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Backyard Brawled

December 12, 2018
BY BRUCE CRAWFORD - STAFF WRITER (BCRAWFORD@WETZELCHRONICLE.COM) , Wetzel Chronicle

Levi Anderson and Avery Kinkade paced the Valley Lumberjacks with 10 of the team's 13 three-pointers, while Matt Saxon and Trey Slider sank five of the 'Cats seven triples made to highlight a 81-55 Valley victory on Dec. 7 inside the Lumberjack Gymnasium.

Anderson scored three straight bonus bombs, while Kinkade knocked down three two-pointers to help Valley take a 19-15 first quarter lead.

Despite three long-range bonus bombs and a deuce by Kinkade, the Wildcats would go on a 19-14 run in the second period, thanks in part to six Slider points with one triple, a pair of Ethan Cross and Ty Cain buckets, as well as a Saxon three-pointer, to take a 34-33 half time lead.

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Photo by Bruce Crawford
Valley’s Ryan Baker and Paden City’s Ty Cain tip things off in the teams’ annual Backyard Brawl basketball game recently in Pine Grove.

Valley took total control in the third period, as the hosts would go on a 13-0 run that included seven straight points by Ryan Baker - with one triple, and two straight three-balls by Anderson, to take a 46-34 lead before Paden City called time-out to talk things over.

After the short break, Cain put back a miss to help drain the swamp, but Valley tallied the next 10 points that included bonus baskets by Anderson and Jerry Evatt to regain the upper-hand at 56-36.

Ethan Cross sank a free throw to ease the pain a bit, but would turn around and commit an intentional foul. The 'Jacks Baker drilled both freebies, and Kinkade followed with a deuce to end three quarters of play with Valley on top, 60-37, with eight minutes remaining.

The fourth period was very competitive as was the first half, with Valley outscoring Paden City, 21-18, with Abe Satterfield scoring nine points to pace Valley, and Cross with five points to lead the Wildcats in the period.

Kinkade led all scorers with 24 points, with four treys, four steals and seven assists, while Anderson tacked on 18 points with six triples, eight rebounds and two steals for the Valley Lumberjacks.

In addition, Baker and Gavin Streets each tallied 11 markers with Baker adding five rebounds, two steals and a block, while Streets added seven rebounds and a block. Evatt sank a triple and a deuce, while Tommy Shannan drilled a basket from beyond the arch.

For the Wildcats, Ethan Cross led the way with 14 points with a triple, while Trey Slider tallied 11 points, that included a pair of long-range bonus bombs. Ty Cain sank 10 points and had eight rebounds, while Matt Saxon buried three baskets from beyond the arch.

In addition, Walter Joy scored seven points with one three-ball, while Jason Anderson and Anthony Newman each sank a deuce for all the Paden City scoring.

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Weirton Madonna 90, Valley 52

Madonna outscored Valley 32-8 baskets in the paint to come away with a 90-52 victory Dec. 8 in Weirton.

Both the Lumberjacks and the Blue Dons each sank seven baskets from beyond the arch, and Valley made 15-20, compared to 9-13 free throws for Madonna.

Abe Satterfield led the way with 11 points, while Levi Anderson and Tommy Shannan each penciled in 10 points for Valley. Avery Kinkade popped in eight markers, while Ryan Baker netted seven points. Jerry Evatt scored five points, and Logan Bassett sank a free throw for all the Valley scoring.

Brennan Secrist tallied 20 to lead all scorers, while Lucky Pulice followed with 17 to lead four double-digit scorers for Madonna. Gavin Dietrich provided 16 markers, while Christian Ridgway added 10 points.

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Tyler Knights Crown Lumberjacks, 71-38

Tyler Consolidated broke open a close game in the second half, downing the Valley Lumberjacks, 71-35, in the season opener Dec. 4, inside the Lumberjack Gymnasium.

The Knights led by one in the opening period, while doubling up Valley in the second quarter, 7-14, to take a 29-21 lead at the break.

In the third period, the Silver Knights went on a 42-18 run in the second half to get the win.

Tyler West had a double-double with 19 points and 18 rebounds for the Knights, while Griffin Phillips followed with 16 points to pace the visitors. Justin Bowman and Mark Rucker tallied 15 and 11 points, respectively.

Ryan Baker and Avery Kinkade scored 12 and 11 points, respectively, to lead the Lumberjacks, while Jacob Anderson netted five points. Logan Bassett netted four markers, while Abe Satterfield, Tommy Shannon and Jerry Evatt each netted two points for all the Valley

scoring.

 
 
 

 

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