PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — So much for gracious hosts.
The Point Pleasant girls basketball team fell to undefeated Parkersburg South 110-17 Friday night in Wood County.
The Lady Patriots (8-0) stormed to a 47-8 lead through the first quarter and increased the lead to 72-8 at halftime. After the intermission Parkersburg South outscored the Lady Knights (0-12) 16-to-3 in the third quarter and 22-to-6 in the fourth quarter.
Point Pleasant’s scoring output was led by Cassie Nibert with six points on two three-pointers, followed by Michaela Cottrill with four points and Marlee Bruner with three. Kylie Crump and Morgan Roush each added two points, rounding out the PPHS total.
The Lady Knights shot 6-of-27 (22.2 percent) from the field, including 2-of-11 (18.1 percent) from beyond the arc. Point Pleasant shot 3-of-6 (50 percent) from the free throw line and committed 36 turnovers. The Lady Knights had 13 rebounds, led by Nibert and Cottrill with two each, three assists and five steals, led by Jesica McCoy with three.
The Lady Patriots were led by Jeya Bartlett with 25 points, followed by Alexis Moore with 12, Amber Cottrill with 11 and Amma Hayton with 10. Taryn McCutcheon and Laken Valentine each added nine points, Hannah Cothern had seven, while Katelyn Byrd and Mykalyn Fallon both marked six. Breaunna Haynes and Kelsay Proffitt each had four points, Jordan Johnson marked three, while Carlie Wilson and Allison Currey both finished with two.
Parkersburg South shot 45-of-80 (56.3 percent) from the field, including 9-of-22 (40.9 percent) from beyond the arc, led by Bartlett with five triples. PSHS was 11-of-13 (84.6 percent) from the free throw line and committed just eight turnovers. The Lady Patriots had 45 rebounds, led by Hayton with seven, 31 assists, led by McCutcheon with 10 and 30 steals, led by McCutcheon with five. Wilson had the only two blocked shots in the game.
These teams will meet again on January 21, in Point Pleasant.