Magnolia Races Out Against Paden City
Paden City had the home floor advantage on Saturday afternoon, but Magnolia had more fire power and depth as they took a 22-2 lead after one quarter and never looked in back in running out to a 36-13 halftime lead behind 15 first half points from Q. Turner and a trio of 3-point shots from Trevor Willianson.
The Cats struggled to score in the first quarter and never managed a field goal with their only points coming on a pair of free throws from Brandon Hizer. Joel Moore knocked in two 3-pointers and Walter Joy hit a long ball in the second frame, while Nicholas Clarke canned two free throws for the Cats 13 first half points.
Magnolia forced 12 first half turnovers by the Wildcats and turned them into 16 points while also controlling the boards with Turner grabbing seven and Gavin Postlethwait hauling in six boards and scoring six points in the half.
Turner, the game’s leading scorer with 24, scored 10 in the second half and pulled down nine more rebounds to end with 16 finish for a double-double. Williamson added another 3-pointer his fourth of the game to end with 12 points, six assists, and four steals. Postlethwait finished in double-figures with 10 points and 10 rebounds to give the Blue Eagles three double digit scorers in the game.
Magnolia also received five points each from Jake Gamble and Damon Shrimp, four from Trenton Scheibelhood, three from Levi Cecil and Chase Glover, and two from Campbell. Toman.
The Wildcats never had a double figure scorer but received a team high eight points from Joy, while Moore hit for six. Clarke and Hizer each hit for four points and Jason Anderson added a basket for two points. The Wildcats were 4-4 from the free throw line and made 8-28 field goal attempts. Magnolia made 13-25 free throws and 23 field goals including six 3-pointers.
The Wildcats fell to 0-7 on the season with the loss while Magnolia now stands at 6-1.