Prep basketball roundup: George Washington girls rout Riverside
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The rollercoaster season for the George Washington High School girls basketball team might finally have found a consistent upswing.
The Patriots won a second consecutive game for the first time this season on Wednesday night, taking a 24-point lead after one period on their way to a 79-28 rout of visiting Riverside (1-7).
The Patriots opened the season with consecutive losses and had back-to-back defeats last week, but this is the first time GW has won consecutive contests.
The Patriots (4-5) sank 30 field goals, including nine from 3-point range. Haley Stewart and Maria Romeo led the way with four 3-pointers each.
Romeo paced GW with 24 points, followed by Stewart with 20.
For Riverside (1-7), which trailed 26-2 after one quarter and 44-9 at the half, Brittany Wood tallied 13 points.
Herbert Hoover 53, Mingo Central 46 - The Huskies (9-1) won their eighth straight contest and moved to 5-0 in the Cardinal Conference.
Caroline Thornburg led Hoover with 14 points, while Hannah King followed with 13 points and Bethany Romine 11.
King, Hannah Schoolcraft and Bailey Aab each corralled seven rebounds for the Huskies.
For Mingo (6-6), Ashley Curry netted 16 points, followed by Hannah Church with 14 and Kiera Hammond with 12.
Capital 51, Woodrow Wilson 32 - Four Cougars players scored in double figures in an easy home win.
Alex Gray, India Hairston both has 12 points for Capital, while Jenna Bsharah had 11 and Dashia Foster dropped in 10.
Aaliyah Williams led Woodrow with 11 points, including 11-12 at the charity stripe.
In boys action:
Hurricane 70, Spring Valley 52 - Alex Estep scored a team-high 18 points in leading the Redskins (10-3) on the road.
Trey Dawson contributed 15 points for Hurricane, while Henry Sorsaia added 13 points and Garrett DeFries 11.
For Spring Valley (5-5), Jacob Kilgore poured in a game-high 22 points, with Greg Herbert adding 16.
Winfield 94, Cabell Midland 71 - The Generals (7-5) trailed after one quarter, but rallied for an easy home win.
John Bellomy led Winfield with 27 points, while Toby Show added 23 points and 11 boards. Zach Fisher contributed 18 points.
For Midland, Coy Pettit led the way with 17 points, followed by Cole Tilley with 13 and Mark Wilcox with 10.
Nitro 67, St. Albans 60 - Trevon Taylor scorched the nets for 31 points as the Wildcats topped their cross-river rival at home.
Kevin Watkins led the Red Dragons with 16 points in the loss.
Herbert Hoover 47, Clay County 46 - Noah Toops scored 16 points and Matthew Justice scored 16 points apiece to lead the Huskies (2-9) on the road.
Stephen Cole led Clay County (4-6) with 19 points.