PC Falls to Cameron in Rotary Challenge
Paden City who has yet to taste victory on the season, had a tough time on Saturday, in the New Martinsville Rotary Challenge against a strong Cameron squad. The Cats came out in the first period and made a game of it for the first six minutes, but the Dragons used a 10 point run in the last two minutes of the quarter to go up 21-11 on their way to a 65-39 victory over the injury ridden Wildcats.
The Cats have been playing without one of their starters for the past eight games and junior Carson Palmer another starter and scoring threat went down with a season ending ankle injury on Friday, on the home floor in a loss to Harman.
However the Cats never quit on Saturday despite the losses and battled to the end. Leading the way was freshman Joel Moore a hot shooting guard who pumped in 16 points on a variety of jumpers and drives to the basket. Moore hit six field goals including a three and was 3-5 from the free throw line. Walter Joy and Brandon Hizer each hit for six points to back up Moore while Nick Clarke five, Jason Anderson four and Paxton Pierce two provided the rest of the Cats total on the night. Paden City hit 14 field goals and made 9-11 from the free throw line. The loss dropped the Cats to (0-14) on the season.
Cameron had three double figure scorers in the game with Trever Beresford netting 15, Garrett Scott getting 13 and Zane Clutter ending with 11. The Dragons made 27 field goals and hit 6-12 from the foul line.
Harman drops Paden City 68-40 in WVHIT play
The Wildcats hosted Harman high school on Friday in a WVHIT game while looking for their first win of the season. However it was not to be as the visitors displayed some hot shooting which saw Michael Lambert knock in a game high 20 points and Braydon Huffman add 14 to take down the Cats in a 28 point victory.
Paden City suffered through a cold shooting night and suffered foul problems and an injury to starter Carson Palmer in the loss. High point man for the Wildcats was Joel Moore who offered 13 points as the only double figure scorer for the home team. Aiding him in the scoring column was Walter Joy and Jason Anderson with eight each while Nick Clarke hit for seven and Palmer with two.
Paden City loses to Clay Battelle
The Wildcats still in search of thier first win of the season, fell short once again as they traveled to Blacksville, to take on the Clay Battelle Cee Bees.
As has been the case most of the season the Cats fell behind early and were never in the game as the home team coasted to an 87-59 victory. The first quarter set the tone for the game as the Cee Bees quickly jumped on top for a 27-4 lead. Paden City rallied somewhat to win quarter two 21-20, but it was not enough to make a difference.
Wildcat senior guard Walter Joy was on the mark most of the night and drilled 8-10 three point attempts to lead all scorers with 26 points, however the Cee Bees depth proved to much as they landed three players in double figures and emptied their bench in the fourth quarter to keep the contest respectable.
Joy was backed in the scoring department for the Cats by Carson Palmer who hit three 3-pointers of his own on his way to a 16 point night. Paden City’s freshman Joel Moore pitched in seven points including a three. Nick Clarke and Jason Anderson added four each and Paxton Pierce got a basket for two points.
The Wildcats did some damage in the fourth with Joy and Palmer each hitting two from long range and Moore getting his lone three on the nights. The Cats finished the contest with 43 rebounds as Brandon Hizer and Palmer each grabbed nine. Moore had five assists and two steals and Anderson had two blocks.
Clay Battelle was led in scoring by Seth Casino with 21, followed by Colton Barr with 15 and Levi Carrico with 10. Carson Shriver and Mojo Chisler each hit for eight points, while Chase Ammons, Tanner Hennan, Gage Statler and Gavin Moore added six each.
The Wildcats hit 23 field goals in the game but only managed one thrip to the free throw line for a point. Clay Battelle hit on 35 field goal attempts and went 9-13 from the line to secure the win. Paden City fell to (0-12) on the season with the loss.