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Paden City Boys Lose to Madonna

By Rick Loy - Staff Writer | Apr 14, 2021

The Paden City Wildcats on Thursday evening April 7, 2021 hosted the Weirton Madonna Blue Dons on senior night at Bob Burton Gymnasium and suffered a 69-45 defeat to the visitors.

Madonna jumped out to a big lead of 23-7 after one quarter and extended it to 40-14 going into the locker room at intermission. The Blue Dons came out hot from behind the arc hitting 8 treys’ in the first half on their way to a convincing victory over the home standing Wildcats.

Coach Dave Riggle’s squad was led in scoring by Ty Cain with 15 points 15, Brandon Hizer added nine points, Shane Anderson, Carson Palmer, and high scoring Joel Moore added six markers each, and Asthon Howard chipped in with a three pointer.

Coach Vargo’s Blue Dons were led in scoring by Lucky Pulice with a game high16 points, Santino Arlia added 12 markers, Anthony Mascio chipped in with 11, and Matt Amaismeirer dropped in 10 points.

Paden City drops to 7-6 on the season, while the Madonna Blue Dons improve to 7-8 on the year.

Cats to much for Hornets

The Wildcats traveled out to Hundred Tuesday evening April 6, 2021 to battle the Hornets and came away with an 83-35 victory. The Cats were still shorthanded but had enough firepower to cruise to the win.

Paden City jumped out to a 22-7 lead after one quarter then pushed it to 44-22 at the halftime back and cruised on to the victory to improve to 7-5 on the season.

Sophomore sharpshooter Joel Moore took game high scoring honors to lead Coach Dave Riggle’s squad with 35 points and 10 assists, Ty Cain added 24 markers, Shane Anderson also double-double with 14 points and 10 boards while Mickey Guerra chipped in eight points and Brandon Hizer notched six steals and two points to round out the scoring for the visitors.

Hundred was paced by Bobby Hostettler’s 14 points. Everett Johnson added 11 for the hosts.