The Times West Virginian

Prep Sports

January 24, 2013

Huskies, Bees post victories

RACHEL — North Marion’s girls’ basketball team used some timely defense — and more than a few shots from long range — on Wednesday night to notch a 74-33 victory over visiting Elkins.

The Huskies, who improved to 8-4 overall and 4-3 in Big 10 play, connected on a season-best 13 3-pointers.

“Shots were falling,” North coach Mike Parrish said. “We didn’t hit a bunch in a row but at different times people stepped up and hit shots. We also moved the ball better in the second half.”

After the break is when North fully took command. The Huskies led just 12-9 at the end of one and 34-20 at the half, but broke things open in the third period by outscoring the Tigers 25-7 in the frame.

Parrish highlighted his team’s defense for the third-quarter surge.

“The defense wasn’t putting a lot of pressure on (in the first half) and in third quarter we played defense like we’re supposed to,” he said.

Anna Moscufo led North Marion with 18 points. Three others — Audia Bartlett (15 points), Megan Haller (11) and Noca Singleton (10) — also scored in double digits.

Chelsea Swiger added six points, while Cassady Rodriguez and Andrea Nicholas each had three in the win, the Huskies’ third straight.

Bartlett and Haller both nailed three 3-pointers, and Moscufo and Swiger each added two treys apiece.

North visits Buckhannon-Upshur on Friday.

Bees slip past

Philip Barbour

PHILIPPI — East Fairmont’s girls’ basketball used some late-game foul shooting en route to a 56-55 win over Philip Barbour on Wednesday.

The Bees hit 13 of 20 from the line overall, including 5 of 8 in the fourth period, and saved the biggest one in the game’s final 10 seconds.

Up three, East’s Catherine Boyles hit one of two free throws for a four-point lead. That would be just enough cushion to preserve a Bees’ win, despite Philip Barbour hitting a 3-pointer before the buzzer to set the final.

“It was just one of those ball games but we won it on the foul line,” East coach Bill Malone said. “None was any bigger than than (Boyles’ shot) at the end. Under those conditions, that was a big shot for us to make but everyone’s foul shot made a difference.”

Boyles led the Bees with 16 points, while Peyton Ryan had 13 and Brooklynn Weaver added 12.

Melissa Meluzio had a team-best six rebounds for East, and Boyles and Felicity VanGilder each pulled down five boards.

"Everyone contribued in this one tonight,” Malone said. “I’m just happy for the girls to pick up a win.”

East (5-10) hosts Lincoln on Friday for Senior Night.

1
Text Only
Prep Sports
  • University hands Huskies first loss; East edges Elkins

    The mercy rule has been a familiar part of North Marion’s softball season.
    Through the first seven games, the Huskies regularly pounded their opponents with stingy defense, sharp pitching and timely hitting. Rarely did a game go all seven innings for the previously undefeated team.

    April 17, 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

  • FSHS #20-UHS  #1, 6-TS.jpg Kesling’s bat powers Polar Bears

    When Fairmont Senior’s Johnny Kesling stepped into the batter’s box this past week, it was game over.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • North Marion’s rally falls short

    North Marion had all the pieces in place for a thrilling come-from-behind victory Saturday afternoon.
    The four runs in the bottom of the seventh. The tying runner on third and the Huskies’ fastest player on second. Even the clear-blue sky on the mid-70s afternoon was the perfect stage for a comeback.

    April 13, 2014

  • TENNIS RACKET POSED -TS.jpg Giorcellis share important piece of tennis tradition

    You always hear the phrase “pass the torch.”
    When those words come into your mind, you generally think of someone older, wiser and more experienced passing something along to someone younger, the next generation.

    April 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • NMHS #19- EHS #5-TS copy.jpg Huskies’ sixth-inning comeback falls short

    It ain’t over till it’s over.
    North Marion (3-4) proved that, despite falling to Elkins, 13-8, during its home opener Thursday night from North Marion High School.
    After falling behind, the Huskies proved that you can still take something away from a late-inning rally despite taking home an “L.”

    April 11, 2014 8 Photos

  • Coaches support WVSSAC ruling

    West Virginia educators took a major step toward extending the summer practice period for high school sports earlier this week.
    The West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission board of control voted to extend the current three-week window by five weeks.

    April 11, 2014

  • Larry Conaway remembered at invitational

    Current North Marion runners might not have known Larry Conaway personally, but they are certainly still feeling the impact that the longtime track coach had on the program nearly five years after his passing.

    April 11, 2014

  • FSHS #15- UHS #15 -TS.jpg Hawks deal Polar Bears first loss: PHOTOS

    Fairmont Senior baseball coach Steve Naternicola was at a loss for words Wednesday when asked about his Polar Bears’ 6-3 loss to University High School at Mylan Park.
    “We didn’t ... I don’t know what the problem was today. I just don’t know what to say,” he answered. “All the other games we’ve showed up, and today we just ...”

    April 10, 2014 10 Photos

  • EFHS  #13, 5- RCB #12 -ts.jpg East Fairmont jumps on RCB early: PHOTOS

    Bases loaded. Nobody out.
    Both baseball teams found themselves in exactly the same place in their half of the first inning.

    April 9, 2014 6 Photos

Featured Ads
Prep Sports Highlights
NDN Sports
NCAA Breaking News
NCAA Photos