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Boys basketball: Hoover pulls away late to beat Clay

By From staff reports

FALLING ROCK, W.Va. - Herbert Hoover got solid balance and pulled away in the fourth quarter, knocking off visiting Clay County 51-41 in boys high school basketball Tuesday.

Aaron Burdette led Hoover (9-5) with 14 points followed by Sam Schoolcraft with 13 points. Senior center Cody Morris also had a solid all-around game with seven points, 10 rebounds, and six blocked shots.

The Huskies only led by three at the end of the third quarter, but outscored the Panthers 20-13 in the decisive fourth. Michael Shamblin led Clay (7-8) with 11 points.

In other games:

Sissonville 63, Wayne 40 - The Indians were hot from distance, hitting eight 3-pointers in earning the road win.

Zach Null hit half of those treys on his way to 15 points while Trent Stowers added a pair of 3-pointers in leading the Indians (6-9) with 17 points. No Wayne players scored in double figures.

Charleston Catholic 64, Gilmer County  36 - The top-ranked, Class A Irish (12-1) ran their all-time record at the Charleston Catholic Athletic Facility to 95-5 with the easy home win.

Garret McCarty led Catholic with 20 points, while Nick George added 13.

The only teams to beat the Irish at home since the facility opened in the 2003-04 season are Poca, Logan, Parkersburg Catholic and Wheeling Central. The Dots have two wins in the building.

Williamstown 51, Ravenswood 41 - The Red Devils (4-9) led after one quarter but couldn't hold on in losing on the road.

Chandler Weber led Williamstown (5-11) with 13 points.

For Ravenswood, Jake Martin scored 18 points and pulled down seven rebounds, while Dalton Gandee added 10.

Tug Valley 83, St. Joseph 43 - Thomas Baisden scored 18 points to lead the Panthers at home.

Mikey Newsome added 15 points for Tug Valley, while Austin Brewer netted 14.

St. Joe's Michael Mays had a game-high 20 points.

Nicholas County 68, Chapmanville 59 - Jared Tharp's 28 points helped lead the Grizzlies (8-6) at home.

Austin Hill added 14 for Nicholas, which overcame a 34-31 halftime deficit.

For Chapmanville (8-6), Mackenzie Martin scored 24 points, while Kenny Plumley added 19. 


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