Wildcats Hit Road, Hammer Travelers
Paden City made the long trip worthwhile on Saturday as they traveled to Meadow Bridge for a WVHIT game. The Wildcats who have struggled as of late, came up big on Saturday and suffocated the home teasm with a tight defense and good scoring in a 57-18 win to improve their record to 3-10.
Freshman McKenzie Thomas had the hot hand for the Wildcats as she pumped in 19 points and was the games top scorer. Her frshman teammate Tanley McEldowney followed close behind with 18 points, while also adding five rebounds and four steals.
The Cats went up 11-8 after one quarter , but then shut Meadow Bridge completely down in the second quarter to take a 27-8 lead into the locker room. A 28-2 third quarter put the game out of reach and the Cats cruised to the win.
Abbe Stackpole had eight points on four baskets, Skyar Fulks ended with eight points including two 3-pointers and Raven Fulks finished with four points. Paden City hit 26-53 field goals including four 3-pointers and made 1-1 from the free throw line.
Beallsville to much for Wildcats
Beallsville held visiting Paden City to four points in the first half on Thursday night, January 16, and cruised to a 48-16 victory. Ashley Howell led the Blue Devils with a game high 15 points 10 in the first half. She was backed by Ashley Louden who put 12 on the score board. The Devils held a 26-4 lead at the break.
Top scorer for the Wildcats was freshman Tanley McEldowney who managed six points against the Blue Devils defense. The Cats scored just two points in each of the first two quarters and only managed one in the fourth. They knocked in 11 in the third frame but Beallsville had 16. Skylar Fulks hit a 3-pointer for Paden City while Brooke Hoskins and Raven Fulks each added a basket. Abbe Stackpole was 2-2 from the free throw line while McKenzie Thomas made a free throw.
The Cats hit for six shots in the game and went 3-8 from the free throw line. Beallsville canned 16 field goals including four 3-pointers and went 12-15 from the foul line.