PC Drops WVHIT Game to Van
Paden City hit the road on Friday, Jan. 19 for the long drive to Van high school and a WVHIT girls basketball game. The Wildcats, who dropped a home game with Clay-Battelle on Thursday, found Friday’s game just as tough as they fell 43-21 for an even longer ride home.
The Wildcats couldn’t get anything going in the first quarter, as they fell behind 14-0 at the end of eight. The second period didn’t get much better as all the offense the visitors could produce was a three point shot from Paige Leonard and a basket from Raven Fulks. Van, however, knocked in 17 points in the frame and led 31-5 at the break.
The Wildcats only managed to put five more points on the board in the third while the home team added 11 to up the score to 42-10 after three quarters. Leonard hit a basket and Hannah Loy added a basket and a free throw for the Cats.
The fourth quarter was all Paden City, but it was to little to late as they outscored Van, 19-1. Erin McIntrye had the hot hand in the quarter as she hit seven points, including a three.
Loy also added seven points on a basket and five free throws. Rounding out the Wildcats scoring was Skylar Fulks with a three pointer; Raven Fulks hit another basket, and Abbe Stackpole added a foul shot.
The Cats hit 7-17 free throws and 10-52 shots on the night.
Lady Wildcats Fall To Clay-Battelle
The Lady Wildcats, fresh off a third win of the season, hosted Clay-Battelle on Jan. 18, in hopes of picking up another win. The visitors, however, had other ideas. Clay-Battelle took a 11-4 first quarter lead, increased it to 28-10 at the half, before going home with a 52-25 win.
Paden City had trouble finding the basket in the first quarter and didn’t score until the three minute mark. The Cee-Bee’s were cold as well and got their first basket with four minutes to go in the quarter. From there, it was all Clay-Battelle. They started hitting from the outside and ended with nine three-pointers, to just two for the Wildcats. The visitors also hit 11 two-point baskets, to eight for the Wildcats.
Hannah Loy was the only double-figure scorer for Paden City with 10 markers. Backing her up was Paige Leonard with five points and Erin McIntrye with a three ball. Madison Knight, Raven Fulks and Abbe Stackpole each hit a bucket, while Skylar Fulks knocked in 1-2 foul shots.
For the Cee-Bee’s, Sellars had 12 on four three-point shots, and Stewart added 10.
The Wildcats fell to 3-8 as they hit the midway point of the season. “We’re still working hard. We run the floor, go after the loose balls, and do a lot of things right, but we aren’t making shots. Ultimately, you have to get the ball in the basket. We’ll keep trying,” said Paden City Coach Allen Miller.