Blue Eagles Defeat Wildcats in Girls Basketball
Paden City took their young girls basketball team to Magnolia on Wednesday, December 6, hoping for a win over the much larger and more experienced Blue Eagles.
With three games under their belt and Magnolia playing their first game of the season, the Wildcats were thinking upset but the Blue Eagles would have no part of that and scored the first eight points of the game to take a lead they would never give up. Maddy Winters got two easy baskets early on post up moves and Kyndra Pilant added two more for the lead before Paden City got on the board with a layup from Paige Leonard.
Four players finished in double figures for Magnolia with hot shooting Logan Riggs, leading the way with 15, including three trey’s. Backing her up was Pilant, with 14 and Sierra Walker’s 13. Freshman center Winters followed with 11 and Kennedy Parsons hit for six.
The Wildcats never threatened but showed a lot of heart and determination to keep the game close. With only eight players including three freshmen, a sophomore and three juniors, they are getting better with each outing. Hannah Loy, a three year starter was the games leading scorer with 19 points. She has scored 76 points over the first four games for a 19 point average. Erin McIntyre finished with two points and Skyar Fulks hit for six while Raven Fulks got four. Abbe Stackpole got a point on a free throw and Leonard finished the night with four points.
For the Blue Eagles Pilant added 10 rebounds and Riggs hauled in six, while also dishing out 10 assists. Fulks has seven bounds for the Wildcats and Loy grabbed five.
Wildcats fall to tough Beallsville
The Paden City high school girls basketball team make the treck to Beallsville, Ohio on Monday, December 4, looking for their second win of the season but to no avail as the homestanding Blue Devils, overpowered the Cat’s to take a 53-18 win and drop the Cat’s to 1-2 on the young season.
The Wildcats struggled throughout as the veteran Beallsville squad’s defense gave them limited opportunities and caused numerous turnovers. However Wildcat junior Hannah Loy continued to score well as she knocked in 14 points on five field goals and 4-7 foul shooting.
She was backed by Paige Leonard with a basket and Abbe Stackpole and Skylar Fulks, each with a free throw.
“Beallsville has a veteran team and some good size and talent. We played well at times but struggled against their pressure defense and their height. Our girls are working to improve and will get better as the year goes on,” stated coach Allen Miller.