Beallsville girls fall at Magnolia; ERC loses

Beallsville’s Lady Blue Devils came up just short Saturday afternoon at New Martinsville.

Big Blue mounted a seven-point lead after one period but host Magnolia worked its way back, eventually forcing overtime.

In the four-minute extra session, Magnolia used a 8-4 upperhand to post a 70-66 victory.

After taking a 20-13 cushion, Beallsville saw the hosts pull within 36-33 at halftime. After three frames, the Blue Devils were clinging to a 54-53 edge. The two teams were locked up at 62 following 32 minutes of play.

Despite the loss, Beallsville placed four players in double figures. Senior Mikaela Headley connected for a team-leading 21 points. Madison Stephen scored 16 with Katie Kinney providing 14-point support. Lane Bedford contributed a 13-point output.

Magnolia received an impressive one-two scoring punch from Grace Bersiford and Mallory Chapman.

The duo tallied 22 and 21 points, respectively. Kierra Stanford added 15 counters.

In addition to her point production, Beallsville’s Kinney yanked down a game-leading 18 rebounds . Sophomore Randi Ring collected 10 stray shots.

Now 2-4, Beallsville looks to rebound Monday when Caldwell invades. Magnolia captured Saturday’s jayvee encounter.

Valley 51, East Richland Christian 29

The Lady Lumberjills raced to a 20-5 upperhand after one period and went on to knock off East Richland Christian. Valley extended its lead to 28-12 at halftime and led by 40-21 after three panels. Hannah Stephen’s 13 points paced the Lady Lions.


Conotton Valley 65, Morgantown Trinity 57

AT Bowerston, Brandon Bailey and Brandon Galigher combined for 44 points and the Rockets remained unbeaten after four starts.

The invading Warriors grabbed a 20-17 lead after one panel and maintained a 35-33 edge at halftime. Conotton rallied and went ahead by 52-49 after three quarters.

Bailey netted a team-leading 24 points and landed 13 rebounds for the Green and Gold. Galigher provided 20-point support including an eight-for-eight performance at the foul line.

Trinity’s Anthony Ghiardi took game scoring honors with 26 tallies. Also in double digits for the debuting West Virginians were Cody Triplett (11) and Justin Earl (10).

Conotton remains at home where Canton’s Heritage Christian visits on Tuesday.