Lady Panthers win opener over Wayne
by Ralph B. Davis
GLEN HAYES – Tug Valley rolled past Wayne 65-31 in the Mingo-Wayne Shootout on Thursday night in a game played at Tolsia High School.
The Lady Panthers of coach Okey Smith jumped out to a 30-18 halftime lead and outscored the Lady Pioneers 35-13 in the second half to pull away with the victory in their opening game of the season.
Whitney Evans-Kirk lead four players in double figures with 16 points for Tug Valley. Adreana Vance fired in 14, Hannah Armstrong 13 and Cassie Griffith 10 points. Amber Linville chipped in seven points. Armstrong led the team with eight rebounds.
“We got off to a slow start but, played better in the second and third quarters.” “I thought we attacked the basket well on offense,” Smith said. “We still got a lot to work on especially our rebounding and spacing on offense. I am proud of the way we shared the ball on the offensive end and our effort on the defensive end.”
“I am happy with the win but, not satisfied with the way we played,” Smith added. “I think we have a chance to be a pretty good team however, we need to work harder to get to where I think we can get.”
Tug Valley (1-0)
Whitney Evans-Kirk 16, Adreana Vance 14, Hannah Armstrong 13, Cassie Griffith 10, Haylea Dempsey 2, Emily Baisden 2 and Briana Shrum 1.
Taylor Bartram 8, Emily Marsh 7, Ally Toney 5, Randi Miller 4, Ally Gue 3, Tasha Maynard 2 and Riley Ferguson 2.
Score by quarters:
Tug Valley 12 18 23 12 65
Wayne High 10 8 7 6 31
Lady Rebels top Lady Miners
GLEN HAYES – Tolsia topped Mingo Central in the opener for both teams Thursday night in the Mingo-Wayne Shootout.
The Lady Rebels beat the Lady Miners 68-60.
Ashley Curry led Mingo Central with 12 points, while Miranda Evans added 11 and Danielle Browning chipped in eight.
Krista Maynard fired in 27 and Savannah Winnett poured in 23 points for Tolsia.
MCHS was 11-21 at the charity stripe for 52 percent, while THS only hit 12-28 for 43 percent. The difference was in baskets as Tolsia swished in 22 2-pointers and four 3-pointers. Mingo Central connected on five 3-pointers, but only hit 17 2-point baskets.
Mingo Central fell behind early and trailed 23-4 after the first quarter and 37-13 at the half. They battled back to outscore Tolsia 47 to 31 in the second half, but couldn’t quite make up the difference. Coach Don Taylor’s squad will play host to Sissonville on Tuesday.
Mingo Central (0-1)
Chrissy Farmer 4, Danielle Browning 8, Kaitlin Day 5, Ashley Curry 12, Miranda Evans 11, Brittany Maynard 1, Brittany Stumbo 7, Kiearia Hammond 2, Paige Muncy 2, Hannah Church 5, Jaida Taylor 3. 17(2’s) 5(3’s) 11-21 FT Total 60.
Kerrie Lahoda 5, Jamie Maynard 5, Savannah Winnett 23, Michaela Messer 2, Krista Maynard 27, Jordan Presley 6. 22(2’s) 4(3’s) 12-28 FT Total 68.
Score by quarters:
Mingo … 4 9 23 24 - 60
Tolsia … 23 14 11 20 - 68
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