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Prep Girls Roundup: Logan Snaps Ripley's 6 Game Win Streak & Chapmanville Falls To GW In Final Sec.s

Class AAA No. 4 Logan won its sixth consecutive game with a 55-35 victory over Class AAA No. 8 Ripley Saturday afternoon at Willie Akers Arena.

Logan, who has won six straight since losing to Wayne, 49-39, on Jan. 19 at Logan.

“We are probably playing better than we have all season,” Logan coach Kevin Gertz said. “I don’t see how anybody defends like our team. We are working it more inside and not getting tired and because of that we are wearing teams down.”

The victory by the Lady Wildcats snapped the Lady Vikings six-game winning streak. Logan led 30-21 at halftime, but outscored Ripley 25-14 in the second half to pull away for the win.

Peyton Ilderton three Logan players in double figures with 15 points. Abbie Myers had 14 and Halle Crouse 10 for the Lady Wildcats.

“We are shooting the ball much better,” Gertz said.

Sophie Nichols led Ripley with a game-high 18 points. The Lady Vikings drop to 13-4 with the loss and will host Class AAAA No. 9 Parkersburg Monday at Ripley.

Parkersburg, may be the hottest team in Class AAAA as the Lady Big Reds have won 12 of their last 13 games after starting the season 0-3.

Logan improves to 16-2 and will look to avenge an earlier season loss Tuesday night when they visit Class AAA No. 3 Wayne.

Wayne currently leads the Cardinal Conference with a 10-0 record and can wrap up the championship with a win and can pretty much wrap up the top seed in the Class AAA Region 4 Section 2 tournament.

Logan, currently 8-1 in conference, can clinch a share for the conference crown with a win over Wayne and a win over Scott.

“As far as Wayne goes, I like our chances,” Gertz said. “The last time we played them we had two kids that didn’t play against them and a third player that is a completely different player.”

“They will have to defend all of us instead of one or two players,” Gertz said. “It should be another great game.”

Logan 55, Ripley 35

Ripley (13-4)

Jillyann Butler 1 0-0 2, Corbin Casto 1 1-2 3, Kyarah Baldwin 2 1-2 5, Sophie Nichols 6 6-7 18, McKennan Hall 2 3-4 7. Totals: 12 11-15 35.

Logan (16-2)

Natalie Blankenship 3 0-0 6, Addy Amick 1 0-0 2, Abbie Myers 5 4-4 14, Mika Dalton 0 1-2 1,

Halle Crouse 4 0-0 10, Peyton Ilderton 6 2-2 15, Emma Elkins 2 0-0 5, Bam Mosby 1 0-0 2. Totals: 22 7-8 55.

Ripley 11 10 6 8- 35

Logan 21 9 10 15- 55

3-point field goals: Ripley 0, Logan 4 (Crouse 2, Elkins, Ilderton).

George Washington 54, Chapmanville 53: Alaira Evans hit a pair of free throws with three seconds remaining to give George Washington a 54-53 victory over Class AA No. 10 Chapmanville Saturday afternoon at Danny Godby Gymnasium.

Chapmanville trailed by four with less than a minute to play but a pair of free throws from Haley Fleming and a transition 3-pointer from Daizi Farley gave the Lady Tigers a one-point advantage with 0:17 remaining.

George Washington missed a shot in the closing seconds but tied Chapmanville up for the rebound as Chapmanville coach Kristina Gore was trying to signal for a timeout, however, the officials never heard Gore overtop the loud CRHS crowd.

“I was screaming at the top of my lungs for a timeout, and I’ve found that the only con to having such great turnouts for games s that it’s get so loud that the referees can’t hear me,” Gore said. “From where I’m setting that is a good problem to have and we really appreciate the support we are getting from the community.”

Evans led George Washington with a game-high 19 points. Nasiya Smith had 13 points and Finley Lohan finished with 12 for the Lady Patriots.

George Washington, a Class AAAA semifinalist last season, snapped a four-game losing streak. The Lady Patriots, who had lost nine of their last 10 games, improved to 5-11 with the victory.

“GW lost quite a bit from their state tournament team last season, but they are still a very quality opponent,” Gore said. “They have good size from top to bottom and defend well and we were one play away from getting our second win of the second over a 4A school.”

Fleming led Chapmanville with 17 points and dished out seven assists for the Lady Tigers. Fleming was one of three Chapmanville players in double figures joined by Chloe Thompson with 13 and Farley with 11.

“I was really pleased with the way Haley bounced back today,” Gore said. “She had a season-high seven assists, was aggressive and got to the rim well.”

“I am excited to see her progress through the years,” Gore said. “Haley’s going to be a very special players for us down the road.”

Chapmanville made 20 field goals compared to George Washington’s 17 field goals. The Lady Patriots made six 3-pointers compared to the Lady Tigers 4 3’s and made 14-of-22 free throw attempts while Chapmanville made 9-of-13 from the foul line.

“After watching the film, we left dozens out there but so did they,” Gore said. “It wasn’t a Picasso by either team, but both clubs hung in and fought.”

George Washington will return to action Monday at home against South Charleston.

Chapmanville, who fell to 8-10 with the loss, will host Sissonville on Tuesday night at Danny Godby Gymnasium.

“Sissonville is another young team like us and from what I’ve seen of them they are a good hard playing basketball team,” Gore said. “We will watch the film and game plan and run through what they do with our scout team Monday.”

“Our junior varsity does a great job helping us prepare for our opponent,” Gore said. “I want to make sure they how much they contribute.”

George Washington 54, Chapmanville Regional 53

George Washington (5-11)

Finley Lohan 5 0-0 12, Kierstyn Fore 1 0-0 2, Nasiya Smith 4 4-6 13, Kensy Thomas 1 0-2 2, Alaira Evans 5 6-8 19, Candra Frazier 1 0-0 2, Tylie Barton 0 1-2 1, Aamari Washington 0 3-4 3.

Totals: 17 14-22 54.

Chapmanville Regional (8-10)

Daizi Farley 4 1-2 11, Claire Dingess 1 0-0 2, Haley Fleming 5 7-10 17, Jaiden Mahon 3 0-0 8, Chloe Thompson 6 1-1 13, Brooke Christian 1 0-0 2. Totals: 20 9-13 53.

GW 14 10 11 19- 54

CRHS 8 13 17 15- 53

3-point field goals: GW 6 (Lohan 2, Smith, Evans 3), CRHS 4 (Farley 2, Mahon 2).



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