With the 2011/12 regular season now behind them, Sectional games will begin on Friday for girls' high school basketball teams in West Virginia. The Lady Wildcats of Paden City will jump right into the business of getting it done on Friday while the Lady Knights of Tyler Consolidated will have to wait for their Sectional to start.
Consistent play is exactly what the Lady Knight varsity basketball is looking for at this point of the season, and is exactly what they got on Feb. 9 in Roane County after a shaky start.
The home team came on strong in the first period, surprising the Silver with 16 points on their side of the score board while holding the visitors to only four. Their lead remained throughout the second period of play, but just barely as they held it by the slight margin of two points at the half, 29-27.
The Silver took the lead quickly in the third, and never looked back as they put together a top notch offensive and defensive effort to get the 69-66 win.
Junior Torrye Cline led the Silver and Black with 22 points in the game. She brought down six rebounds, had six blocks, six steals, and four assists. Sydney Reed contributed 17 points to the win, pulled down five rebounds, stole the ball four times and was credited with six assists; Allison Wable, 16 points, two rebounds, five steals, four assists; Sophie Kinnard, eight points, eight rebounds, one block, two steals, two assists; Kerstyn Cline, two points, one rebound, two steals; Sydney Yoho, two rebounds, one assist; Haleigh Smith, one steal; and Breanna Yeater, two rebounds, one steal, and one assist.
The Lady Knights are in for a long break before Sectionals begin for them on Feb. 21 at home vs. the Weir Red Riders.
Only able to put up 19 total points in the game, the Lady 'Cats fell to Steubenville Central Catholic at home on Feb. 9, 39-19, in OVAC consolation play.
The Lady Wildcats scored only five points in the first and third periods, while netting only three points in the second period, and had six in the finale, while Steubenville scored only eight, six and nine points in the first three quarters before burrying the 'Cats in the fourth with 16.
Paden City seniors Dominique Craft and Amanda Heasley led the 'Cats with a combined 10 points and 18 rebounds, while Lynnsie Parsons followed with three points. Kayla Hizer, Logan Cosper and Hannah Stanley each tallied a deuce for Paden City.
The Green and White will play at home on Friday in the first round of Sectional play when they host Calhoun at 6 p.m.
The game will mark the first time a Paden City girls team has hosted a Sectional game.