every player in Major League Baseball wore No. 42 on Tuesday in honor of Jackie Robinson, the man who took racism’s best shot and integrated the game that was known then as the National Pastime even though it was as white a Ku Klux Klan robe.

    April 16, 2014

  • Pirates finish off suspended game, fall in nightcap

    Mike Leake doubled and hit a two-run homer Tuesday night, ending Gerrit Cole’s winning streak and leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 7-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates that completed two days full of homers and delays.

    April 16, 2014

  • WVU’s Harlee named Big 12 Scholar-Athlete

    The Big 12 Conference announced its Scholar-Athlete of the Year recipients for the 2014 winter sport season, and West Virginia University senior Jess Harlee earns the honor for women’s basketball.
    Harlee was selected as the award winner based on a vote of each respective sport’s head coaching group, with coaches not permitted to vote for their own student-athletes.

    April 16, 2014

  • EFHS Softball - CB.jpg East can’t overcome No. 7 Lincoln, falls, 4-0

    Thunder clouds weren’t the only thing looming over the East Fairmont (6-6) softball team Monday when the Lady Bees hosed No. 7 Lincoln. Joining the ominous clouds was a sense of urgency for energy that never showed up as Lincoln was able to shut out East Fairmont, 4-0.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Gyorko, Padres agree to extension

    Jedd Gyorko, who hasn’t hit much of anything with a .178 start on this season, hit the jackpot on Monday, signing a six-year contract extension with the San Diego Padres for $35 million with a one-year club option at $13 million.

    April 15, 2014

  • HERTZEL COLUMN- Spring game showed defense has improved

    From Dana Holgorsen’s viewpoint, which was standing right behind the offense, West Virginia’s Gold-Blue Spring Game on Saturday was a rousing success for it showed very little of what the Mountaineers will be in this coming season, probably not even showcasing the man who will direct the offense in the quarterback position.

    April 15, 2014

  • WVU signs guard; Adrian arrested for DUI

    There was something good and something bad for West Virginia men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins this past weekend as Kansas junior college player Tarik Phillip committed to play for the Mountaineers but rising sophomore Nathan Adrian was charged with Under 21 DUI after he was stopped at 1:20 a.m. Sunday for an expired registration sticker.

    April 15, 2014

  • FURFARI COLUMN- Most plays good, some not so good in Gold-Blue scrimmage

    There appeared to be a fine mixture of plays, most good with some not so good, in last Saturday’s West Virginia University’s Gold-Blue football scrimmage.

    April 15, 2014

Featured Ads
NDN Sports
House Ads
NCAA Breaking News
NCAA Photos