Local high school girls varsity basketball teams scheduled games all through the holiday season and began the 2012 season as soon as possible with a game between the two. With predicted cold, blistery days of January and February looming, the teams are taking advantage of getting in every game possible.
At Bob Burton Gymnasium on Dec. 20, the Ladies in Green jumped out to a 9-0 lead to open the game with the Lady Hornets of Hundred, but the Hornets out-scored Paden City 16-9 in the second period for a 21-20 halftime lead.
The Hundred defense would hold Paden City to 11 points in the second half, while totaling 25 to gain the season series sweep. Senior Amanda Heasley led the way with her first double-double of the seson with 12 points, incliding 10-12 charity tosses and grabbed 10-rebounds, while Dominique Craft netted eight points. Sam Shreves followed with two baskets, while her sister Katie Shreses and Hannah Stanley each tallied two points, and Logan Cosper swished a free throw.
Playing at Valley on Dec. 30, the Lumber Jills handed the Lady 'Cats the loss, 66-33 in a double-header game with the boys teams.
In the girls' opener, it was all Valley, as Paden City didn't have an anwser for Lance Binegar's Lady 'Jills in the 30 point runaway victory.
After falling behind by 20 points early in the game, the Kelly Sine-led Lady 'Cats withstood the onslaught and pulled to within six points, before Valley took a 30-22 lead with them into the locker room.
The Wildcats - playing without two of their top three scorers - felt a sense of victory just to be down by eight. But, the 'Jills would tack on eight more points than Paden City in the third period, before exploding for 21 markers in the fourth. The Lumberjills put the hammer down, defensively holding the Lady 'Cats to six points in the final period. It was the the third victory of the season for the Lumberjills.
For Paden City, Heasley again led the the way with her third double-double of the season, 12 points and 10 rebounds. Logan Cosper, Sam and Katie Shreves each tallied four points, while Lanah Stanley added a deuce and a free throw. Hannah Stanley and Kayla Hizer each swished the cords for two freebies.There were 64 total foul shots attempted, with Valley nettimg 10-39 and Paden City swishing 11-25.
The Lady 'Cats took on Tyler Consolidated at Tyler on Jan. 2, taking the loss on the chin, 51-35. Scoring for the Green in the game were: Shreves and Cosper, each with eight; Heasley, seven; Stanley, six; Craft, four; Parsons, two.
The team will host Cameron on Jan. 4 and travel to St. Johns on Jan. 7.
Tyler Consolidated's girls varsity basketball team played host to Parkersburg Catholic on Dec. 22, falling to the Crusaders when all was said and done, 53-38.
The Silver Ladies were held to four points in the first period by the Crusader defense, but found ways to score throughout the remainder of the game. The Lady Knights shortened the distance of the lead in the second with 13 points to put the score, 25-17 at the half.
Sophomore Sophie Kinnard led the Silver and Black in the scoring department with 16, followed by Torrye Cline with 11; Allison Wable, eight; and Sydney Reed, three.
At Weir on Dec. 31, the Lady Knights pocketed the win, 53-45 over the Lady Riders of Weir.
The Lady Knights jumped out to a 16-8 lead in the first stanza, outscoring the home team in each of the first three periods. Though Weir made a valiant effort in the fourth, it was too-little-too-late to deny the Silver.
Junior Torrye Cline scored 19 points (including five three-pointers) to lead the Silver.
On Monday the Lady Knights played host to the Lady Wildcats of Paden City, coming out with the win at the end of regulation time, 51-35. Reed led all Knight scorers in the game with 16 points. Also putting points on the board in the contest were: Kinnard, 12; Cline, 10; Wable, seven; Spencer, two; and Knowlton, two.
The Lady Knights will host Doddridge for their second meeting of the season on Jan. 5 and play at Parkersburg Catholic on Jan. 10. On Jan. 12 and 14 the girls will participate in the Boggs Pizza Roundball Classic at Tyler Consolidated.