PC Falls on the Road Against Hawks
Paden City made the long trip to South Harrison on Saturday, but to no avail as they fell to 0-9 on the season by the score of 66-43 to the Hawks. Nick Clarke and Joel Moore led the Wildcats in scoring with 12 and 11 points respectively. Clarke had 10 in the first half while Moore took charge in the second half scoring nine. Carson Palmer dropped in eight points all in the second half and Walter Joy canned two 3-pointers in the second half for his points. Rounding out the Wildcats scoring was Jason Anderson with four points and Brandon Hizer with a basket.
The Wildcats made 7-14 free throws and haulded in 21 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough as the Hawks countered with three double figure scorers led by Logan Ross with 20. The Hawks also made 11-20 from the free throw line and had 23 field goals including seven three’s to the Cats 15 field goals and six three’s.
“We will keep working and getting better. The boys are still giving their all every night,” said Paden City coach Dave Riggle.
Paden City falls on the road to Beallsville
Still looking for it’s first win of the season the Wildcats fell to homestanding Beallsville on Tuesday night, January 7, 59-48 to fall to 0-8. Although the Cats didn’t pick up the win, they managed to stay within striking distance even though they fell behind 21-8 after the first quarter.
Paden City responded however in the second stanza behind eight points from Carson Palmer to outscore the Blue Devils 17-9 and go into the locker room down 30-25.
Beallsville outscored the Cats by six in the second half to pick up the win. Paden City who has been shorthanded the past couple games due to sickness hit six 3-pointers in the contest to help keep them alive. The Wildcats only got two trips to the free throw line and went 0-2 while the Blue Deveils could manage just 1-7 tries from the line. Beallsville hit 27 shot attempts and the Wildcats canned 21.
Palmer led the Wildcats in scoring with 18 points while Jason Anderson hit for 14 and Walter Joy added 11 including two 3-pointers. Joel Morre contributed five markers for the Cats.
Beallsville had the games leading scorer with Adam Brown knocking in 22 points. He was backed by Wyatt Brown with 15 and Dakota Phillips with 14.