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Hillbillies season comes to an end in loss to Panthers in sectional tournament


Bill Lusk | WVOW Sports

 

NAUGATUCK Kaden Hale scored 18 points and was one of three Panthers to score in double figures as third-ranked and top seed Tug Valley defeated Man 78-35 Wednesday night in the Class A Region IV Section 1 tournament.


Buddy Marcum finished with a double-double adding 13 points and 10 rebounds and Braydun Ferris added 13 points for Tug Valley (17-6).


The Panthers will host Tolsia in Friday's Class A Region IV Section I championship at Tug Valley High School with the right to host one of two Class A Region IV championship games on Tuesday.


Trey Ward led Man in scoring with 11 points, Jacob Endicott and Blake Hicks each had six points for the Hillbillies, who was eliminated from postseason play and finished the year 7-17.


Tug Valley led 4-3 after Noah Frazier drained a 3-pointer for Man with 5:47 remaining in the first quarter. Tug Valley closed the quarter on a 24-0 run and led 28-3 after one quarter of play.


Man started the second quarter with a 7-0 run to cut the deficit to 28-10 when Hicks drained a 3-pointer with 6:54 to play before halftime.


Class A Region IV Section 1 Tournament (Tug Valley High School- Naugatuck, WV)

Tug Valley 78, Man 35

Endicott 3-10 0-2 6, Sanders 2-5 0-1 4, Ward 5-9 1-2 11, Mullins 0-2 0-0 0, Goble 2-5 1-2 5, Hicks 2-6 0-0 6, Cantrell 0-1 0-0 0, Wingler 0-0 0-4 0, Frazier 1-4 0-0 3. Totals: 15-42 2-11 35.

Tug Valley Panthers (17-6)

Elia 3-6 0-1 6, Ferris 6-13 1-2 13, Brewer 2-4 0-0 4, Bryant 0-1 0-0 0, Jewell 0-0 0-0 0,

Slone 0-1 4-4 4, Newsome 2-5 0-2 5, May 3-6 0-0 6, Marcum 6-8 1-1 13, Davis 3-9 2-3 9, Brumfield 0-0 0-0 0, Hale, J. 0-1 0-0 0, Hale, K. 7-10 2-2 18. Totals: 32-64 10-15 78.


Man 3 15 8 9- 35

Tug 28 16 18 16- 78

3-point field goals_Man 3-12 (Endicott 0-1, Ward 0-2, Mullins 0-2, Hicks 2-4, Frazier 1-3), Tug Valley 4-14 (Elia 0-1, Ferris 0-2, Brewer 0-1, Newsome 1-2, May 0-2, Davis 1-3, Hale, K. 2-3). Fouled out_None. Rebounds_Man 16 (Endicott 4, Sanders 4, Ward 4), Tug Valley 31 (Marcum 10). Assists_Man 3 (Ward 2), Tug Valley 10 (Davis 3, Ferris 3). Total fouls_Man 15, Tug Valley 13.


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