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Prep basketball roundup: Poca beats Clay County to advance

By From staff reports
Poca (22-1) advanced to the Class AA Region 4, Section 1 finals with an easy 71-42 win over Clay County in boys high school basketball play Wednesday.
 
Luke Frampton led the Dots, who won their 20th straight, with 16 points and six assists, while Noah Frampton added 15 points and four steals.
 
Elijah Cuffee and Kaden Meeks also registered double-digit scoring games with 14 and 10 points, respectively.
 
For Clay County (9-14), Chris Cole led the way with 20 points, while Storm Carver chipped in with 11.
 
Poca will host Nicholas County Friday at 7 p.m. for the sectional championship.
 
Nitro 56, St. Albans 55 — Ian Lee scored 19 points as the Wildcats won a Class AAA Region 4, Section 1 contest over cross bridge rival St. Albans.
Neil Salladay contributed another 18 in the win for the Wildcats.
St. Albans trailed by 16 at halftime and outscored Nitro 39-24 in the second half, but could not close out a win going just 1-7 from the foul line in the 4th quarter, including two misses with the score tied at 55.
Kevic Watkins led St. Albans with 16 points in the loss. Nitro will travel to Hurricane tonight at 7 p.m. to play in the sectional semifinal.
 
Scott 79, Wayne 41 — Junior post player Anthony Sigmon scored 18 points and pulled down 13 rebounds to lead the Skyhawks (16-6) to the Class Region 4, Section 2 semifinal win.
Senior point guard Cody Brown added 10 assists for Scott.
For Wayne (12-12), Brett Justice netted 15 points, followed by Nate Earl with 10.
 
Ripley 70, Riverside 67 — Jamison Hunt scored 20 points to lead the Vikings to a tough overtime win in Class AAA Region 3, Section 1 play.
Drew Harpold added 14 points for Ripley, while Chase Johnson contributed 13.
For Riverside (11-9), Tamar Lawson netted game-high 27 points, while Josh Carpenter added 24.
 
In girls regional play:
 
Fayetteville 57, Sherman 51 — The Pirates shot 10 for 13 from the free-throw line in the closing minutes to hold off the Tide and secure the win.
Kendall Malay lead the Pirates (16-7) with 14 points, followed by Maddie Pritt with 12 and Avina Sedlock with 11.
 
Sherman (12-9) was lead by Jordan Lewis, who scored 14 with two three pointers. With the win Fayetteville advances to next week's state tournament.

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