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Paden City falls to Central

By Staff | Feb 22, 2012

With the regular season behind them now, the Paden City Wildcat boys varsity team can put their focus on extending their season in the Sectional and Regional tournament.

The ‘Cats ended their season with two disappointing losses to both Toronto and Wheeling Central.

On Feb. 14 the Green traveled to Toronto and took the fall, 78-47.

Freshman standout, Kennedy Cain, led the way for PC with 12 points. He hauled in five rebounds, and had one assist. Senior Geoffrey Bidwell scored 10 points had two rebounds, one steal, and one assist; Zach Heasley chipped in eight points had four rebounds, two steals, two assists; Jamie Billiter, eight points, four rebounds, one steal, three assists; Craig Allen, four points, three rebounds, one steal; Drew Bidwell, three points, a three pointer; one rebound, one assist; Brandon Cross, two points, Kane Pyles, one rebound, one assist; and Levi Meadows was credited with one rebound.

The Maroon Knights of Wheeling Central came to town on Feb. 17, thinking to overwhelm the home team at Bob Burton Gymnasium. The ‘Cats, however, held their own for the majority of the game. Though they were on the short end of the 67-41 score at the end of the game, they turned in a good performance and did not allow their opponents to become unreachable.

The tone of the game was set in the first period of play when Central went up on the scoreboard, 20-9. Paden City bounded back in the second however, to cut into the visitors lead and domination, putting the score at 39-26 at the half. An oppressive third quarter had the Green adding only two points to the scoreboard, but in the fourth, they outscored the Knights, 67-41.

Cain, again, led the home team in points scored with 17. He brought down six boards and had one assist. Geoffrey Bidwell accumulated eight points, two rebounds, two blocks, two assists; Pyles, six points, two rebounds, one steal; Heasley, five points, two rebounds, one block, one assist; Cross, two points; and Billiter pulled down four rebounds.

The Wildcats hope to extend their season on Thursday at home when they take on Calhoun County at 7 p.m.