Boys basketball roundup: SC wins at Shady Spring
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Brandon Knapper scored 17 points to lead Class AAA No. 2 South Charleston (20-1) to an 80-58 win over Shady Spring in boys high school basketball action Thursday.
South Charleston, which won its 16th straight, also received 16 points from Kentre Grier, while A.D. Cunningham added 15 points and Anthony Billings 14.
For Shady Spring (9-11), Steve Chhabra led the way with 22 points, followed by Tyler Bonds with 18 and Nate Williams with 12.
Poca 82, Wayne 36 - The Dots (21-1) picked up their 19th straight win behind a 29-point performance by Noah Frampton.
Elijah Cuffee chipped in with 13 points and 10 rebounds for Poca, while Matt Chandler and Kaden Meeks added 11 points apiece.
The Pioneers (11-11) had a pair of 10-point games from Brett Justice and Tucker Watts in the loss.
Charleston Catholic 83, Braxton County 31 - The Class A, No. 5 Irish (16-6) jumped to a 28-5 first quarter lead and cruised at home.
Nick George led Catholic with 21 points, while Garrett McCarty added 16. The win was Irish coach Bill McClanahan's 265th win, tying him with Mickey McDade for most wins in school history.
Braxton County was led by Tony Conrad's 10 points.
Nitro 59, Princeton 50 - The Wildcats (4-18) trailed by four entering the fourth quarter, but rallied late for the home win.
Ian Lee led Nitro with 24 points, while Devon Hanna added 10.
For Princeton (9-13), Jacob Whittington scored a team-high 10 points.
Huntington 64, St. Albans 42 -- Aric Nicks scored 18 points and Chancellor Wooding added 16 to help the Highlanders (17-4) snap a two-game losing streak.
Anthony Meadows chipped in with 10 points for Huntington.
St. Albans (4-18) was led with 10 points from Cody Young in the team's 13th loss in its last 14 games.
Winfield 68, Oak Hill 58 -- John Bellomy had a game-high 26 points and 10 rebounds as Winfield (13-9) closed out its regular season with the home win.
The Generals also recieved 21 points from Zach Fisher.
Senior Jalen Jones' 23 points paced the Red Devils (11-9), while junior Joey Rey added 14 in the loss.